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Mergers and Acquisitions

We advise our clients engaging in mergers, acquisitions and
divestitures, including the purchase and sale of stock and assets of privately
held companies and banks. Our attorneys have experience assisting
clients through every stage of these transactions, from identifying
opportunities for acquisition through the negotiation of definitive documents
and closing.

We have provided guidance our clients in all aspects of these transactions, including:

  • Choosing the most advantageous structure
  • Reviewing due diligence materials
  • Negotiating letters of intent
  • Preparing stock purchase agreements and asset
    purchase agreements
  • Procuring financing for the transaction
  • Addressing regulatory issues
  • Preparing of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Protecting of confidential information
  • Negotiating employment and consulting
    arrangements
  • Providing for the seamless transition of the
    business from one owner to another

Representative transactions:

  • Metal strapping business in the sale
    of assets in multiple locations in the United States and Canada to a Fortune
    500 company for a sale price of $125,000,000
  • Metal service center with facilities
    in seven states in stock sale for $41,000,000
  • Commercial cabling company in a
    sale of stock, where consideration received by the sellers included common and
    preferred stock with conditional redemption rights
  • Large community bank in the sale
    of its Health Savings Account portfolio of approximately $100,000,000 to one of
    the Blue Cross companies
  • Portfolio company owned by an East
    Coast private equity fund in the purchase of certain road striping and traffic
    sign assets located in two states from a woman owned business with potential
    union and minority owned business issues.
  • Environmental consulting business
    owned by a father, son, and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in the sale of
    assets to a publicly traded insurance company
  • Employee purchasing various
    assets from his troubled employer and ultimately the employer’s lender when the
    assets of the employer were surrendered
  • Group of investors in the
    acquisition and recapitalization of a local community bank
  • Multiple related limited liability
    companies providing short-term labor and temporary employees in the redemption
    of a member owning 10% of the membership interests in each company
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