Mergers and Acquisitions


We represent public companies, private companies and their founder-owners, and private equity firms and their portfolio companies in mergers, acquisitions, and sales of businesses. Each of our M&A lawyers has practiced for more than 25 years and has regularly represented both buyers and sellers. As a result, we have extensive experience solving the challenges that can emerge in deals and understand the perspectives, motivations and interests of parties on all sides of the transaction, enabling us to reduce deal friction and to deliver high quality legal services that support a collaborative and successful process designed to achieve a timely and efficient closing.

Representative Clients and Engagements

Our lawyers have represented a variety of leading businesses in important transactions, including:

Acquisitions (Buy-side)

  • ADT Security (+$4.5 billion annual revenue portfolio company of Apollo Global) — in more than 12 acquisitions, including platform deal establishing its cyber-security division;
  • Airxcel (portfolio company of L Catterton)in acquisition of Aqua-Hot, a leading provider of hydronic heating systems to the RV Industry;
  • Artemis Capital Partners: in multiple portfolio company acquisitions (both platform and add-on deals);
  • ATN International (Nasdaq) – in multiple acquisitions;
  • Battery Ventures –in UK portfolio company’s acquisition of a U.S. SaaS services business and German portfolio company’s acquisition of a U.S. laboratory services business;
  • Breville (Australian public company) – in acquisition of assets of Baratza LLC, a consumer products manufacturer;
  • Cabot Corporation (NYSE) — in acquisition of leading North American producer of black masterbatches and compounds;
  • D2 Emerge (acquisition company) — in acquisition of Software Development Times from BZ Media;
  • DSM Metal Fabrication (acquisition company) in acquisition of customized sheet metal fabrication services business;
  • Electronics Instrumentation Manufacturer – in bolt-on asset acquisition;
  • Essex Bay Capital — in platform acquisitions of Munetrix, LLC (leading GovTech software co) and Divvy Engagement Solutions (leading employee engagement services firm);
  • Everbridge (Nasdaq)in acquisitions of NC4 and of xMatters, leading cyber-security businesses;
  • Matter Communications (brand development and PR firm) – in acquisition of business of Calypso Communications;
  • MilliporeSigma (U.S. Life Science business of Merck KGaA) — in acquisition of GSI, developer of a revolutionary algorithm-based tool which expedites chemical reaction calculations;
  • MKS Instruments (Nasdaq)in acquisitions of a division of Brooks Automation (Nasdaq) and of Precisive, LLC;
  • Novanta (Nasdaq) — in acquisition of Imaging Solutions Group;
  • Panera (portfolio co of JAB Holdings) — in multiple acquisitions of franchisees;
  • Pegasystems (Nasdaq) – in the acquisitions of (1) a digital customer service platform provider, (2) a data analytics business with operations in U.S. and India, and (3) a speech recognition and conversation analytics business;
  • Private Buyer – in acquisition of commercial water instruments distributor;
  • Public Technology Company — in acquisition of five businesses in nine months – two in the U.S., one in Spain, one on Germany, and one in Switzerland;
  • Rocket Software – in acquisition of Key Resources, Inc.
  • Talent Burst (leading IT and life science staffing company)in acquisition of IBA Software Technologies;
  • Tantalus Systems (Canadian public company) — in its acquisition of Congruitive, a smart grid technology leader;TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq) — in acquisitions of The Enterprise Strategy Group and of Xtelligent, leading IT market research and analytics firms; and
  • UFP Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq) — in acquisitions of Advant Medical Limited, Contech Medical, and DAS Medical.

Acquisitions (Sell-side)

  • Alegeus (portfolio company of Lightyear Capital)in sale of subsidiary to Maestro Healthcare Technology;
  • Apps Associates (global IT services company): in sale of controlling interest of businesses in U.S., India, and Germany to BV Investment Partners;
  • Artemis Capital Partners – in portfolio company sales;
  • Au Bon Pain (portfolio company of JAB Holdings) – in sale of Au Bon Pain to Ampex Brands;
  • Cegment (automated college payment calculator business)in sale to CampusLogic;
  • Circor International (NYSE)in sale of its Sagebrush subsidiary to management;
  • Compendia (innovative provider of homeowner web portals and manuals)in sale to portfolio company of CIP Capital;
  • CS Operations:  Sale of assets of operating company to super-regional consolidator in a series of transactions;
  • Edience (edtech company)in sale of college plan support business;
  • Energy Initiatives Group — in sale to portfolio company of General Atlantic;
  • Envia Systems (battery technology company): in sale to Chinese investment group (buyout of PE firms and retention of management);
  • FleetLogix – in sale to Striker Partners;
  • KnowledgePath Solutions – sale of mobile and omnichannel ecommerce solution provider to DMI;
  • Morton & Company – sale of manufacturer of precision machined parts;
  • Nationally recognized academic institution and faculty inventors — in sale of incubated company to U.S. subsidiary of European life science business;
  • Northeast Wholesale (leading distributor of fasteners, tools and other building products)in sale to portfolio company of Platinum Equity;
  • One Medical Passport (SaaS provider to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs)) — in sale to Mnet Health;
  • Pyramid Technologies (Computer Maintenance Services) – in sale of company to Technology Service Professionals;
  • Rifiniti (SaaS business)in sale to Accel-KKR portfolio company;
  • Trellis LLC – in sale and merger transaction;
  • Treq Labs — in sale to Sonus Networks (Nasdaq);
  • Wave 6 (acoustic modeling software company)in sale to Dassault Systémes; and
  • 3D printing company: in sale to 3D Systems, Inc. (NYSE).