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Mergers and Acquisitions

Overview

We have significant and notable experience representing domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity firms, non-profit institutions and family owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. Our experienced attorneys handle significant transactions in every major industry sector including high technology, life sciences, manufacturing, banking, insurance, professional services, real estate, energy, chemicals, medical devices and health care.

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Our Practice

The Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice includes both “middle market” transactions, as well as more complex deals valued in the billions of dollars.

We handle the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, proxy contests, and acquisitions of corporate subsidiaries and divisions. Our clients include strategic buyers seeking to expand their market presence, private equity firms looking to capitalize on market opportunities, and mid-sized businesses looking for experienced counsel to guide them through the complexities of a transaction. 

Our attorneys are involved in the entire M&A process--from the preliminary discussion stage, the structuring of a transaction, the preparation and negotiation of letters of intent, purchase agreements and other transaction documents--through the financing, closing and post-closing for each deal. Our attorneys bring generations of experience to best serve our clients' interests and to assist them in achieving their strategic goals. 

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc.

    Strategic acquisition of gravity balancing arm technologies of Equipois, LLC.

  • Collaborative Consulting, LLC

    Nutter represented Collaborative Consulting, LLC in its acquisition by CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc.

  • LINTEC USA Holding, Inc.

    Acquisition of VDI, LLC, a functional film manufacturer headquartered in Kentucky

  • Long Term Solutions, Inc.

    Advised Long Term Solutions, Inc. (LTS), a provider of in-home nursing assessments for the long-term care insurance industry, in its sale to Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM). Based in Natick, Mass., LTS provides a suite of planning and support services to insurance companies, employers and direct to individuals and families throughout the United States.

  • ESB Bancorp MHC

    Merger with Hometown Community Bancorp MHC

  • Fidelity Bank

    Merger with Barre Savings Bank

  • Bank of New Hampshire

    Acquisition of Community Guaranty Savings Bank

  • Delaware North

    Represented Delaware North, one of the largest privately held global hospitality and food service companies in the world, when it expanded its portfolio of resorts into Massachusetts by acquiring the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Cape Cod.

  • Northeast Retirement Services, Inc.,

    Pending acquisition by Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU)
    Approximately $140 million

  • North Middlesex Savings Bank

    Merger with Marlborough Savings Bank

  • Madico, Inc.

    Acquisition of ClearPlex Corporation

  • Clintara

    Sale to strategic acquirer, Bracket Global, LLC

  • Admune Therapeutics LLC

    Sale to Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

  • Harvey Building Products, Inc.

    Sale to Dunes Point Capital

  • Lallemand, Inc.

    In March 2016, Lallemand USA, Inc., a US subsidiary of a global yeast manufacturing company, acquired 100% of the equity of USA Yeast Company, LLC, a yeast manufacturing plant and business based in Mississippi, for an undisclosed sum.

  • CIRCOR International, Inc.

    Acquisition of Critical Flow Solutions
    $210 million

  • Family-owned consumer packaged goods company with 100-year history and national brand reputation

    Acquisition by family-owned strategic buyer

  • Family-owned distributor

    Roll-up strategy; numerous acquisitions in same vertical space throughout the Northeast

  • Leading automobile dealership

    Acquisition of 14 dealerships and related real estate throughout New England

  • Privately-held international manufacturing company

    Strategic acquisitions of several complementary, worldwide businesses, including resolution of issues related to significant IP assets
    Included earn out payments over time

  • Top-rated health plan

    Acquisition of Medicaid provider of health insurance
    $130 million and earn-outs

  • Major not-for-profit hospital system

    Special Counsel to the Board of Governors in connection with sale of the system to for-profit entity. Independent counsel to the Board with respect to fiduciary duties and processes in evaluating and approving the proposed transaction. (Firm also provided advice with regard to officers and directors liability insurance.)

  • NASDAQ-listed company

    Simultaneous acquisitions of two businesses from its majority stockholder and that client’s subsequent acquisition of a company valued at approximately $260 million
    $1.6 billion, combined value

  • Lallemand, Inc.

    Worldwide manufacturer of yeast products
    Acquisition of ethanol company
    Cash and asset transaction

  • Financial services technology company

    Strategic acquisition of UK-based company

  • Closely held real estate investment firm

    Strategic partnership with leading national real estate development and investment firm

  • Mutual savings bank in Massachusetts

    Acquisition of a national bank
    $28 million (approximately)

  • Community bank headquartered in Massachusetts

    Acquisition of network of branches on Nantucket

  • NASDAQ-listed community bank, eastern Massachusetts

    Acquisition by one of the largest banks headquartered in New England
    $96 million

  • One of largest community banks in Massachusetts

    Acquisition of a publicly traded bank based in Boston
    $163 million

    Acquisition of a publicly traded bank in eastern Massachusetts
    $170 million

  • Publicly traded mutual holding company, Massachusetts

    Acquisition by mutual savings bank headquartered in MA

  • Large community bank in Massachusetts

    Acquisition of a publicly traded bank in southeastern Massachusetts for a combination of stock and cash
    $105 million

  • NASDAQ-listed bank holding company

    Acquisition by a publicly-traded regional banking company
    $180 million

  • California-based bank holding company

    Acquisitions of five banks
    $150 million (approximately, combined value of transactions)

  • NASDAQ-listed utility company headquartered in New Hampshire

    Agreement to be acquired by a New Hampshire municipality

  • NYSE-listed insurance holding company

    Acquisition of a multi-state insurance company and its related joint venture with strategic partner
    $80 million

  • Canadian biotechnology company developing and commercializing innovative ocular products

    Sale of company’s punctal plug drug delivery system technology

    Sale of company's Visudyne® business to pharmaceutical company (light-activated drug used in photodynamic therapy)
    $112.5 million (plus additional contingent payments)

  • Privately-held broadline distribution company

    Sale of company to strategic buyer in cash transaction
    $130 million

  • Publicly-traded bank

    Acquisition by publicly-traded strategic buyer in cash transaction
    $160 million

  • Private equity company

    Sale of portfolio company in the telecommunications industry to privately-held financial purchaser in a cash transaction and negotiation of post-closing escrow dispute
    $210 million

  • Domestic combustion systems manufacturer

    Acquisition by foreign strategic buyer in cash transaction
    $120 million and an earn out

  • Software integration company; leading-edge pioneer in the “Internet of Things”

    Acquisition by publicly-traded buyer

  • Manufacturing division of private equity-backed client

    Stock and asset sale to publicly-traded foreign buyer involving stock and assets over four continents and seven countries
    $75 million

  • Publicly-traded client

    Acquisition of privately-held software company
    $350 million in common stock

  • NASDAQ-listed publicly traded community bank, Western Massachusetts

    Merger with another publicly traded bank also headquartered in western Massachusetts
    $108 million

  • Insurance holding company, NYSE-listed

    Acquisition by a holding company headquartered in Europe
    $2.2 billion

  • Publicly-traded specialty chemical company

    Acquisition of another chemical company
    $300 million

  • Specialty publishing company

    Acquisition by strategic buyer
    $67 million, including $32 million cash with $35 million complex earn-out

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