Tag Archives: Acquisitions

What You Should Know Before Dabbing Into the Risks of Marijuana-Related Mergers and Acquisitions

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law As public support grows for the legalization of marijuana in the US and Canada, mergers and acquisitions lawyers should be studying up now … Continue reading

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Recent acquisitions: really bad court decisions edition

Tarkay and Patricia Govezensky posters, from Romm Art Creations v. Simcha Int'l, Inc., 786 F.Supp. 1126 (E.D.N.Y. 1992), an absolutely terrible decision finding that the "Women and Cafes" style was inherently distinctive and thus had secondary meaning and high strength … Continue reading

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GAO – Agencies Need to Involve Chief Information Officers in Reviewing Billions of Dollars in Acquisitions

Information Technology: Agencies Need to Involve Chief Information Officers in Reviewing Billions of Dollars in Acquisitions GAO-18-42: Published: Jan 10, 2018. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2018. “Most of the 22 selected agencies did not identify all of their information technology … Continue reading

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Acquisitions as Lotteries

Schneider and Spalt post a paper, Acquisitions as Lotteries: Do Managerial Gambling Attitudes Influence Takeover Decisions? The paper suggests that acquisitive CEOs might share some attributes with gamblers playing with other people's money. Abstract: This paper analyzes takeover announcements for… … Continue reading

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Coates on Mergers and Acquisitions

John C. Coates, IV has posted Managing Disputes Through Contract: Evidence from M&A on SSRN with the following abstract: An important set of contract terms manages potential disputes. In a detailed, hand-coded sample of mergers and acquisition (M&A) contracts from… … Continue reading

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