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Overview

PIB Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions team is comprised of highly skilled attorneys experienced in helping companies accelerate their growth through strategic business combinations and alliances.  We advise our clients to assist in their understanding of the deal, deliver superior service and provide value by devising novel and innovative deal structures.  Our M&A team has experience in acquisitions and dispositions in a wide range of industries, including those that are highly regulated.

We represent the full spectrum of players in a deal, including the acquiring company, the target or selling company, the board of directors and special committees, private equity and other financial sponsors, financial advisors, investment bankers, interest holders, shareholders and partnership interests in both public and private companies.  Our attorneys work with our clients through all stages of a deal, from identifying our client’s business objectives and any potential legal issues, creating a road map, advising and negotiating deal terms, conducting due diligence, drafting all deal documents and publicly announcing and closing of a deal.  Our M&A team also work closely with other PIB attorneys including tax, real estate, antitrust, intellectual property, employment and litigation, to effectively serve our clients. 

Our attorneys have experience in a wide array of M&A transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Strategic mergers
  • Take-private transactions
  • Special committee and other independent director representations
  • Proxy contests
  • Investor defense
  • Disposals
  • Competitive auctions
  • Club deals
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances

Our M&A team is also experienced in handling a variety of methods of buying, selling or exchanging company assets, such as:

  • Stock transactions
  • Cash and debt transactions
  • Tender offers
  • Management buyout transactions
  • Research and development agreements
  • Exchange offers
  • Auctions
  • Spinoffs
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic alliances
  • Restructurings
  • Divestitures
  • Buyouts
  • Venture capital
  • Marketing arrangements
  • Partnership programs