Haydon Keitner is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s M&A and Corporate Transactions group. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate work. Haydon has played a key role in deal teams representing buyers and sellers in a variety of domestic and international corporate transactions.
I advise buyers and sellers in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, including stock purchases, asset sales, mergers, divestitures and reorganizations. I’ve represented a strategic buyer in multiple acquisitions and have experience in complex M&A structures. A notable recent transaction involved the reorganization of our client, followed by its merger with a second company and simultaneous sale of assets to a third company.
I represent private equity investors in connection with their portfolio company investments and exits. I also advise portfolio companies of private equity clients with respect to their acquisitions, divestitures and corporate governance matters.
On an ongoing basis, I act as outside general counsel to companies by advising on general corporate matters and a wide range of commercial agreements, including services agreements, licensing agreements and domestic and international joint ventures.
I’m seeing a growing number of parties to acquisition agreements obtain representation and warranty insurance policies in order to allocate risk to third-party insurers and facilitate closing transactions. We can help our clients take advantage of this approach while navigating pitfalls.
Bloomberg Law Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report | April 03, 2017
Boston M&A and corporate transactions partner Haydon Keitner authored this column about materiality scrapes in M&A agreements.