Mergers and Acquisitions

Jones & Keller manages sophisticated domestic and international mergers and acquisitions transactions. Whether the transactions are asset or stock, public or private, and regardless of the size of the entities, M&A transactions are complex and require legal finesses and expert negotiating skills for greatest success.

Our attorneys have decades of experience in M&A transactions, including contested and negotiated acquisitions and tender offers, takeover defenses, leveraged buyouts, corporate spin-offs, corporate auctions, and strategic acquisition and divestiture programs. We work closely with attorneys from our various practice groups, including tax, technology, intellectual property, litigation, benefits, antitrust, real estate, utilities and transportation. This collaboration ensures we are always on the front line of new developments and alternative transaction structures, including Up-C tax structures for dual-classes of stock and optimal tax treatment. We draw on attorneys in the firm with broad and diverse industry experience to implement due diligence investigations, identify and resolve legal obstacles to the parties’ desires, and help find solutions to intractable problems.

We work closely with our clients to achieve the business objectives that drive merger and acquisition transactions, and help them identify and implement acquisition financing, comply with and obtain appropriate clearance under tender offer, registration, proxy and other securities law requirements, and identify and resolve post-transaction integration and assimilation problems.

Merger and acquisition transactions are seldom constrained by national borders, and we have represented both buyers and sellers in acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures worldwide.