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.

  • We represented ALS Education, Inc., an education dropout prevention and recovery program, in the sale of its charter school management...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets

    We represented LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, in its definitive agreement to acquire Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc., a leading provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US Military and H.I.G. Capital portfolio company, for $295 million.

    We represented Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, in its acquisition of Whitney, Bradley & Brown,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Lead Capital Partners, a multi-family sponsored private equity firm, in its acquisition of Ladd Dental Group, Inc., a dental service provider with six locations throughout central Indiana

    We represented Lead Capital Partners, a multi-family sponsored private equity firm, in its acquisition of Ladd Dental Group, Inc., a...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), a privately held physical therapy care provider and comprehensive practice management organization, in its acquisition of three physical therapy clinics in California.

    We represented Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), a privately held physical therapy care provider and comprehensive practice management organization, in its...
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  • Representation of Triple Tree Capital Partners and Vestar Capital Partners in the merger of their respective portfolio companies, The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative.

    We represented Triple Tree Capital Partners and Vestar Capital Partners in the merger of their respective portfolio companies, The Emily...
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  • Representation of Grant Avenue Capital, a healthcare-focused middle-market private equity firm, in its acquisition of Hearts for Hospice, LLC a full-service Utah hospice and home health agency, and Abode Healthcare, Inc., a home health care provider.

    We represented Grant Avenue Capital, a healthcare-focused middle-market private equity firm, in its acquisition of Hearts for Hospice, LLC a...
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  • Representation of Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), a privately held physical therapy care provider and comprehensive practice management organization, in its acquisition of Total Body Rehab, a sport rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedic treatment provider in Arizona.

    We represented Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), a privately held physical therapy care provider and comprehensive practice management organization, in its...
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  • Representation of Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc., a physician-founded and led organization providing services across the acute episode of care in its acquisition of Southwest Pulmonary Associates, LLP, a critical care and pulmonary medicine group based in Texas.

    We represented Sound Inpatient Physicians, Inc., a physician-founded and led organization providing services across the acute episode of care in...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Complete Health Partners, a Pharos Capital portfolio company and physician-centric, professionally managed, technology-enabled primary care group, in its acquisition of Family Care Physicians, LLP is a Florida-based medical group practice specializing in family and geriatric medicine.

    We represented Complete Health Partners, a Pharos Capital portfolio company and physician-centric, professionally managed, technology-enabled primary care group, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
John R. Adgent
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Shayan A. Ahmed
Associate
Taylor J. Ashley
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Dixon Babb
Associate
Jaime L. Barwig
Member
Scott W. Bell
Member
Matthew H. Berger
Associate
Nicholas M. Bessette
Associate
Courtney  L. Black
Associate
Kolby  A. Boyd
Associate
Al Bright, Jr.
Member
Laura R. Brothers
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Lauren  A. Brown
Associate
Bryan  P. Bylica
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Curtis Capeling
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James H. Cheek, III
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Christopher J. Climo
Associate
Bo R. Cook
Associate
Elizabeth  A. Cook
Associate
David Cox
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Michael G. Dashefsky
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J. Page Davidson
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K. Stewart Day
Associate
Kevin H. Douglas
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Kristin C. Dunavant
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R. Todd Ervin
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D. Lee Flaherty
Associate
John L. Fuller
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Ali Gallagher
Associate
Fady Ghaly
Associate
B. Riney Green
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Mary Lindsey Hannahan
Associate
Andrew Hard
Associate
Brad L. Hart
Member
Grant Hauss
Associate
S. Ryan Hoffman
Member
D. Scott Holley
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Michael J. Holley
Member
Lauren B. Huddleston
Associate
Angela Humphreys
Member
Tyler Huseman
Associate
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
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Kris Kemp
Member
John Keny
Associate
Jay H. Knight
Member
Eric J. Knox
Member
Michael R. Kuffner
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Howard H. Lamar III
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Philip M. Lewis
Member
James R. Litzow
Associate
Mark Manner
Member
David W. Marshburn
Associate
Richard F. Mattern
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R. Davis Mello
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Lori B. Morgan
Member
Jennifer H. Noonan
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Andrea N. Orr
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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
Cynthia Y. Reisz
Member
Whitney Robinson
Associate
Grant Sharp
Associate
Brian L. Sims
Member
J. Paul Singleton
Member
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
F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.
Member
Julie C. Walker
Senior Corporate Attorney
Leigh Walton
Member
Price W. Wilson
Member
Taylor K. Wirth
Associate