Mergers and acquisitions are often critical to a company’s operational and strategic development and growth. M&A transactions can also be disruptive given the management time and resources devoted to the deal. Because of this, Armstrong Teasdale’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice area focuses on understanding business goals as well as the varied transactional, business and market risks unique to a client’s situation. This approach drives us to facilitate the completion of the transaction expeditiously and creatively, while striving to protect the deal value expected by the client.
Our firm’s lawyers regularly lead and coordinate significant M&A matters, working closely with clients’ internal teams, financial advisers and other professionals, and provide critical leadership and support for complex transactions. Various factors can impact M&A deals, including in the areas of finance, securities, tax, antitrust, real estate, employee benefits, technology, intellectual property, governmental compliance and environmental law. Clients benefit greatly from our ability to work as a team and access the experience of lawyers in the firm’s other practice areas. This teamwork also allows us to complete all aspects of a deal, from due diligence and disclosure, regulatory planning and analysis, financing, tax structuring, negotiation and closing. Our lawyers are also well-versed in current M&A market terms and trends, including the use of representations and warranties insurance products.
We provide M&A services to public and private companies, covering regional, national and international businesses of all sizes. We regularly represent both purchasers and sellers and have worked closely with strategic investors, financial investors, management groups, and private equity and venture capital firms. Our wide-ranging experience involves diverse businesses and industries including broadcasting, financial services, technology, health care/pharmaceutical, retail, manufacturing, distribution, utilities, wireless communications, chemicals and real estate, with deal sizes ranging into the hundreds of millions. Our broad experience gives us a deep understanding of the dynamics at play in any M&A transaction, which in turn facilitates risk assessment, enables us to better advise clients on alternative approaches and creative solutions, and – most importantly – secure a favorable closing.
In addition, we have access to resources and experience worldwide through our membership in Lex Mundi, a consortium of prestigious law firms around the globe. This important association puts our firm in an advantageous position and provides significant value to our clients.