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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Thompson Coburn’s mergers and acquisitions practice has a national reputation for quality legal work and client service. According to a recent ranking in Chambers USA, Thompson Coburn “wins particular praise for its impressive track record in high profile…corporate transactions…with finance and securities work also seen as a strong suit.”

We are a leading adviser to public and private companies and firms in connection with all types of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including public company transactions, private company transactions, private equity investments, going private transactions, acquisitions and dispositions of subsidiaries, divisions and other assets, and joint ventures. We are routinely engaged to work on transactions or other matters in which the largest law firms in the country are involved. We represent large and small private and public corporations across the full range of industrial sectors in connection with both negotiated and unsolicited transactions.

We routinely aid clients in determining the most beneficial form and structure of a transaction, in negotiating and documenting the transaction, and in meeting the conditions and contingencies to closing as efficiently as possible. Our thorough knowledge of the regulatory aspects inherent in all types of corporate matters allows us to determine the most appropriate method to expedite the desired corporate action. We also collaborate closely with other attorneys in our firm who practice in tax, antitrust, intellectual property, employee benefits, labor and employment, real estate and environmental law to provide our clients with comprehensive and innovative advice.

Although our practice focuses mostly on negotiated transactions, we are also experienced in representing both acquirers and targets in unsolicited and hostile takeovers and other contested matters. In addition, we have represented a number of clients in other types of sophisticated transactions, including spin-offs and leveraged ESOP or management-led buyouts.

Our mergers and acquisitions practice is bolstered by our broad experience in corporate governance matters. We routinely counsel boards of directors and executive officers regarding significant transactions, takeover readiness, disclosure issues, Sarbanes-Oxley matters and internal investigations.

Our client list is diverse in terms of the industries represented. Those industries include agribusiness, apparel, banking, building supply, communications, computer and other technology-based businesses, direct marketing, food processing, health care and medical services, insurance, manufacturing, mining, packaging, professional services, real estate, retail and wholesale distribution, transportation and a wide range of regulated utilities and other industries.

Representation of Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading digital transformation consulting firm, on an ongoing basis in its acquisition transactions, including:

  • The acquisition in 2016 of Bluetube, a $7 million annual-services-revenue digital consultancy with deep expertise in enterprise mobile applications.
  • The acquisition in 2015 of Enlighten, a $12 million annual services revenue digital marketing agency specializing in the development, implementation, integration, and support of digital experience solutions.
  • The acquisition of Zeon Solutions Incorporated in 2015.
  • The acquisition in 2014 of BioPharm Systems, Inc., a $15 million annual services revenue business and information technology consulting firm focused on the life sciences industry.

Represented Forsyth Capital Investors, LLC in connection with its 2012 acquisition of Baldwin Technology Company, Inc., a public company and global leader in process automation technology for the print media industry.

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Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6455

Cherie represents financial institutions and borrowers in various secured and unsecured lending transactions.

Cherie represents financial institutions and borrowers in various secured a...

Cherie Bock
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6377

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corporate restructuring, from acquisitions and dispositions to spinoffs and management changes.

Ed serves as a key tax advisor to companies embarking on any type of corpor...

Ed Buchholz
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6958

Jeff advises business leaders on corporate structuring, the formation and financing of domestic and international transactions, FCC licensing and regulatory matters, and ...

Jeff advises business leaders on corporate structuring, the formation and f...

Jeff Craven
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6028

For more than 40 years, Don has counseled clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate and commercial transactions.

For more than 40 years, Don has counseled clients in connection with merger...

Don Dorwart
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6172

As Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, Kim strives to help corporate leaders think creatively to address the challenges that confront their organi...

As Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice, Kim strives ...

Kim Eilerts
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2217

Allen Fagel practices in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate & Securities area.

Allen Fagel practices in Thompson Coburn’s Corporate & Securities area....

Allen Fagel
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6034

Pete's practice is focused on the representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with conventional and asset-based lending transactions and regula...

Pete's practice is focused on the representation of banks and other financi...

Pete Fanchi
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2233

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well as individuals involved in all types of complex transactions.

Barry serves as an advisor to publicly held and private companies as well a...

Barry Fischer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6035

Jim serves as a key advisor to regional medical groups on the full spectrum of business and regulatory issues they encounter while providing medical services.

Jim serves as a key advisor to regional medical groups on the full spectrum...

Jim Fogle
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2207

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of companies, from startups to multi-level international organizations.

Jay serves as a critical business partner and advisor for a variety of comp...

A. Jay Goldstein
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2216

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has been sought out by clients of all sizes to counsel them through complex business combinations ...

Joel is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who, for decades, has...

Joel Haber
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2306

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entrepreneurs toward growth and success at each stage of their business.

Matt draws on his wide-ranging corporate law background to guide entreprene...

Matt Hafter
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6045

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, including transactions requiring prior notification to the Federal Trade Commissi...

Ron advises clients on privately negotiated acquisitions and dispositions o...

Ron Haglof
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6049

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed is a veteran litigator and head of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group.

Ed Harvey
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6936

Nationally recognized in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law, Michael has extensive experience working on securities matters and help...

Nationally recognized in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitio...

Michael de Leon Hawthorne
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6485

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety of privately-held businesses, manufacturers, financial institutions, and nonprofits.

Benjamin is a corporate advisor and business strategist for a wide variety ...

Benjamin Hulsey
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5068

Emily represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, financial transactions, and related corporate matters.

Emily represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, financial transaction...

Emily Jenkinson
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2247

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through major transactions as well as provides comprehensive advice on their day-to-day operations and ...

Rob is a pragmatic, solution-oriented advisor who guides companies through ...

Rob Kamensky
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9476

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, practicing in the areas of income tax planning, business succession planning, and estate and gi...

Jon has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, as well as an attorney, ...

Jon Karp
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2342

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal strategies that help clients achieve their high-level business and financial objectives.

David is a corporate architect who develops and implements creative legal s...

David Kaufman
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6176

Tom practices in the firm’s corporate and securities group.

Tom practices in the firm’s corporate and securities group.

Tom Kinsock
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6171

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice group.

Andy practices in the firm’s corporate finance and securities practice grou...

Andy Klinghammer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6170

Michele serves as a key corporate securities and compliance advisor to public and private companies.

Michele serves as a key corporate securities and compliance advisor to publ...

Michele Kloeppel
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6068

Bob advises public companies on a wide range of sophisticated corporate finance and securities transactions.

Bob advises public companies on a wide range of sophisticated corporate fin...

Bob LaRose
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6576

Sarah advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate governance and general business counseling.

Sarah advises corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, securities law...

Sarah Larson
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6072

Tom is a veteran M&A and corporate finance attorney who provides clients with common-sense solutions to address complex transactional issues.

Tom is a veteran M&A and corporate finance attorney who provides client...

Tom Litz
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6161

Janette has over thirty years’ experience practicing in all areas of state and local taxation, including representing clients before state and local taxing authorities in...

Janette has over thirty years’ experience practicing in all areas of state ...

Janette Lohman
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6222

Taylor practices in the firm's Corporate and Securities group, where he focuses primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation and compliance, ...

Taylor practices in the firm's Corporate and Securities group, where he foc...

Taylor Melching
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6542

Greg represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated securities offerings, and offers advice on the wide range of regulatory and compliance issues affect...

Greg represents clients in mergers and acquisitions and sophisticated secur...

Greg Mennerick
Chairman
St. Louis
314 552 6080

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the firm through a period of growth and nationwide expansion.

Tom has served as chairman of Thompson Coburn for 16 years, leading the fir...

Tom Minogue
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6939

Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as their long-term business objectives.

Emily counsels owners and executives of private and public companies on day...

Emily Wang Murphy
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6480

Greg represents larger, nationwide banking organizations, as well as regional and community banks, in a broad-based regulatory practice, focusing in the areas of banking,...

Greg represents larger, nationwide banking organizations, as well as region...

Greg Omer
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6219

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional investors on a wide range of securities offerings and transactions while providing comprehensive ...

Greg counsels entrepreneurs, investment advisors and major institutional in...

Greg Patterson
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 2512

As a Partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities practice, Jennifer Post serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, inc...

As a Partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities practice, Jennifer Post...

Jennifer Post
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6190

Chris is a valued strategic partner to emerging companies and the institutions and individuals that invest in them.

Chris is a valued strategic partner to emerging companies and the instituti...

Chris Reid
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6104

Gerry concentrates his practice in securities, banking and general corporate representation.

Gerry concentrates his practice in securities, banking and general cor...

Gerry Sandweg, Jr.
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6910

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and Tax practice groups.

Ray is a member of the Corporate and Securities, Government Contracts and T...

Ray Stewart
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6006

Nationally recognized for his M&A and venture capital transactional experience, Fred is Vice-Chair of the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions practice and a member of the...

Nationally recognized for his M&A and venture capital transactional exp...

Fred Strasheim
Counsel
Chicago
312 580 5074

Jonathan assists sponsors of, and investors in, private pools of capital in achieving their business and financial objectives through an understanding of their economic p...

Jonathan assists sponsors of, and investors in, private pools of capital in...

Jonathan Temps
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6569

Brent practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group.

Brent practices in the firm's corporate and securities practice group.

Brent Trame
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6116

Stan's practice includes mergers, acquisitions, and commercial litigation.

Stan's practice includes mergers, acquisitions, and commercial litigation.

Stan Walch
Partner
Los Angeles
310 282 9448

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small- to mid-sized companies, as well as their principals, in a variety of industries.

Barry serves as a corporate strategist and outside general counsel to small...

Barry Weisz
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2325

Backed by more than 25 years of experience, Kevin handles a wide range of transactional and governance matters for corporate clients and financial institutions.

Backed by more than 25 years of experience, Kevin handles a wide range of t...

Kevin Young