Mergers and Acquisitions
Business of all types and sizes are generally faced, at least once in their existence, with difficult decisions relating to mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”). Cohne Kinghorn P.C. can assist corporations, partnerships, limited liabilities companies and their owners and management in planning for, developing and completing M & A transactions. M & A transactions and considerations arise for a variety of reasons and in a variety of circumstances. A company may be a buyer or seller in an M & A transaction. Companies frequently attempt to grow through acquisitions of competitors. Companies sometimes decide that diversification of Company operations is in the long term best interest of the Company and its shareholders. The owners of privately held companies frequently want to develop an exit strategy to enable them to maximize their capital investment or sweat equity. Public companies sometimes are faced with unwanted buyout situations which must be dealt with in an expeditious manner.
M & A transactions involve a variety of legal and business ramifications including corporate law issues, securities law issues, tax law issues, anti-trust issues and specific legal issues which relate to each industry.
The Firm has been involved in numerous M & A transactions representing buyer and sellers and publicly held as well as privately held companies. The Firm is able to assist its clients in many M & A transactions, including:
- Corporate Governance advice
- Asset or Stock Sales and Purchases
- Tender Offers
- Leveraged Buyouts
- Joint Ventures
- Proxy Maters
- Advance Preparation for Prospective Takeover Targets
- Spin Offs
The Firm has worked on M & A transactions for companies engaged in a variety of industries including, health care, natural resources, personal services, financial services and high tech ventures.
The Business Law Section is supported by the Firm’s Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Litigation Sections to provide the Firm’s business clients with full service legal representation. The Firm also utilizes the expertise of other professionals on an “as needed” basis in representing its business clients.