Anatomy of a Hostile Takeover Defense: Inside the Allergan Battle

Thursday August 27, 2015 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM | The Pacific Club, Newport Beach

Anatomy of a Hostile Takeover Defense: Inside the Allergan Battle

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Anatomy of a Hostile Takeover Defense: Inside the Allergan Battle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hostile takeover attempts have dominated headlines for the past year, including the recent high profile pursuit of Allergan. Our distinguished panel comprised of current and former professionals from Allergan, Goldman Sachs and Latham & Watkins offered an “inside baseball” look at defending Allergan against the hostile takeover launched by Valeant and billionaire hedge fund founder, Bill Ackman.

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Charles F. Adams
Managing Director
and Head of West Coast
Healthcare Group

Goldman Sachs & Company
Michael Gallagher
Lead
Independent Director

Allergan 
Cary Hyden
Partner
Latham & Watkins LLP 
Arnold Pinkston
Former Executive Vice President
and General Counsel

Allergan 

 

Included among the key topics our experts covered:

  • Best practices in takeover defense planning
  • Board preparedness plans for responding to a threat
  • Anticipating and monitoring potential attacks
  • Interplay between hostile offers and activist attacks
  • Identifying and engaging a team of outside advisors
  • Rights plans, advance notice bylaws and other key takeover defenses
  • Impact of proxy advisory firms