Tag archives: M&A litigation

Dealing with pending or threatened litigation in M&A

A significant consideration when considering an M&A target can be the impact that pending or threatened litigation has on the proposed transaction. While some organizations may balk at the idea of acquiring a target that is (or is likely to be) the subject of a lawsuit, such companies are often available at significant discounts to … Continue reading

Post-deal litigation: what it is and how to avoid it

A recent article by PWC which appeared in Lexpert Magazine draws attention to a phenomenon that is pervasive in the United States and is becoming much more common in Canada: post-deal litigation.  What is it? Increasingly, shareholders are filing lawsuits to challenge M&A transactions. The litigation often takes the form of a class action, with … Continue reading

M&A litigation part 1: trends regarding M&A transactions valued over $100 million

Last month, Cornerstone Research published a report titled Shareholder Litigation Involving Mergers and Acquisitions – Review of 2013 M&A Litigation, the first report in a 2-part series aimed at assessing trends involving lawsuits filed by shareholders of public target companies which challenge M&A transactions valued over $100 million. The purpose of the report was to … Continue reading
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