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Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: Preparing the ground

Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School on private equity's knack for navigating uncertainty - Every day investors face risks of all kinds in the pursuit of returns, from the political to the economic, from changing...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: Currency risk: Here to stay

Tom Speechley, Partner at The Abraaj Group, examines how private equity GPs are managing the associated risks of currency volatility in emerging markets There is no doubt that currency volatility has been one of the major...more

Dealmaking in an uncertain economy: To hedge, or not to hedge?

David Fann, President and CEO, TorreyCove Capital Partners outlines some possible options for currency risk management within a private equity portfolio....more

No Payday for Objecting Stockholders as Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Appraisal Ruling

The Delaware Supreme Court recently reversed a Delaware Chancery Court's finding that a private equity buyer had underpaid in connection with its acquisition of payday lending firm DFC Global Corporation....more

Forging ahead: US M&A H1 2017: Private equity adapts in a seller's market - Buyout firms are exploring new ways to deploy dry...

US private equity (PE) deal activity recorded a strong first half of 2017 against a mixed M&A backdrop. PE equity buyout value reached US$99.1 billion, up 24.5 percent from the previous US$79.6 billion record achieved in the...more

Appraisal Risk Back In The Spotlight After Dell

The Delaware Court of Chancery (the "Court") recently ruled that the fair value of Dell Inc. shares at the time of the 2013 US$24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc. by CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners was US$17.62 per...more

Back in the game: The rise of US M&A

US M&A is bouncing back - After a tough few years, acquisitions in the United States have seen a remarkable resurgence - The first half of 2014 saw a great dealmaking revival in the United States. Deal values...more

Delaware Supreme Court Confirms Liability for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith

On appeal from the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Supreme Court, in SIGA Technologies, Inc. v. PharmAthene, Inc., recently held that an agreement to negotiate in good faith in accordance with a term sheet is an...more

Delaware Court of Chancery Finds Business Judgment Rule Review Standard Applicable to Controlling Stockholder Merger Conditioned...

A recent decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery, In re MFW Shareholder Litigation, held that the business judgment rule standard of review applies in cases where a going-private transaction has been conditioned on both...more

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