Guest post by John Reiss and Gregory Pryor of White & Case LLP
M&A in the last three months of 2019 gave a respectable performance. And while M&A value in 2019 as a whole fell, activity once again topped US$3 trillion in what remains an abundant deal market.
Guest post by Jennifer Post and Luke Sosnicki of Thompson Coburn LLP
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) takes effect on January 1, 2020. Private litigants may begin to bring lawsuits under the CCPA for data breaches the same day. California’s Attorney General will begin enforcing the CCPA in its entirety six months later on July 1, 2020.
Guest post by Todd Overman & Richard Arnholt of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Given the continued high volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in the federal marketplace, buyers and sellers need to be aware of the developing body of case law at Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Court of Federal Claims (COFC) regarding how acquisitions are impacting pending bids and the steps that parties can take to protect those bids in certain situations.
Guest post by Danielle E. Golino of McDermott Will & Emery
In today’s highly competitive healthcare environment, investors may find themselves in an auction process where they must conduct due diligence pre-exclusivity. With limited time and mounting pressure, it can be difficult to know what issues to prioritize. Here are some practical tips for focusing your due diligence efforts strategically in a pre-exclusivity setting:
Guest post by John M. Reiss and Gregory Pryor of White & Case LLP
Many of the factors that have underpinned recent M&A activity remain in place, but concerns are mounting.
Positive drivers of M&A, including the strength of the US economy, the availability of financing and the strategic imperative to consolidate or transform for many corporates have underpinned transactions.
Guest post by Michal Berkner, Josh Kaufman, James Foster from Cooley M&A blog
Exiting an investment is an inherently uncertain process. Even for a thriving business with a viable equity story, committed stakeholders and the right advisers, the final deal terms and valuation are typically guided by factors beyond a company’s control. These include prevailing market sentiment, current appetite for acquisitions in a particular sector and the political and economic environment, all of which can change well within a given transaction timetable. In the face of a global economic slowdown, ongoing trade wars, Brexit, heightened market volatility and other sources of uncertainty, it is becoming increasingly important to consider how deals can be run to maximize transaction certainty and achieve optimal valuation.