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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Dodd-Frank M&A

SEC Charges Platinum Equity for Misallocation of Broken Deal Expenses

M&A, Private Equity The SEC announced a settled action against Beverly Hills-based investment adviser, Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC, for charging three of its private equity fund clients with about $1.8 million more than it should have in broken deal expenses. According to the SEC’s order, from 2004 to 2015, the three private equity funds invested in 85 companies, […] Read more →

by   |   September 21, 2017

Effect of the New Revenue Recognition Standard on M&A

M&A FASB’s new revenue recognition standard is expected to have wide ranging effects on M&A transactions. The new revenue recognition standard under GAAP (Accounting... Read more →

by , and   |   September 16, 2017

Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Delaware Test for Direct Versus Derivative Action

Litigation, M&A In a case arising out of the inversion transaction where Medtronic merged with Coviden, the Minnesota Supreme Court spoke on the proper test of determining when an action is... Read more →

by   |   August 16, 2017

Another Working Capital Claim Fails in Delaware Because of Liability Limitations

Litigation, M&A In Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. N.V. v. Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to permit the purchaser of a business to recover a working capital... Read more →

by   |   August 10, 2017