Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for October 28 - 31, 2013

UPDATE 3-MSCI studies sale, other options for proxy adviser ISSIs Goldman Sachs Going Soft?Divestitures Drive 3Q US M&A ActivityNotable Mergers and Acquisitions of the Day 10/31: (CCK) (ATU) (COP)Why you should care about something as boring as an accounting firm mergerSMERGERS assisting SMEs for Mergers & Acquisitions of firmsGrowth in a time of scarcityAntitrust and competition – the EU weekly briefing (14 October 2013)ECOLAB INC. : Ecolab Delivers Very Strong Third Quarter Adjusted EPSGridGain Expands Board of Directors with S. 'Sundi' SundareshOld National Bancorp. Management Discusses Q3 2013 Results - Earnings Call ...LINN Energy Announces Third Quarter 2013 ResultsLinn Energy LLC (LINE): Linn Energy: What I Am Looking For TodayWhat the Harris-Teeter Acquisition Means for KrogerFidelity-LPS deal on track, but could change

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Time Warner Cable to Acquire Regional Fiber Optic Network Company DukeNet ...
DailyFinanceOctober 7, 2013

Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C ...more »

Jos. A. Bank Will Continue to Pursue Its $48 Per Share Cash Acquisition Proposal
MarketWatchOctober 9, 2013

The principals of Golden Gate have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity ...more »

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UPDATE 3-MSCI studies sale, other options for proxy adviser ISS
ReutersOctober 31, 2013

Thibault said these include "the potential divestiture or other separation of the business from MSCI." An ISS ... John Coates, a Harvard Law School professor and former mergers and acquisitions specialist, said a sale might solve a strategic problem ...more »

Is Goldman Sachs Going Soft?
BloombergOctober 31, 2013

This global trend might be affecting the section of Goldman's investment banking division that handles mergers and acquisitions. The financial advisory unit, which also advises companies on, among other things, divestitures and risk management, brought ...more »

Divestitures Drive 3Q US M&A Activity
RigzoneOctober 31, 2013

Divestitures of U.S. oil and gas assets drove merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the third quarter of 2013, according to PwC U.S.' quarterly analysis of M&As in the U.S. energy sector. Forty-three oil and gas deals with values greater than $50 ...more »

Notable Mergers and Acquisitions of the Day 10/31: (CCK) (ATU) (COP)
StreetInsider.com (subscription)October 31, 2013

In June 2013, Actuant announced that its Board of Directors had authorized a plan to commence a divestiture process for the Electrical Segment in order to refocus on the remaining businesses and better position the Company to take advantage of its core ...more »

Why you should care about something as boring as an accounting firm merger
QuartzOctober 30, 2013

Consulting work—which can be anything from advising on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures to helping companies cost cut—now accounts for about 28% of the company's total revenue. One solution to the potential for conflicts of interest between ...more »

SMERGERS assisting SMEs for Mergers & Acquisitions of firms
SME TimesOctober 30, 2013

Vishal Devanath: SMERGERS is an SME focused Mergers & Acquisitions company. We help Small and Medium Businesses achieve their strategic and financial objectives by assisting them in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and investments. We provide ...more »

Growth in a time of scarcity
Business Excellence MagazineOctober 29, 2013

“Whether organically or (increasingly) through mergers and acquisitions, growth is a perennial objective in an industry where assets continually erode, however, in the current context of falling commodity prices and rising costs together with scarcity ...more »

Antitrust and competition – the EU weekly briefing (14 October 2013)
Lexology (registration)October 29, 2013

On 8 October 2013, the Competition Commission (Commission) published its final report on the completed acquisition by Cineworld Group plc of City Screen Ltd (see Cineworld / City Screen merger inquiry). The final report confirms the CC's provisional ...more »

ECOLAB INC. : Ecolab Delivers Very Strong Third Quarter Adjusted EPS
4-traders (press release)October 29, 2013

Acquisition adjusted growth rates generally exclude the results of any acquired business for the first twelve months post acquisition and exclude the results of any divested businesses for the previous twelve months prior to divestiture. Champion is an ...more »

GridGain Expands Board of Directors with S. 'Sundi' Sundaresh
DigitalJournal.comOctober 29, 2013

Having served in various capacities as CEO, general manager, board member (public and private) and senior executive at top companies, Sundaresh has delivered profitable business growth; completed mergers, acquisitions, divestitures; and raised capital.more »

Old National Bancorp. Management Discusses Q3 2013 Results - Earnings Call ...
Seeking AlphaOctober 28, 2013

Jim remains busy on the M&A front, as we closed on the purchase of 24 banking centers in Michigan and Northern Indiana and just recently announced the pending acquisition of Tower Financial Corporation located in Fort Wayne and Warsaw, Indiana ...more »

LINN Energy Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results
Wall Street JournalOctober 28, 2013

These statements include, but are not limited to forward-looking statements about the pending merger with Berry Petroleum Company, acquisitions, timing and payment of distributions, and the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and anticipated ...more »

Linn Energy LLC (LINE): Linn Energy: What I Am Looking For Today
Seeking AlphaOctober 28, 2013

On June 1, 2013, the previously announced Panther divestiture became effective, which also reduced second quarter 2013 results by approximately 7 MMcfe/d. Despite these issues ... When BRY released their earnings, they commented a bit about the merger...more »

What the Harris-Teeter Acquisition Means for Kroger
DailyFinanceOctober 28, 2013

... financial position. Harris Teeter saw steadily-declining net income and EPS from 2010-2012, with an uptick more recently due in part to management's divestiture of the unprofitable American & Efird Mills business (see the company 10-K, page 12 ...more »

Fidelity-LPS deal on track, but could change
Jacksonville Daily RecordOctober 28, 2013

When the two Jacksonville-based companies first announced their $2.9 billion merger agreement in May, Fidelity said it would pay half of the price in cash and half in stock. A month later, the mix was adjusted to two-thirds cash and one-third in stock ...more »

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