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KIRKLAND M&A UPDATE

In an earlier M&A Update, we discussed the attraction of using earnouts to bridge valuation gaps but quoted VC Laster’s astute description of earnouts as “often convert[ing] today’s disagreement over price into tomorrow’s litigation over outcome.” Si ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 04/18/2017 - 12:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Is the retail industry going on clearance?

The retail industry is undergoing key structural changes driven by the emergence of internet and mobile purchases, shopping trends of millennials (“experiences” over “things”), globalization, and changing business practices (e.g., “fast fashion”). Will t ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 04/18/2017 - 12:26 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Walter Popiel recognized by Turnarounds & Workouts as one of 2017 Business Professionals Making Their Mark

As managing director, Walter led the advisory team responsible for the successful restructuring and sale of U.S. Manufacturing, a critical supplier of highly specialized axle housings for the automotive industry, solving a significant industry problem an ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 04/18/2017 - 12:25 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

8 merger and acquisition trends that your practice should keep in mind

The M&A field within health care—including ophthalmology—has seen a whirlwind of activity the past several years, said Steve Wybo, senior managing director, Conway MacKenzie, Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Wybo specializes in helping distressed businesses ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 04/18/2017 - 12:23 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Toshiba Under Pressure Over the Future of its US Nuclear Unit

Toshiba’s biggest creditors are split over its future strategy as pressure mounts for a swift Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing by Westinghouse, the troubled Japanese conglomerate’s US nuclear subsidiary, the Financial Times reported. People br ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 03/26/2017 - 20:00 - 0 comments

Article from INSOL Europe (20 - 26 February 2017) GlobalINSOLvency Editorial Board

Takata Corporation is a Japanese based company that manufactures safety products, primarily airbags and seat belts, as a tier one supplier to the global auto industry. Unfortunately, due to alleged defective airbags produced, Takata has recalled reported ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 03/22/2017 - 15:24 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

Nortel Networks Wins Approval to Distribute $7.3 Billion to Creditors

Nortel Networks Corp. won approval to start distributing $7.3 billion to creditors, a major step in the long-running demise of the telecommunications company, The Wall Street Journal reported. Judges in Canada and the U.S. on Tuesday cleared Nortel t ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 01/24/2017 - 22:44 - 0 comments

M&A Update: Advance Notice Bylaws in Light of Corvex/Williams – Displacing the Placeholder Nomination

Advance notice bylaws are a near universal feature of the organizational documents of public companies. In their simplest form, they set a deadline, usually between 60 and 120 days before an upcoming stockholder meeting, by which a stockholder must give ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 12/29/2016 - 14:46 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

International sales contracts: Square peg, round hole?

The purpose of a sales contract is to define the parties’ obligations and to optimise outcome if a dispute arises. As such, a contract is a tool to manage risk and prevent loss. Attachment Size sr_-_usa_-_international_sal ...

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Alert: Russia Sanctions Developments Highlight Need for Active Compliance Efforts

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") has significantly expanded the number of entities and individuals subject to Russia sanctions and separately censured U.S. insurance and financial institution entitie ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 12/29/2016 - 14:34 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

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