Kirkland M&A Update Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Expect the Unexpected – Foreign Antitakeover Regimes

The confluence of a number of overlapping factors – including an uptick in global and cross-border M&A activity, a resurgence in unsolicited takeover offers, the continued flow of tax inversion transactions, and the growth of activism in non-U.S. markets – means that U.S. companies and investors are more often facing unfamiliar takeover (and antitakeover) regimes as they evaluate and pursue offers for foreign targets.