Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Legal news and articles for January 29 - 31, 2016

Wall Street ponders Procter & Gamble splitDataRoom AM: Santos' LNG saleShould Procter & Gamble split apart?Santos eyes PNG sell-off and gas cutsSources: Security Firm Norse Corp. ImplodingJohnson Controls Inc (JCI) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment ResearchTyco (TYC) Earnings Report: Q1 2016 Conference Call TranscriptNewBridge Bancorp: NEWBRIDGE BANCORP (NASDAQ: NBBC) ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER 2015 RESULTSCanadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Market-Making ArrangementCanadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Market-Making ArrangementStaples continues fight for Office Depot despite obstaclesJohnson & Johnson's Results Include a Healthy Dose of AsterisksCommunity groups on KeyCorp-First Niagara deal: Don't close branchesTyco Beats Q1 Earrings & Revenues; Reiterates GuidanceWalter Investment's Ditech buys part of Residential Credit Solutions

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After Electrolux Deal Dies, Four Big Firms Help GE Unload Appliances Unit
The American LawyerJanuary 16, 2016

Haier has agreed to pay $5.4 billion in cash for GE's appliance unit in a deal that reportedly makes it one of the largest acquisitions of a U.S. company by a Chinese entity. To get this deal done, Qingdao-based Haier called on its longtime outside ...more »

Insights Conversations: M&A
Lexology (registration)January 18, 2016

As a result, they frequently focus on short-term, stock price-lifting outcomes like mergers, divestitures or spin-offs. Activists also .... Rodd: I agree, and I would add that it may not become more attractive in the near future to make acquisitions ...more »

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Wall Street ponders Procter & Gamble split
WTSP 10 NewsJanuary 31, 2016

"A breakup may be best for P&G as larger breakups typically result in greater stock returns versus smaller divestitures," Dibadj wrote in a report to investors. But J.P. Morgan analyst John Faucher is skeptical. In an interview with The Enquirer, he ...more »

DataRoom AM: Santos' LNG sale
Business SpectatorJanuary 31, 2016

If that plan falls through, other assets could be divested or another equity raising might be needed. The oil and gas producer is also likely to focus on cost cutting as new chief executive Kevin Gallagher starts today. ... Law firm Freehills' mergers ...more »

Should Procter & Gamble split apart?
Cincinnati.comJanuary 31, 2016

"A breakup may be best for P&G as larger breakups typically result in greater stock returns versus smaller divestitures," Dibadj wrote in a report to investors. But J.P. Morgan analyst John Faucher is skeptical. In an interview with The Enquirer, he ...more »

Santos eyes PNG sell-off and gas cuts
The AustralianJanuary 31, 2016

A string of job cuts has already occurred across Santos, and the group was thought to be well capitalised after tapping the market for $3bn last year and reaping $520 million from divesting its Kipper gas assets. But some question whether the situation ...more »

Sources: Security Firm Norse Corp. Imploding
Krebs on SecurityJanuary 30, 2016

Cornell later changed its name to Yorkville Advisors, an entity that became the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a subsequent lawsuit in which the company was accused of reporting “false and inflated ...more »

Johnson Controls Inc (JCI) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
IRA Market ReportJanuary 30, 2016

Johnson Controls will be merging with Tyco in order to become a leading global multi-industrial company. The company anticipates that market expansion, acquisitions and strategic contracts will improve its performance and boost earnings. However ...more »

Tyco (TYC) Earnings Report: Q1 2016 Conference Call Transcript
TheStreet.comJanuary 30, 2016

In discussing our segment operations, when we refer to changes in backlog and order activity, these figures exclude the impact of foreign currency and divestitures. Additionally, references to operating margins during the call exclude special items ...more »

NewBridge Bancorp: NEWBRIDGE BANCORP (NASDAQ: NBBC) ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER 2015 RESULTS
The Wall Street TranscriptJanuary 30, 2016

In the fourth quarter of 2015, noninterest expense included $2.1 million in acquisition related expenses primarily for the Yadkin merger; whereas in the fourth quarter of 2014 acquisition related expenses primarily for Premier were only $171,000 ...more »

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Market-Making Arrangement
Yahoo Finance UKJanuary 29, 2016

Their mandates typically involve financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, valuations and fairness opinions. The firm's core purpose is to understand the needs of a company and pursue the most appropriate solution that meets that company's ...more »

Canadian Spirit Resources Inc. Announces Market-Making Arrangement
CNNMoneyJanuary 29, 2016

Their mandates typically involve financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, valuations and fairness opinions. The firm's core purpose is to understand the needs of a company and pursue the most appropriate solution that meets that company's ...more »

Staples continues fight for Office Depot despite obstacles
Sun SentinelJanuary 29, 2016

Robert Brighton Jr., a mergers-and-acquisitions lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, said legal fees and expert witness costs for the trial will be in "the millions of dollars," but he doesn't think that would push Staples to pull out of the merger. "The only ...more »

Johnson & Johnson's Results Include a Healthy Dose of Asterisks
Motley FoolJanuary 29, 2016

... over the last couple years, and say, if I'm just interested in how the company is doing operationally, how is management executing, then maybe I don't want to focus so much on one-time events, say, acquisitions and divestitures, and maybe I don't ...more »

Community groups on KeyCorp-First Niagara deal: Don't close branches
Buffalo Business FirstJanuary 29, 2016

Four community groups that have expressed serious concerns about KeyCorp's pending acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. are calling for all of the affected bank branches to remain open. In a letter to the Federal ... KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) in ...more »

Tyco Beats Q1 Earrings & Revenues; Reiterates Guidance
NasdaqJanuary 29, 2016

Strategic acquisitions contributed 3% to top-line growth, partly offset by the impact of divestitures. During the quarter, Tyco ... At the end of the quarter, Tyco signed a merger deal with global diversified technology company, Johnson Controls. Per ...more »

Walter Investment's Ditech buys part of Residential Credit Solutions
HousingWireJanuary 29, 2016

... a number of core operational employees to the Ditech servicing organization as well as entering into new residential mortgage loan subservicing agreements with RCS and the transfer of certain existing residential mortgage loan subservicing ...more »

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