Lawyers are wordsmiths not mathematicians who, when working on a deal, often leave the complex math to the bankers and accountants.
Mergers & Acquisitions in the Patent Space: Recent Trends Present Opportunities and Hurdles for Businesses
Rockstar Consortium is an entity jointly owned by some of the technology world’s giants (see below). At the end of October, Rockstar filed patent infringement lawsuits against some of the other giants of the industry: Samsung, Google, HTC, ZTE, ASUSTeK, Huawei, LG, and ZTE.
Following the declined levels of Canadian and worldwide M&A activity experienced in Q1 2013, the big question for Q2 results was whether deal-making levels would continue to lag behind the 2012 numbers.
So your company wants to use its stock to buy another company? As we have seen, stock consideration is coming back into vogue.
Even as medical device M&A activity declined in 2012, analysts predicted that “[m]edical device mergers look poised to take off in 2013” and that there would be an “M&A boom in the medical device space.”
Plaintiff law firms continued to file lawsuits in connection with virtually every mergers and acquisitions transaction in 2012, according to an updated report from Cornerstone Research.
As I have frequently noted on this blog (most recently here), one of the most distinctive litigation phenomenon has been the rise in litigation involving M&A activity. It has gotten to the point that virtually every merger now also involves a lawsuit (or, more often, multiple suits).
The growing problem of M&A-related litigation has been well-documented on this site (refer for example here). The prevalence of M&A litigation has grown to the point that virtually every M&A transaction involves litigation, and often involving multiple lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.
US lenders in cross-border M&A transactions often ask how real estate security differs in Canada. The short answer is not much; the security and legal requirements are pretty much the same (though perhaps not as heavily negotiated and labyrinthine as US-style documentation).