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November 10, 2011

Mergers and Acquisitions: Motley Rice securities lawyer piece published in TEXPERS Pension Observer

The fall issue of The TEXPERS Pension Observer has published an article by Motley Rice member Marlon Kimpson entitled, "Corporate Dealmaking and Shareholders: Trust but Verify."

A securities lawyer, Kimpson is familiar with the complexities of mergers and acquisitions and says in his article that, although the recent increase in corporate deals may be good for the financial markets and economy, investors should be cautious and aware of their rights when their companies are going through mergers and acquisitions.

Kimpson attributed the increase in mergers and acquisition deals to strong stock prices that can be used as currency and large amounts of cash in the hands of corporations and private equity buyers. He emphasized, however, that shareholders need to know not only the price they are being offered in an acquisition but also the process of the acquisition.

"No one knows the true value of a company more than the directors and officers. These players possess information unknown to the market … In certain circumstances, litigation is appropriate and can create significant value for the shareholders of the target company," wrote Kimpson.

Read the full article on mergers and acquisitions and deal cases in The TEXPERS Pension Observer.

Learn more about how Motley Rice securities lawyers work to protect the interests of investors in mergers and acquisitions. To learn more about recent cases in which our attorneys  have been involved, contact Marlon Kimpson.