Clover Health is an insurance company focusing on Medicare Advantage that uses its proprietary software platform to offer PPO and HMO plans to eligible consumers. It fits the mold for many would-be SPAC acquisitions: a technology company with its own platform (known as the Clover Assistant) servicing a growing industry
Cornerstone Research recently released its 2016 midyear assessment of federal securities class-actions filings. The report finds an increase in filings in the first half of 2016, with particular increases in M&A filings, filings against U.S.-exchange-listed companies and S&P 500 companies, and filings within both the Financial and Consumer Non-Cyclical sectors.
Below are some key takeaways from and observations about Cornerstone’s report:
Cornerstone Research’s latest annual report discloses that the number and average size of securities class-action settlements increased in 2015 as compared to 2014. Total settlement dollars rose to more than $3 billion – similar to the annual average for the prior five years, but a significant increase from 2014.
Cornerstone attributes the 2015 increase in settlements to three consecutive year-over-year increases in case filings. In addition, Cornerstone notes that more of those cases were larger cases, leading to eight “mega” settlements (of $100 million or more) in 2015.