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Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A Agreements Take Covid-19 in Stride

By David Marcus
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Published: March 18th, 2020
Contracts on recent large mergers have treated the risk from Covid-19 with language long used in material adverse effects clauses.
Activism

Activist Investing Today: Privet’s Rosenzweig on Synalloy, Covid-19

By Ronald Orol
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Published: March 30th, 2020
The partner at the event-driven and value-oriented insurgent fund explains why he is plodding ahead with a change-of-control director contest at a metals and specialty company even though he is 'cognizant' of the coronavirus' effects on the world.
Activism

Activist Investing Today: Coast's Rasteh on FirstGroup, Covid-19

By Ronald Orol
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Published: March 23rd, 2020
The founder of the New York-based activist fund explains why he's sticking with his investment and campaign at transport and school bus company FirstGroup — one of the fund's largest positions — even as its share price gets battered.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Checkmarx Sale Reflects Demand for Application Security Testing

By Chris Nolter
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Published: March 20th, 2020
Along with Hellman &Friedman, companies such Synopsys, Japan’s NTT and Microsoft's GitHub have acquired application security testing companies as trends in cyber attacks and regulation.
Private Equity

Tri-Point to Liquidate After Bidder Walks Away

By David Elman
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Published: March 19th, 2020
The First Reserve-backed oilfield services company files for Chapter 11 to wind down after market conditions lead a bidder to cease due diligence.
Mergers & Acquisitions

TerraForm Power Agrees to Improved Brookfield Buyout

By Tom Terrarosa
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Published: March 18th, 2020
The publicly traded renewable infrastructure company increased the deal's consideration to a value of $1.58 billion, up from its $1.5 billion offer made in January, to acquire the 38% of the renewable power company it didn't already own.
Activism

Activist Investing Today: V&E's Elbaum on Covid-19 vs. 2008

By Ronald Orol
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Published: March 13th, 2020
The co-head of the shareholder activism practice at Vinson & Elkins explains what the 2008 financial crisis can teach us about how activists might react and perform during the coronavirus outbreak.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Coronavirus Clouds M&A Lending Market

By Steve Gelsi
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Published: March 12th, 2020
Lenders continue to process loans but concerns about the impact of the spread of Covid-19 is stoking more uncertainty as financial markets signal a potential recession.