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 Gen Cap America’s portfolio company Newman Associates, a supplier of pipe-support systems offering products, tools, and hardware for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire-protection contractors, in its sale to NEFCO, a construction supply company providing a broad range of products and services to a large variety of professional contractors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Gen Cap America’s portfolio company Newman Associates, a supplier of pipe-support systems offering products, tools, and hardware for...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Protypia, Inc., a proteomics bio analytical company based in Nashville, TN in its sale to Inotiv, Inc., a leading contract research organization specializing in nonclinical and analytical drug discovery and development services and research models and related products and services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Protypia, Inc., a proteomics bio analytical company based in Nashville, TN in its sale to Inotiv, Inc., a...
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  • Representation of Ring2Media, a leading direct response marketing agency specializing in Medicare enrollment, in its sale to Osceola Capital’s portfolio company Quote.com, which connects high-intent insurance shoppers to the world’s best and most trusted brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Ring2Media, a leading direct response marketing agency specializing in Medicare enrollment, in its sale to Osceola Capital's portfolio...
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  • Representation of Acute Behavioral Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Hallmark Youthcare, the largest short-term residential treatment program in the commonwealth of Virginia. The acquired assets consist of 82 inpatient psychiatric residential treatment facility beds for young people with behavioral and mental health needs. Petra Capital, Harbert Credit Solutions, Elm Creek Partners and Granite Growth Health Partners invested in Acute Behavioral Health to finance the acquisition.

    We represented Acute Behavioral Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Hallmark Youthcare, the largest short-term residential treatment program in the...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of TechnologyAdvice, LLC, a Nashville based B2B Agency and buyer matching company in their acquisition of Marc Waring Ventures, a digital resource provider for small businesses. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented TechnologyAdvice, LLC, a Nashville based B2B Agency and buyer matching company in their acquisition of Marc Waring Ventures,...
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  • Representation of Physicians Immediate Care, a Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health services, in its sale to WellNow Urgent Care, an urgent care provider nationwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Physicians Immediate Care, a Midwest leader in urgent care and occupational health services, in its sale to WellNow...
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  • Representation of Prairie Capital’s portfolio company Family Allergy & Asthma, an allergy medical practice headquartered in Louisville, KY, in its Physician Practice Management transaction with Asthma and Allergy Associates of Florida, an allergy and asthma medical practice in Flordia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Prairie Capital's portfolio company Family Allergy & Asthma, an allergy medical practice headquartered in Louisville, KY, in its...
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  • Representation of Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in its sale to Stone Point Capital, an investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with over $40 billion of assets under management. Tivity Health stockholders received $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion. Tivity Health’s common stock ceased trading and will no longer be listed on Nasdaq.

    We represented Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in their sale to Stone Point...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, one of the country’s leading dermatology practices, in its acquisition of Esterson Dermatology, a dermatology practice. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, one of the country’s leading dermatology practices, in its acquisition of Esterson Dermatology,...
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  • Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its acquisition of Novex, Inc., a seasoned manufacturer and distributor of polyurethane belting and sheet product used in high-abrasion applications across a wide variety of industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its...
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