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Maximizing value in today's brisk healthcare M&A market

by DLA Piper on

A rare confluence of factors is generating great opportunities for private equity and strategic buyers in the healthcare industry. These factors have buyers lining up at the gate, resulting in unprecedented (and often double...more

Corporate E-Note - August 2016

by Burr & Forman on

In a “Table of Experts” series published on July 15, 2016 by the Birmingham Business Journal, Ed Christian provides his insight into a series of questions related to mergers and acquisitions. Please see full E-note below...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.11.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A putative class action filed last week is accusing 25 prominent banks—including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays—of “conspiring to rig the market for securities” sold by the US Treasury in their roles as primary...more

OIG Issues Favorable GPO Advisory Opinion

The OIG recently issued a favorable advisory opinion permitting a health system (the “Health System”) to become the sole owner of a Group Purchasing Organization (“GPO”), some of whose members were also owned by the Health...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.17.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Gannet’s still after Tribune Publishing, and it’s upped its ante after Tribune “resoundingly rejected” early overtures – NYTimes... The Journal walks us through the fall of the Laplanche empire at Lending Club with a...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.29.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Dealbook looks back at a crazy Thursday of healthcare company deals [with Abbott/St. Jude taking the prize for biggest] and concludes that the industry appears to be “convinced, regardless of tax benefits [or common financial...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.28.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As expected, the Fed held steady on rates as it waits for the American economy and labor market to keep improving. June remains on the table for the next incremental increase, though some analysts are shifting expectations...more

FCPA compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 249-Reflections on Cuba, with Adam Turteltaub [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I share some reflections and observations on Cuba with Adam Turteltaub who was coincidently on a tour in Cuba at the same time as myself. ...more

Chancery Court Reaffirms There Is No Magic Number for "Control" Status

On February 29, 2016, the Delaware Court of Chancery denied a motion to dismiss fiduciary duty claims against certain current and former directors of Halt Medical and a 26% stockholder, American Capital, arising out of a...more

Six Trends Impacting Health Care M&A in 2016

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

From hospital expansions with large insurance deals to physician group consolidation, the continued outlook for health care mergers and acquisitions in 2016 is expected to be rampant. The following six factors will likely be...more

Areas of Unique Legal Concerns and Solutions in Device M&A

by Burr & Forman on

With medical device related acquisitions at all-time highs, and regulatory interest from the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Office of Inspector...more

Impact of the Cigna Health Decision on the Use of the Merger Structure in Private Acquisitions

by Dechert LLP on

When buying a private company controlled by a private equity sponsor but with a substantial number of other shareholders, a common technique to avoid the need to obtain signatures from all the shareholders to a stock purchase...more

Re-examining the M&A Playbook for Non-consenting Stockholders in Light of Cigna Health

by BakerHostetler on

In a case that is likely to impact M&A structuring for certain transactions, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that (1) stockholder release obligations found only in a letter of transmittal and not in the related merger...more

BIG DEAL MONDAY – Health Care REIT Announces Ambitious Investment Goal for Q1 2015

While 2015 has gotten off to something of a slow start in the number of deals closing, Health Care REIT has big plans for the early part of the year. Following its report of a record year of earnings to industry...more

California Healthcare Institute Releases 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report

The California Healthcare Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP have released their 2015 California Biomedical Industry Report describing industry trends through 2014. The CHI report highlights the continued strength of...more

Health Headlines: Also in the News

by King & Spalding on

Sixth Circuit Upholds FTC Decision to Block Hospital Merger – In an opinion issued last week, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the FTC’s decision that a 2010 merger in Lucas County, Ohio between...more

Matria Healthcare Insider Traders Will Go to Trial

The US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia denied a motion for partial summary judgment in the Security and Exchange Commission’s insider trading case against Earl Arrowood and Parker Petit. The SEC alleges...more

How to Minimize FCPA Risk in Health Care Acquisitions

When acquiring a health care company doing business abroad, there is no such thing as being too thorough with anti-corruption due diligence. The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have the...more

Pharmaceutical Anti-Corruption Compliance Conference In Philadelphia December 11-12

by Thomas Fox on

The pharmaceutical; medical device and medical supply industry have all been hit hard by Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions. Just this summer, enforcement actions were announced against Pfizer which...more

China Life Sciences and Health Industry Client Briefing – September 2012 (October 4, 2012)

by Reed Smith on

In This Issue: • Merck-Simcere Joint Venture Starts Business in Pudong (Shanghai Daily 2012-09-13) – September 14, 2012 • Pfizer Joint Venture Set to Hire 600 Staff (Bloomberg News 2012-09-14) – September 14,...more

Are Prosecutors Pushing the Envelope Too Far?

by Michael Volkov on

Federal prosecutors continue their aggressive enforcement of criminal laws against companies and individuals using aggressive investigative techniques, novel theories and new strategies which are testing the limits of due...more

Anti-Corruption Risks for Private Equity -- Portfolio Companies

by Michael Volkov on

The Justice Department and the SEC are targeting private equity companies for anti-corruption enforcement. Private equity companies are most at risk in their ownership of private equity companies....more

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