Corporate and Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions

Arnold & Porter's Mergers & Acquisitions practice is at the core of the firm's Corporate and Finance practice. We represent buyers and sellers in the negotiation of mergers; stock, asset, and whole-business acquisitions; leveraged buyouts; tender offers; and other transactions involving changes in corporate control.

Our clients include major international and domestic companies, both public and private, as well as private equity firms and other financial institutions. Our clients span many industries, including life sciences, technology, media, energy, aerospace and defense, consumer products, manufacturing, asset management, and services, among others.

The breadth of our regulatory practices complements our core M&A experience to provide a strategic advantage to our clients. Our corporate M&A attorneys are familiar with a myriad of regulatory issues that can arise in M&A transactions and work efficiently to address those issues with our regulatory colleagues while remaining attentive to our clients' business objectives, and we have completed numerous transactions in many regulated industries.

Our transactional teams assist clients in all phases of their acquisitions, from structuring and negotiating the transaction, through the various regulatory approval processes and post-closing integration activities. Our multidisciplinary practice utilizes the talents of experienced lawyers in many practice areas, including intellectual property, employee benefits and executive compensation, employment, tax, government contracts and national security, financial services, environmental, real estate, antitrust and competition, life sciences and healthcare regulatory, and litigation.

We are recognized by a number of leading publications for our work in this area including by Chambers USA 2018 for Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (Nationwide and New York) and Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Washington, DC), The Legal 500 US 2018 for M&A: Middle-Market and Private Equity Buyouts and by US News and World Report/Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2017 for Corporate Law, Private Equity Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.


First American International Corporation Sale to RBB Bancorp, Inc.

Represented parent of First American International Bank in its $117 million sale to RBB Bancorp, Inc.

Stifel Financial Corp. Acquisition of Business Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, The Business Bank of St. Louis

Represented a financial services holding company in its acquisition of Business Bancshares, Inc., and its subsidiary, The Business Bank of St. Louis.

Enphase Energy, Inc. Aquisition of microinverter business

Represented energy technology company in its acquisition of the microinverter business of SunPower Corporation.

Armour Home Electronics Limited Disposal of its office furniture business

Represented Armour Home Electronics Limited in the disposal of its office furniture business to Dorel Home.

American Securities Sale of ASP Unifrax Holdings, Inc.

Representing private equity client in the pending sale of a global specialist fibers company.



Negotiating the M&A Deal: A Mock Negotiation of a Corporate Acquisition
Columbia Law School, New York, NY
Antitrust Considerations For Government Contractors
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Competition Law360, Employment Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Health Law360, Mergers & Acquisitions Law360
Foreign Investment Control and M&A: Presentation for a Chinese delegation from The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC)
Arnold & Porter, Frankfurt
UK Merger Control: A New Regime for State Intervention, Foreign Acquisitions and National Security
Significant 2017 Decisions Affecting Private M&A: Part 2
Commercial Contracts Law360, Delaware Law360, Mergers & Acquisitions Law360, Private Equity Law360, Securities Law360


The Legal 500 US
M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500M) (2012-2018)
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts (2017-2018)
M&A: Large Deals ($1B-5B) (2009-2011)
Chambers USA
Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (DC) (2006-2018)
Corporate/M&A (New York) (2013-2018)
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (Nationwide) (2018)
LMG Life Sciences Guide
Transactional: Mergers & Acquisitions (2017)

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