M&A activity in the connected vehicles sector might need to be notified to antitrust authorities, even when the target has limited revenues, as shown by the recent Intel/Mobileye deal.
Connected vehicles (or, taking it one step further, self-driving cars) are computers on wheels and represent a rapidly changing area raising major challenges – including compliance with legal and regulatory obligations. … Continue Reading
With EY’s confirmation that growth in big data deals is running at an annual rate close to 30% coming hot on the heels of Microsoft’s $26 billion purchase of LinkedIn, the summer has seen intensification of the global dash-for-data. Underlining this increased emphasis on data-driven deals is the fact that data has firmly established itself as the primary commodity to … Continue Reading
A non-compete obligation which is imposed on the seller in the context of a M&A transaction can be permissible when it is ancillary to the transfer of the relevant business, that is, when it is directly related and necessary to the implementation of the deal. In order to enjoy the fruits of the purchase of the transferred business, the buyer … Continue Reading