Shareholder Disclosure Issues in M&A Transactions: Notice and Appraisal Rights, Materiality, Conflicts, Omissions
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the disclosure obligations of directors and officers when obtaining shareholder consent to a private company merger. The panel will discuss the duty to notify shareholders, information that should be provided about a pending transaction, omissions that can be materially misleading, and disclosures that must be provided in connection with the appraisal rights notice.
- Background: procedural differences between public and private company mergers
- Obtaining shareholder approval in private company deals
- Written consent in lieu of a meeting
- Notice to non-consenting shareholders
- Disclosure obligations: deal terms, conflicts of interest, other information deemed "material"
- Appraisal rights
- Notice provided to non-consenting shareholders
- Disclosure requirements
The panel will review these and other critical issues:
- What notice requirements are imposed on directors vis a vis shareholders in connection with a proposed merger?
- What kinds of information must be provided to shareholders?
- In formulating disclosures, how do directors and officers determine what is material?
- What documentation should be included with an appraisal notice?
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