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The 2017 Automotive Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we stand here in early 2017, we are further away from the all-time high in valuations and deal activity that we witnessed in 2015; but despite signs that the extended expansion cycle for the industry may be plateauing,...more

Top M&A developments in 2017 for ADG companies

by Hogan Lovells on

We expect 2017 M&A activity in the aerospace, defense, and government services (ADG) industry sector to equal or surpass 2016 M&A activity. Although 2016 M&A activity was down both by volume and value over 2015 it was...more

3D Printing Quarterly Report - Q1 2017

by Benesch on

IDC forecasts that worldwide spending on 3D printers, along with associated software, materials and services, will reach $28.9 billion in 2020, compared to an estimated $13.2 billion in 2016. It’s expected that the...more

Infrastructure M&A: Journey to the non-core: How the European infrastructure M&A market is changing

by White & Case LLP on

HEADLINES - - Overall appetite for infrastructure investment remains strong. M&A deal value rose 75 per cent from 2010 and 2016. Deal volume grew 196 per cent over this period - The number and value of...more

Infrastructure M&A: Journey to the non-core: The shift to non-core infrastructure-who’s investing where?

by White & Case LLP on

HEADLINES -   - Between 2010 and 2016, more than half (53 per cent) of all non-core infrastructure investment was made by infrastructure funds - In value terms, transport (41 per cent) and power (28 per cent)...more

Deal Activity Slightly Declines in 2016; 2017 Deal Makers Cautious

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Aggregate automotive industry M&A deal values for 2016 were down 34% to $41.0 billion compared to $62.1 billion in 2015 according to PwC’s recently released report, PwC Deals: Global Automotive M&A Deals Insights Year-end...more

2017 Antitrust Outlook – A Year of Uncertainty

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We expect that this year’s antitrust outlook will continue to carry a degree of uncertainty, whether in the United States, the European Union, or elsewhere. Our next two posts will cover some of the causes of present...more

EU Antitrust Continuity Potentially Threatened by Brexit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Our second antitrust outlook-focused post reflects on how we expect 2017 to continue to shape up as a year in which competition policy and enforcement will face increased uncertainty and complexity, specifically with respect...more

InterConnect - Winter 2017

by Benesch on

As any mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practitioner knows, one of the keys to a successful transaction is ensuring that all of the moving pieces come together smoothly at the appointed time for closing. Regulatory issues...more

3D Printing Quarterly Report - Q2 2016

by Benesch on

3D printer shipments in U.S. jump 20% in 2015: IDC - International Data Corp (IDC) research found 3D printer shipments in the U.S. grew by almost 20% in 2015 compared to 2014. Looking ahead, 3D printer shipments in the...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.4.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

It appears that Alaska Airlines has won in the pursuit of Virgin America’s operations, beating out rival JetBlue for the former Richard Branson venture. Alaska announced this morning that “had agreed to acquire Virgin America...more

2016 Automotive M&A Outlook

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The automotive industry experienced extraordinarily high levels of deal activity in 2015. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the sector are expected to remain strong in 2016, but deal volume and frequency may slightly taper...more

Suppliers: Be Ready When Technology Companies Come Knocking

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It is hard to believe that just two years ago, it was news that so many auto companies were attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In contrast, last week’s 2016 CES show featured a full 25% of its keynote speakers...more

Key EU Employment Decision Impacting On Aviation And Wider Transport Sector

by Locke Lord LLP on

Within the EU and wider EEA significant employment legislation often derives from EU directives which individual member states are then required to implement into their national law. Of particular significance is the Acquired...more

Self-Driving Cars - "IP Driving Acquisition"

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As Chair of Foley & Lardner’s Electronics Practice Group, I recently published a LinkedIn article about news reports of a group of German auto companies including BMW, Audi and Daimler acquiring HERE Global (Nokia’s map...more

Divestiture Offer Fails to Save Merger Where FTC Wins on Market Definition Based on Customer Type

by Mintz Levin on

Eighteen months after the deal was first announced, Sysco Corporation (“Sysco”) and US Foods, Inc. (“USF”) abandoned their $3.5 billion merger following the Federal Trade Commission’s (the “FTC” or “Commission”) decisive...more

How New Rail Regulations May Spur Midstream M&A

by White & Case LLP on

Over the past several months we’ve seen a rise in mergers and acquisitions among midstream energy firms. A variety of factors will likely push more firms to consider M&A, but one factor stands out: new regulations surrounding...more

Increasing Antitrust Risk in Non-Reportable Transactions – DOJ Obtains Disgorgement of Profits in Tour Bus Settlement

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reached a settlement with Coach USA Inc. and City Sights LLC, breaking up their joint venture. The DOJ also employed the rarely used remedy of disgorgement to recover $7.5...more

Tech Industry Bulletin

by Buchalter on

In this Bulletin: - Intellectual Property: Guidance to the Upstart Tech Company for Protecting IP Rights - Mergers & Acquisitions: Five Legal Issues Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Agreeing To an Earn-Out...more

Combating Unfair Competition: The Convergence of China’s Antitrust and Anti-Graft Enforcement Activities

by Dechert LLP on

Recent investigations and high profile convictions highlight the ongoing crackdown by China’s authorities against anti-competitive conduct. In their efforts to combat unfair competition, Chinese authorities have used both...more

Bankruptcy Court Dismisses Class Action DFR Complaint Involving Airline Merger

by BakerHostetler on

One deliberately ironic facet of the 2004 film Howard Hughes bio-pic The Aviator (the one with Leonardo DiCaprio) is the fact that the airlines fighting for world dominance in the 1940s were Howard Hughes’ TWA and Juan...more

Settlement Of The US Airways/American Airlines Merger Litigation Highlights Changing Antitrust Landscape

On November 12, 2013, US Airways, American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and several state Attorneys General announced an agreement to settle the antitrust litigation challenging the merger of the two...more

American Airlines & US Airways Merger – Opposite positions taken by US and EU competition authorities

by Reed Smith on

Whereas the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulations the proposed merger between US Airways Group and AMR Corporation, including its main subsidiary American Airlines, on 5 August 2013, the U.S....more

Clear Skies Seen Ahead for the American Airlines/U.S. Airways Merger

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

The recently announced merger of American Airlines and U.S. Airways creates a new carrier that is a behemoth by any measure. The combined airline will have revenues of $39 billion, slightly larger than the current revenue...more

Protecting Your Assets

by Melissa Forbes on

As the Eurozone crisis continues, businesses should consider taking action to protect themselves from the potential effects of the continuing drop in the value of the Euro and the possibility that one or more countries may...more

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