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  1. TA Associates Acquires Majority Interest in Masquepet S.L. (Kiwoko)...Read the original story

    Wednesday | Venture Capital Access Online

    ... pet owners improve the lives of their pets,' said Javier Osa and Alvaro Gutierrez, co-founders of Kiwoko. Latham & Watkins served as legal counsel to TA Associates. Alemany, Escalona & De Fuentes served as legal advisor to Corpfin Capital and Prince ...


  2. TA Associates invests in Spain-based pet care chain KiwokoRead the original story

    Yesterday | PE Hub

    ... improve the lives of their pets," said Javier Osa and A lvaro GutiA rrez, co-founders of Kiwoko. Latham & Watkins served as legal counsel to TA Associates. Alemany, Escalona & De Fuentes served as legal advisor to Corpfin Capital and Prince ...


  3. TA Associates buys majority of KiwokoRead the original story

    Yesterday | PE Hub

    ... terms weren't announced. Madrid-based Kiwoko is a chain of pet care specialty retail stores in Spain. Latham & Watkins served as legal counsel to TA Associates. Alemany, Escalona & De Fuentes served as legal advisor to Corpfin Capital and Prince ...


  4. Google Capital invests in Care.comRead the original story

    Yesterday | PE Hub

    ... stock from Matrix Partners for $30.5 million. Morgan Stanley acted as placement agent to and Latham & Watkins served as's legal counsel in the transaction. Buyouts Insider/Argosy Group LLC produces several free newsletters that are ...


  5. It's over: ETE walks away from Williams dealRead the original story

    Wednesday | SNL Financial

    ... easily delivered by their own lawyers and outside experts, only began to elude ETE's tax lawyers at Latham & Watkins after the CEO had soured on the deal. In hearings in Delaware Chancery Court on June 20 and 21, both Whitehurst and Latham & ...


  6. Energy Transfer terminates merger agreement with WilliamsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Reuters

    ... the required tax opinion. Energy Transfer Equity has argued the deal cannot close because its lawyers at Latham & Watkins were unable to declare that it would be tax-free. The company originally raised the tax problem in April and rejected two ...


  7. Evolving Director-Investor Communications: Preparing for Your...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | JD Supra

    Preparation, two-way communication, targeted proactive engagement and choosing the right director for the job are the keys to a successful engagement strategy, say Latham & Watkins partners Mark Gerstein and Steve Stokdyk in discussion with Matthew Sherman, President, Partner, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, and Jennifer Sherman, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Signal Corporation, and Board Member, Franklin Electric Co. Gerstein: How has the volume and depth of director-investor engagement grown and accelerated over the past two to three years? J. Sherman: We have seen a significant change at Federal Signal Corporation.


  8. Chancery Addresses Commercially Reasonable Efforts and Denies Request to Enforce DealRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Delaware Litigation

    ... consummation of the merger was the issuance of an opinion by the tax attorneys for ETE at the law firm of Latham & Watkins. The firm was specified in the agreement, and in its sole discretion, was to issue an opinion as a prerequisite to closing, to ...


  9. Williams Cos. keeps up pressure on Energy Transfer; votes to approve merger, appeal court decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Dallas Morning News

    ... in the complicated structure of the deal had been made and informed the company's outside tax counsel, Latham & Watkins. The law firm, too, conceded there was a mistake, in that the deal, which was supposed to be tax-free, might no longer be so. It ...


  10. Williams shareholders vote for deal as ETE prepares to walkRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Reuters

    ... fall in the company's shares. ETE argues that it is not able to close the deal because its tax advisers at Latham & Watkins could not determine that the deal would be tax-free, as anticipated when the agreement was originally signed. Court of ...


  11. Despite Doubts, Glasscock Lets ETE Walk From Williams DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 |

    Judge says he approached the case "with a skeptical eye" but believes that law firm Latham & Watkins acted in good faith William McKee had a very equivocal answer last week at the end of a two-day trial in Georgetown, Del., where Williams was asking Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III to force Energy Transfer Equity to complete a $20 billion purchase of its natural gas pipeline rival. The case hinged on an arcane question of tax law.


  12. Fitch: Williams Companies Remains on Rating Watch Negative Following Unfavorable RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Business Wire

    ... September 2015. In order for the merger to close, one of the conditions precedent was that ETE's counsel, Latham & Watkins, was to deliver a 721(a) tax opinion which would state that the merger 'should' qualify as a tax-free event under Internal ...


  13. Energy Transfer Equity: All Ethics AsideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Seeking Alpha

    Friday, we finally got the news that the Energy Transfer Equity and Williams Companies deal is off. ETE got the ruling it was looking for, with a Delaware court ruling that ETE will not have to go ahead with the WMB merger because its law firm Latham & Watkins cannot offer a tax opinion by the June 28th deadline.


  14. Williams: Missing Out On The Lottery Isn't The Worst OutcomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Seeking Alpha

    ... Sam Glascock III, ETE got lucky with the negative tax opinion. Williams claims the tax advisors of Latham & Watkins went out of their way to find a negative opinion for a top client. Even the testimony of the head of tax at ETE has to be questioned ...


  15. Delaware judge: Kelcy Warren's Energy Transfer Equity can back out of ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Dallas Morning News

    ... ETE had breached the merger agreement or whether the company had a valid claim that its tax law firm Latham & Watkins could no longer determine if the deal would be tax neutral, a key requirement of the agreement. "Because ... Williams has failed to ...


  16. Energy Transfer Set to Walk From Williams Deal Following Delaware RulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 |

    ... Cos. ( WMB ) after Del. Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock ruled late this afternoon that ETE's lawyers at Latham & Watkins acted in good faith when they decided they could not issue a tax opinion required to close the deal. Williams has not yet said if ...


  17. Williams Companies-Energy Transfer: Time To ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Seeking Alpha

    ... six months after the merger was inked. The lynchpin of the deal is that the agreement says ETE law firm Latham & Watkins has to give a tax opinion, but Latham says that it can't because it's unsure of whether the deal would be taxable or not. ETE ...


  18. NCAA paid Mark Emmert $1.9M in 2014, tax return showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | USA Today

    ... According to the new return, the NCAA paid nearly $8.2 million in fiscal 2015 to one outside law firm - Latham & Watkins, which represented the NCAA in entanglements related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State and in concussions-related ...


  19. Energy Transfer (ETE) Stock Up on Speculation Williams Cos. Merger Will FailRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 |

    ... Court of Chancery about whether Energy Transfer used "reasonable best efforts" to get a tax opinion from Latham & Watkins that is needed for the merger to close. "We believe ETE won," Timm Schneider, an analyst at Evercore ISI , said in a note cited ...


  20. Wall Street Bets Energy Transfer-Williams Deal Is About to DieRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 22 | The Washington Post

    ... in Delaware's Court of Chancery. Judge Sam Glasscock said Tuesday a key issue is whether lawyers from Latham & Watkins LLP, who were hired to assess the tax implications of the deal, acted in "good faith" when they concluded it was marred by ...