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Cozen O’Connor handles complex mergers and acquisitions transactions on behalf of strategic and financial buyers and sellers, including public and private companies, multinationals, SPACs, and family offices. Clients rely on us to structure and negotiate their most transformative deals, measured by both the number of zeros on the term sheet and boldness of the participants’ vision.
WHAT WE DO
Asset and stock sales and purchases
Mergers and consolidations
Cross-border and international transactions
Spin-offs and roll-ups
Auction transactions, as a seller or bidder
Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations
HOW WE WORK
Cozen O’Connor’s M&A attorneys focus on a client’s core business goals. We have the business and financial acumen to understand client operations, market position, and trajectory — and that big-picture perspective informs our advice, from deal structure to negotiation strategy.
Likewise, we have a healthy appreciation for the interests of deal counterparties. M&A is not about beating an opponent; it’s about reaching a mutually beneficial agreement. We approach counterparts with respect, hold ground when we have to but cede ground when we can, and make sure that even tough negotiations remain productive and collegial.
We approach challenges with urgency and pragmatism. Cozen O’Connor attorneys do not waste time belaboring why a strategy is unworkable or endlessly cataloguing obstacles. We find sensible solutions in real time and keep deals moving forward.
WHY OUR FIRM
Cozen O’Connor staffs deals with veteran attorneys and small, efficient teams. We avoid the high-leverage staffing model used by many large law firms for the simple reason that it doesn’t benefit clients. In our experience, leaner teams lead to better communication, workflow, and outcomes.
The firm structure supports timely and transparent cross-practice collaboration. Cozen O’Connor M&A counsel frequently involve colleagues from antitrust, tax, employee benefits, environmental, real estate, labor and employment, privacy, intellectual property, and other disciplines.
Attorneys in our national M&A practice have notable real world experience. They are trustees of corporate and nonprofit boards as well as former general counsels and in-house counsel to diverse enterprises, from successful startups to Fortune 500 giants.
We have significant M&A experience in a wide range of industries, including automotive, cannabis, consumer products, energy and utilities, fintech, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, and transportation, among others.