Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2015

Reynolds Confronting Antitrust Concerns Over Lorillard MergerVictory Energy Reports Full Year 2014 Results and Lucas Energy Business ...Charter to buy Bright House NetworksThe TJX Companies, Inc. Announces 20% Increase in Common Stock DividendThe TJX Companies, Inc. Announces 20% Increase in Common Stock DividendTB EDITORIAL: Pirelli deal — a cultural test tubeCWC-Columbus deal approved in BarbadosZimmer-Biomet Deal Gets European Commissions ApprovalBoutique energy law firm formed in San Antonio following Cox Smith mergerNotable Mergers and Acquisitions 3/31: (CHTR) (CBG)/(JCI) (ENH)/(MRH) (MWV ...BitTitan Launches Partner Advisory Service With Microsoft MVPs to Support ...Amaya Posts Record Annual and Fourth Quarter Results for 2014Burleson LLP Strengthens Regulatory Capabilities In Denver With Addition Of ...Enhancing Local Capacity Through Operatorship of Oil BlocksHow Providers Can Avoid Antitrust Pitfalls During A Physician Practice Acquisition

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T-Mobile Plans Small Cells as Niche Play
Light ReadingMarch 2, 2015

... in macro-siting density in major cities to make up for its lack of low-band spectrum in these markets, as well as being "smart" with its mid-band spectrum portfolio, which is sizable thanks to AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s required divestitures when the ...more »

Alert: Ninth Circuit Recognizes Efficiencies May Enhance Competition in ...
JD Supra (press release)March 3, 2015

The decision in St. Alphonsus, which requires a divestiture to unwind a consummated acquisition, is most notable because it effectively reversed decades-old law and accepted, in principle, a role for efficiencies in analyzing mergers. While the court ...more »

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Reynolds Confronting Antitrust Concerns Over Lorillard Merger
BloombergMarch 31, 2015

“Meetings between the companies and the commissioners indicate there are unresolved issues with the deal but don't necessarily mean agency staff have recommended challenging the transaction,” said Darren Tucker, an antitrust lawyer at Morgan Lewis ...more »

Victory Energy Reports Full Year 2014 Results and Lucas Energy Business ...
Marketwired (press release)March 31, 2015

Among other things, these agreements provide for the assignment of a 50% working interest in two high-grade Eagle Ford well bores, located in Karnes County, Texas in exchange for funding the drilling and completion of these two wells prior to the ...more »

Charter to buy Bright House Networks
LightWave OnlineMarch 31, 2015

Thus, the acquisition will hinge on whether the Comcast/TWC merger goes through. The fall out from that deal also would see Charter acquire certain assets from the Comcast/TWC tie up (see "Time Warner Cable agrees to merge with Comcast" and "Comcast ...more »

The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces 20% Increase in Common Stock Dividend
MarketWatchMarch 31, 2015

... fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in quarterly operating results and market expectations; mergers, acquisitions, or business investments and divestitures, closings or business consolidations; compliance with laws, regulations ...more »

The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces 20% Increase in Common Stock Dividend
Business Wire (press release)March 31, 2015

... fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in quarterly operating results and market expectations; mergers, acquisitions, or business investments and divestitures, closings or business consolidations; compliance with laws, regulations ...more »

TB EDITORIAL: Pirelli deal — a cultural test tube
Tire BusinessMarch 31, 2015

Historically, this has been an issue in any tire industry takeover or merger, including with Pirelli. In the U.S. Pirelli struggled and ultimately failed to leverage its 1988 acquisition of the former Armstrong Rubber Co. into something on a larger ...more »

CWC-Columbus deal approved in Barbados
TeleGeographyMarch 31, 2015

It is the responsibility of both companies to find a buyer with technical and financial capacity to operate the divested network(s), and the FTC must approve the application before materialising the sale of assets. Customers on the networks in question ...more »

Zimmer-Biomet Deal Gets European Commissions Approval
Zacks.comMarch 31, 2015

Post acquisition, the combined entity – to be named “Zimmer Biomet” – will become a market leader in the $45 billion musculoskeletal industry by creating a more comprehensive and diversified portfolio with 17% market share and attractive cross-selling ...more »

Boutique energy law firm formed in San Antonio following Cox Smith merger
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)March 31, 2015

Santoyo, Moore and Wehmeyer are all board certified in oil, gas and mineral law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have expertise in providing counsel for acquisitions and divestitures, leasing and operations; due diligence; exploration and ...more »

Notable Mergers and Acquisitions 3/31: (CHTR) (CBG)/(JCI) (ENH)/(MRH) (MWV ...
StreetInsider.comMarch 31, 2015

Johnson Controls noted that it had recently completed the sale of its interests in two GWS-related joint ventures to Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. Including the joint venture transactions, aggregate proceeds from the GWS business divestitures are ...more »

BitTitan Launches Partner Advisory Service With Microsoft MVPs to Support ...
Marketwired (press release)March 31, 2015

The BitTitan Partner Advisory Service was designed to enable BitTitan's partners to overcome issues associated with complex migration scenarios often encountered in large enterprise projects, such as during mergers and acquisitions, company ...more »

Amaya Posts Record Annual and Fourth Quarter Results for 2014
StockhouseMarch 31, 2015

Our recent announcements about the planned divestiture of Cadillac Jack and spinoff of Diamond Game is in line with this strategy, and we anticipate providing updates on plans for our other B2B assets in the near future. "Finally .... The merger...more »

Burleson LLP Strengthens Regulatory Capabilities In Denver With Addition Of ...
PR Newswire (press release)March 31, 2015

DENVER, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, a full-service corporate law firm with a focus on the oil and gas sector, announced today that the attorneys of Jost & Shelton Energy Group have joined its Denver location. ... Known for its ...more »

Enhancing Local Capacity Through Operatorship of Oil Blocks
THISDAY LiveMarch 31, 2015

The reality of the asset is that it is the largest on-shore assets that Shell has ever divested,” he stated. He expressed optimism that with the acquisition, the company will add significant value to the oil and gas industry and the nation's economy ...more »

How Providers Can Avoid Antitrust Pitfalls During A Physician Practice Acquisition
The National Law ReviewMarch 30, 2015

The Idaho case, the first ever involving a medical group acquisition divestiture, reminds health systems contemplating practice acquisitions to be prepared to respond to questions about the competitive impact of the acquisition. We spoke with Lisa ...more »

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