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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Significant experience representing private equity firms in M&A and joint ventures and also excels in acting for mezzanine lenders on high-value acquisitions. Notable strength in advising healthcare, sports and food and beverage entities. Demonstrates expertise in corporate governance work.

Strengths

An interviewee comments: "We have a lot of confidence in the firm. They've got a very deep bench and a very strong team."

A client describes the team as "very responsive to our requests and questions."

Work highlights

Represented DQE Holding in its acquisition of The Efficiency Network.

Notable practitioners

Steve Ryan 's practice encompasses capital markets transactions, corporate finance work and real estate matters.
"He is a great leader, has strong financial and risk assessment acumen, and instills trust." "He's top notch."

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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

2200 IDS Center

80 South Eighth Street

Minneapolis

Minnesota

USA

MN 55402

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Steve Ryan
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