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Dechert's Global Private Equity Newsletter - Summer 2017 Edition: Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

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Basic to any acquisition and its financing are the projections of the target’s future performance. These play a key role in setting the price for the target as well as on the availability of acquisition financing. Projections...more

Debt Dialogue: June 2017 - Refusing to Fund Into a Bankruptcy: Lessons From Lyondell for Lenders

In the May 2017 issue of Debt Dialogue, we discussed the recent decision by Judge Martin Glenn of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York with respect to the actual and constructive fraudulent...more

First Circuit Rules that Bankruptcy Court “Retention of Jurisdiction” Provisions Not Enough to Establish Jurisdiction

It is very common for bankruptcy court orders to provide that the court retains jurisdiction to enforce such orders. Similarly, chapter 11 confirmation orders routinely provide that the bankruptcy court retains jurisdiction...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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There’s been a hitch in Saudi Aramco’s IPO plans (mind-boggling $2 trillion possible valuation and all): where to list. The frontrunners, by the way, are the London Stock Exchange and the NYSE....more

In Brief: Court Rules Against Lyondell Litigation Trustee on LBO Fraudulent Conveyance Claims

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In Weisfelner v. Blavatnik (In re Lyondell Chemical Company), 2017 BL 131876 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Apr. 21, 2017), the bankruptcy court presiding over the chapter 11 case of Lyondell Chemical Company ("Lyondell") handed down a...more

Debt Dialogue: May 2017 - Lyondell Chemical Company: Litigation Trust’s Fraudulent Conveyance Claims Fail

Just one year after Lyondell Chemical Company (Lyondell) and Basell AF (Basell) consummated a nearly $20 billion merger of their businesses, the merged business of LyondellBasell Industries (LBI) “failed in a colossal...more

Use of Accounting Term of Art in Arbitration Provision of Asset Purchase Agreement Narrows its Scope in Favor of Bankruptcy Court...

The Delaware District Court affirmed the bankruptcy court’s decision that the combination of a narrow arbitration provision and the bankruptcy court’s reservation of jurisdiction warranted denial of a motion to compel...more

Debt Dialogue: April 2017 - Exemptions from HSR Filing Requirements in a Bankruptcy Reorganization

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act requires parties to an acquisition of voting securities or assets to file a report form with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), and to observe a waiting period before...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter – January 2017

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Managing Risks in Acquisitions from Financially Challenged Sellers in the Resources & Energy Sector - Low Commodity Prices - After a decade long boom in the resources and energy sector, prices across almost all...more

Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

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A recent Delaware bankruptcy court decision may potentially place at risk an equity sponsor’s ability to retain proceeds from the sale of a portfolio company whose performance later deteriorates, where the selling sponsor...more

Sports Authority sells it customer database to Dick’s Sporting Goods for $15 million

Sports Authority, Inc. (“Sports Authority”) advertisements have been everywhere lately –‘everything must go!’ But does this include their customers’ personal information, too? Because Sports Authority has filed for Chapter 11...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Summer 2016 Edition: Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

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Private equity sponsors should be aware of two recent court decisions. One involves fiduciary duties under state law that may be owing to a limited liability company borrower by its managers, in the context of receivables...more

NVOCC Maritime Lien Enforcement: Do Your Documents Protect Your Interests?

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In the recent opinion issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, World Imps., Ltd., et al. v. OEC Grp. N.Y. (In re World Imps., Ltd.), 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 7118, the Court determined that certain...more

UCC Standing Blocked in Recent Sabine Decision

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What showing must creditors make to be granted the right to prosecute claims on behalf of the bankruptcy estate? Under the widely recognized standard established by the Second Circuit in In re STN Enterprises, a bankruptcy...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.13.16

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US regulators are reportedly preparing a handful of the US’s biggest banks for news that their living wills (their plans for winding down without a taxpayer bailout in the case of a potential bankruptcy) aren’t going to cut...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2016 Edition: Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

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Two recent court decisions may result in a broadening of the range of options available to an equity sponsor in respect of an insolvent portfolio company. The first decision may provide increased flexibility in structuring...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Fall 2015 Edition: Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

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When a portfolio company underperforms, a sponsor may consider various options to address the perceived performance issues, including changes to a portfolio company’s management team, cost structure, capital structure or...more

The Legacy of the RadioShack Bankruptcy and the Importance of PII

Customer information has become an increasingly valuable business asset. And, the volume and detail of other available information about consumers has increased along with it, well beyond mere customer names and addresses to...more

True Health Diagnostics Makes Offer to Acquire Health Diagnostic Laboratory

by McGuireWoods LLP on

True Health Diagnostics, based in Frisco, Texas, has offered to acquire Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL), based in Richmond, Va., for $32 million, according to a Richmond Times Dispatch report....more

[Event] Financial Distress in the Energy Sector: Managing Exposure and Leveraging Opportunities - July 23, Boston, MA

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Locke Lord is pleased to bring this important and timely discussion to Boston. By leveraging the extensive experience our lawyers bring to the table from the energy, restructuring & insolvency and private equity sectors, we...more

Eighth Circuit Says Focus is on the Intent of the Debtor in Fraudulent Transfer Law, Does Not Address Ponzi Scheme Presumption

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This case is the product of yet another dispute in the extensive, multi-billion dollar fraud perpetrated by Tom Petters. In 2005, as the sole board member of Petters Group Worldwide, LLC (“PGW”), Petters directed the...more

Restricting Share Capital Reductions in Takeovers

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The Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 17) Regulations 2015 (the “Regulations”) came into force on 4 March 2015. The Regulations amend section 641 of the Companies Act 2006 to prevent a company from reducing its share...more

Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance

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Recent legal and regulatory developments have raised issues for those considering a loan-to-own acquisition strategy, and have continued to impact both the structure of highly leveraged financings and the makeup of those...more

How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice To Directors And Officers Of Delaware And Texas Corporations

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The conduct of corporate directors and officers is subject to particular scrutiny in the context of business combinations (whether friendly or hostile), executive compensation and other affiliated party transactions,...more

Insolvency in the Fashion Retail Sector: Understanding and managing the risks of an insolvent acquisition

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Opportunity Arises Out of Adversity - The recent global financial crisis has seen consumers tighten their belts and the retail industry as a whole has faced increasing pressure. Profits warnings have peppered the...more

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