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SPACs

More SPACs Issue Going Concern Warnings

By Bill Meagher
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Published: June 13th, 2022
View, Lordstown and Shift join Canoo among companies taken public via SPAC deals that now have doubts about their future.
SPACs

SEC SPAC Proposals Spur Structural Change

By Bill Meagher
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Published: June 13th, 2022
While bulge-bracket banks pull back from SPACs, second-tier banks, sponsors and law firms are adjusting to the prospect of new SEC rules.
Activism

WisdomTree Deal Averts Proxy Battle

By Ronald Orol
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Published: June 13th, 2022
The asset manager adds dissident nominees and removes a poison pill after talks break down over an apparent demand to give Australian Graham Tuckwell a board seat.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Standard General’s Fix-It Man

By David Hatch
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Published: June 13th, 2022
Under pressure in Washington over its Tegna deal, the hedge fund taps Al Mottur, a Brownstein attorney and lobbyist who specializes in extricating clients from sticky situations.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Victor Exits PrimaLoft to Compass Diversified

By Nikitha Sattiraju
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Published: June 13th, 2022
The $530 million sale comes after The Deal reported in May that the maker of insulated fibers had hired Baird and William Blair to run an auction.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Deal Diary: Wilson, Simpson Guide Twitter on Sale to Musk

By David Marcus
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Published: June 9th, 2022
Twitter uses Wilson Sonsini, Simpson Thacher, Goldman Sachs, JPM and Allen & Co. on its $44 billion agreement to sell to Elon Musk, who taps Skadden, Morgan Stanley, BofA and Barclays.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Anaplan, Thoma Bravo Reprice Deal

By Chris Nolter
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Published: June 9th, 2022
The board of the corporate planning software company agrees to accept $63.75 per share rather than the $66 announced in March.
Activism

TDE: Proxy Fight Rule to Upend Director Battles

By Ronald Orol
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Published: June 9th, 2022
A panel of activists and advisers debated the impact of a new rule for director fights, with one participant suggesting it could open the floodgates for activism campaigns.