Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for November 29 - 30, 2011

AT&T, T-Mobile Mull Plan BWhite & Case LLP | White & Case Elects 21 New PartnersStrategic Health Group Partners with Millennium Actuarial Group to Provide ...GLOBALFOUNDRIES names CFO from ATICPfizer After Lipitor Slims Down to Push Mini-BlockbustersKinder Morgan Does the Midstream Two-StepPfizer After Lipitor Slims Down to Focus on Mini-BlockbustersPfizer After Lipitor Slims Down to Focus on Mini-BlockbustersFreeworld to focus on business after dealFCC Blasts AT&T DealGLOBALFOUNDRIES Strengthens Leadership Team, While Affirming Ongoing Ramp in ...AT&T May Shed 50% of T-Mobile Users to Gain IPhone CapacityExecutive Director – Mergers and AcquisitionsAT&T May Shed 50% of T-Mobile Users to Gain Capacity for IPhonesAT&T Seen to Shed 50% of T-Mobile Users for U.S. Approval, Added Capacity

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CenterPoint Energy Reports Third Quarter 2011 Earnings
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

In providing this guidance, the company has not included the impact of any changes in accounting standards, any impact from significant acquisitions or divestitures, any impact to income from the change in value of Time Warner stocks and the related ...more »

Clorox Reports Solid First-Quarter Results; Confirms Fiscal Year 2012 Outlook
SYS-CON Media (press release)November 2, 2011

... risks relating to acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, including the company's ability to achieve the updated strategic and financial benefits from the Burt's Bees® acquisition or the company's ability to successfully implement changes resulting ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. News and Stories

AT&T, T-Mobile Mull Plan B
Wall Street JournalNovember 30, 2011

Such divestitures, ideally to one buyer, are intended to help build a stronger wireless player that could compete with the behemoths and preserve choice for customers. Leap Wireless International Inc., the sixth-largest US wireless carrier, ...more »

White & Case LLP | White & Case Elects 21 New Partners
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)November 30, 2011

He is an English- and New York-qualified lawyer who represents corporate clients, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds and commercial banks in public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and private equity investments, ...more »

Strategic Health Group Partners with Millennium Actuarial Group to Provide ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

SHG is also available to help organizations with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, financial and operational turnarounds, interim executive management, and business planning and budgeting. Further information may be obtained at ...more »

GLOBALFOUNDRIES names CFO from ATIC
ElectroIQNovember 30, 2011

Earlier in his career, Durn played a key role in semiconductor transactions including the sales of Artisan Components to ARM Holdings and Avago to Silver Lake / KKR consortium; Agilent's IPO divestiture of Verigy; the acquisition of PortalPlayer by ...more »

Pfizer After Lipitor Slims Down to Push Mini-Blockbusters
BusinessWeekNovember 30, 2011

It remains an open question whether Pfizer will turn to a major acquisition, as it has three times since 1999, if its current plans don't pan out. The key to changing the company's pattern on mergers will be whether Pfizer can regularly produce new ...more »

Kinder Morgan Does the Midstream Two-Step
Morningstar.comNovember 30, 2011

In the event of a forced divestiture, KMP and/or EPB would see lower drop-downs, which would reduce, at the margin, KMI's cash flows from distributions. By our estimates, a $1.0 billion asset sale would reduce our fair value estimates for KMP by $1 per ...more »

Pfizer After Lipitor Slims Down to Focus on Mini-Blockbusters
BusinessWeekNovember 30, 2011

The key to changing the company's pattern on mergers will be whether Pfizer can regularly produce new products, Rubin said. Seamus Fernandez, an analyst with Leerink Swann in Boston, has estimated that divestiture of the two units could produce as much ...more »

Pfizer After Lipitor Slims Down to Focus on Mini-Blockbusters
BloombergNovember 30, 2011

It remains an open question whether Pfizer will turn to a major acquisition, as it has three times since 1999, if its current plans don't pan out. The key to changing the company's pattern on mergers will be whether Pfizer can regularly produce new ...more »

Freeworld to focus on business after deal
Independent OnlineNovember 30, 2011

In explaining its decision to abandon the divestiture condition, the commission said this was the first time it had considered a merger in which the parties were so hostile. The commission's lawyer also noted that because Kansai had appealed the ...more »

FCC Blasts AT&T Deal
Wall Street JournalNovember 30, 2011

AT&T's hopes of salvaging its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile now rest with its ability to come up with a package of divestitures that might convince the Justice Department to drop its objections. WSJ's Anton Troianovski has details on Digits. ...more »

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Strengthens Leadership Team, While Affirming Ongoing Ramp in ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

Earlier in his career, Durn played a key role in semiconductor transactions including the sales of Artisan Components to ARM Holdings and Avago to Silver Lake / KKR consortium; Agilent's IPO divestiture of Verigy; the acquisition of PortalPlayer by ...more »

AT&T May Shed 50% of T-Mobile Users to Gain IPhone Capacity
BusinessWeekNovember 29, 2011

Deutsche Telekom may receive less than the original $39 billion with substantial divestitures. According to a term in the merger agreement, AT&T would be able to pay less than that value if regulators demand asset sales that surpass 20 percent of the ...more »

Executive Director – Mergers and Acquisitions
FINSNovember 29, 2011

The Executive Director of Mergers and Acquisitions will plan and direct all aspects of company policies towards achieving growth through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. It will be proficient in one or more areas of corporate finance. ...more »

AT&T May Shed 50% of T-Mobile Users to Gain Capacity for IPhones
BusinessWeekNovember 29, 2011

Deutsche Telekom may receive less than the original $39 billion with substantial divestitures. According to a term in the merger agreement, AT&T would be able to pay less than that value if regulators demand asset sales that surpass 20 percent of the ...more »

AT&T Seen to Shed 50% of T-Mobile Users for U.S. Approval, Added Capacity
BloombergNovember 29, 2011

The US Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission are opposed to the combination. AT&T may propose divesting up to 40 percent of T-Mobile USA's assets in a bid to satisfy regulators, according to a person familiar with the plan. ...more »

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