Why you should attend
The M&A market has been experiencing a period of great expectations, with economic anxiety creating uncertainty about the future. Increased volumes of tender offers, hostile deals, activist campaigns, as well as spin-offs, has been an important trend, while the use of innovative structuring mechanisms, such as contingent value rights, has been another. M&A participants continue to raise questions about what “the market” for deal terms is, whether buyers or sellers now have the upper hand, and whether the M&A market will return to robust volumes. These questions, along with the new deal technology and case law emerging to address them, are among the points that will be discussed at the Doing Deals program.
A prominent faculty of top lawyers and investment bankers will share their years of experience and teach you how best to represent your clients by creatively structuring, coordinating and managing M&A transactions.
What you will learn
- How to choose a transaction structure: Navigating the world of mergers and tender offers
- Using innovative deal structures to get the deal done: the use and abuse of earnouts, CVRs and dual-track merger/tender offers
- The critical importance of pre-deal documents, such as confidentiality agreements (including the recent decision in Vulcan v. Martin Marietta)
- Special considerations when doing cross-border deals
- Developments in Delaware law relating to M&A deals
- The nuts and bolts of definitive agreements - representations and warranties, covenants, conditions and indemnification provisions
- How to launch or defend against a hostile deal or an activist hedge fund
Who should attend
The program is geared to attorneys in private practice or in-house corporate counsel who seek a practical overview of key issues that arise in the most common types of corporate transactions. This is a full overview of all the skills you need to structure a transaction, draft preliminary and definitive agreements and perform the appropriate due diligence.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
9:15 The Art of Deal Structuring
- Choosing a structure (merger, stock purchase, asset sale)
- The tender and exchange offer - benefits and traps for the unwary
- Bridging the valuation gap: using contingent value rights (CVRs)
- Special issues in cross-border M&A
Raymond O. Gietz, Louis L. Goldberg, Sarah Jones
10:45 Networking Break
11:00 Getting the Deal Started: Preliminary Agreements and the Role of Financial Advisors
- Confidentiality agreements
- The role of financial advisors and fairness opinions
- Effective auction techniques - from bid instruction to closing
James Ben, Igor Kirman, Kevin Miller
12:30 Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 Negotiating Acquisition Agreements in Uncertain Times
- Representations, warranties, covenants, conditions, and indemnification
- Deal protection and deal jumping- lessons learned from the recent past
- Doing the private equity deal
Harsha G. Marti, Jane Morgan, Kelley D. Parker
3:15 Networking Break
3:30 It’s a Hostile World: Takeover Defense and Hostile Deals
- Strategies for bidder approaches and target responses
- Duties of directors in maintaining takeover defenses
- Shark repellants: Effective charter and bylaw provisions
- The pill is dead, long live the pill: New strategies in poison pills
- Case study on responding to a hostile bid
Stephen M. Kotran, Trevor S. Norwitz, Brandon Van Dyke
~ Managing Director, Global Financial Advisory, Rothschild
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