Mergers & Acquisitions
Acquisitions and sales of business units or entire businesses can be a critical element of a company’s growth plan or exit strategy. Staub Anderson attorneys represent businesses in a wide range of M & A transactions, including:
- Purchase and sale of business assets ranging from specific assets to company divisions to entire companies
- Mergers of corporations and limited liability companies
- Reorganization and recapitalization of the business
- Formation of joint ventures and other strategic alliances
- Debt and equity financing of M&A transactions
Preparing the Transaction
Our lawyers have handled acquisitions, mergers and sales of businesses of varying sizes, ranging from sales or purchases of small, family-owned businesses to larger, multi-million dollar transactions involving public companies. We assist clients in all phases of mergers and acquisitions, including transaction structure, due diligence, negotiation and document preparation and review. Our advice has included use of sophisticated tax and accounting concepts to maximize transactional value for our clients, including tax-free reorganizations and tax-deferred transactions.
Developing the Financing Plan
One of our most important roles in the M & A process is to work with our clients and their accountants and other professionals to develop financing alternatives, ranging from debt to equity to “hybrid” or convertible securities. We have negotiated earnouts, delayed payouts, escrows, cash-stock elections, and many other variations, both taxable and tax-free. Further, our attorneys have worked on leveraged buyouts from every perspective – representing buyers, management, stockholders, asset-based lenders and financial intermediaries.