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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Proposed Section 382 Regulations Would Eliminate Section 338 Approach of Notice 2003-65

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On September 9, 2019, the Treasury Department (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) issued proposed section 382 regulations (REG-125710-18) (the “Proposed Regulations”) reversing certain previously...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

IRS Proposes Regulations That Would Limit Utilization of NOLs After Acquisitions and Other Ownership Changes

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On September 9, 2019, the U.S. Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (the Proposed Regulations) that, if finalized, would significantly change the way corporations...more

Jones Day

SEC Takes First Step Toward Improving Accountability of Proxy Advisers

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The Background: The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") published guidance affecting proxy advisory firms and the investment advisers that rely on them as a follow-up to its November 2018 proxy process...more

Jones Day

Favorable Net Operating Loss Utilization Rules Could be Eliminated

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Proposed regulations, if adopted, would impose substantial restrictions in many cases on a corporation's use of existing net operating losses and similar tax attributes after a substantial change in ownership. On September...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Event] 2019 Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium - October 15th - 16th, Cambridge, MA

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Opportunities abound for dealmakers who can navigate the ever-changing global life sciences deal landscape. However, the transformative transactions shaping today’s hottest life sciences growth sectors also can present...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Tips for Conducting Effective Due Diligence in an Auction Process

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In today’s highly competitive healthcare environment, investors may find themselves in an auction process where they must conduct due diligence pre-exclusivity. With limited time and mounting pressure, it can be difficult to...more

MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide

NEW ZEALAND - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion (Updated)

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Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Meritas Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion in New Zealand. New Zealand is a land of opportunity for foreign investors and those wanting to conduct business in the country....more

American Conference Institute (ACI)

[Event] Life Sciences IP Due Diligence – Assessing, Valuing, and Commercializing IP Assets for the Life Sciences Industry -...

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This event is a one-of-a-kind, interactive forum where top diligence experts will discuss best practices and strategies for executing a proper IP due diligence analysis, both for your own portfolio, and that of potential...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

What you should do when PE firm offers to buy your business: Part 3

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If you own a successful privately held business, then it is likely you have received a call from a private equity firm telling you that they have specifically targeted you and want to buy your business. You have heard now is...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Merger Woes for Hedge Fund as Obscure HSR Rule Spells Trouble and $600K Penalty

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According to a complaint filed by the Department of Justice, several funds affiliated with Third Point Management failed to file and observe the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Delaware Court Of Chancery Grants Shareholder's Post-Merger Books And Records Demand, Finding "Credible Basis" To Investigate...

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On August 28, 2019, Vice Chancellor Kathaleen S. McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted a shareholder’s demand under 8 Del. C. § 220 to inspect the books and records of defendant GGP Inc. for the purpose of...more

Jones Day

Our Perspective: SEC Should Truly Take "No Action" on Rule 14a-8 Shareholder Proposal Requests

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The Background: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("the SEC") has announced that it may no longer review no-action letter requests relating to shareholder proposals submitted to companies under Rule 14a-8. The SEC...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

UK Tax Round Up - August 2019

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UK Case Law Developments - Valid notice crucial to tax indemnity claim - The Court of Appeal (CA) decision in Stobart Group Ltd v Stobart and another is a cautionary tale for any purchaser who, following the...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Antitrust M&A Snapshot - August 2019

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The US agencies continue to be aggressive and have blocked transactions or required significant remedies during the second quarter. The agencies cleared three mergers where divestitures were required. In the face of Federal...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Ultimate Guide To Closing A Private Equity Transaction

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Part III: Due Diligence- This is the third article in our series on “Closing a Private Equity Transaction.” In Part I, the benefits of preparing for a transaction were explained, along with how best to prepare. In Part II,...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

What you should do when PE firm offers to buy your business: Part 2

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

If you own a successful privately held business, then it is likely you have received a call from a private equity firm telling you that they have specifically targeted you and want to buy your business. You have heard now is...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

What you should do when PE firm offers to buy your business: Part 1

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

If you own a successful privately held business, then it is possible you have received a call from a private equity firm telling you that they have specifically targeted you and want to buy your business. You have heard now...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Delaware Court Of Chancery Finds Fair Value Equal To Deal Price Of Publicly Traded Company In Appraisal Action

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On August 12, 2019, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled in a post-trial opinion that the fair value of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. (“Columbia”) was equal to the deal price in an...more

White & Case LLP

Western European private equity dealmaking rebounds in Q2 - Ample firepower and increasingly attractive public market valuations...

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After the extension of the March 29 Brexit deadline to October, Western Europe's private equity market staged a frenzied comeback in Q2. Deal volume fell from 510 to 399 deals at the same time that value surged by 88%...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Foreign Direct Investment in the US – Guidance for the European Investor

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On July 2, 2019, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released the 2018 numbers for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the US. Total 2018 FDI was $273 billion and of that figure, European investors accounted for $116 billion or...more

White & Case LLP

Defying gravity: US M&A H1 2019: Can the good times last? Four factors shaping M&A in the second half of 2019

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Many of the factors that have underpinned recent M&A activity remain in place, but concerns are mounting. Positive drivers of M&A, including the strength of the US economy, the availability of financing and the strategic...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

US Publishes 2018 New Foreign Direct Investment Statistics – An Analysis of the European Results and Likely Trends in 2020

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The US Bureau of Economic Analysis recently published its 2018 statistics on the value of new foreign direct investment (NFDI) in the US. New foreign direct investment refers to the amount invested by foreign companies in the...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 8.13.2019 | Top Story: Global Volatility Sends Bonds Yields to Near-Record Lows

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A volatile August on Wall Street has insiders asking whether we should be taking our cues from 1998 or 2007. With that in mind, our financial term of the week is “countercyclical capital buffer,” a wonkish special for you...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Thoughts on the Wave of Payment Processor Mega-Mergers

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There has been an unprecedented wave of consolidation in the U.S. payment processing industry this year, with two major core processors acquiring the two largest merchant acquirers, and two of the largest remaining payment...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 8.12.2019 | Top Story: Saudio Aramco Releases Financial Ahead of Planned IPO

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Saudi Aramco’s mega IPO plans are back on, and while valuation and other stumbling blocks remain, the kingdom is hoping to raise billions via the public offering as early as next year....more

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