Depomed Comments on Horizon Withdrawal of Offer to Acquire Company

NEWARK, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:  DEPO) (“Depomed” or the “Company”) today issued the following statement regarding Horizon Pharma plc’s (NASDAQ: HZNP) (“Horizon”) decision to withdraw its acquisition proposal. The withdrawal follows a ruling today by the Santa Clara County Superior Court enjoining Horizon Pharma’s exchange offer and proxy solicitation based on Horizon’s misuse […]

Mercer Advisors acquires Spruce Hill Capital

Santa Barbara-based registered investment advisor Mercer Advisors Inc. has announced its acquisition of Spruce Hill Capital, an RIA firm managing $110 million in client assets and located in Guilford, Connecticut. Mercer Advisors is the parent company of RIA Mercer Global Advisors, which has over $6 billion in assets under management and more than 5,000 clients. The purchase […]

Zanu PF targets Magaya, Makandiwa

ZANU PF has set its eyes on Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Walter Magaya and United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa for funding to raise the $3 million required for its December conference. The annual Zanu PF conference will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from December 7 […]

A world with no IRS? Really?

Abolish the IRS! That’s what four Republican presidential candidates want to do. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee have all said they would so radically simplify taxes that they would put the IRS out of work. Under his tax reform proposal, Cruz even said filing one’s taxes will involve nothing more than […]

NFA’s New Cybersecurity Guidance: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

The NFA is signaling that it expects either compliance with the “guidance” or an explanation as to why alternative methods are sufficient. This article was written by Nicholas A. Oldham, Phyllis B. Sumner and Mark H. Francis. Nick Oldham is a former federal prosecutor with significant experience handling matters stemming from cybersecurity and privacy incidents. He specifically […]

SEC: Remarks To The ALI CLE 2015 Conference On Life Insurance Company Products, Dave Grim, Director, Division Of Investment Management, U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 2015

Thank you, Steve, for your kind introduction. Good morning and thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. Before I begin, let me remind you that the views I express are my own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Commission, any of the Commissioners, or any other colleague on the […]