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Mergers and Acquisitions

Merger, acquisition, divestiture, joint venture 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.

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Scott E. Westwood Partner T: +1 412 667 7989
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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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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Represented 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

Represented 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.

Represented Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI) in connection with its $2.5 billion merger with The Kroger Company (NYSE: KR).
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Wood Creek Management, LLC

Represented 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

Represented 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, a worldwide leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, in its acquisition of several of West Corporation’s (NASDAQ: WSTC) agent services businesses for a consideration of $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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Teledyne Technologies Inc.

Advised Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TDY) in connection with a definitive agreement that provides for the merger of Bolt Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: BOLT) with a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne for approximately $171 million.
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Leader in corporate access information

Representation of A2 Access, a leader in corporate access information, in connection with its company sale to Dealogic, an international financial software company.
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Chinese joint venture

Acted as counsel to the 50 percent owner of a Chinese joint venture in connection with its acquisition of the reaming interest in the joint venture. The deal required regulatory approval from authorities in the Peoples’ Republic of China.
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Geothermal energy technology and services company

Representation of a geothermal energy technology and services company in its acquisition of an approximately 50MW geothermal power plant.
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Conflicts Committee of Delek Logistics Partners GP, LLC

Representation of the Conflicts Committee of Delek Logistics Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of publicly traded Delek Logistics Partners, LP (“DKL”), for two transactions in which DKL acquired a crude oil rail offloading facility and a crude oil storage tank from its affiliated sponsor, Delek US Holdings, Inc. Because this was a related party transaction, the Conflicts Committee was engaged to represent the interests of the unaffiliated unitholders of DKL. McGuireWoods was involved in diligencing the acquired assets on behalf of the Conflicts Committee, negotiating changes to the documents requested by the Committee and advising the Committee through the special approval process required for the transaction.
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Private investment firm

Representation of a private investment firm in connection with its acquisition of an electric supply company.
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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

McGuireWoods represented Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) in two joint ventures valued at approximately $91 million that will construct logistics assets to serve third parties and subsidiaries of Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK).
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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Assisted Delek Logistics Partners, LP in the preparation of its joint venture documentation with Rangeland Energy, LLC to construct a 100-mile pipeline from Loving County, TX to Midland, TX, including negotiation of the joint venture company agreement and the construction and operating agreement related to the pipeline.
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FWT, LLC

McGuireWoods represented FWT, LLC, a manufacturer of highly engineered structures for electricity transmission, in its stock sale to Sabre Industries, Inc., a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company.
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Rothschild Group

Representation of Rothschild as financial advisor to Sorin S.p.A in connection with its $2.7 billion merger with Cyberonics Inc.
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Milling and particle size reduction company

Representation of company engaged in milling and particle size reduction business in acquisition of another company and refinancing of debt.
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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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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

EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 804 775 1044
F: +1 804 698 2155
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T:+1 412 667 7918
F: +1 804 698 2155

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 4599
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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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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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John C Beane John C. Beane
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5714
F: +1 404 443 5794
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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
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6417
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Thomas C Brown Jr. Thomas C. Brown Jr.
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5393
F: +1 703 712 5209
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Robert L Burrus Jr. Robert L. Burrus Jr.
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4306
F: +1 804 698 2023
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Meggan Michelle Bushee Meggan Michelle Bushee
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2360
F: +1 704 805 5085
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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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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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Holly Carnell Holly Carnell
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 3687
F: +1 312 698 4504
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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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Simon J Cox Simon J. Cox
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1721
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Robert A Crawford Robert A. Crawford
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2264
F: +1 704 353 6155
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Event

7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Chicago, IL
Event

Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

Tuesday, 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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