Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions, or M&A, involves the formal combination of two or more enterprises to continue business as a single legal business entity afterwards.  M&A usually takes one of three forms:  a statutory merger pursuant to a state’s corporate law, a purchase by one company of another company’s stock, or a purchase by one company of another company’s assets.  A wide variety of structures is possible, and the structure chosen or newly developed is influenced by the parties’ business needs, the status of the businesses involved, their respective places in their markets and industries, tax, antitrust, industry-specific regulatory regimes and many other factors.  Divestitures and Spin-offs by companies of portions of their businesses also fall under the M&A umbrella as M&A in reverse.

Mergers & Acquisitions Solutions:

We represent M&A Purchasers, or Acquirors, and Sellers, or Targets, in:

  • Public and Private Target Company Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and other Financial Acquisitions
  • Strategic Acquisitions between Vertically Integrated Companies
  • Divestitures, Spin-Offs and Going Private Transactions
  • Management and Control Group Buyouts
  • SPAC (“Special Purpose Acquisition Companies”) Business Combinations (“De-SPAC’ing Transactions”)
  • Restructuring and Recapitalization Transactions
  • Bankruptcy and Distressed Assets Acquisitions
  • Board and Officers Counseling
  • Shareholder and Creditor Rights Counseling
  • Employment, Environmental and other Transaction Considerations
  • Antitrust, Tax and Industry-Specific Regulatory Issues Affecting Transactions
  • Foreign Investment, Technology Export, Foreign Ownership and OFAC Sanctions Issues Affecting Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions Representative Transactions

Mergers & Acquisitions Whitepapers and Advisories:

Mergers & Acquisitions: Deal Points Series

Mergers & Acquisitions I: Overview and Transaction Types: Deal Points

Mergers & Acquisitions II: Tax Structuring Considerations: Deal Points

Mergers & Acquisitions III: Acquisition Consideration: Deal Points

Other Mergers & Acquisitions Whitepapers and Advisories

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SEC Proposes Rule Amendments to Modernize Beneficial Ownership Reporting

FTC Announnces 2022 HSR Reporting Thresholds

FTC and DoJ Launch Effort to Restrict Anticompetitive Mergers

FTC Restores Restrictive Prior Approval Merger Review Policy

FTC Sets Ambitious M&A Enforcement Agenda

FTC Warns on Use of Debt Retirement to Avoid HSR Filings

FTC Announces 2021 Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

Does Covid-19 Provide a Material Adverse Effect Excuse from Completing a Merger?

CFIUS-FIRRMA Proposed Regulations Expand U.S. Scrutiny of Cross-border Deals

U.S. Communications Law and Transactions



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