Mergers, Acquisitions, Board Counseling & Divestitures

Benesch has been assisting multinational, middle market and emerging companies in connection with complex public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as joint ventures for more than 50 years.  We have approximately 55 attorneys and legal assistants who are devoted to this market.

We counsel clients in all aspects of complex M&A transactions.  The types of M&A matters in which Benesch lawyers are engaged covers the full spectrum of negotiated and contested situations, including advance preparation/diligence for prospective targets, asset sales and purchases, mergers, corporate governance advice, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, private equity, proxy contests, recapitalizations, stock sales and purchases and equity and debt offerings. Benesch’s high degree of sophistication and expertise reflects the decades that our M&A lawyers have spent doing deals domestically and abroad. Together with our high client service standards and entrepreneurial tradition, we are able to provide advice and assistance to our clients on a cost-effective basis.

Our team has completed more than 120 purchase, sale, minority investment, or joint venture transactions in the past four years. Many of these have involved businesses where we have been involved in creating the sell- or buy-side strategy in concert with the company’s financial advisor/investment banker. We understand the importance of moving the deal forward, subject to potential regulatory constraints; each transaction has a pace to it that is important if momentum is to be maintained and positive results achieved.

As an experienced “deal shop,” Benesch adds value by understanding and addressing objectives quickly and efficiently, thus reinforcing a virtual ongoing “best practices” system. We believe that our ability to add value in these ways distinguishes Benesch from other firms.