Public M&A Year in Review: Trends and Highlights from 2015

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST

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An integral part of negotiating a public M&A deal is awareness of market practice and developments. Practical Law's What's Market database tracks and summarizes publicly filed merger agreements so you can keep informed of market trends and new approaches to complex deal terms.

Join Practical Law for a free 60-minute webinar in which Daniel Rubin, Senior Editor, Practical Law Corporate and M&A, will analyze What's Market data and review critical M&A trends, unique transactions and highlights from 2015 that may affect your practice in 2016.

During the webinar, the presenter will discuss:

  • The past year's record level of M&A activity as measured in both volume and dollar value.
  • The ongoing predominance of strategic-buyer activity and stock-for-stock deals in 2015.
  • The continuing influence of shareholder activism on the M&A market.
  • Legal developments and trends from 2015 that will influence deal-making in 2016.
  • And more.

Also, be sure to check out What's Market, which provides a continuously updated database of agreements covering a range of corporate, securities, finance and commercial topics, including public merger agreements and spin-offs. In the public merger agreements database, you can analyze and compare negotiated terms, such as fiduciary outs, matching rights, termination fees and pricing collars, across multiple deals. What's Market also contains links to the underlying public documents.

A short Q&A session will follow.

Daniel Rubin, Senior Legal Editor, Practical Law Corporate and M&A

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