Merger and Acquisition
Whether its forming a strategic alliance or making a public offering, you need lawyers with deal-making experience on your side. We are active in all aspects of merger and acquisitions and similar transactions in the United States and abroad. We represent both U.S. and non-U.S. acquirers.
Public Transactions. We represent acquirers or target companies in both friendly and unsolicited acquisitions. These transactions frequently involve negotiated or unsolicited tender offers, mergers involving an exchange of securities, minority investments, leveraged buyouts or proxy contests.
Private Transactions. We represent buyers of subsidiaries or other privately-held businesses, companies seeking to divest unwanted subsidiaries or divisions, and companies engaging in various types of joint ventures. Many of the private acquisitions involve an “auction” process.
Coordinated Service. As required by specific transactions, we involve other lawyers in the areas of corporate law, financing, securities law, tax law, financial institutions, antitrust, litigation, environmental law, employee benefits and other relevant areas of federal and state law. When appropriate in international transactions, we also involve our local counsel affiliates.