Mergers and Acquisitions
M&A: build it, buy it, sell it
Our cornerstones to M&A: technical excellence, industry expertise, full service capabilities, and global reach.
Our M&A lawyers are recognized as leaders in their field, delivering the highest quality work product to our clients. We help our clients innovate with cutting-edge M&A strategies that enable them to lead the way in their respective industries. We partner with you and your financial advisors in developing the strategies and tactics to maximize your success. You can count on us to execute your transactions.
We understand the complex, highly regulated industries in which our clients operate. Our M&A practitioners also serve as members of our multidisciplinary industry groups enabling us to identify, and even anticipate regulatory changes, market dynamics, and trends that can impact your business transactions.
We offer the legal capabilities necessary to achieve success in your transactions, on time and efficiently. Whether an antitrust review, employee benefits considerations, tax-efficient structuring, intellectual property safeguards, or other issues, our M&A team collaborates with lawyers in our other practice areas with deep experience applying their subject matter knowledge within the context of M&A transactions.
We are in the markets that matter to you. Our M&A practice extends across the world’s major commercial centers and emerging markets. With 500 M&A lawyers across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the U.S., our reach ensures that we can help with inbound, outbound, multijurisdictional, or domestic M&A, wherever a deal takes you.
3M on its US$1bn acquisition of the Separations Media business of Polypore International.
A consortium of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG on their US$3.1bn acquisition of HERE.
Affinia on its US$1.3bn sale to MANN+HUMMEL Holding GmbH.
Airbus in connection with the formation of a complex, strategic joint venture with OneWeb.
Alstom on the €12.4bn sale of its energy business to GE, €700m acquisition of GE’s Intelligent Transportation Solutions business and three subsequent JVs.
American Homes on its US$1.5bn acquisition of American Residential Properties.
AXA on its acquisition of Simplyhealth’s private medical insurance.
GE on the sale of its global real estate equity and debt portfolio business.
HNA Group on its US$2.8bn acquisition of Swissport from PAI Partners.
Home Properties on its proposed US$7.6bn acquisition by Lone Star Funds.
HRH Prince Alwaleed and Kingdom Holding Company in a US$247.7m investment in Lyft.
Lockheed Martin on the US$5bn combination of its Information Systems & Global Solutions with Leidos.
Onexim on the US$1.7bn acquisition of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team and Barclays Center arena.
Paysafe Group PLC (formally Optimal Payments PLC) on the €1.1bn acquisition of Sentinel Topco Limited and its subsidiaries (Skrill Group) from Sentinel Group Holdings S.A.
SABMiller on its proposed US$106bn acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Sanofi on its global collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
SunEdison on the acquisition of Continuum Wind Energy Limited from MSIP International Holdings.
"The lawyers have a great approach to project management, and they understand non-local implications of the law"
"They're creative in coming up with alternative solutions, know the rules well, and are good at getting the deal done"
Chambers Asia Pacific
"The service is excellent. They know what they're talking about, they work hard and it's an excellent team"
"This firm is extremely sophisticated and so is able to provide valuable advice throughout very complex transactions. The ability to keep a great team focused on the whole deal is unique and they respond promptly to requests"
Chambers Latin America
"Well known for handling transactions in regulated industries such as energy, life sciences, TMT and insurance"
"We could not be happier with the firm. In terms of the attorneys' expertise, it is as good as I have encountered. Where they really stand out is their overall service level; they are incredibly responsive and have a real knack for giving very practical advice"
2015 Top 10 M&A Rankings
USA (Bloomberg), France (Thomson Reuters), UK (Bloomberg), Europe (Bloomberg), Global (Bloomberg), Germany (Bloomberg and MergerMarket).