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Practice/Industry Group Overview

We negotiate, structure and close numerous complex mergers and acquisitions each year. We represent founders selling to private equity groups, institutional buyers doing rollups, national clients executing strategic initiatives and many other sophisticated M&A parties. Our M&A team consists of more than 50 attorneys who work closely with clients to identify and refine their business, tax, financial and strategic objectives. We also access our deep firm resources in specialized areas of expertise including antitrust, employee compensation and benefits, environmental, tax, real estate, regulatory and securities.

While our M&A representations span from Fortune 100 companies to smaller transactions, we have developed a significant niche practice in middle market acquisitions, especially those with an enterprise value of $50-$750 million.

Representative Clients

We represent a broad range of parties to any given M&A deal including:

  • Sellers, especially founders and entrepreneurs
  • Buyers
  • Institutional buyers
  • Boards of directors including independent committees
  • Investment banks and placement agents
  • Private equity groups
  • Management (in management buyouts or MBOs)

Representative Industries

Our M&A clients span many industries. Recent engagements include the following industries:

  • Financial institutions
  • Health care
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Information technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Insurance
  • Medical devices

Representative Engagements

We have been involved with numerous engagements including:

  • Asset sales
  • Corporate governance and fiduciary duty advice
  • Exchange offers
  • Divestitures
  • Going-private transactions
  • Hostile takeovers
  • International and cross-border
  • Joint ventures
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Mergers
  • Private equity
  • Proxy contests
  • Recapitalizations
  • Rollups
  • Spin-offs and split-offs
  • Stock sales
  • Tender offers