Partners Gardner Davis and John Wolfel contributed an article to Bloomberg BNA’s Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
, “Lessons Learned From Dole Foods: What Not to Do When a Controlling Stockholder Wants to Go Private
,” on September 28, 2015. The article discussed helpful tips from the Dole Foods case, which provided an example of what not to do when trying to take a company private. Davis and Wolfel highlighted items including, being alert to conflicts of interest, adopting protocols governing potential going-private situations and avoiding interference with a committee’s internal affairs.