Mergers and Acquisitions
Cravath is a leader in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin‑offs, proxy contests and joint ventures. Our mergers and acquisitions practice has ranked at or near the top in numerous third‑party publications. The 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business describes Cravath as “a national leader in the corporate space, working on some of the most complicated and high‑profile deals around” and praises the Firm for its “superb M&A expertise spanning sectors including retail, manufacturing, aviation, telecom and a variety of others” in addition to its “depth, industry expertise and commercial acumen.”
We advise on a full range of merger and acquisition transactions in both friendly and hostile matters in a wide variety of industries where our clients need the highest-quality skills and experience in large and complex negotiations. We are often asked by boards of directors and special committees to help them navigate complex transactions and conflicts of interest. During the past three years, Cravath has represented companies in merger and acquisition transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $547 billion. Our record in representing clients making hostile bids and defending against takeover attempts is a testimony to the strength and depth of our Corporate and Litigation Departments. Both domestic and foreign clients rely on our skills and experience in the most complex transactions, many of which involve multiple jurisdictions.