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FTC’s reversal will result in more Hart-Scott-Rodino filings for companies in the pipeline, cell tower and billboard industries.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) has significantly...more
The talk of the financial press and venture community during the first half of 2015 has been of private IPOs and unicorns. And for good reason. According to CB Insights, there are more than 588 investor-backed tech companies...more
Allergan recently announced that it has agreed to buy Oculeve in an all-cash transaction. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015. Press releases state that Allergan will pay Oculeve $125 million upfront,...more
Medtronic has agreed to acquire RF Surgical Systems Inc., for $235 million, according to a report by Nasdaq. According to the news article, Medtronic plans to incorporate RF Surgical’s surgical sponge tracking and detection...more
On July 20, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released revisions to its interpretation of the rule, 16 C.F.R. §802.5, that exempts certain acquisitions of “investment rental property assets” from reportability under...more
As discussed in our March 2014 and April 2015 newsletters, in the last few years, there have been numerous developments in the law and practice surrounding appraisal rights under Delaware law. That trend has continued with...more
Recently enacted amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law will prohibit the certificates of incorporation and bylaws of Delaware corporations from including "loser pays" litigation provisions with respect to...more
It has long been a well established exit route in developed markets for a private equity firm to sell its interest in a portfolio company to a listed company in exchange for shares in that listed company. Until recently, this...more
Conducting an intellectual property due diligence is an essential component in the acquisition, investment in and/or valuation of technology companies.
What are some of the key components of the business that such a...more
According to data supplied by the companies (pdf), Aetna is the larger of the companies, with 23.67 million medical members to Humana’s 9.77 million. Aetna also has a larger dental insurance business, with 15.56 million...more
The Vygon Group, a France-based manufacturer of single-use medical products has acquired Perouse Medical for an undisclosed amount, according to press releases. According to its website, Vygon designs, manufactures, and...more
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New Zealand has extensive laws dealing with trade practices and consumer protection matters.
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Competitive business activity in New Zealand is...more
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division has filed a civil suit to block the acquisition of General Electric’s appliance business by Electrolux. According to the complaint, the U.S. market for cooking appliances—...more
Medtronic PLC recently announced its acquisition of Aptus Endosystems, further adding to its portfolio of medical device products. The acquisition was reported to be valued at approximately $110 million.
According to its...more
Jing Wang, a former Qualcomm Inc. Executive Vice President began by constructing a cover-up. Then he engaged in insider trading, using inside information taken from his employer. The scheme failed. Mr. Wang has been sentenced...more
On May 19, 2015, Molex Incorporated announced that Molex Ireland Holdings B.V. has acquired ProTek Medical Ltd. According to the press release, ProTek Medical, based in Sligo, Ireland, specializes in cleanroom injection...more
Ohio-based Cardinal Health (CAH) has agreed to buy Michigan-headquartered The Harvard Drug Group (THDG) for $1.12 billion. According to press releases, THDG, which is currently owned by Court Square Capital Partners, is a...more
These 13 straightforward pointers can guide your due diligence in relation to trademarks -
Lists of assets are a key part of merger and acquisition transactions. When those assets include patents, the transaction...more
The SEC has published 11 Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations related to Regulation A+ — numbered 182.01 through 182.11 under Securities Act Rules. Highlights are:
- Twitter is allowed for testing the waters! ...more
The Philippine Congress has passed, and President Benigno Aquino III is expected to sign into law, the Philippine Competition Act. The law, which aims to safeguard fair and competitive market conditions, marks the nation’s...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (Committee) met on June 3 to discuss various topics including (1) SEC rules with respect to intrastate crowdfunding; (2) the...more
The countdown is on: every five years, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts a survey of U.S. corporate entities with foreign affiliates. The DoC conducts these surveys to produce...more
A New York man has agreed to pay almost $4.5 million to settle charges by the SEC that he violated Section 15(a) of the Exchange Act by acting as an unregistered broker-dealer. According to the SEC, starting in 2010 Joshua A....more
Queensland North Australia Pty ltd v Takeovers Panel  FCAFC 68 -
The Full Federal Court has delivered a judgment that will change the way the Australian Takeovers Panel (the Panel) approaches...more
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