MERGER

ACQUISITION

DIVESTITURE

Our members have vast experience in handling negotiated transactions and recapitalizations, including mergers, stock or asset purchases and divestitures by public and private companies, roll-ups, restructurings, spin-offs, leveraged buy-outs, and “going-private” transactions, as well as hostile or contested transactions, such as tender offers, proxy fights and forced change of control.  

 

We are experienced in representing sellers, buyers, investors, investment banks, commercial banks, private equity and venture capital funds, institutional lenders, independent director committees, and management groups.

 

Our members have advised on structuring various takeover defense mechanisms, including the adoption of special charter and by-law provisions, shareholder rights plans or “poison pills,” the creation of multiple classes of voting stock, and similar devices.

We have represented bidders, targets, financial advisers, merchant bankers, and other parties in hundreds of transactions ranging from small, privately negotiated transfers of shares or assets to leveraged buyouts, large business combinations, and contested takeovers.