Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice involves buying and selling businesses in a wide variety of transactions, including tax-free and taxable mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and joint ventures.  We recognize that each client and transaction is different, and work closely with our clients to ensure that the transaction is structured, negotiated and documented to meet the client’s goals effectively and efficiently.  Many of our M&A transactions also involve senior debt, mezzanine debt and preferred and common equity transactions in order to finance the transaction.

We typically represent the entrepreneur, business owner or management in M&A transactions.  Our clients have bought businesses from, and sold businesses to, private individuals and businesses, private investment funds and institutional investors, and public companies.

Our recent M&A matters include:

  • $32,000,000 sale of manufacturing and distribution business to a public company.
  • $6,000,000 acquisition by a metal fabrication business of manufacturing facilities from a public company.
  • $3,000,000 acquisition by a bioplastics company of a division from a public company.
  • $40,000,000 sale of CLO manager to public company.
  • $1,800,000 acquisition of an industrial services business in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • $11,000,000 sale of textile business to a private equity backed strategic buyer.
  • $10,000,000 sale of stock of a machine tool machinery manufacturer and dealer to a Chinese investor.
  • $10,000,000 sale of a plant nursery to a private equity backed strategic buyer.
  • Represented a national architecture firm in the acquisition of a Charlotte-based architecture and engineering firm.
  • Represented the seller of a live event production services business to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented a German investor in the acquisition of a food and drug regulatory advisory business.
  • Represented the purchaser of an animal hospital.