In the life cycle of almost any business, the time comes when one must consider whether to engage in a significant transaction. These transactions could include selling, entering the public market and/or securing outside equity or debt financing. Regardless of the objective, these transactions share common threads, requiring both an internal and external analysis of the business itself. Our lawyers work with companies on divestiture strategies to maximize value for the selling company, advising on a variety of transaction options and techniques to position the assets or company for maximum value.

The legal and value-added business experience our lawyers provide at this critical point in a company’s life cycle can be crucial to any successful transaction and business integration. Our advice at this stage of a transaction often includes:

  • Industry-specific value-added business advice drawn from experience in a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, chemicals, supply and distribution, e-commerce, health care, financial services, retail, biotechnology, green technology and medical products.
  • Advice in crafting a step-by-step plan for successfully shepherding the company through a significant transaction, including strategic timelines; topical analyses (e.g., the handling of confidentiality concerns, internal document organization and management, tax considerations and structuring, HR, real estate, intellectual property and governmental filings); and selection and engagement of investment bankers, valuation experts and other consultants.
  • Advice on structuring the transaction.
  • Representation in the management of auctions and bid processes, preparation of confidential offering memorandums, construction and management of virtual data rooms and review of management presentations.