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We have been working on a number of private company mergers and acquisitions transactions this year where the technology and the intellectual property of the target company (the “Target”) are the key value drivers for the...more
In the FCPA enforcement world, corporate disclosures of potential violations carrying significant messages. Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Cubist) disclosed in a Form 10-Q that its subsidiary, which it acquired last year...more
We analyzed the terms of 174 venture financings closed in the second quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley....more
In This Presentation:
- Data Breaches: By the numbers
- Costs of Data Breach
- Cybersecurity Considerations in Business Transactions
- Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions
- Cybersecurity –...more
Actavis, Pfizer, Medtronic, Abbvie and Salix have all recently announced plans to merge with foreign competitors and reincorporate in the U.K. or Ireland – a strategy commonly known as an “inversion” (Pfizer’s merger plans...more
In the past few months, we have seen an increasing number of hostile or unsolicited M&A bids where boards of directors of target companies have resisted bidders’ advances. Traditionally, the board-friendly Delaware approach,...more
Wait! Don’t skip these articles thinking that social media doesn’t affect you. Social media has invaded our lives, with only a Rip Van Winkle being immune (maybe). Some may scoff and others may cringe. The well initiated may...more
With the antitrust class action against Google, Apple, Intel and other Silicon Valley heavyweights nearly in the books ($300 million plus in settlements and millions more in defense fees later), it is time once again to ask...more
The Delaware Court of Chancery recently invalidated a written consent of a Delaware pharmaceutical corporation due to inadequate disclosures to stockholders. ...more
Market watchers view mergers and acquisitions as an economic yardstick. After several years of modest volumes, we've already seen substantial M&A activity in 2014 across industries including biotech, pharmaceuticals, and...more
“Commercially Reasonable Efforts” Diligence Obligations in Life Science M&A" -
More than 80 percent of all deals in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech industries include an earnout structure that provides...more
We analyzed the terms of 156 venture financings closed in the first quarter of 2014 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
Valuation results in 1Q14 were very...more
During recent months there has been a surge in cross-border M&A activity in which U.S. and non-U.S. companies combine in so-called inversion transactions. Examples of these transactions are Endo International’s acquisition of...more
If your organization is facing the prospect of a merger investigation and your lawyers haven’t raised the prospect of technology-assisted document review (“TAR”), then maybe you should be talking with someone...more
Encouraged by a combination of factors, particularly pressure on public companies to create value and increased convergence within a number of industries, strategic uses of intellectual property increasingly are top of mind...more
Technology Risks Have Changed: Know What To Look For -
The perfect storm created by the intersection of (on the one hand) the dramatic increase in the business use of cloud computing, open source software, prolific...more
The January 2014 conditional clearance decision by the Chinese competition authorities regarding the acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (“Thermo Fisher”) of Life Technologies Corporation illustrates some of the key...more
M&A activity remains in the doldrums as we enter 2014. According to FactSet Mergerstat, in 2013, 446 transactions were announced involving a U.S. buyer or target in the life sciences sector, as compared to 527 in 2012. Many...more
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More companies looking to keep pace with the fast-changing mobile market are busily buying up app developers. Google spent almost $1 billion in June to acquire traffic app developer Waze. Apptopia is a growing online...more
We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 128 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2013.
Overview of Fenwick & West Results -
Valuation results in...more
The US Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, has amended the premerger notification rules to clarify when a transfer of exclusive rights to a patent or part...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced revisions to the rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) that will apply to certain transactions involving the transfer of patent rights in...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized certain amendments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification regulations clarifying the scope of reportable transactions involving transfers of patent rights in the...more
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