Corporate & Transactional

Mergers & Acquisitions

Responsive and knowledgeable lawyers who get complicated deals done for our clients.

Meet the team

Locke Lord represents U.S. and foreign-based clients in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic transactions of every type, including:

  • Stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Going-private transactions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Spin-offs
  • Tender and exchange offers
  • Platform add-ons
  • Strategic mergers of equals
  • Cross-border transactions

Locke Lord lawyers team together for a multidisciplinary approach to give our clients the best advice in all aspects of a transaction, from conducting or competing in an auction to structuring, negotiating and closing the deal.

Our lawyers have deep experience representing both strategic and financial buyers and sellers in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Chemical
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Entertainment and media
  • Food and beverage
  • Health care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing, service and distribution
  • Marine terminal development
  • Maritime
  • Mining
  • Nonprofit
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Shipping and transportation
  • Technology

No matter the transaction, Locke Lord lawyers seamlessly partner with clients to take advantage of commercial opportunities. We regularly advise public and private companies, ranging from Fortune 100 to startup companies, and private equity investors in fund formation and the buying and selling of their portfolio companies. We also advise the portfolio companies of our private equity clients in their own acquisitions and divestitures as they grow their platforms. We counsel strategic buyers and sellers in the course of their transactions, whether the consideration is cash, stock or a combination of the two, or the contribution of assets in a joint venture. We represent clients in their acquisitions of distressed companies or assets of distressed companies. We advise boards of directors and their special committees in properly and effectively discharging their duties regarding transactions of every type.

Locke Lord lawyers take a worldview when advising clients on cross-border transactions. We recognize the complexities of globalization and pride ourselves on providing comprehensible cross-border advice bridging legal systems, customs, languages and terminology.