WE Practice

Private Company M&A

Our private company M&A group helps buyers, sellers and investors structure, negotiate and close all types of private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures – with special expertise in serving the lower middle market. Boutique private equity firms and merchant banks, family-owned companies, independent private equity sponsors, serial entrepreneurs, and private equity-backed portfolio companies rely on us for the highest caliber of expertise and service in M&A transactions, delivered in the most cost-effective manner available in the market.

Every client works directly with a senior lawyer who is a seasoned M&A professional, and deals are typically staffed with a dedicated deal team of 2-3 lawyers. In those cases where the specialized expertise of other subject-matter experts is required, those specialists are engaged and managed by our senior deal lawyers. The result is what we believe is the best client experience in the business.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Assisting family- and entrepreneur-owned businesses looking to maximize value and “level the playing field” in the deal when selling to private equity sponsors
  • Providing experienced counsel to boutique private equity firms, funds, and merchant banks looking to align their business and investment strategies and to contain deal costs across their portfolios
  • Guiding serial entrepreneurs looking to leverage their business model through efficiently executed platform and strategic acquisitions
  • Strategizing and executing successful extractions of underperforming businesses from corporate parents