Practices

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our attorneys provide in-depth deal coverage, from initial structuring through due diligence and documentation to closing and post-closing integration, across numerous industries.

In every transaction, business perspective informs our legal strategy and creative structuring so that client goals are met with outcomes that pave the way for growth and success.

Our M&A attorneys represent buyers and sellers ranging from small, privately held companies to multinational public companies in transactions that span the lower-middle and middle markets to multi-billion dollar mergers. The scale of our practice and depth of our deal experience enable us to provide cost-effective, focused solutions that meet the unique requirements of every client and transaction, no matter the deal type, company size, or industry.

Our clients include domestic and foreign public and private companies of all sizes, family-owned businesses, and financial intermediaries. Our clients' objectives are at the center of every engagement, whether we are advising Fortune 500 companies in implementing strategic growth initiatives through M&A or counseling family-owned businesses in executing exit strategies.

With a banking and financial institutions M&A team that is nationally recognized, we have particular strength in advising the financial sector.

In an increasingly global economy, M&A deal making frequently involves the structuring, management, and completion of transactions across geographies. Ballard Spahr maintains a global reach through a platform of affiliated local firms throughout the world, which themselves are established leaders in their markets.

Experience 

  • We have represented E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company in many M&A transactions, including the $70 million acquisition of the outstanding stock of Coastal Training Technologies Corporation, a leading global producer and marketer of cutting-edge training programs.
  • We represented Giant Industries, Inc., a publicly traded refiner and marketer of petroleum products, in transactions including its acquisition by Western Refining, Inc., a publicly traded company in the same industry. The $1.3 billion transaction was complicated by a number of significant events, including two refinery fires, a transaction restructure, and a threatened injunction by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • We represented Airborne, Inc. in its $150 million sale to Schiff Nutrition Group.