Husch Blackwell received a National Tier ranking for Mergers & Acquisitions Law in the U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers survey of the 2018 best law firms.
Each acquisition or divestiture is unique, with the power to propel or crush business ambitions. With so much on the line, you require a knowledgeable and experienced team that understands the particular terrain of your world. Clients entrust our Mergers & Acquisitions group with structuring, negotiating and completing domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures. We represent bidders, targets, public and private operating companies, boards of directors, committees of independent directors, private equity firms and management buy-out groups and have executed billions of dollars of merger and acquisition transactions for companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.
From evaluation and due diligence through negotiation, closing and integration, we deliver solutions on a full range of transaction structures, including:
We also have significant experience representing clients in control contests, including both unsolicited takeover proposals and activist proxy contests. We provide analysis and advice regarding implementation or removal of various takeover defense provisions, including shareholder rights plans, staggered boards of directors and super majority vote requirements.
*Involved a public company