Mergers and Acquisitions

Pullman & Comley’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice is comprised of experienced attorneys who advise buyers, sellers and investors in a variety of business combination transactions, recapitalizations, leveraged buy-outs, acquisitions and divestitures. Our transactions range from representing closely held companies in small to mid-market deals to representing businesses with sales of $100 million or more.

This client-focused section is fluent in the skills essential to consummating acquisitions and divestitures successfully, including managing due diligence, negotiating letters of intent, term sheets, standstill agreements and definitive deal documents. Our transactional advice and drafting encompasses securities law compliance, tax and business strategy, ancillary stockholder and equity arrangements for executives and related employment, consulting, non-compete, licensing, leasing and business franchise arrangements. We are versed in simultaneously negotiating and closing related financing transactions consisting of senior and mezzanine debt infusions. A member of the section typically acts as the point person for stock and asset acquisitions and sales, managing the process. The practice leverages our firm’s domestic and international tax and business acumen in the planning phase and then brings added value to our clients during implementation with our experience in corporate governance.

Representative Experience

  • Representing a specialty multi-outlet retailer in a $68 million sale of a majority interest to a private equity group employing a unique deal structure, which resulted in substantial tax benefits to both the buyer and the seller and its shareholders
  • Representing an information services business in its vertical integration acquisitions of industry leaders
  • Representing purchaser in leveraged buyout of $20 million revenue electronic components manufacturer
  • Representing a manufacturer of high-tech filtration devices in its corporate formation, governance and equity raises
  • Representing a manufacturing company in its reverse cash merger with an affiliate of a British conglomerate
  • Representing a British holding company in its negotiations to acquire a closely held competitor
  • Representing a manufacturer as the acquirer of the assets of a debtor in possession
  •  Representing a manufacturing company in its successful sale as a going concern in a Chapter 11 auction and Section 363 asset sale

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