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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Widely acknowledged for its esteemed corporate practice, fielding a strong team of experienced partners. Demonstrates strength in sophisticated transactions such as LBOs and strategic acquisitions. Clients include private equity houses, venture capital firms and public and privately held companies from a wide range of sectors.

Strengths

One client notes that "the size of the firm and its skill set is one of the best in the Midwest and Indianapolis."

Another adds: "They have tremendous resources, both locally and across the Midwest. They can pull from any number of offices and subject matter experts to solve problems for us."

Work highlights

Acted for Allison Transmission on its acquisition of Walker Die Casting and C&R Tool & Engineering for a combined $103 million.

Notable practitioners

Bradley Schwer frequently handles joint ventures, M&A and commercial loans on behalf of a range of clients, including private equity firms.
"He's great on M&A, he was really, really helpful as we navigated through that process."

Ralph Caruso chairs the firm's national business practice group. He represents private equity firms and other investors on international transactions and recapitalizations.

Robert Hicks is expert in advising on transactions such as acquisitions and dispositions.
"He has a good reputation and a strong base of clients.""He has infinite knowledge of corporate law in Indiana. He has the gravitas that the board looks towards when making complicated decisions."

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Overview

Taft’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice guides private and public companies, as well as an array of financial sponsors, through their most demanding and complex business transactions. Our lawyers have successfully navigated billions of dollars of domestic and cross-border transactions in myriad industries. Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to bring the breadth of our collective experience to bear on our clients’ most sensitive and time-constrained transactions. 


Our core M&A team, working with subject matter specialists in tax, anti-trust and other areas of the law, regularly work with our clients in structuring, negotiating and completing negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, beginning before a letter of intent is ever signed and continuing through the closing.

Our clients regularly seek our counsel on a variety of complex business transactions, including:
• Leveraged acquisitions and divestitures for private equity funds, venture capital funds, and independent and other equity sponsors.
• Strategic mergers and acquisitions for private and public companies.
• Public company “merger of equal” transactions.
• “Going private” transactions.
• Hostile bids, tender offers and proxy contests.
• Distressed merger and acquisition transactions.
• Transactions involving ESOPs.
• Debt and equity recapitalizations.

We also regularly represent boards of directors, special committees and management teams in specific issues affecting them in merger and acquisition transactions.

Corporate/M&A

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

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Location

One Indiana Square

Suite 3500

Indianapolis

Indiana

USA

IN 46204

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Indiana

Corporate/M&A


Bradley W Schwer
Band 2
Ralph A Caruso II
Band 2
Robert J Hicks
Band 1