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Mergers & Acquisitions

Bringing business together with M&A expertise.

When contemplating game-changing strategic transactions, businesses routinely seek out Husch Blackwell to structure, negotiate and close their deals. Our law firm's mergers and acquisitions attorneys work as an integrated team across the full spectrum of practice areas involved in strategic M&A transactions. Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys are dedicated to the achievement of our clients’ goals and deliver creative solutions and industry focused legal advice.
 
Our mergers and acquisitions team represents buyers, sellers, public and private operating companies, private equity firms and other financial sponsors, boards of directors, special committees, and management buyout groups in transaction in the United States and internationally. Our M&A attorneys deliver solutions throughout the transaction life cycle, from strategic evaluation and due diligence through closing and integration.  

Our mergers and acquisitions expertise includes providing guidance to clients on:

  • Asset and equity
    purchases
  • Auctions
  • Corporate carve outs
  • Cross border transactions
  • Exchange offers
  • Fiduciary duty and
    disclosure issues
  • Going private
    transactions
  • Hostile takeovers
  • Joint ventures
  • Leverage buyouts
  • Mergers
  • Minority investments
  • Poison pill and counseling
    on other defensive
    measures
  • Proxy battles
  • Restructurings and
    recapitalizations
  • Roll up transactions
  • Sales of controlling
    interests
  • Subsidiary spinoffs
Case Study
Associated Banc-Corp

Husch Blackwell represented client in its $265 million divestiture of its multi-line insurance agency and consulting firm. 

Case Study
POET LLC

Our team helped POET consolidate 26 bioprocessing plants in a massive transition via numerous mergers over a three-year period.

Client Success
Lansing Trade Group Acquired by The Andersons in Complex Deal

Husch Blackwell represented Lansing Trade Group, LLC, a leading handler of commodities, in its acquisition by The Andersons.

Alerts | January 31, 2020
Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Filing Thresholds Increase in 2020

Noncompliance with the HSR Act may result in increased civil penalties as of the effective date of up to $43,280 per day.

Articles | April 23, 2018
Springfield Business Journal Opinion: Perfection is not the goal in mentorship

Amanda Tummons provides perspective on mentorship and how women can be powerful role models for others.

Speaking Engagements | July 14, 2020 and July 28, 2020
Speaker, "M&A Master's Training Program: Due Diligence Best Practices"
Speaking Engagements | August 29, 2018
M&A Survival Guide to Selling the Closely-Held Business

Chauncey Lane spoke on an ABA Business Law Section panel sponsored by the Section's Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

Media Mentions | September 2020
Ingram's: Structuring the Deal
News Releases | May 19, 2020
Husch Blackwell Represents Schwazze in Landmark Cannabis Transaction

The transaction is the first to close after a change in Colorado law pursuant to House Bill 19-1090, allowing for publicly traded companies to own Colorado cannabis licenses.

Media Mentions | March 02, 2020
The Enterprise: Industry Briefs 3-2-20
News Releases | February 18, 2020
David Rudd Joins Husch Blackwell
Media Mentions | February 18, 2020
Yahoo! Finance: David Rudd Joins Husch Blackwell
News Releases | November 19, 2019
Kirstin Salzman Recognized by Ingram's as Top Rainmaker

Salzman is recognized on this list of "top-performing female lawyers" in the Kansas City area.

News Releases | October 30, 2019
JP Croake Joins Husch Blackwell's Madison Office

Croake's corporate practice focuses on helping businesses – from startups to established companies – at all stages of growth. 

News Releases | September 10, 2019
Husch Blackwell's Scott and Eckelkamp Named 2019 Up & Coming Lawyers

The annual Up & Coming awards “celebrate outstanding legal professionals who are 40 or younger or who are within their first 10 years of practice.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | July 10, 2019
2019 Great Plains Super Lawyers Names Six From Husch Blackwell

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

News Releases | June 17, 2019
Collins and Cochran Named ABA Health Law Section Vice Chairs

The 10,600-member ABA Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA.

News Releases | June 10, 2019
Hal Katz Named Chair-Elect of ABA Health Law Section Council

The ABA Health Law Section has more than 10,000 member nationwide.

News Releases | June 03, 2019
Sixteen Husch Blackwell Attorneys Recognized in 2019 IFLR 1000 United States

The 2019 edition of the IFLR 1000 represents the second year IFLR has ranked top financial and corporate law firms and lawyers on a state-by-state basis.

News Releases | June 03, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents Algonquin Power & Utilities in Bermuda Electric Light Company Acquisition

Closing of the transaction is expected to occur in late 2019 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

News Releases | May 31, 2019
Three Husch Blackwell Practices Net 2019 Legal 500 US Rankings

The Legal 500 United States assesses and ranks the capabilities of law firms around the world in over 100 jurisdictions with a comprehensive research program.

News Releases | April 29, 2019
Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 33 Attorneys Recognized

Attorneys in 10 offices across the firm's footprint are recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA

News Releases | April 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Represents Austin Energy in $460 Million Acquisition of Biomass-Fueled Power Plant

The $460 million transaction is expected to close during the summer of 2019.

News Releases | February 13, 2019
Erin Olshever Joins Husch Blackwell's Chattanooga Office

Erin Olshever has joined Husch Blackwell’s Chattanooga office as senior counsel in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation group.

News Releases | December 10, 2018
Husch Blackwell Elects 25 to Partnership
News Releases | December 05, 2018
Ericka Simpson Conner Joins Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Board

Ericka Simpson Conner is one of three new members of the Board of the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM), a group of young professionals committed to increasing awareness of LSEM's mission to provide free legal assistance to low-income families.

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

News Releases | October 26, 2018
Husch Blackwell Represents Green Plains in Announced Sale of Fleischmann's Vinegar

Husch Blackwell served as seller’s counsel to Green Plains Inc. in its $350 million stock purchase agreement with Kerry Group to sell the Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc.

News Releases | October 16, 2018
Husch Blackwell Represents Lansing Trade Group in $300 Million Sale

Husch Blackwell represented Lansing Trade Group, LLC in its acquisition by The Andersons, Inc.

News Releases | October 12, 2018
Husch Blackwell Represents Green Plains in Ethanol Plant Divestitures

Husch Blackwell represented one of the world’s leading producers of ethanol in its sale of three plants across three states.

News Releases | September 05, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 10 Attorneys in 2018 IFLR 1000 United States

Ten Husch Blackwell attorneys have earned rankings in the IFLR 1000, a directory of leading transactional attorneys. The firm also earned rankings in three state jurisdictions.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 08, 2018
Husch Blackwell's Chauncey Lane Named to Leadership Dallas Class of 2019

Chauncey M. Lane joins the 43rd Leadership Dallas class.

News Releases | July 02, 2018
Great Plains Super Lawyers 2018 Names Five Husch Blackwell Attorneys in Omaha

Gardels, Summerlin, Meyer, Hasan, and Schmidt are named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Media Mentions | June 22, 2018
Wisconsin Law Journal: 2018 Women in the Law -- Kate Bechen

Kate Bechen is profiled as a 2018 Women in the Law award winner.

News Releases | June 04, 2018
Legal 500 US Recognizes Husch Blackwell as Leading Law Firm

The Legal 500 recognized Husch Blackwell’s Government Contracts, M&A and Real Estate practice groups with national rankings in its U.S. edition.

News Releases | May 03, 2018
Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 37 Attorneys Recognized

Husch Blackwell is well represented in the 2018 Chambers USA directory.

Media Mentions | January 02, 2018
Springfield Business Journal: M & A activity inches upward in 2017

Michael Cosby comments on the growth in both local and national M&A activity.

Media Mentions | January 01, 2018
ABA Business Law Today: Month-In-Brief: Mergers and Acquisitions

Jordan Elliott and Andrea Stephens explore year-end developments in three different M&A matters.

News Releases | November 01, 2017
BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Recognizes Husch Blackwell with Eight National Tier 1 Rankings in 2018 "Best Law Firms"

Husch Blackwell received recognition as a National Tier 1 firm in eight practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings released today.

Testimonial Gear Fisher, CEO, Peaksware

“Working with the Husch Blackwell team on a wide range of legal issues over the last two years has consistently exceeded my expectations. I would sum up their services as knowledgeable, thorough, direct and, best of all, easy to manage.”

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Client Results

Orthopedic surgery practice doubles in size through mergers.

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