M&A and Corporate Transactions
M&A AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS
Dealmaking today is affected by near-constant changes in equity and credit availability, financial regulation, and the strength of the capital markets. In this volatile market, corporate executives need legal counsel with a solid understanding of the business environment who can navigate the evolving issues that arise in the course of a transaction and achieve their objectives.
Nixon Peabody is an industry leader in corporate transactions. While we have experience representing clients in transactions of all sizes, we are best known for our work in the middle market. We are better positioned than any other firm in the country to serve this segment of the market. The quality of our work is at the pinnacle of the legal profession, but our geographic footprint allows us to deliver value that regional or boutique firms can’t match.
In 2011, American Lawyer magazine featured Nixon Peabody on the cover as “Dealmakers of the Year” for our work advising one of the most complex, sophisticated, and groundbreaking transactions of the year. In addition, Chambers USA regularly recognizes us as a “Highly Regarded” firm for Corporate/M&A in its guide, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In 2012, the firm was recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and M&A Advisor as the legal advisor of the “Middle Market Deal of the Year” as well as the “Cross-Border Deal of the Year.” This is the second year in a row we have advised on an award-winning deal.
Our firm includes 200 business lawyers who work together to handle the full range of mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, licensing, and strategic transactions for both private and public clients—from structure and strategy to negotiation and documentation. We have strong capabilities in industry sectors such as life sciences, health care, consumer products (especially food and beverage), manufacturing, technology, and energy.
Our corporate transactional attorneys take an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to addressing client needs, spanning practices such as tax, securities, corporate governance, labor, real estate, intellectual property, environmental, and other regulatory areas. For leveraged transactions or those involving refinancing of debt, we work with the firm’s finance attorneys on a wide range of vehicles, including unsecured and secured lending, senior and mezzanine lending, derivatives, and securitizations.
- Carlyle, KKR, TPG Raising Billions for China, But Deals May Be Scarce
Buyouts | April 29, 2013
Partner and leader of the firm’s China and Asia Pacific practice David Cheng discusses private equity deal trends in China.
- Export Controls Reform Has Arrived
Law360 | April 22, 2013
Washington, DC government investigations & white collar defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson, global business & transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero and private equity & investment funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column discussing the new rules and regulations implementing the multiyear Export Control Reform Initiative.
- Ralls Case Shows Importance of Proactively Engaging CFIUS
Law360 | March 12, 2013
This contributed article, authored by Washington, D.C. global business & transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, discusses how important it is for companies interested in cross-border investment to engage with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.