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 has connections and relationships to a host of international firms, which themselves are established leaders in their markets.
- 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.
Rankings and Recognition
Recognized as a Six-Category M&A Standout
BTI M&A Outlook Report, 2022
A Top-Tier National Practice
26 practices ranked in the highest tier nationally
Best Law Firms, 2023
"The lawyers are always available and supportive in every way possible – they are incredibly knowledgeable and embrace every challenge as if they are personally responsible for the outcome across the entire initiative."
Chambers USA Colorado Corporate/M&A, 2021
"A very pragmatic approach."
Chambers USA Minnesota Corporate/M&A, 2021
"Knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated."
Chambers USA Pennsylvania Corporate/ M&A & Private Equity, 2021
“A respected practice which handles a large scope of corporate matters on a national level.”
Chambers USA Arizona Corporate/M&A, 2022
99 Attorneys and 49 Practices Recognized for Excellence
Chambers USA, 2022
Recognized for National Strength
The Legal 500, 2021