When considering how to structure a deal – consider appraisal. That’s one of the takeaways from a detailed M&A presentation by lawyers at Morgan Lewis. As we’ve covered before, the existence of appraisal rights, how they may be exercised, and what percentage of shareholders may exercise appraisal rights are considerations for deal lawyers

“Appraisal after Dell” by Professor Guhan Subramanian has been published in the book “The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping up?”  While the book covers a number of topics in recent corporate law, including challenges to Delaware primacy, activism, and disclosure-only settlements with respect to mergers, it also covers the oft-changing world

In the wake of the Dr Pepper decision that a reverse triangular merger does not carry appraisal rights and considering corporate counsel’s growing concern over appraisal petitions, one might wonder whether we will see a rush of reverse triangular mergers in order to try and thwart investor’s appraisal rights. Lawyers from Fried Frank say no