Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

Overview

Walter | Haverfield provides experienced legal counsel to clients engaged in  various types of business combination transactions, including asset and equity acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and corporate reorganizations.  Our multi-disciplinary team is committed to understanding and achieving your strategic goals.  We will analyze and advise you on the corporate, tax, employee benefits, real estate, and regulatory concerns that may arise during the course of your deal.

We work with private and public companies, business owners, management teams, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, investment banks, accounting professionals, and other intermediaries involved in the M&A marketplace.  Our goal is to deliver practical and effective legal solutions for structuring, due diligence, negotiation, documentation, and closing both simple and complex transactions.  Our lawyers have acted as lead counsel in merger, acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture projects across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, aerospace, healthcare, medical equipment and devices, technology, retail, logistics and distribution, and real estate.

Experience

The Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures group’s experience and services include the following:

  • Representation of a public company in acquisition of polymer manufacturing division.
  • Representation of an aerospace parts manufacturer in asset sale to public company.
  • Representation of a healthcare supplies company's management team in negotiation of executive compensation and "roll over" of stock in private equity sale.
  • Counsel to a global chemical company in connection with the sale of legacy properties, leasing matters and the acquisition and development of manufacturing, processing, and warehousing facilities.
  • Representation of NYSE-listed REIT in the acquisition of a national self-storage portfolio.
  • Counsel to a private developer in the acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of a residential, retail, entertainment and "lifestyle" center.
  • Representation of a public company in plant acquisitions and sales of plants in the following states: Iowa, Ohio, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, and in the following foreign jurisdictions: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Mexico, Slovenia, South Africa, and Venezuela.
  • Represented a large publicly-held REIT in connection with a joint venture relating to a 100+ acre mixed-use development project.
  • Representation of a bank lender in connection with documentation, negotiation, and closing of program loans to affiliates of sponsor for acquisition and construction of stores for single-tenant auto parts retailer throughout the Midwest.
  • Representation of small closely held businesses, as well as publicly traded entities, in connection with corporate acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Representation of small closely held businesses in generation or key employee succession planning.
  • Representation of a metal plating company in sale involving roll-over equity in acquiring entity.
  • Assisted acquiring entity with due diligence materials in purchase of regional printing facility.
  • Negotiated letter of intent and stock purchase agreement in sale of national gear manufacturing facility.
  • Regularly represents one of the largest shopping centers REITS in the United States in connection with portfolio shopping center divestitures, outlot sales, site assemblage and acquisition/development projects, ECRs, joint ventures and unwinds, and various financing transactions.
  • Counsel to a global chemical company in connection with the sale of legacy properties, leasing matters and the acquisition and development of manufacturing, processing and warehousing facilities.

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