Years: 2016

Compass Lexecon Client Fidelity National Financial Prevails in Delaware Stockholder Appraisal Action

Compass Lexecon President Daniel R. Fischel Testifies Successfully at Trial This case involved a stockholder appraisal action resulting from Fidelity National Financial’s $4.2 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services (“LPS”) in 2014. LPS shareholders who voted in favor of the merger received $37.14 per share, the final merger consideration. A … Continued

Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquisitions of Craft Brewers

A Compass Lexecon team including Dennis Carlton, Bradley Reiff, Yoad Shefi and Peter Marlantes assisted Steven Sunshine and Steven Albertson of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, outside counsel for Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B), in seeking U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approval of two separate acquisitions of craft beer brewers … Continued

Abbott/Alere Material Adverse Effect Litigation

On January 30, 2016, Abbott Labs and Alere Inc. entered into a merger agreement whereby Abbott would acquire all of Alere’s outstanding shares for $56 per share in cash. On December 7, 2016, Abbott sued in Delaware Chancery Court for a declaratory judgment that (i) the events that occurred after … Continued

Vink Acquisition of Polymershapes

Compass Lexecon experts Mary Coleman and David Weiskopf were retained by Tony Kim and Alex Okuliar of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP on behalf of their client, Blackfriars, to perform an economic analysis of Vink’s acquisition of the Polymershapes business from SABIC. The Federal Trade Commission closed its investigation of … Continued

United States Bankruptcy Court Rules in Favor of Compass Lexecon Clients in Determining that Paragon Offshore plc’s Bankruptcy Plan is Not Feasible

On October 28, 2016, the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware ruled that the Modified Second Amended Joint Plan of Paragon Offshore plc and Affiliated Debtors (the “Bankruptcy Plan”) was likely to be followed by further reorganization and was therefore not feasible. On February 14, 2016, Paragon, a provider … Continued


Compass Lexecon was hired by Wabtec and Faiveley, manufacturers of train equipment, to advise the merging parties in the review by the European Commission of their proposed merger. We analyzed the potential extent of unilateral effects in various product lines, on the basis of bidding data. We also studied potential … Continued

ABP/Fane Valley Acquisition of Joint Control of Slaney Foods JV

In October 2016, the European Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition of joint control of Slaney Foods JV and Slaney Proteins (Ireland) by meat processor ABP Group (Ireland) and farmer-owned agri-food company Fane Valley (United Kingdom). A Compass Lexecon team consisting of Justin Coombs, Orjan Sandewall and Georg Clemens assisted the … Continued