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 150 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.

Mergers and Acquisitions

CONTACTS

Scott E. Westwood Partner T: +1 412 667 7989

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“M&A Deal of the Year”, M&A Advisor Awards, 2016

Representation of Rothschild as financial advisor to Sorin S.p.A., an Italy-based medical device company, in its $2.7 billion strategic transaction with Cyberonics.
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“Telecom Deal of the Year”, M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2016

Representation of Sprint, a communications services company, in its acquisition of 1,435 retail stores from RadioShack, a deal that more than doubles Sprint’s company-owned retail footprint.
Representative Matter

“Private Equity Deal of the Year”, M&A Advisor Awards, 2016

Representation of Morehead Capital, a private equity firm, in its sale of Chop’t Creative Salad, the creator and leader of the premium salad segment, to L Catterton.
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“Global M&A Deal of the Year”, American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards, 2014

Representation of Smithfield Foods, Inc., the world’s largest producer of pork products, in its $4.7 billion sale to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., a China-based meat processing company.
Representative Matter

Leidos Takes Next Step in Evolution

Representation of Stout Risius Ross as financial advisor to Leidos Holdings, Inc. in its $4.6 billion merger with the Information Systems & Global Solutions business of Lockheed Martin Corp.
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Deal Forms One of the Nation’s Largest Combined Electric and Gas Companies

Representation of Dominion Resources Inc., one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the U.S., in its $4.4 billion acquisition plus the assumption of debt for an enterprise value of approximately $6 billion of Questar Corp.
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Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Delivers for Stockholders

Representation of the Special Committee of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. in its $4 billion merger transaction with NorthStar Realty Corp.
Representative Matter

Murray Energy Acquires 5 CONSOL Mines

Representation of Murray Energy, the largest coal mining company in the U.S., in its $3.5 billion acquisition of Consolidated Coal Co. from CONSOL Energy.
Representative Matter

Combination Creates Largest Supermarket Chain in the U.S.

Representation of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. in connection with its $2.5 billion merger with The Kroger Company.
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Tesoro Logistics Acquires 2,000 Miles of Natural Gas and Crude Oil Pipelines

Representation of Tesoro Logistics LP in its $2.5 billion acquisition of QEP Field Services, LLC.
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EOG Resources Expands Presence in Delaware and Powder River Basins

Representation of Houlihan Lokey as financial advisor to Yates Petroleum in its $2.5 billion sale to EOG Resources.
Representative Matter

Spectra Energy Partners Sells Two Natural Gas Liquids Pipelines in Texas

Representation of the Conflicts Committee of the General Partner of Spectra Energy Partners in connection with its $1.5 billion sale of two natural gas liquids pipelines to Spectra Energy Corp.
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Combination Creates One of the Largest Sunbelt-focused Multifamily Platforms

Representation of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust in its $1.5 billion merger with Colonial Properties Trust.
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Merger Creates Third-Largest F&B Company in North America

Representation of H.J. Heinz Co. as Virginia counsel in its acquisition of Kraft Foods Group Inc., a blockbuster deal that created the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest in the world.
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Merger Creates One of the Largest Upscale, Select Services Lodging REITs

Representation of Apple REIT Ten, Inc. and the special committee of its board of directors in its $1.3 billion merger with Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
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Freeport-McMoRan Sells Stake in Largest U.S. Copper Mine

Representation of Houlihan Lokey as financial advisor to Freeport-McMoRan in its $1 billion sale of 13 percent interest in its Morenci mine to Sumitomo Metal Mining.
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Wood Creek Adds 37 Aircraft to Portfolio

Representation of Wood Creek Management, LLC in its $750 million acquisition of Genesis Funding Limited from AerCap International Bermuda, Ltd.
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International JV Builds Ammonia Plant in Texas

Representation of BASF Corp., a Germany-based chemical company and the largest producer in the world, in its $700 million joint venture with Yara International, a Norwegian-based chemical company.
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Teledyne Acquires UK-based Technology Group

Representation of Teledyne Technologies Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, instruments and communications products, in connection with its £625 million acquisition of e2v Technologies PLC, a UK-based manufacturer and developer of technology systems and components.
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Pike Completes Go-Private Transaction

Representation of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pike Corp., 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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Karen J Adams Karen J. Adams
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8854
F: +1 704 353 6173
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Mike Adams Michael J. Adams
Partner - Not admitted in NC; has applied for admission by motion
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 704 373 8847
F: +1 704 444 8747
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T:+1 703 712 5135
F: +1 704 444 8747

Vassilis Akritidis Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

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

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

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

T: +1 410 659 4459
F: +1 410 659 4477
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Bradley S Austin Bradley S. Austin
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8992
F: +1 704 373 8840
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Kelly Balkin Kelly J. Balkin
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4467
F: +1 410 659 4476
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Greg Barr Gregory C. Barr
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

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

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

T: +1 214 932 6403
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Jeff Brooker Jeffrey D. Brooker
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6417
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Holly Buckley Holly Buckley
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 3687
F: +1 312 698 4504
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Robert L Burrus Jr. Robert L. Burrus Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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

T: +1 312 750 3617
F: +1 312 698 4533
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Timothy Callahan Timothy P. Callahan
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 3536
F: +1 312 558 4379
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Boyd C Campbell Jr Boyd C. Campbell Jr
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

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

T: +1 704 353 6256
F: +1 704 373 8823
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Anthony Carna Anthony J. Carna
Partner
Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7932
F: +1 412 667 7948
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Stephen Carrington Steve Carrington
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

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

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

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

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

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

T: +1 704 343 2236
F: +1 704 353 6192
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Event

9th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chicago, IL
Event

SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Complimentary Webinar Series
Event

SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

April 18, 2017
Complimentary Webinar Series
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
Event

Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

October 20, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
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Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

May 10, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Event

Doing Business in China

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
Event

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
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6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 18, 2014
Chicago, IL
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May 18, 2017
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The WannaCry Cyberattack: Steps Businesses Must Take Now

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May 15, 2017
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May 9, 2017
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Reps & Warranties Insurance In M&A Deals – Getting the Deal Done

Insurance Recovery Blog
March 6, 2017
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