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Panel not distracted from takeover function by board squabbles

Australia - October 31 2019 The Takeovers Panel has heard a number of matters concerning a change of control by way of board spill in 2019. The Panel has taken a ‘hands-off’...

Mid-year M&A report

Global - August 30 2019 Worldwide M&A activity has been down for the first half of 2019, with Australia similarly affected. We look at some recent statistics and recap on...

Takeovers Panel issues guidance on shareholder requisitions and undisclosed associations

Australia - July 31 2019 The Takeovers Panel recently found that unacceptable circumstances existed in relation to Aguia Resources in the context of a shareholder...

Sam Kings, Amber Kennedy.

Reverse break fees under the microscope

Australia - May 31 2019 Reverse break fees are used in control transactions to require the bidder to pay the target a fee if an event occurs (which is usually in the...

Kam Jamshidi, James Paolucci.

Review of takeover defence tactics

Australia - April 30 2019 Annually we review unsolicited approaches and hostile takeover bids to identify emerging trends and tactics for both target Boards and bidders. The...

Kam Jamshidi, Sam Kings.