Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice represents public and private companies, prominent investment funds, boards of directors and special committees, investors, senior management and shareholders in complex mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, partnerships and other strategic transactions. Our core M&A team is supported by our debt finance, tax, executive compensation and employee benefits, labor, intellectual property, real estate, environmental, antitrust, regulatory and policy practitioners. Our network includes relationships with financial advisors, investment banks, accountants and lenders throughout the world.
In 2015, the American Lawyer recognized Akin Gump’s work with VimpelCom Ltd. on the sale by its subsidiary Global Telecom Holding of its stake in Orascom Telecom Algérie as a “Global M&A Deal of the Year” in Africa. Akin Gump was also ranked in 2015 in the top twenty-five among legal advisors on M&A transactions in the U.S., Russia, and the Middle East and North Africa region. Over the last three years, our transactional attorneys have advised on in excess of $302 billion in M&A transactions.
Akin Gump has been at the forefront of some of the most sophisticated transactions in recent years. In coordination with our preeminent financial restructuring practice, the firm has achieved market leadership positions for our role in distressed transactions, restructurings and 363 sales. In addition to closing scores of middle-market deals, our team has advised on a number of high-profile transactions, including global telecommunications mergers, groundbreaking traditional and renewable energy deals, and some of the largest leveraged buyouts in history.
Our M&A team advises clients with respect to:
- leveraged buyouts
- stock sales, asset sales and mergers
- joint ventures and strategic alliances
- going private transactions
- tender offers
- contested transactions
- sales of distressed assets
- acquisition financing
- tax structuring
- management and employee participation and incentive programs
- corporate governance matters
- anti-takeover preparedness and advice.