Mergers and Acquisitions
For more than a century, Briggs and Morgan has counseled a multitude of entities and individuals, such as banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions, in connection with the structuring, negotiation and consummation of private and public commercial transactions. This activity has included representation through mergers and acquisitions in locations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and Canada.
Our practice concentrates heavily on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements for public companies and emerging companies of all sizes. Briggs and Morgan attorneys have assisted clients ranging in size from small privately held businesses to large publicly traded corporations in connection with acquisitions of stock and assets, mergers, exchanges, leveraged buy-outs, reorganizations and spin-offs, and tender and exchange offers. In addition, we have extensive experience in counseling clients in matters of anti-takeover strategies, including shareholder rights plans and other "shark repellents."
Our Mergers and Acquisition Practice Group works closely with other groups within the firm to provide seamless counsel that incorporates the handling of complex tax, corporate finance and securities, antitrust, real estate, environmental and employee benefit issues that often arise with the purchase and sale of a business. Briggs and Morgan assists clients during all transactional phases of an acquisition, from the initial planning and due diligence stages, through the negotiation and execution of the definitive agreements, and assistance in post-closing matters.
In correlation with our mergers and acquisitions practice, the Corporate Finance Group includes public offerings of corporate stocks and bonds, private placements of debt and equity securities, venture capital financings, structured financings/asset securitizations, municipal financings and a variety of other transactions.