Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other major transactions remain critical vehicles for achieving competitive advantage, increasing market strength, and focusing on core capabilities. These transactions also raise a number of risks so significant that they can trip up the most sophisticated company and even threaten the existence of any enterprise caught off guard.

Numbering more than 100 lawyers, the mergers and acquisitions team at McGuireWoods has significant depth of experience acting on behalf of public and private companies in every sector of the economy. We have developed a national and international reputation for providing high-quality merger and acquisition counsel on matters throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Among other accolades, Corporate Counsel magazine has listed McGuireWoods among the top 10 “go-to law firms” in the nation, as selected by in-house counsel at the 500 largest U.S. companies. Our corporate and M&A lawyers have been recognized by Chambers Global, while Chambers USA notes that “This group has a stellar reputation for its sophisticated corporate practice” and an “excellent network of offices to act for local, national and international clients on complex transactions.”

Over decades of work, our lawyers have handled nearly every type of M&A transaction and a wide range of joint ventures. We represent companies on both the buy and sell sides of stock purchases, asset purchases, and other forms of acquisitions, divestitures and combinations. We advise purchasers and sellers in management and leveraged buyout transactions and auction processes; counsel clients in connection with tender offers and proxy contests for corporate control; represent businesses in cross-border transactions and foreign direct investment in the United States and abroad; provide regulatory and antitrust guidance with respect to federal, state and foreign government and agency approvals, and conduct all forms of corporate due diligence.

Our approach is straightforward. We listen from the outset to gain a thorough understanding of client objectives for the transaction. We then analyze the competitive and regulatory landscape within client-specific industries — factoring in the influence of current and emerging legislation, regulatory developments, and the M&A market as a whole. Armed with this information, we work with our clients to develop a strategy designed to meet specific business goals, while minimizing disruption to ongoing operations.

Members of our team have developed industry-specific knowledge in aerospace and defense, agriculture, automotive and transportation, construction, consumer products, energy, financial services, food and beverage, infrastructure, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, mining and technology. This expansive, integrated foundation enables us to provide effective counsel in accordance with the unique competitive, legal and regulatory issues that may affect current and future business valuations and operations.

CONTACTS

Scott E. Westwood Partner T: +1 412 667 7989 Email
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Advised Dominion Resources in $4.4 Billion Acquisition to Expand Company’s Natural Gas Assets

Representation of Dominion Resources Inc. in its $4.4 billion acquisition plus the assumption of debt for an enterprise value of approximately $6 billion of Questar Corp. The deal expands Dominion’s natural gas assets into the western United States and will create a combined company to serve 4.8 million electric utility and natural gas customers in seven states.
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Leading international seafood company

Assist a leading international seafood company based in Iceland in its auction process and sale of its U.S. operations, related procurement and manufacturing business to a Canadian seafood company for approximately $230 million.
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Regional bank

Representation of a regional bank in North and South Carolina in its merger with an 18-branch community bank in South Carolina for approximately $32.5 million. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will have over $1.2 billion in total assets, $903 million in total deposits, $884 million in total loans, and a network of 21 branches in the Carolinas.
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Manufacturer of air filters and air handling and containment systems

Representation of one of North America's largest manufacturers of air filters, air handling and containment systems, and related products in its sale (auction) through merger to an affiliate of a private equity firm for approximately $190 million.
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Leading US publisher of math curricula software and textbooks

Representation of a leading U.S. publisher of math curricula software and textbooks in a $75 million all cash reverse subsidiary merger with a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults.
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Leading producer of films for thermoform packaging

Represented the world's leading producer of films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications, in the acquisition of a rigid card and graphic arts film business.
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Global paper and packaging company

Represented a global paper and packaging company in the $45 million sale of a significant portion of its paper mill assets at a U.S. location to an investment group, as well as in the $80 million repurposing of other portions of the mill.
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Publicly-traded master limited partnership

Represented a publicly-traded master limited partnership in the acquisition of petroleum and refined products storage tanks, terminal assets, real estate and logistics assets from an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products.
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Distressed designer and manufacturer of aviation radar technologies

Represented a distressed designer and manufacturer of aviation radar technologies for military applications in its auction sale for $210 million to a Swedish defense contractor and manufacturer of aircraft.
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Saudi Arabian steel producer

Assisting one of the leading companies in Saudi Arabia in its effort to reacquire the assets and business of a steel producing mini mill from the Administrators of the Company.
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Owner/operator of facilities that convert recyclable materials to power

Represented an owner/operator of facilities throughout North America that covert recyclable materials and biomass to power in the $44 million acquisition of two biomass industry companies.
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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Representation of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) in connection with the $4.7 billion acquisition by Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.
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Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc.

Advised the special committee of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. in its $4 billion merger transaction with NorthStar Realty Corp.
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Tesoro Logistics LP

Representation of Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP) in connection with its $2.5 billion acquisition of QEP Field Services, LLC, a pipeline and gas-processing company formerly owned by QEP Resources Inc. (NYSE: QEP).
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Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.

Representation of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. in connection with its $2.5 billion merger with The Kroger Company.
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Wood Creek Management, LLC

Representation of Wood Creek Management, LLC in its $750 million acquisition of Genesis Funding Limited from AerCap International Bermuda, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER).
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Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pike Corporation

Representation of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pike Corporation (NYSE: PIKE), one of the nation’s largest specialty construction and engineering firms in the electric power industry, in connection with their entrance into a merger transaction valued at approximately $595 million.
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Fortune 150 independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products

Representation of a Fortune 150 independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products in connection with its $270 million acquisition of crude and refined oil, terminalling, storage and pipeline assets.
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Worldwide leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions

Representation of Alorica, Inc., a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, in its acquisition of West Corporation's agent services businesses for approximately $275 million.
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Newell Rubbermaid

Representation of Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) in connection with its $210 million acquisition of Baby Jogger.
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Karen J Adams Karen J. Adams
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 373 8854
F: +1 704 353 6173
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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James M Anderson III James M. Anderson III
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1044
F: +1 804 698 2155
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Hubert André-Dumont Hubert André-Dumont
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 60
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Heather M Welch Heather Welch Arbogast
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4459
F: +1 410 659 4599
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Bradley S Austin Bradley S. Austin
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 373 8992
F: +1 704 373 8840
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Greg Barr Gregory C. Barr
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 750 8603
F: +1 312 698 4546
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Samuel C Bernstein Samuel C. Bernstein
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8222
F: +1 312 698 4571
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Kevin Boardman J. Kevin Boardman
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6403
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Amy Bolian Amy Elizabeth Bolian
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215
Email
T: +1 703 712 5017
F: +1 703 712 5193
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Jeff Brooker Jeffrey D. Brooker
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6417
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Robert L Burrus Jr. Robert L. Burrus Jr.
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4306
F: +1 804 698 2023
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Bryan P Bylica Bryan P. Bylica
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 750 3617
F: +1 312 698 4533
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Boyd C Campbell Jr Boyd C. Campbell Jr
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2030
F: +1 704 444 8715
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Jeffrey R Capwell Jeffrey R. Capwell
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 353 6256
F: +1 704 373 8823
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Holly Carnell Holly Carnell
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 3687
F: +1 312 698 4504
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Stephen Carrington Steve Carrington
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 750 2789
F: +1 312 920 3689
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Ayanna K Chance Ayanna K. Chance
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2344
F: +1 704 353 6203
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Douglas W Charnas Douglas W. Charnas
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 202 857 1757
F: +1 202 828 2980
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Robert M Cipolla Robert M. Cipolla
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4713
F: +1 804 698 2109
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Geoffrey C Cockrell Geoffrey C. Cockrell
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8272
F: +1 312 698 4572
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J. D Costa J. D. Costa
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2236
F: +1 704 353 6192
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Robert A Crawford Robert A. Crawford
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2264
F: +1 704 353 6155
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Craig R Culbertson Craig R. Culbertson
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8250
F: +1 312 849 3052
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Clifford A Cutchins IV Clifford A. Cutchins IV
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4720
F: +1 804 225 5344
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Event

8th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference

November 10, 2016
Chicago, IL
Event

Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

October 26, 2016
Dallas, TX
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Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

October 20, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Event

Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

May 10, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Event

Doing Business in China

An Interactive Discussion

February 15 – 18, 2016
Richmond, VA | Charlotte, NC | New York, NY | Chicago, IL
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SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

January 26, 2016
Complimentary Webinar Series
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7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 19, 2015
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

M&A Solutions for Privately Held Companies

October 7, 2015
Charlotte, NC
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Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

October 6, 2015
Dallas, TX
Speaking Engagement

2015 Mergers & Acquisitions Conference

February 26, 2015
Chicago, IL
Event

6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 18, 2014
Chicago, IL
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