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Shareholder Activism - 1H 2018 Developments, the Impact and Future of Activism, and Updated Practice Points

USA - September 24 2018 The number of public activist campaigns increased sharply in 1H 2018, following a slowing trend in 2016 and 2017 as compared to 2014 and 2015. There...

Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, David L. Shaw, Warren S. de Wied, Mark H. Lucas, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Scott B. Luftglass, Randi Lally, Maxwell Yim, Robert C. Schwenkel, Brian T. Mangino, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein, Andrea Gede-Lange.


Earnout Period Pitfalls-A Covenant to Operate “Consistent with Past Practices” Precluded Early Dismissal of an Earnout Claim (Edinburgh); A Delayed Closing Led to the Earnout Period Starting Before the Closing (Glidepath)

USA - September 4 2018 Earnouts, while often used to bridge valuation differences during negotiation of an agreement to sell a company, frequently lead to post-closing...

Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, David L. Shaw, Warren S. de Wied, Mark H. Lucas, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Scott B. Luftglass, Randi Lally, Maxwell Yim, Robert C. Schwenkel, Brian T. Mangino, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein, Andrea Gede-Lange.


Court of Chancery Finds MFW-Required Conditions Were Imposed from the “Outset of Negotiations,” Notwithstanding “Extensive Preliminary Discussions”Olenik v. Lodzinski

USA - August 20 2018 MFW provides for judicial review of a merger between a controller and the controlled company under the deferential business judgment rule standard...

Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, David L. Shaw, Warren S. de Wied, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Scott B. Luftglass, Randi Lally, Maxwell Yim, Robert C. Schwenkel, Brian T. Mangino, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein, Andrea Gede-Lange.


The Most Recent Appraisal Decisions (One Above, and One Below, the Deal Price) Should Further Discourage Appraisal Claims in Arm’s-Length Merger CasesNorcraft and Solera

USA - August 14 2018 Two new Delaware appraisal decisionsBlueblade Capital Opportunities, L.P. V. Norcraft Inc. (July 27, 2018) and In re Appraisal of Solera, Inc. (July...

Christopher Ewan, David J. Greenwald, David L. Shaw, Warren S. de Wied, Mark H. Lucas, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Scott B. Luftglass, Randi Lally, Maxwell Yim, Robert C. Schwenkel, Brian T. Mangino, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein, Andrea Gede-Lange.


Fried Frank M&APE Quarterly August 2018

USA - August 3 2018 Global M&A activity in 1H 2018 reached $1.94 trillion in value, an increase of over 28 from 1H 2017. The value in 2Q 2018 was $1 trillion, a more...

Nathaniel L. Asker, Christopher Ewan, David L. Shaw, Warren S. de Wied, Mark H. Lucas, Matthew V. Soran, Steven J. Steinman, Scott B. Luftglass, Randi Lally, Steven G. Scheinfeld, Dan Oates, Christian Kleeberg, Maxwell Yim, Robert C. Schwenkel, Brian T. Mangino, Dr. Juergen van Kann, Philip Richter, Steven Epstein, Arthur Fleischer Jr., Peter L. Simmons, Gail Weinstein, Andrea Gede-Lange.