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Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our leading M&A practice has helped many of the world’s top companies effectively navigate challenges to leverage M&A opportunities. Our global reach, deep bench and industry expertise enable us to support our clients in both domestic and complex cross-border transactions, and pave the way in first-of-their-kind matters. Over the past two years, we have advised clients on more than 500 M&A deals spanning countries around the world. Our team offers clients a deep understanding of both local conditions and industry trends, helping them to gain competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

  • “Paul Hastings always meets the deadlines, and with the highest level of professionalism. I think very highly of the team.”

    Chambers USA, 2021
  • “It is a well-run firm with great depth of lawyers across the board. They are always very well organized and cohesive when it comes to the execution of a transaction.”

    Chambers USA, 2021
  • “The firm has a practical, 'get it done' mentality and is business-oriented. Its lawyers are comfortable in laying out the continuum of risk but are still able to provide recommendations.”

    Chambers USA, 2021
  • “The team is super responsive and the quality of the legal documents is always very high.”

    Chambers USA, 2021

Client Successes

  • Ericsson, in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Cradlepoint, a wireless networking company.

  • Intel Corporation, in its $2 billion acquisition of Habana Labs Ltd., an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for the data center.

  • Moody’s Analytics, in its £1.4 billion acquisition of RMS, a global provider of climate and natural disaster risk modeling and analytics.

  • QAD, a leading software company that provides enterprise resource planning for global manufacturers, in its $2 billion acquisition of Thoma Bravo.

  • Organon LLC, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., in its $215 million acquisition of Alydia Health, Inc.

Helping Clients Secure and Protect Business Advantage

Our clients include public and private companies, ranging from Fortune 100 and multinational corporations to emerging growth companies, commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, venture capital funds, boards of directors and entrepreneurs. We not only focus on providing innovative, tailored legal solutions, but also assist clients with their business strategy. We invest the time to truly know our clients’ industries and markets with a view to becoming a trusted advisor providing best-in-class legal advice.

An Unparalleled M&A Practice

  • With more than 170 lawyers across 21 offices, we have the breadth and depth to provide savvy business and legal counsel wherever your needs arise and keep your business moving forwards.

  • Our M&A team has significant expertise across a range of industries, including: technology and software, life sciences and healthcare, media, telecommunications and entertainment, aerospace and defense, energy and infrastructure, manufacturing and industrials, and financial services.

  • We advise clients across the whole investment cycle from VC and private equity-related investments to broad-based, mid-market transactions to multi-billion-dollar, complex cross-border deals involving public and private companies.

Recognition for Our M&A Practice

  • 24 partners ranked by Chambers 2021 globally for their deal work

  • Shortlisted by The Deal 2021 Awards for Most Innovative (Large Cap) Deal; Technology Media & Telecom – Deal (Large Cap); and Fintech – Deal (Middle Market)

  • Shortlisted by Law.com International UK/Legal Week 2021 for M&A Team of the Year (Medium Deal)

  • Tier 1 Ranking for M&A: Middle Market, The Legal 500 U.S.

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