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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SEC Adopts Amendments to Auditor Independence Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued final rules that significantly modify the framework that public companies and their auditors use to evaluate auditor independence, providing additional clarity for...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

REIT Alert: SEC Updates Financial Disclosures about Acquisitions and Dispositions of Businesses, Including Real Estate Operations

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Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission updated its requirements to provide financial information about acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and real estate operations, the first time that these...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Driving Revenue And Deal Flow Through An Intelligent IP Strategy: Strategies For Smaller And Early-Stage Life Science Companies....

Part I described various strategies to help smaller and early-stage life science companies establish an intelligent IP strategy and Part II described various strategies used when preparing for a transaction. In this Part III,...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] 2020 Family Office Tax Roundtable - October 21st, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

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McDermott Will & Emery’s Family Office Tax Roundtable provides participants with an interactive virtual program focused on select income and transfer tax considerations for family enterprises. Attendees will hear...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Hey Fintech, The Antitrust Division Is Watching You!

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What You Need To Know: •The Antitrust Division is training its sights on fintech deals in which incumbents buy up “nascent competitors.” •If you’re on the buy-side considering a “nascent competitor” transaction, early...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

Important Considerations When Structuring M&A Transactions for Government Contractors: Post-Transaction Pitfalls—Part 3 of a...

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M&A transactions involving government contractors are subject to a host of regulatory and industry-specific considerations. This blog series covers key concerns that can impact a deal. Parts 1 and 2 focus on common problems...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

WEX Win Interpreting COVID-19 Material Adverse Effect Shows M&A Drafting Traps

On October 12, 2020, in Travelport Ltd & Ors v WEX Inc [2020] EWHC 2670, Justice Cockerill of the English High Court held that WEX had in large part correctly interpreted the terms of the material adverse effect (MAE) clause...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

The Impact of COVID-19 on M&A Transactions

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As the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets continues to play out, so does its effect on M&A transactions. Many deals have been cancelled or are on hold as parties struggle with valuation, availability of financing, and...more

Miller Canfield

Strategies to Reduce the Impact of the New SBA Procedural Notice on the Rights of a Secured Lender

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In the SBA Procedural Notice dated October 2, 2020 (the “Approval Notice”), the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has issued mandates that may impact the ability of a recipient of a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”)...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Is There an HSR Sea Change on the Horizon? Advance Notice

At the same time as it issued its notice of proposed rulemaking expanding the definition of “person,” the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (“ANPRM”) to request information...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

SBA Releases Long-Awaited Guidance on M&A Rules for Paycheck Protection Program Borrowers

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released a procedural notice concerning when a borrower of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan may forgo SBA approval in connection with a merger or acquisition. The...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Blakes Competitive Edge™: October 2020 Update

Welcome to the October issue of Blakes Competitive Edge, a monthly publication of the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group. Blakes Competitive Edge provides an overview of recent developments in Canadian...more

White & Case LLP

Global PE value fueled by exits in Q3

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A series of exit megadeals doubled the value recorded in Q3 2019, while global buyout activity lost momentum, growing more modestly in the third quarter. Global PE activity in Q3 reflected an unpredictable year for...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

CFIUK? The UK Brings Heavier Scrutiny to Its Foreign Investment Reviews

The UK government has now made a show of force in its foreign direct investment (FDI) reviews. For the first time, the UK Secretary of State issued an order to prevent a transaction for raising public interest...more

Lathrop GPM

Updated Guidance Concerning PPP Loans and Changes of Ownership

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How is Change in Ownership Defined? On October 2, 2020 the Small Business Administration published SBA Procedural Notice (5000-20057) (the “Notice”), which was effective on that date. The Notice outlines rules that apply...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Buyers’ obligation to assume PPP debt hinges on need for SBA approval

The Small Business Administration recently published a procedural notice on changes of ownership for PPP borrowers. One specific area where we’ve seen confusion is whether the procedural notice requires a buyer to assume all...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Ongoing Program] Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium 2020 - November 17th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

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In a year marked by unexpected challenges and rapid change, staying connected with industry peers and keeping a watchful eye on market trends, policy developments and collaborations in the life sciences space is crucial to...more

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[Ongoing Program] Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium 2020 - Part 3 - November 10th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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In a year marked by unexpected challenges and rapid change, staying connected with industry peers and keeping a watchful eye on market trends, policy developments and collaborations in the life sciences space is crucial to...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: JLL Partners Acquires MedeAnalytics

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JLL Partners has announced it has acquired MedeAnalytics. MedeAnalytics, based in Richardson, Texas, is a cloud-based enterprise analytics solutions provider for health systems and health plans....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Tell Me More – Antitrust Agencies to Demand More Information from Investment Funds

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the premerger notification rules (the “Rules”) that implement the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Four Things You May Have Missed about the PPP Change of Ownership Notice

As previously discussed, on October 2, 2020, the SBA published Procedural Notice 5000-20057 addressing Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Changes of Ownership. Based on a review of memos on the subject by other law firms...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

The Latest Effort to Use Fraud to Overcome a No-Indemnity Deal—The Target’s Preparation of the Preliminary Closing Statement

The mere allegation of fraud has the potential of wreaking havoc with the carefully negotiated limits on liability specifically set forth in private company acquisition agreements. This is particularly true for the private...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

New Guidance on PPP Loans in M&A

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The Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) created under the CARES Act has provided much needed assistance to millions of businesses and other organizations operating in the United States that have been impacted by the...more

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[Ongoing Program] Life Sciences Dealmaking Symposium 2020 - Part 2 - October 27th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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In a year marked by unexpected challenges and rapid change, staying connected with industry peers and keeping a watchful eye on market trends, policy developments and collaborations in the life sciences space is crucial to...more

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SBA Issues Guidance on Navigating Paycheck Protection Program Loans in M&A Transactions

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After several months of uncertainty, businesses are carefully resuming merger and acquisition transactions. Many (if not most) small businesses took advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but, as forgiveness is...more

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