Dealing with Buyer’s Remorse: What to do when Deals Go Wrong

The energy industry experienced a renaissance in recent years. The combination of hydraulic fracturing and GIS software led to remarkable expansion of US oil and gas production. Unfortunately, the industry has become the victim of its own success. The dramatic drop in oil prices in the past year have been the result of a glut

National Security Clearances for Foreign Investment in the US

Generally, US law makes it simple for foreign companies and individual investors to acquire US assets and invest in US companies. However, the President of the United States has the authority to block or unwind foreign acquisitions of sensitive US assets on the grounds of national security. Voluntary CFIUS National Security Reviews Parties to a

Do you have a Corporate Development Plan for 2016?

A corporate development team’s function is to develop corporate growth strategies, identify opportunities, and execute deals for your company. With sights set on growth and enhancing value, the team may advise your company on M&A, strategic alliances, research and development, and joint ventures. Large corporations often have a dedicated corporate development department  led by a

Building your Corporate Development Team

Whether you are an emerging company, middle market company, or publicly traded company, it is important to understand the role that a Corporate Development department or committee plays. The corporate development team’s function is to develop corporate growth strategies, identify opportunities, and execute deals for your company. With sights set on growth and enhancing value,

Corporate Development Strategies in 2016

As we enter into the new year, McCullough Sudan is pleased to launch of its new blog: “Corporate Development Strategies” (www.corp-dev.com). This blog will examine the legal, business and tax aspects of corporate development including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, expanding into new foreign and domestic markets, and the development and commercialization of technologies. We will

Latest Corporate Inversion: Johnson Controls and TYCO

According to New York Times’s Dealbook, Johnson Controls has agreed to merge with Tyco to redomicile from the United States to Ireland and thereby reduce its global tax bill. Corporate inversions have been in the IRS’s cross-hairs for some time. Recently, in November 2015, Treasury announced new rules intended to make corporate inversions more difficult.