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.

  • Representing Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in their agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Stone Point Capital, with over $40 billion of assets under management; under the terms of the agreement, Tivity Health stockholders will receive $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion

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  • Representation of LFM Capital portfolio company, PSI Control Solutions, a leading manufacturer and assembler of custom electrical control panels and emergency power products, in its acquisition of Salient Power Solutions, LLC (“Salient”), a leading manufacturer of switchboards, switchgear, and power solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • Representation of Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS), the largest team of dermatology experts nationwide, in its acquisition of Maragh Dermatology, Surgery and Vein Institute, a comprehensive dermatology centers specializing in medical, cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • Representation of New Harbor Capital’s portfolio company Psych Associates of Maryland, the largest outpatient mental health group in Maryland, in its acquisition of Comprehensive Behavioral Health, a leading multidisciplinary mental health treatment provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • Representation of NVision Eye Centers, one of the largest providers of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S, in its acquisition of Turner Eye Institute, a LASIK and other eye surgery center. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • Representation of Mainsail Partners’ Boostlingo, a language software and technology company, in its acquisition of VoiceBoxer, which offers remote simultaneous interpreting, or RSI. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Mainsail Partners’ Boostlingo, a language software and technology company, in its acquisition of VoiceBoxer, which offers remote simultaneous...
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  • Representation of Mainsail Partners’ Boostlingo, a language software and technology company, in its acquisition of Interpreter Intelligence, a leader in interpretation management technology. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • Representation of AQuity Solutions, a leading provider of virtual solutions for real-time clinical documentation, medical coding, and mid-revenue cycle offerings in its acquisition of Acusis, a provider of medical transcription soultions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented AQuity Solutions, a leading provider of virtual solutions for real-time clinical documentation, medical coding, and mid-revenue cycle offerings...
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  • Representation of Haven Behavioral Health, who operates acute care behavioral hospitals across the country, in its acquisition of WW IOP, LLC, a Boise, ID outpatient mental health clinic. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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  • Representation of Renaissance Electronics, a provider of active radio frequency and millimeter wave frequency components, sub-systems, and higher-order assemblies and a portfolio company of Gen Cap America in its sale-to AEM, a designer and manufacturer of mission-critical electronic circuit protection components which is backed by Industrial Growth Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

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