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M&A Deals: Inherent Risk & Adequate Pricing

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from Francois Mallette,
L.E.K. Consulting.

Toppan Vintage asks, in your experience, do dealmakers adequately price in the inherent risk involved in M&A deals? Mr. Mallette weighs in...

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Strategy Against Activist Demands

Last year saw shareholder activists super-sizing their bets and seeking new targets in foreign markets. This growth has prompted companies to become more strategic in dealing with activist demands, though investors are also viewed as better suited to combat opposition against their campaigns. 

In order to find out how shareholder activism will impact 2018 dealmaking, Toppan Vintage, in partnership with Activistmonitor and Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of the M&A Pulse newsletter.

Toppan Vintage question: What do you think will happen to the number of activist campaigns worldwide over the next
12 months? Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Preparing for Crossborder Deal Challenges

It is little secret among decision-makers at corporations and private equity firms that M&A deals don’t always succeed after closing. Given the complexity of combining two independent entities, overcoming cultural as well as language barriers, synthesizing redundant systems and more, the chance of a deal failing or leading to a negative outcome can be considerable.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on failed deals.

Lesson #5: Prepare for crossborder challenges. Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Lessons from Failed Deals: Focus on Regulatory Due Diligence

Dealmakers know acquisitions carry risk. But when it comes to seeing the real-life vulnerabilities of a specific deal bound for failure, most don’t spot their own biggest problems in advance.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on failed deals.

Lesson #4: Focus on regulatory due diligence. Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Country Risk: Understanding Determinants, Measures and Implications in Deal Planning

By, Professor Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business.

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Examining the Takeover: Do Tech Acquisitions Pay Off for Acquirers?

By, Dr. Jens Kengelbach, Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group; Dr. Georg Keienburg, Principal and Core Member of the Corporate Development and Industrial Goods practices at The Boston Consulting Group; Timo Schmid, Principal in the Munich office of The Boston Consulting Group; Ketil Gjerstad, Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group; Jesper Nielsen, Partner and Managing Director in the London office of The Boston Consulting Group; Decker Walker, Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group. 

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Methods for Countering Bribery and Corruption in M&A

By, Hogan Lovells, global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions and governments across the spectrum of their business and legal issues globally and locally

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Lessons from Failed Deals: Anticipate the Unexpected

It is little secret among decision-makers at corporations and private equity firms that M&A deals don’t always succeed after closing. Given the complexity of combining two independent entities, overcoming cultural as well as language barriers, synthesizing redundant systems and more, the chance of a deal failing or leading to a negative outcome can be considerable.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on failed deals.

Lesson #2: Anticipate the unexpected. Leading deal experts weigh in...

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PE Firms Face Rising Valuations and Competition for Targets

Private equity is continuing to attract investor capital in 2018, despite increasingly tough conditions for buyouts. With new fundraising contributing to an already record amount of dry powder, PE firms are facing a competitive dealmaking landscape and rising valuations for targets. Volatility across global markets raises the question of what the future of deals looks like for PE firms. 

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on the current and future state of unicorn companies.

Toppan Vintage question: What types of deals do you expect to see more of in the next 12 months?  Leading deal experts weigh in...

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The Effect of Disclaimers on M&A Fraud Claims

By, Michael Farhang, Esq., former Federal Prosecutor and a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.   

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The Narrowing Window for the "Merger Tax" in M&A Stockholder Lawsuits

By, Barbara Becker, Esq., Partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of the firm's M&A Practice Group; Stephen Glover, Esq., Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of the Firm's M&A Practice; and Daniel Alterbaum, Esq., an Associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. 

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Lessons from Failed Deals: Recognize the Importance of Management

M&A is not a step to be taken lightly. The nuances of a large deal can be mind-bogglingly complex, no matter how enticing the combination appears. Integrating two entities into a single coherent structure takes careful planning and the ability to
counter unforeseen problems. Cultural and language barriers can create confusion and mistrust, or even outright discord. Redundant systems and bureaus must be synthesized or streamlined, sometimes across different countries, all in parallel.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on failed deals.

Lesson #3: Recognize the importance of management. Leading deal experts weigh in...

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Finding and Securing the Right M&A Targets

By, Sven Wahle, Managing Director at Accenture Strategy in Munich and Takashi Yokotaki, Managing Director at Accenture in Tokyo.  

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The SEC Breach and the New Age of Cybersecurity

The year 2017 has seen a paradoxical evolution in cybersecurity threats. On the one hand, large, shocking breaches seem to be on the rise, such as the Equifax intrusion that compromised 143 million Social Security numbers. Massive damages have also been seen at the likes of FedEx and container shipping firm Maersk, both of which said attacks by the NotPetya ransomware would cost them up to US$300m.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on the new age of cybersecurity. 

Toppan Vintage question: Data breaches such as that of Equifax have become increasingly common across sectors and
geographies. Do you think hackers are becoming more sophisticated, or are companies’ systems more vulnerable? Or both? Leading experts weigh in...

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Toppan Vintage and Transaction Advisors Announce Exclusive Partnership

Leading international financial printing and communications firm sponsors M&A Conference Series

Toppan Vintage, a leading international financial printing, communications and technology company, announced today an exclusive partnership with Transaction Advisors, a prestigious technical journal that publishes select white papers, technical articles, and research studies on the critical issues impacting corporate transaction planning, structuring, and execution.

The partnership features Toppan Vintage’s role as exclusive partner for Transaction Advisors’ 2018 M&A Conference Series. The conference series includes the Chicago Middle Market M&A Conference at The University of Chicago, the San Francisco M&A Conference at Wharton San Francisco, the Chicago Public Company M&A Conference at The University of Chicago, and the 5th Annual Finance and M&A Industry Reception. Toppan Vintage’s clients and prospects will be provided with a discount on conference registrations for each of the events.

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Lessons from Failed Deals: Devote Extra Resources to Integration

M&A is not a step to be taken lightly. The nuances of a large deal can be mind-bogglingly complex, no matter how enticing the combination appears. Integrating two entities into a single coherent structure takes careful planning and the ability to counter unforeseen problems.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on failed deals.

Lesson #6: Devote extra resources to integration. Leading deal experts weigh in...

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FCA Adopts Changes to Rules Governing Information Available for IPOs

By, Mark Bergman, Esq., Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; John  Satory, Esq., Counsel in the Corporate Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Sofia Martos, Esq., Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. 

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Government Shutdown: What it Means for the SEC & EDGAR

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Mega-Mergers Pushed Down 2017 M&A Volumes, Top Democrats Seek Hearings

By, Bloomberg BNA

Although mega-merger volumes were down in 2017 year-over-year, the stage is set in 2018 for a renewed focus on the effects of so-called mega- mergers on businesses and consumers. December 2017 ushered in the announcement of the two latest mega-mergers—the $69 billion CVS-Aetna deal and the proposed $52 billion merger of Disney and 21st Century Fox. Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods was also part of this year’s lineup of blockbuster deals.

Despite the overall drop in the volume of mergers and acquisitions in 2017, the outlook for 2018 is bullish. PwC’s leader of U.S. deals, Bob Saad, said Dec. 14 that he expects a “very strong and active year.”

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Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Public Companies

The SEC, which is itself responsible for disciplining companies for lax cybersecurity policies, had a highprofile
breach of its own in 2017, calling into question the safety of filers’ data.

Toppan Vintage, a trusted financial printing and communications company, in partnership with Mergermarket, is pleased to present the newest edition of M&A Pulse newsletter. This newsletter features responses from US-based senior corporate executives who shared their insights on the new age of cybersecurity. 

Toppan Vintage question: Do you think filers should be concerned about the security of the data they file with the SEC given the apparent cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the Commission’s systems? Are there ways for companies to protect themselves from the damage of potential future breaches? Leading experts weigh in...

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