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A significant part of our funds practice involves representing funds on investments in and acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, whether on a negotiated, hostile, opportunistic or competitive basis. We regularly advise on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving both public and private entities, including management and leveraged buy-outs, going private transactions, acquisitions and dispositions of assets, stock sales and exchanges, roll-ups, acquisitions and dispositions of partnership interests, joint ventures, tender offers, restructurings, recapitalizations, and similar transactions.

We have experience in a variety of private equity transactions, ranging from complex buyouts involving multi-tiered capital structures to minority investments that must effectively address difficult governance and liquidity issues. We also regularly advise clients on relevant regulatory and judicial developments in areas such as tax, ERISA, CFIUS, antitrust, corporate governance, and securities laws as they affect the M&A environment.

Our experience extends across a full range of transactions and industry sectors, including with respect to:

  • Leveraged and management buy-outs
  • Take privates, including Section 13e-3 transactions
  • Divisional and operating unit dispositions, including via spin-off, and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • Stock purchases and sales
  • Section 363 transactions
  • Tender and exchange offers, negotiated as well as contested
  • Rights offerings
  • Toe-hold acquisitions and related shareholder activism
  • Loan-to-own structures and debt equitization transactions