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Mergers and Acquisitions

Our M&A lawyers advise on many of the largest and most complex deals around the world. We have all the resources of a global firm, along with deep capabilities in local markets and broad industry-specific knowledge. We are consistently ranked in the top 10 for deal-making globally. Over the past two years, we advised on more than US$320 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions – or over 400 public and private transactions.

Our M&A practice is built on four pillars that set us apart when it comes to structuring, negotiating, executing, and delivering transactions:

Technical excellence

Our M&A lawyers are recognized as leaders in their field. We help you innovate, with cutting-edge deal technologies that enable you to lead the way in your industries; and we partner with you and your financial and technical advisors in developing the strategies and tactics to maximize your success. 

Understanding issues in complicated, regulated industries

We have a deep understanding of the industries in which you operate and have organized our business to foster that understanding. This multidisciplinary approach enables us to identify, and even anticipate, regulatory changes, market dynamics, and trends that can impact your business transactions.

Solving problems, on time and efficiently

We have the full range of legal capabilities necessary to achieve success in your transactions, on time and efficiently. Whether a transaction gives rise to antitrust review, IP safeguards, or tax-efficient structuring, we can call on lawyers across our practices to apply deal-specific knowledge within their subject matter.  And we work together to provide you with seamless support.

Global reach, with local knowledge

We are in the markets that matter to you. Our practice extends across the world's major financial centers and emerging markets. We assess our geographic capabilities and expansion strategies, not only in light of where business is now, but where business is heading. With more than 500 M&A lawyers across six continents, our reach enables us to help with inbound, outbound, multijurisdictional, or domestic M&A, wherever a deal takes you.

Representative experience

Alstom on the €12.4bn sale of its energy business to GE.

Novartis on its acquisition of GSK’s oncology business for approximately US$16bn.

SABMiller on its US$107bn takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest ever takeover by value of a UK public company.

Honeywell on its US$1.5bn acquisition of Intelligrated Inc.

HNA Group on its US$1.5bn takeover of the Swiss Airline caterer business of Gategroup.

GE on the US$9bn sale of its financial services business to Capital One.

NextEra Energy on the US$1.5bn sale of its FiberNet business to Crown Castle.

Allergan on the US$40.5bn sale of its generics business.

Daimler, Audi, and BMW on the €2.8bn acquisition of HERE, Nokia's mapping business.

TSB Bank plc on its £3bn acquisition of former Northern Rock mortgages and loans from Cerberus Capital Management Group.

PPG Industries on its US$2.3bn acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd on its joint venture with Siemens AG.

Dell Inc. on the US$3.055bn sale of its IT services division to NTT Data.

Airbus in connection with the formation of a complex, strategic joint venture with OneWeb.

Paysafe Group Plc on its €1.1bn acquisition of Sentinel Topco Limited and its subsidiaries (Skrill Group) from Sentinel Group Holdings S.A.

Lockheed Martin on its US$5bn agreement to separate and combine its Information Systems & Global Solutions business with Leidos Holdings.

3M on the US$3.2bn acquisition of the separations media business of Polypore International Inc.

JBG Companies on its proposed US$8.4bn merger transaction with Vornado Realty Trust to create JBG Smith Properties.


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