Mergers and Acquisitions

Our M&A services include the handling of purchases and sales of privately owned businesses in the middle-market, with typical purchase prices ranging from $20 million to $500 million. The Firm’s M&A clients include family-owned businesses, closely held businesses, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, entrepreneurs, employee stock ownership plans and chapter 11 debtors. We also represent public companies in their purchases of privately held businesses or sales of subsidiaries or divisions.

We have handled M&A transactions in a variety of industries, including specialty manufacturing, transportation, food and restaurant, steel, insurance, marketing, consulting, distribution, retail, specialty packaging, telecommunications, technology, software, information services and consumer products.

We regularly represent buyers, sellers and management groups in M&A transactions.  For sellers, our attorneys apply their practical experience and structuring expertise to provide clients with the ability to timely close a transaction while maximizing the transaction’s after-tax value.  We regularly assist sellers through all aspects of the transaction, from the selection of investment bankers to due diligence preparation to comparison and selection of bids to negotiation and closing of the transaction.

Buyers rely on us to guide them through the due diligence review of a potential target, the creation of the best transaction structure, the negotiation of key terms, the preparation of documentation and the closing of the transaction.  By understanding the buyer’s objectives and post-closing strategy, we provide practical advice targeted at the critical deal points.

Our M&A attorneys work closely with our tax, antitrust, intellectual property, ERISA, labor, finance, environmental and other firm attorneys as required by each transaction.