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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Services & Industries >> Mergers & Acquisitions

Allen Matkins' Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group provides in-depth advice to a wide range of entities in financial transactions. Our clients include:

  • Acquirers and targets 
  • Management groups 
  • Significant stockholders 
  • Secured lenders 
  • Investment banking firms 
  • Acquisition vehicles such as joint ventures, buy-out funds and mezzanine debt funds 

We have experience in transactions such as: 

  • Private and public merger and acquisition transactions 
  • Strategic alliances 
  • Corporate partnering 
  • Joint ventures 
  • Stock purchases, asset purchases and stock swaps 
  • Tender and exchange offers 
  • Reorganizations, reincorporations and restructurings 
  • Spin-offs and roll-ups 
  • Leveraged buyouts 
  • Auction transactions 

Key areas of focus include: 

  • Advising on poison pills and other defensive measures 
  • Providing structuring advice 
  • Dealing with the SEC, FTC and Justice Department 
  • Assisting with due diligence investigations 
  • Negotiating and drafting acquisition agreements and related documents 
  • Counseling boards of directors and special committees 
  • Advising bankers on fairness opinions 

We work on a variety of documents and agreements related to the merger and acquisition process, such as: 

  • Letters of intent 
  • Confidentiality agreements and no-shop agreements 
  • Offering memoranda and proxy statements 
  • Information statements and tender offer documents 
  • Hart-Scott-Rodino Act reports 
  • SEC registration statements 
  • Consulting and non-competition agreements 
  • Employment agreements 
  • Severance plans