Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for February 26 - 28, 2015

Ninth Circuit Affirms Divestiture of Consummated Physician Practice AcquisitionIs The Lateral Market In Texas Really Hotter Than A $2 Pistol At An All-Night ...Hilltop Holdings' (HTH) CEO Jeremy Ford on Q4 2014 Results -- Earnings Call ...FTC to Accelerate Oncology Drug Growth, Requires Novartis to Divest Two ...FTC Notches Yet Another Victory in a Provider Merger CaseRanbaxy and Sun Pharma: A Mega Indian MergerWoodbridge International's Boston Office Moves to New LocationKindred Healthcare Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 ResultsPort Orchard Safeway will have new name March 7Kraft, P&G and Clorox weigh potential sales of unsavory brandsMedia General, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 ResultsMedia General, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 ResultsMedia General, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 ResultsQLT Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 ResultsIndustrial manufacturing's stellar year

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Dubai Investments profit surges 63 per cent to AED 1.34 billion
Zawya (registration)February 1, 2015

During the year, we successfully issued a 5-year Sukuk of US$ 300 million, divested controlling interest in Globalpharma LLC, and divested Phase 8 of the Dubai Investment Park Development Company's warehouse project. These activities have resulted in ...more »

Staples buys Office Depot for $6B to keep pace with change
Chron.comFebruary 4, 2015

"This is a transformational acquisition which enables Staples to provide more value to customers, and more effectively compete in a rapidly evolving competitive environment," said Staples CEO and Chairman Ron Sargent. ... Staples did touch on some of ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. News and Stories

Ninth Circuit Affirms Divestiture of Consummated Physician Practice Acquisition
The National Law ReviewFebruary 28, 2015

Two competing health care systems that operated facilities in Nampa, Idaho—St. Alphonsus Health System, Inc., and Treasure Valley Hospital—challenged the proposed acquisition in a private antitrust action filed with the federal district court in ...more »

Is The Lateral Market In Texas Really Hotter Than A $2 Pistol At An All-Night ...
Above the LawFebruary 27, 2015

Demand for attorneys handling mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and IPO's for energy companies and their investors has maintained its firm grip on the market. An eagerness for capital in the midstream and upstream sectors continues ...more »

Hilltop Holdings' (HTH) CEO Jeremy Ford on Q4 2014 Results -- Earnings Call ...
Seeking Alpha (registration)February 27, 2015

Since the acquisition of FNB, we have divested ourselves of several -- closed 17 branches. Our core deposit ... The weighted average expected loss on PCI loans associated with each of the PlainsCapital merger and the FNB Transaction was 24%. Non-PCI ...more »

FTC to Accelerate Oncology Drug Growth, Requires Novartis to Divest Two ...
The National Law ReviewFebruary 27, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) on Monday completed its review of Novartis AG's (“Novartis”) proposed $16 billion acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline's (“GSK”) oncology drug portfolio with an announced consent decree that requires limited divestitures...more »

FTC Notches Yet Another Victory in a Provider Merger Case
JD Supra (press release)February 27, 2015

The appellate court affirmed an Idaho district court's decision that St. Luke's' acquisition of a large primary-care physician (PCP) practice violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. Add this to the FTC's wins in three previous hospital-merger decisions ...more »

Ranbaxy and Sun Pharma: A Mega Indian Merger
InvestopediaFebruary 26, 2015

The CCI (Competition Commission of India) approved the acquisition of Ranbaxy by Sun Pharma on December 5, 2014 on the precondition that seven brands, constituting less than 1% of total revenues of the combined entity in India, be divested in order to ...more »

Woodbridge International's Boston Office Moves to New Location
GlobeNewswire (press release)February 26, 2015

Woodbridge's Boston office was established in 2007 and is headed up by Brace Carpenter and Tom Hawke, senior dealmakers who have a combined 58 years of experience in middle-market mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. They have completed ...more »

Kindred Healthcare Announces Fourth Quarter 2014 Results
Business Wire (press release)February 26, 2015

Fourth quarter 2014 operating results included pretax charges of $40.1 million ($26.8 million net of income taxes) or $0.41 per diluted share related to pre-closing financing for the Gentiva acquisition, transaction, consulting, and severance and ...more »

Port Orchard Safeway will have new name March 7
Port Orchard IndependentFebruary 26, 2015

Haggen acquired 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought about by the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) review of the Albertsons LLC and Safeway merger. The FTC approved the divesture on Jan. 27, and the merger was completed Jan. 30. With ...more »

Kraft, P&G and Clorox weigh potential sales of unsavory brands
The Deal PipelineFebruary 26, 2015

Divestitures have been common over the last few years, with Procter & Gamble Co. (PG), Nestlé and Unilever plc all shedding less profitable lines that don't produce ... Mondelez, the Deerfield, Ill.-based food maker from which Kraft was separated, for ...more »

Media General, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
MarketWatchFebruary 26, 2015

“Media General completed its $2.6 billion merger with LIN Media and transformed into one of the largest and best-positioned broadcasters with an industry-leading digital business. It is remarkable to think that in just over a ... They do not include ...more »

Media General, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
Rock Hill Herald (press release)February 26, 2015

“Media General completed its $2.6 billion merger with LIN Media and transformed into one of the largest and best-positioned broadcasters with an industry-leading digital business. It is remarkable to think that in just over a ... They do not include ...more »

Media General, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results
Business Wire (press release)February 26, 2015

The Supplemental Combined Company Financial Information does not purport to be indicative of the financial results that would have been achieved had the LIN Media and Young combination transactions occurred as of the beginning of the periods presented ...more »

QLT Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2014 Results
GlobeNewswire (press release)February 26, 2015

Following the termination of the Merger Agreement in October 2014, QLT has continued to review its strategic and business options, having engaged Greenhill & Co. to act as its advisor in connection with developing, and providing advice with respect to ...more »

Industrial manufacturing's stellar year
Today's Medical DevelopmentsFebruary 26, 2015

New York – Following a strong fourth quarter, the industrial manufacturing industry closed out a stellar year for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according to Assembling Value, a quarterly analysis of global deal activity in the industrial ...more »

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