2014 Public Company M&A: a short, practical primer

By Ed Batts

Are you considering bidding for a public company? Has your public company received an acquisition bid? What should you do?

Public/public mergers are highly choreographed affairs within confined conditions dictated by Delaware judicial decisions on the subject — to the extent a deal strays past such guardrails, it is subject to close scrutiny by both plaintiffs’ lawyers and judges in Delaware.

This article is a basic entry-level primer for those unfamiliar, or rusty, with public company mergers. These are general themes, and this list is not a substitute for review by knowledgeable counsel…

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