Davis Malm's expertise in the area of mergers and acquisitions includes representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in connection with the full range of merger, acquisition, and sale transactions.
Our merger and acquisition clients range from small, privately held businesses to complex public entities. We counsel these clients through every aspect of the process, from term sheet to closing, including determining the best legal and financial structures, planning executive compensation arrangements, and handling retention issues. We have provided merger and acquisition advice to clients in a wide spectrum of industries, including automotive, banking and lending, manufacturing, energy, environmental services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, high technology, and business services, among others.
We represent both buyers and sellers and understand the unique needs and requirements of both. We have extensive expertise assisting these clients with purchases and sales of public and private corporations, asset sales, management buyouts, leveraged acquisitions, and related acquisition financings. Transactions involving private or family-held businesses are an important part of our practice, and we recognize that they are of vital importance to the entities, individuals, and families involved. We also have broad experience representing private-equity buyout firms as well as debt and equity investors. We have the necessary expertise to handle the legal issues that may arise during the due diligence process, including contract, employment, ERISA, litigation, tax, real estate, and environmental matters. Our broad experience and our multidisciplinary team approach to these transactions are often crucial, especially when one or both companies may not have been through the acquisition process before.
Several of our attorneys have served as chairs or panelists for continuing legal education programs on mergers and acquisitions. We are also frequent contributors of articles to consumer business and trade publications on current merger and acquisition issues and emerging trends.