Mergers and Acquisitions
Stevens & Lee represents sellers and buyers, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, ranging from small, privately held companies to multinational public companies in transactions of all sizes. Usually chosen by private companies for our strong financial background and familiarity with debt and equity financing sources, our lawyers are responsible for some very large, nationally prominent transactions.
Our M&A lawyers, together with our tax, employee benefits, antitrust, environmental, intellectual property and other lawyers, comprise a team that is able to skillfully handle every aspect of a deal, regardless of its complexity. This interdisciplinary approach — supported by our multidisciplinary platform, which includes a FINRA-license investment bank, Griffin Financial Group — allows us to provide effective, value-added service on a timely basis.
Stevens & Lee has handled nearly every type of M&A transaction and a wide range of joint ventures, including:
- Stock and asset-based transactions
- Cross-border transactions
- Management buyouts
- Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations
- Tender and exchange offers
- Private equity fund acquisitions, recapitalizations and related investments
- Going private transactions
We conduct all forms of corporate due diligence on behalf of our clients, assist them in tax planning and structuring, licensing and technology transfers, and provide ongoing regulatory and antitrust guidance.
We have significant depth of experience acting on behalf of public and private companies in a wide variety of industries. We have represented clients in the financial services, manufacturing and distribution, health care, gaming, technology, business services and retail industries, among others, and regularly assist domestically operating subsidiaries of multinational corporations in connection with a wide variety of transactions.