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In a Pickle: Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods (B)

 John Coates, Clayton Rose, and David Lane   (Published: October 5, 2011)
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HLS 12-05
3 pages
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Supplements the (A) case with the key preliminary factual findings of Delaware Vice Chancellor Travis Laster in the shareholder lawsuit, and poses the question of what practical consequences would flow from the decision. 

Learning Objectives

The case encourages participants to explore the practical consequences of legal review of public company buyouts, the legal duties of investment banks to their clients, and the potential conflicts of interest faced by boards, managers, and investment banks in such transactions.

Subjects Covered

Mergers & Acquisitions, Shareholder Lawsuits, Conflicts of Interest, Corporate and Securities Law, Ethics


Geographic: United States

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods

Event Year Begin: 2010

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For hard copies, please contact Lisa Brem E-mail: lbrem@law.harvard.edu; Ph: +1-617-495-8689

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