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Tuesday | Reuters

Exclusive: Amid investor pressure, PetSmart says to explore sale

PetSmart Inc said on Tuesday it will explore a potential sale of the company, bowing to mounting pressure from several shareholders led by activist investor Jana Partners LLC. Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday that the pet supply retailer, which has a market capitalization of nearly $7 billion, has decided to review strategic alternatives and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Retail, PETsMART, Pets, Law

Tuesday Aug 19 | Benzinga

PetSmart Release Shows Definitive Deal to Pet360, No Terms Disclosed

PetSmart, Inc. , the world's largest specialty retailer of pet supplies and the foremost authority for pet parents seeking services and solutions for the lifetime needs of their pets, today announced that based on a thorough business review that began last spring, the Board of Directors has determined that it will explore strategic alternatives for ... (more)

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Related Topix: PETsMART, Retail, Pets, Law

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Law.com

Top Tax Lawyers Mum on Inversion Debate

More than a decade ago, when corporate inversions first came under scrutiny, a group of leading New York tax lawyers took a principled stand and called for urgent action to stop these deals.

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Related Topix: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison, Law, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, Cravath Swaine and Moore

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Reuters

COLUMN-Little fresh evidence in new Allergan suit: FRANKEL

A few days after the Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant announced that it had teamed up with the activist investor William Ackman to bid for Botox maker Allergan, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz wrote a teeth-gnashing client alert about the new threat to corporate targets from the unholy alliance of a strategic bidder with an activist hedge ... (more)

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Related Topix: AckmanZiff Real Estate Group, Financial Services, Law, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

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Aspen Comments on Withdrawal of Endurance Unsolicited Offer and Shareholder Proposals

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. that it is withdrawing its unsolicited offer to acquire Aspen and abandoning its proposals related to calling a special meeting of Aspen shareholders and petitioning the Supreme Court of Bermuda for an ... (more)

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Related Topix: Insurance, Endurance Specialty Holdings, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Law.com

Heightened Activist Attacks on Boards of Directors

In their Corporate Governance column, David A. Katz, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Laura A. McIntosh, a consulting attorney for the firm, write: The tactics being used by today's activist investors in their approaches to corporate targets are unprecedented.

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Related Topix: Law, Corporate Governance

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