Mergers & Acquisitions


A defined, dynamic M&A strategy is critical to stay competitive in the global marketplace. McDermott’s M&A practice combines its market knowledge and deal execution skills to help clients achieve their transactional strategies. Our M&A practice is consistently recognized by major industry publications. We are listed as Band 1 – M&A Middle Market in The Legal 500 USA, including being named “Team of the Year for M&A Mid-Market” in 2014, as well as being ranked “Highly Regarded” by Chambers USA. We also routinely rank in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket league tables for deal volume.

Our business-minded lawyers have substantial experience in all forms of M&A. We advise on negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions in a wide variety of contexts, including competitive auctions, exclusive negotiations, tax-driven transactions and cross-border deals. We frequently act for serial buyers and sellers of companies, reflecting our long-standing client relationships. And from decades representing a diverse client base—publicly listed companies, multinational corporations, privately held and family-owned businesses, private equity, family offices, investment banks and institutional investors—we can quickly identify and anticipate different deal perspectives to ensure the proper M&A strategy is deployed.

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  • Eugene Kashper, partnering with TSG Consumer Partners, in the acquisition of the Pabst Brewing Company, maker of iconic beer brands Pabst Blue Ribbon and Colt 45
  • Fila Korea Ltd and Mirae Asset Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in Korea, with their acquisition of the Acushnet golf business from Fortune Brands, Inc.
  • Duvel Moortgat NV in its acquisition of the Boulevard Brewing Company, a large US-based craft brewer—the largest craft brewer acquisition to date in the United States

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