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Can a Minority Shareholder Block an Acquisition?

When you have multiple stockholders you typically have a stockholders’ agreement in place that all stockholders are required to sign. That will usually have what’s called a drag-along provision which states that if the majority of stockholders either approve a sale transaction, everyone else is required to go along with it. If you have a …

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New Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions Terms and Tactics

When it comes to M&A, dealmakers should be aware of several new trends in 2014. A recent webinar by The Deal, “Trends in M&A Deal Terms and Tactics,” focuses on two such trends from Delaware courts that may affect acquirers in all jurisdictions. Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation The first development is preventing multi-jurisdictional litigation. The webinar panel …

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Apple Borrows Cash

Yesterday, Apple sold $17 billion in debt offering to investors, the largest corporate-bond deal in history. Apple’s first debt-offering in over 20 years is part of its plan to return $100 billion to shareholders by the end of 2015. This plan is a response to pressure put on Apple to use their excess cash hoard …

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