Mergers and Acquisitions

    • 17 Aug 2018

    Chancery Rejects Bid To Unwind $170M Furniture Co. Merger

    A Delaware Chancery judge on Friday sided with directors of furniture company Design Within Reach Inc. and its hedge fund backers at Glenhill Capital Management LP, and rejected investor claims that a roughly $170 million merger with Herman Miller Inc ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Mafengwo, Marfrig, LafargeHolcim

    Mafengwo wants to raise as much as $300 million in new funding, Marfrig inked a deal to sell Keystone Foods to Tyson Foods Inc. for $2.5 billion and LafargeHolcim Ltd. has earned the interest of Asian powerhouses for its Indonesian unit. ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Health Hires: Dorsey & Whitney, DLA Piper, Epstein Becker

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP, DLA Piper, Epstein Becker Green, Spencer Fane LLP, Minerva Neurosciences and Carlton Fields are among the latest firms to boost their health and life sciences offerings with new hires. ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Don't Miss It: Davis Polk, Willkie Guide Week's Hot Deals

    With so much mergers and acquisitions news this week, you may have missed several deals announced in recent days helmed by firms such as Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Here, Law360 recaps the ones you might have missed ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Calif. Water Scraps Bid For Holding Co. After Offer Rejected

    California Water Service Group said Friday that it scrapped its bid to buy SJW Group, just hours after the water utility's roughly $1.44 billion revised takeover offer for the San Jose-based holding company was rejected. ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Cava Mediterranean Chain Buys Zoe's Kitchen For $300M

    Cava Group Inc. has acquired Zoe’s Kitchen Inc. for approximately $300 million including debt, in a deal that combines the privately held Mediterranean-style chain's 66 locations with the struggling fast-casual eatery group’s 261 for a total of 327 ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Taxation With Representation: Akin Gump, Wachtell, Kirkland

    In this week’s Taxation With Representation, Diamondback snapped up Energen for $9.2 billion, Federal Street Acquisition Corp. bought Universal Hospital Services for $1.7 billion, Cabot Microelectronics Corp. bought KMG Chemicals for $1.6 billion and ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Rising Star: Debevoise & Plimpton's Sue Meng

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's Sue Meng says she loves to help companies as they grow, as exemplified most recently when she guided Envision Healthcare HCA, which she started working with in 2011, in its recent $15 billion merger with AmSurg, earning ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Ropes & Gray Can Breathe Easy With Toshiba Deal Sealed

    Ropes & Gray LLP’s Tsuyoshi Imai recalls finally being able to take a breath when Bain Capital, a longtime client and the lead in the buyer group for Toshiba Memory, finally overcame its last hurdle — regulatory clearance in China — to seal its complex ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    Judging A Book: Lipez Reviews 'Last Great Colonial Lawyer'

    In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    3 Reasons Attys Should Learn A Foreign Language

    Becoming fluent in a foreign language may seem daunting, but the challenge can offer big rewards, including career opportunities and personal satisfaction, for attorneys willing to take it on. Here, Law360 looks at three reasons why lawyers should learn ...read more
    • 17 Aug 2018

    How FIRRMA Will Change National Security Reviews: Part 2

    The newly enacted Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act significantly expands the authority of the U.S. government to review and restrict foreign investments on national security grounds. But FIRRMA also has provisions that may exempt some ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Will Law Schools Start Counting ‘Generation ADA’?

    No one is tracking law students with disabilities to see where the education system may be failing them, but some advocates are working to change this dynamic and build a better pipeline. ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    TKK Symphony Prices $220M IPO To Pursue China Deal

    TKK Symphony Acquisition Corp., a blank-check company advised by Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, said Thursday it raised $220 million in an initial public offering to help fund the intended acquisition of a Chinese consumer products business. ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Geothermal Firm Fights Chancery Toss Of $110M Merger Suit

    Attorneys for a proposed class of investors in U.S. Geothermal Inc. asked Delaware Chancery Court to keep alive their challenge to the company's recent $110 million merger with Ormat Technologies Inc., alleging that self-interested moves by a large ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    RV Appliance Maker Ducks Most Claims In Contract Suit

    A New York federal judge trimmed the majority of claims against RV services company Airxcel Inc. brought by the founder of a RV roller shade maker the company purchased who claims he was defrauded out of a potential $5.6 million, finding the contract ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: Babytree, Amazon, Midstates

    Babytree Group is looking to raise as much as $1 billion in a public offering in Hong Kong, Amazon is vying for theater chain Landmark Theaters, and Midstates Petroleum Co. is looking to buy the Oklahoma and Kansas operations of SandRidge Energy. ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Long-Awaited Bonus Depreciation Insight For Partnerships

    Earlier this month, the IRS finally released proposed regulations under the bonus depreciation provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The guidance provides long-awaited clarification on the availability of 100 percent bonus depreciation to partnership ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Pa. Rehab Centers Sue Over Issues Kept Secret Before Sale

    Liberation Behavioral Health LLC, which operates three substance abuse centers in Pennsylvania, has filed a lawsuit asking for damages in Delaware Chancery Court claiming shareholders failed to disclose compliance issues that resulted in the loss of millions ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Relativity Can Sell $40M Assets And Netflix Deal To UltraV

    A New York bankruptcy judge Thursday gave film studio Relativity Media LLC permission to sell its assets — including a long-contested Netflix distribution deal — to UltraV Holdings LLC for $40 million. ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Wendy's Sells Stake In Restaurant Franchiser For $450M

    The Wendy’s Co. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell its ownership interest in multibrand restaurant company Inspire Brands Inc. back to the company for $450 million, in a deal guided by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Buchalter Adds 2 Attys To Corp., Litigation Groups In LA

    Buchalter PC’s Los Angeles office has added two new attorneys as shareholders, one from Clark & Trevithick AP and one from Rimon Law, entering the firm’s corporate and litigation practice groups, respectively. ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    How FIRRMA Will Change National Security Reviews: Part 1

    The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act empowers the U.S. government to review a far broader group of transactions than ever before to determine if they threaten national security. FIRRMA's expansive new coverage includes oversight of ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    Rising Star: Kirkland's Jonathan Davis

    Jonathan Davis of Kirkland & Ellis LLP has worked on a litany of high-profile deals, including a $2.25 billion investment into General Motors' self-driving car business, earning him a spot as one of six mergers and acquisitions law practitioners ...read more
    • 16 Aug 2018

    A Chat With Ogletree Knowledge Chief Patrick DiDomenico

    In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Patrick DiDomenico, chief knowledge officer at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak ...read more