Going-Private Transactions: A Practitioner's Guide

41 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2005


This article provides a practitioner's point of view of going-private transactions. Developments in Delaware case law beginning in 2001 have caused the judicial landscape upon which practitioners traditionally rested this type of transaction to shift. As a result, there are now two distinct approaches to implementing going-private transactions that merit consideration by practitioners in this field. The article sets out the legal, structural and strategic considerations underlying each approach from the practitioner's point of view by depicting how going-private transactions actually develop under the two models and providing corporate law practitioners with a guide and a checklist in this relatively novel field of corporate law practice.

Keywords: going-private transactions, strategy, structure, practitioner, Delaware, Journal, Corporate, Law

Suggested Citation

McGuinness, Michael J. and Rehbock, Timo, Going-Private Transactions: A Practitioner's Guide. Delaware Journal of Corporate Law , Vol. 30, Issue 2, p. 437-476, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=736523

Michael J. McGuinness (Contact Author)

General Electric Company ( email )

3135 Easton Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06828
United States
203-373-2432 (Phone)
203-373-3008 (Fax)

Timo Rehbock

Clifford Chance US LLP ( email )

31 west 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019-6131
United States

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