June 7, 2011

IPOs: Rare Case of Poison Pill for Newly Public Company

John Laide of FactSet notes that “Lone Pine Resources went public recently. Lone Pine is a subsidiary of Forest Oil Corp. that is based in Canada but is incorporated in Delaware. Lone Pine is the first U.S. incorporated company to IPO with a poison pill in place since 2007. It used to not be uncommon for companies to go public with a pre-adopted poison pill – but no company had done so since Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance in October 2007.”