New Wave of M&A Litigation Attacks Private Equity Deals

Posted by Robert Jackson, Managing Editor, Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog, on Friday July 27, 2007 at 10:31 am
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Editor’s Note: This post comes to us from Joseph S. Allerhand and Bradley R. Aronstam of the Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

The increasing involvement of private equity firms in M&A transactions has not gone unnoticed in the courts.  Our recent article in the New York Law Journal, entitled New Wave of M&A Litigation Attacks Private Equity Deals, addresses several recent decisions from the Delaware Court of Chancery involving private equity firms and management buyouts.  The article concludes that, while the players in the M&A market may have changed, the rules of the game remain the same where the board of directors decides that it’s time to sell the company. 

The full article is available here.


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