Assisting Clients as They Face the Challenges of Global M&A
In 2012, the mergers and acquisitions lawyers at Latham & Watkins handled more than US$292 billion in announced mergers and acquisitions transactions worldwide, representing principal entities or financial advisors in more than 370 public and private transactions.
Latham M&A lawyers are experienced in acquisitions and dispositions in a wide range of industries, including those that are highly regulated. The firm’s industry acumen is broad and deep, and reflects the strengths of Latham’s M&A Practice as a whole, as well as the firm’s leading corporate finance, regulatory and controversy practices.
The firm’s M&A clients include:
- Public and private companies, ranging from Fortune 100 and mulitnational corporations to emerging companies
- Private equity and other financial sponsors, including venture capital and sovereign wealth funds
- Boards of directors and their special committees
- Financial advisors
The firm’s M&A lawyers participate in transactions in virtually every part of the world. By leveraging the full capabilities of Latham’s offices worldwide, the Latham M&A lawyers handle effectively even the most complex, cross-jurisdictional deals.
The firm’s lawyers participate in all types of M&A transactions on a global basis, including:
The firm has vast experience representing companies in negotiated and contested M&A matters in a wide variety of contexts, including competitive auctions, exclusive transactions, club deals, carve-outs and joint ventures.
A key component of the firm’s company M&A Practice is its broad understanding of the corporate governance aspects of transactions. Latham's M&A corporate and litigation teams effectively counsel boards of directors in difficult and sensitive situations, with particular expertise providing defense advice to public companies.