Getting deals done. It’s not always as easy as it sounds. It takes an experienced team that can provide sound and timely business counsel and execute a transaction efficiently. The Williams Mullen mergers and acquisition team has extensive experience, having represented strategic and financial buyers and sellers in numerous transactions. Our team’s deals have varied from a few million dollars to more than two billion in size and have included negotiated purchases and divestitures by public companies, private companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds.  We also have experience with tender offers, restructurings, spin-offs, leveraged buy-outs and "going-private" transactions.

Getting deals done. It’s not always as easy as it sounds. It takes an experienced team that can provide sound and timely business counsel and execute a transaction efficiently. The Williams Mullen mergers and acquisition team has extensive experience, having represented strategic and financial buyers and sellers in numerous transactions. Our team’s deals have varied from a few million dollars to more than two billion in size and have included negotiated purchases and divestitures by public companies, private companies, private equity funds and venture capital funds.  We also have experience with tender offers, restructurings, spin-offs, leveraged buy-outs and "going-private" transactions.

Our team is proficient in a wide variety of industries, including Automotive Dealerships, Franchises, Banking & Financial Services, Government Contractors, Hospitality, Insurance and Insurance Brokerages, Long Term Care, Manufacturing, Retail and Software & Technology.

As a result of our participation in this wide variety of transactions across multiple industries, our Mergers and Acquisitions Team has gained valuable experience and insight into industry-specific norms and various structures and methods for approaching transactions. We organize our mergers and acquisitions deal teams around each client’s transaction and have experienced team members who make valuable contributions to the deal teams from our Tax; Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Labor, Employment and Immigration; Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Environmental and other groups.  Our Mergers and Acquisitions Team’s combination of experience, creativity and ability to execute a transaction efficiently brings added value to our clients and allows us to find ways to close transactions for our clients where others might fail to find workable solutions.

  • Represented a Virginia-based carrier owning more than 400 trucks and operations throughout the U.S. and Canada in the sale of the company and related entities to a large, full-truckload carrier in North America.
  • Served as buyer's counsel to a privately held American media company in its acquisition of a U.S. and Canadian pharmaceutical company.
  • Represented an internet video platform in its acquisition of a live video streaming company.
  • Represented a developer of cloud-based, technology-led, spend management solutions for the public and private sector markets in its sale to a software company on the London stock exchange for over $130 million.
  • Represented a bank subsidiary in its purchase of an investment advisory firm with more than $400 million of assets under management.
  • Represented a clinical trials laboratory services joint venture in its acquisition of a leading provider of precision medicine technology solutions. Structured as a reverse triangular merger, the transaction required significant technology diligence review, a complex shareholder arrangement with both option and warrant holders, as well as substantial post-closing tax planning.
  • Represented one of the U.S. market's leading beverage alcohol wholesalers in its $300 million acquisition of a wine and beer distributor.
  • Represented a drone manufacturer in a $35 million sale of the company to a publicly traded defense contractor.
  • Served as buyer's counsel to a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of nutritional supplements in its acquisition of a maker of over-the-counter healthcare products.
  • Performed the corporate and tax planning, drafting and closing for a merger of two related entities with complementary businesses and overlapping but not identical ownership.
  • Represented family-owned convenience store and oil company in the sale of its convenience stores and wholesale fuel distribution company.
  • Represented a financial institution in its merger with a holding company, creating a community bank with around $800 million in total assets.
  • Represented our client in the $130 million sale of a premier East Coast campground property and associated operations to a publicly traded REIT.  
  • Represented a health and educational support services company in its sale to a private equity firm.
  • Represented a leading natural food pet treats online retailer in its sale to a New York-based family office.
  • Represented a regional provider of residential propane and oil, commercial delivered fuels, fleet card sites and services, and lubricants in its acquisition of a propane distribution and service business.
  • Represented a top 50 middle-market insurance agency in its acquisition of a Delaware-based insurance agency.
  • Represented a financial institution in a merger of equals with another bank, creating an entity with approximately $447 million in assets.
  • Represented a global leader in branched-chain amino acid sports nutrition in its sale to a market leader in sports nutrition.
  • Represented a telecom company in a $13 million acquisition of a broadband internet provider's business in Virginia.
  • Represented an RV resort in North Carolina in its $4 million sale to a property manager and developer.
  • Represented surveying and engineering firm in an acquisition that included an asset purchase and the implementation of a shareholder exit strategy, as well as stock redemptions, stock purchases and multiple debt arrangements.
  • Served as buyer's counsel to a software development, design and digital marketing agency in its acquisition of a mobile software products company.
  • Represented a group of privately held companies in a $214 million sale of their waste disposal business and related real estate assets
  • Represented a regional transportation services provider in the purchase of assets from two shuttle companies
  • Represented an insurance brokerage firm in a $7.4 million sale of the company to a competitor.
  • Represented a trip hazard concrete specialist in its sale to an affiliate of a private equity fund.

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