Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients engaged in asset or stock purchases, mergers, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and leveraged buy-outs. We advise companies that are preparing to enter the market, offer guidance on transaction structure, review term sheets, advise on and perform due diligence review, negotiate and draft documentation, and, once the deal is closed, assist with post-closing integration. We are equally capable of offering sophisticated expertise in complex cross-border transactions and managing the fast, efficient documentation and closing of smaller deals. Our attorneys have represented clients in transactions ranging in size from several hundred thousand to several hundred million dollars.
We work with buyers to focus on the key elements of value to be derived through a potential acquisition, and then let the results of that analysis guide negotiations, documentation and diligence for a process that is as fast, efficient and cost-effective as possible. Our approach is intended to ensure that the buyer has the opportunity to become well-informed regarding the acquisition target, and is pursuing a negotiation strategy designed to protect against downside risk and realize on expectations. Our work with sellers includes long-term strategic planning, advising on alternative opportunities and transaction structures, vigorous negotiation and careful documentation. This is intended to ensure the best possible terms and maximum realization of client objectives.
The process resulting in a successful M&A engagement often begins long before a client is focusing in on any particular transaction. Our attorneys approach each representation with a view to identifying and preparing for the client’s long-term objectives. Early in the life of a company, we provide advice on matters such as corporate structure, financing strategy, equity incentive arrangements, and intellectual property protection, with an eye to positioning the company for the future.