17 September 2015Guides to Acquiring US Public Companies
Produced by Latham's M&A Practice, the 2015 versions of Latham's guides for acquiring a US public companies offer advice for both US and non-US acquirers.
These guides summarize certain important considerations for acquiring a publicly traded US-based target corporation through a negotiated (i.e. “non-hostile”) tender offer, exchange offer or merger.
US public companies are subject to the laws of the US state in which they are incorporated, as well as US federal securities, competition and other laws. Over 50% of public companies and almost two-thirds of the US Fortune 500 are incorporated in the state of Delaware (Source: Delaware Secretary of State), so this guide focuses on several key Delaware law provisions relevant to acquisitions of US public companies incorporated in Delaware.
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