When Deals Hear from Congress
How likely is your transaction to attract a congressional letter? We analyzed 301 letters over the past decade to understand the impact they have on M&A.
A Toss-Up: How Will Trump or Biden Govern When One Finally Wins?
Today, neither President Donald Trump nor his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, has secured the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House after an unprecedented, unpredictable campaign that played out amid a global pandemic, economic recession and a national reckoning on race.
For Regulation FD, Is There Life After 20?
This October marks 20 years since Regulation Fair Disclosure (“Reg FD”) went into effect. This SEC rule dramatically reshaped the investor relations practice of giving forward-looking business guidance, which is again being reshaped by COVID-19. So how should companies respond?
Energy M&A: A Love Story
Deals, particularly all-stock deals, are like marriages. Shareholders of both companies will have a continuing stake in the success of the combined company. So when the valuation alone isn’t conventionally attractive to the seller’s shareholders, it’s up to the sellers to woo them: "We’re not marrying for money. We found the right partner to grow old together."
Don’t Leave Your Corporate Reputation in the Hands of Congress
Pandemic-related liability protections currently under consideration in Congress as part of the next potential coronavirus relief bill could reduce certain types of litigation risk, but legislation alone cannot address the effects of damaging legal allegations at a time of heightened public scrutiny.