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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Dodd-Frank M&A

SEC Clarifies Relationship between HSR Investment Intent and 13D/G Status

M&A The SEC has issued a new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation (8-K 103.11) that clarifies the interaction between the investment intent exemption in the HSR rules and the ability to file a Schedule 13G. The CDI poses the following question: The Hart-Scott-Rodino (“HSR”) Act provides an exemption from the HSR Act’s notification and waiting period provisions […] Read more →

by   |   July 14, 2016

Typical SEC Comments on Merger Proxy Statements

M&A A review of recent SEC comments on merger proxy statements indicates many of these comments were typical, and some are variations on a theme: Rule 14a-6(a) requires that the form... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2016

Successful Two-Step Tender Offer has the Same Revlon Cleansing Effect as a Stockholder Vote

M&A The plaintiffs in In Re Volcano Corp. Stockholder Litigation were former public stockholders of a company that was acquired for $18 per share in an all-cash merger. Just five... Read more →

by   |   July 1, 2016

Tesla, SolarCity and Social Media

M&A, Public Companies and Securities Tesla, in an offer to acquire SolarCity, appears to be the first to announce a major proposed acquisition by a blog post. Since an 8-K was also filed, it can’t be sole proof... Read more →

by   |   June 21, 2016