Mergers & Acquisitions

We have a comprehensive mergers & acquisitions practice representing buyers and sellers in both public and private company strategic transactions, as well as financial sponsor transactions. We have served as lead counsel in more than 300 transactions ranging in size from $20 million to more than $15 billion in the last four years.

In recent years, our corporate M&A practice has been recognized by The M&A Advisor with a M&A Deal of the Year award in the following categories:

Additionally, the firm was recognized as a finalist in four different categories in 2015.

Our mergers & acquisitions experience spans most major industries and most major markets. Services we provide include:

  • Advising public and private companies, boards of directors and special committees on legal issues related to the consideration of strategic alternatives.
  • Advising private equity firms and their platform companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions and financing activities.
  • Negotiating mergers, tender offers and stock and asset purchases and divestitures (both tax-free and taxable).
  • Structuring spinoffs and recapitalizations, management buyouts and other going-private transactions.
  • Counseling directors on hostile transactions and takeover preparedness, including shareholder rights plans and change of control agreements.
  • Executing cross-border M&A transactions for multi-national clients in conjunction with our globally recognized international referral network, Lex Mundi.

Attorneys from our other practice groups are routinely involved in our M&A engagements to provide clients a full range of service in due diligence, risk analysis, tax structuring, employee benefits, executive compensation, real estate, environmental and intellectual property.

Our corporate M&A practice consists of more than 85 M&A attorneys, including nearly 40 experienced partners and a large group of talented and dedicated associates. The firm’s M&A attorneys are heavily involved with the American Bar Association, for example one of our partners previously chaired the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), another served as a past Chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, and one of our M&A attorneys previously served as editor of the ABA’s Deal Points publication. Our attorneys bring a practical, creative, and business-minded approach to an increasingly complex M&A environment, with an emphasis on project management, cost efficient staffing and client-driven results.

  • Representation of Groups360, a platform that simplifies bringing people together for meetings and events, in its acquisition of IDEM Hospitality, a Singapore-based platform to help hoteliers maximize revenue from their meetings, events and group business

    We represented Groups360, a platform that simplifies bringing people together for meetings and events, in its acquisition of IDEM Hospitality,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization, in its affiliation with Piedmont Ear, Nose, Throat & Related Allergy, a medical and surgical ear, nose and throat practice based in Atlanta, Georgia

    We represented Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Frankston Packaging Company, a full-service manufacturer of custom and stock packaging solutions, in its Acquisition of Paco Label Systems, a supplier of flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive labels

    We represented Frankston Packaging Company, a full-service manufacturer of custom and stock packaging solutions, in its acquisition of Paco Label...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Lineagen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics services for individuals showing clinical presentations consistent with neurodevelopmental disorders, in its sale to Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO), a genome analysis company providing tools and services to scientists and clinicians conducting genetic research and patient testing, for $9.6 million

    We represented Lineagen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics services for individuals showing clinical presentations consistent with neurodevelopmental disorders, in...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Synchronous Health, Inc., a behavioral health provider that combines telehealth and artificial intelligence, in its investment from Adventist Health a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii

    We represented Synchronous Health, Inc., a behavioral health provider that combines telehealth and artificial intelligence, in its investment from Adventist...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic sample collection devices for governments and private companies around the globe

    We represented Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of My Retirement Account Services, LLC, a platform for the custody of cryptocurrencies in IRAs and other retirement accounts, in its merger with Kingdom Services Holdings, LLC

    We represented My Retirement Account Services, LLC, a platform for the custody of cryptocurrencies in IRAs and other retirement accounts,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in its acquisition of TFM Services, a facilities maintenance company specializing in janitorial services and floor maintenance

    We represented Gen Cap America, Inc. in its acquisition of TFM Services, a facilities maintenance company specializing in janitorial services...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design and build test and wind tunnel facility solutions as well as lab testing services for jet engines and airframes

    We represented Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based technology-focused private equity firm

    We represented Forcura, LLC, a healthcare technology that facilitates continuity of care, in its sale to Accel-KKR, a Silicon Valley-based...
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    Client Type: Private Company
John R. Adgent
Associate
Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Richard W. Arnholt
Member
Taylor J. Ashley
Member
Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
Associate
Jaime L. Barwig
Member
Gardner B. Bell
Associate
Scott W. Bell
Member
Nicholas M. Bessette
Associate
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Laura R. Brothers
Member
Curtis Capeling
Member
James H. Cheek, III
Member
Bo R. Cook
Associate
Elizabeth  A. Cook
Associate
David Cox
Member
Michael G. Dashefsky
Member
J. Page Davidson
Member
K. Stewart Day
Associate
Ali Deatherage
Associate
Kevin H. Douglas
Member
Kristin C. Dunavant
Counsel
R. Todd Ervin
Member
Greg Everett
Associate
D. Lee Flaherty
Associate
John L. Fuller
Member
B. Riney Green
Member
Sarah E. Guthrie
Associate
Mary Lindsey Hannahan
Associate
Andrew Hard
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Associate
Jonathan T. Hasebe
Senior Corporate Attorney
Grant Hauss
Associate
S. Ryan Hoffman
Member
D. Scott Holley
Member
Michael J. Holley
Member
Lauren B. Huddleston
Associate
Angela Humphreys
Member
Tyler Huseman
Associate
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
Member
Chris Johnson
Associate
Kris Kemp
Member
Jay H. Knight
Member
Eric J. Knox
Member
Michael R. Kuffner
Member
Howard H. Lamar III
Member
Philip M. Lewis
Member
James R. Litzow
Associate
Mark Manner
Member
David W. Marshburn
Associate
Richard F. Mattern
Member
R. Davis Mello
Associate
Lori B. Morgan
Member
Jennifer H. Noonan
Member
Jason Northcutt
Member
Andrea N. Orr
Member
J. Allen Overby
Member
Todd R. Overman
Member
Janice Parmar
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Tatjana Paterno
Member
Oliver H. Peglow
Attorney
Sarah M. Pelham
Associate
Frank M. Pellegrino
Member
Dillon Reid
Associate
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Whitney Robinson
Associate
Brian L. Sims
Member
J. Paul Singleton
Associate
Jonathan D. Stanley
Member
Greg Stevens
Senior Counsel
W. Benjamin Tarpley
Associate
Oscar L. Thomas
Counsel
Ryan D. Thomas
Member
Shelley R. Thomas
Member
Sara Vance
Associate
David R. Venturella
Associate
Kurt Vincent
Associate
Tyler H. Wadlington
Associate
F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.
Member
Julie C. Walker
Senior Corporate Attorney
Leigh Walton
Member
Brian K. Wilke
Associate
Price W. Wilson
Member
Taylor K. Wirth
Associate
Lora A. Wuerdeman
Associate