In this episode of Emphasis Added, Season 4 hosts Brock Jones and Matt Chelf spoke with University of Houston Law Center Professor Robert Ragazzo about the recent acquisition of Twitter by Tesla and SpaceX's Elon Musk, and what that deal can teach us about acquisitions in general, including their potential pitfalls. Professor Ragazzo is an expert on Securities Regulation, as well as Business Organizations and Closely Held Corporations. Before his illustrious teaching career, he attended Harvard Law, clerked for the Honorable Jon O. Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Season 4, Episode 4 Contents:
00:25 – Introduction: Professor Robert Ragazzo
01:33 – The Steps in any Acquisition
03:39 – Disclosure Requirements
07:06 – Private Law Suits
20:47 – Twitter Defends
26:19 – The "Poison Pill"
30:30 – Financing Struggles
39:32 – The Lawsuit
44:07 – The Aftermath