M&A and joint venture activity from strategic buyers and partners continues to flow due to large cash reserves, availability of credit on favorable terms, uncertain regulatory compliance costs, and opportunities to capture market share or to access intellectual property talent. Opportunities in information technology, financial technology (“FinTech”), agricultural tech (“AgTech”), the internet of things (“IoT”), medical, consumer, food, and beverage are particularly great. Client value practitioners who understand their industry to anticipate issues, who have a feel for what motivates people to move a deal forward, and then who can work as a team to capture all of the sophisticated nuances in documents.
Our mergers and acquisitions services span the entire transaction lifecycle. We perform due diligence investigations, strategize legal structures, confer with colleagues to consider tax and accounting ramifications and funding sources, prepare and negotiate deal documentation, confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, exclusivity agreements, disclosure schedules, third party consents, stock/asset purchase agreements, and transition services agreements. Over the years, we’ve worked on public and private deals, asset sales and stock sales, sell-side and buy-side engagements.