Mergers & Acquisitions
As a leading firm in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”), Reid & Wise’s M&A practice is distinguished by our experience and focus on both strategic and private equity transactions, specific industries and cross-border transactions.
M&A practice necessarily involves a wide range of expertise across different practice areas. Our M&A practice group consists of talents with expertise not only in corporate law and regulation, but in areas such as tax, antitrust, finance, intellectual property, employment, real estate and capital markets. With our full service capability, Reid & Wise provides clients with a “one-stop shop” for all aspects of the transaction. Our team, with key experience and understanding of particular sectors, provides invaluable insight on relevant deals. Our sector specialists not only bring their own skills to bear, but also draw on the significant knowhow and experience accumulated around the firm, thereby going far beyond transactional advice and often giving clients a key competitive or tactical advantage.
Reid & Wise focuses on providing advisory services beyond pure legal advice in M&A cases. Instead, we adopt a commercial approach that optimizes efficiency, reduces costs and enhances effective deal execution. We take the lead in devising creative deal structures, designing acquisition plans and implementing strategies for both acquirers and targets in domestic and cross-border transactions around the world.
Our practice highlights includes:
- Cross-Border Transactions
- Public and Private Acquisitions
- Joint Ventures Setups
- Leveraged Buyouts
- Tender Offers
- Proxy Contests
- Spin-Offs and Dispositions
- Hostile Takeovers and Defenses to Hostile Takeovers
- Negotiated Acquisitions
Reid & Wise assists corporate clients in all phases of their acquisitions, from letters of intent, to due diligence, to the negotiation and drafting of transaction documents, through the various regulatory approval processes, and in the planning and implementation of post-closing integration activities.
Our M&A team is particularly strong in China-related cross-border transactions. With a deep understanding of Chinese culture and business, we are well prepared to meet the needs of our clients during the acquisition process. We represent numerous Chinese companies, including state-owned enterprises as well as medium and small private companies, in connection with acquiring U.S. companies and assets in the U.S.
For up-to-date information and perspectives on M&A related legal issues, please visit Reid & Wise’s resource center at www.uslawconsult.com.