Mergers & Aquisitions

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Our lawyers have developed a high level of expertise in mergers and acquisitions. Our extensive experience in this area means that our attorneys have the unparalleled ability to quickly understand our clients’ business goals, negotiating strategies and risk appetites. We can then identify issues early in the transaction process and formulate appropriate solutions consistent with our clients’ needs.

Our attorneys represent clients in equity and asset purchases, mergers, divisional carve–outs, management buyouts, and the purchase and sale of minority and controlling interests. We have a strong reputation for providing sound legal advice in leveraged acquisitions and roll-up transactions.

Our clients include strategic buyers and sellers, as well as private equity firms. We represent clients in the insurance services, financial services, healthcare, media, communication, manufacturing, consumer product, and technology industries.

  • Acted as lead acquisition counsel in several leveraged, private equity sponsored “roll-up” programs involving hundreds of acquisitions, resulting in portfolio companies having current values in the $1 – 3 billion range.  Purchase price consideration in these deals consisted of cash, participating equity and seller “earn outs”.
  •  Represented a leading insurance broker in its acquisition of the retail distribution division of a publicly traded insurance holding company, for consideration of up to $120 million. The deal involved the acquisition of several subsidiaries and subsidiary assets, the joint sharing of intellectual property and other assets, and a highly detailed transition services agreement.
  • Acted as counsel to a closely held specialty apparel manufacturer with operations both in the United States and overseas in its sale to a large private equity sponsored purchaser.
  • Represented a medical device company in a $120 million merger with a strategic purchaser, a New York Stock Exchange listed company.
  • Represented a medical imaging and ultrasound service provider in its purchase of a digital imaging system solution business.