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Global Private Equity Watch Blog

Articles: 11-20 of 117

How a 12 Month Survival Period Can Become A Lot Longer (or Not)—the Required Notice of Claim

United Kingdom, USA - March 22 2018 Private equity sellers and buyers carefully negotiate the time periods during which post-closing indemnification claims may be made in the acquisition…

Exit Strategies: IPOs versus SPACs

USA - March 19 2018 During the last several years SPACs have gone mainstream with brand name private equity sponsors raising SPACs and brand name private equity sponsors…

Supreme Court Rejects 546(e) Safe Harbor for “Conduit Transactions”

USA - March 8 2018 Last week, in Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc.1 the Supreme Court settled a split in the circuit courts, unanimously holding that…

Representation and Warranty Insurance - To Insure, or Not to Insure, That is the Question

USA - March 5 2018 In today’s competitive, seller-friendly M&A environment, buyers are often left with the choice to insure using representation and warranty insurance…

Comptroller of Currency’s Comments Sow Further Doubt in Leveraged Lending Guidance

USA - March 2 2018 Joseph Otting, President Trump’s pick for the head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”) who was confirmed in November, has…

IP Diligence Can Really Matter in Private Equity Acquisitions—And That Includes Checking the Grammar Used in Purported Employee IP Assignments

USA - February 27 2018 All private equity deal professionals know that legal diligence of a target company is a significant part of the overall diligence and deal making…

Delaware Chancery Court Adopts Unaffected Market Price As “Fair Value” In Appraisal Proceeding; Awards 31% Below Transaction Price

USA - February 20 2018 Guided by the Delaware Supreme Court’s recent emphasis in DFC and Dell on market evidence in determining “fair value” under Delaware’s appraisal…

Not So Funny Things That Can Happen on the Way to Your Contractually Selected Forum

USA - February 13 2018 When a Florida-based coffee company decided to retain the services of a Georgia-based marketing company respecting the marketing and sale of the…

Transaction-Related Tax Deductions and the Worst Words Ever Spoken by a Deal Professional

USA - January 30 2018 Contrary to popular belief, Raymond Burr's character in the famous TV series, Perry Mason, did not necessarily limit his practice to criminal defense…

HSR Act Filing Threshold, Civil Penalty Maximum, and Interlocking Directorate Threshold Revisions

USA - January 29 2018 On January 26, 2018, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced revisions to the jurisdictional thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust…