Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for December 29 - 31, 2014

Verso reaches settlement to buy NewPage in $1.4 billion dealVerso reaches settlement to buy NewPage in $1.4 billion deal2014 Was All About That ExitUPDATE 1-Verso Paper needs divestitures for NewPage dealDepartment of Justice Statement Shows Requiring Divestitures Related to ...Albertsons, Safeway selling 168 stores to four buyersCompany Update (NYSE:MS): DOJ targeting Morgan Stanley's relationship with ...Fasten Your Seatbelts-3 Predictions For 201550 Oil And Gas Companies And Their 2015 Capital ExpendituresWill 2015 be the year of the mega deal?Extenway Releases Financial StatementsExtenway Releases Financial StatementsExtenway Releases Financial StatementsAlbertsons, Safeway Selling 168 Stores in Eight StatesWalgreens Shareholders Approve All Proposals Related to Transaction with ...

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Zimmer Aims to Address Merger Concerns
Inside Indiana Business (press release)December 4, 2014

... to develop a mutually-acceptable solution to address the discrete concerns identified by the EC in its preliminary assessment of the proposed acquisition of Biomet. The remedy package proposed by Zimmer includes the divestiture of one ...more »

Unilever: Great Company, Great Brands, But The Stock Isn't Cheap
Seeking AlphaDecember 4, 2014

Unilever was formed in 1930 by the merger of Dutch margarine producer Margarine Unie and British soap producer Lever Brothers Ltd. Under the terms of the merger, the company operates as a single business entity. However, two separate legal companies ...more »

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Verso reaches settlement to buy NewPage in $1.4 billion deal
Bangor Daily NewsDecember 31, 2014

In its assessment of the deal's impact on industry competition, the U.S. Department of Justice affirmed statements by Verso officials that the closure of its mill in Bucksport did not have any connection to the merger. “Verso contemplated closing ...more »

Verso reaches settlement to buy NewPage in $1.4 billion deal
Bangor Daily NewsDecember 31, 2014

In its assessment of the deal's impact on industry competition, the U.S. Department of Justice affirmed statements by Verso officials that the closure of its mill in Bucksport did not have any connection to the merger. “Verso contemplated closing ...more »

2014 Was All About That Exit
Wall Street Journal (blog)December 31, 2014

Private equity deal-making may have accounted for less than 20% of the overall mergers and acquisitions market during the year, but buyout firms were hardly sitting on their hands. Rather, they spent a good portion of ... The advisory firm predicts ...more »

UPDATE 1-Verso Paper needs divestitures for NewPage deal
ReutersDecember 31, 2014

Verso said it expects to complete the acquisition early next month. The company's shares were trading up 11.7 percent at $3.62 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. (Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha in Washington and Kanika Sikka in Bengaluru; ...more »

Department of Justice Statement Shows Requiring Divestitures Related to ...
BenzingaDecember 31, 2014

(Verso) and NewPage Holdings Inc. (NewPage) to divest two paper mills, one in Rumford, Maine, and another in Biron, Wisconsin, in order for Verso to proceed with its acquisition of NewPage. Without this divestiture, the ... Baer also noted that this ...more »

Albertsons, Safeway selling 168 stores to four buyers
The Produce NewsDecember 31, 2014

Divestiture of these stores is being undertaken in order to secure FTC clearance of the companies' proposed merger, which was announced in March and is expected to close in January 2015. The purchase agreements with the four buyers ... With this ...more »

Company Update (NYSE:MS): DOJ targeting Morgan Stanley's relationship with ...
Jutia GroupDecember 30, 2014

The company's Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, takeover defenses ...more »

Fasten Your Seatbelts-3 Predictions For 2015
PulseDecember 30, 2014

M.A.D. or "mergers, acquisitions, & divestitures are set to take off in 2015. Many companies are flush with cash. They cannot spend this fast enough on organic growth, and so in order to satisfy stakeholders (including activist investors), look for ...more »

50 Oil And Gas Companies And Their 2015 Capital Expenditures
Seeking AlphaDecember 30, 2014

To the announcement of the closing of their Hamilton Lake property divestiture on December 22, which saw production of 170bbl/day of liquids and roughly 1400mmcf/day of natural gas sold for C$22.5 million in cash and C$2.5 million in securities, Zargon ...more »

Will 2015 be the year of the mega deal?
The AustralianDecember 30, 2014

EVERY chief executive and investment banker plays “fantasy M & A”, dreaming of the giant merger or acquisition that transforms a business and brings in millions in bank fees. In the darkest days of the financial crisis, such deals were .... Carve-outs ...more »

Extenway Releases Financial Statements
Marketwired (press release)December 29, 2014

In particular, forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any merger, acquisitions or other business combinations or divestitures that may be announced or completed after such statements are made. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor ...more »

Extenway Releases Financial Statements
Yahoo Finance UKDecember 29, 2014

In particular, forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any merger, acquisitions or other business combinations or divestitures that may be announced or completed after such statements are made. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor ...more »

Extenway Releases Financial Statements
MarketWatchDecember 29, 2014

In particular, forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any merger, acquisitions or other business combinations or divestitures that may be announced or completed after such statements are made. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor ...more »

Albertsons, Safeway Selling 168 Stores in Eight States
CSPnet.comDecember 29, 2014

Divestiture of these stores is being undertaken in order to secure FTC clearance of the two companies' proposed merger, which was announced in March and is expected to close in January 2015. The purchase agreements with the four buyers are all subject ...more »

Walgreens Shareholders Approve All Proposals Related to Transaction with ...
Fort Mills TimesDecember 29, 2014

With today's shareholder approvals, Walgreens currently expects to complete the acquisition of Alliance Boots and the reorganization merger on Dec. ... GmbH participate; risks associated with new business areas and activities; risks associated with ...more »

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