Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

North Carolina
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Our M&A practice group is comprised of experienced transactional attorneys focused on handling the complexities of M&A transactions.  We take pride in working closely with our clients at every stage of the process, from pre-transaction preparation and deal structuring in order to maximize value and minimize risk, through due diligence, to drafting and negotiating definitive agreements and ultimately to closing and post-closing advice.  Our M&A practice is extremely broad and deep and is varied in terms of types of clients, industries and transaction sizes.

Our clients consist of the following:

  • private and public company buyers and sellers;
  • major stockholders;
  • venture capital investors;
  • private equity funds;
  • management;
  • boards of directors and special committees;
  • founders and individual investors; and
  • investment banks and other financial advisors.

We have significant industry knowledge working on M&A transactions in the following industries, among others:

  • life sciences;
  • IT and software;
  • waste services;
  • healthcare;
  • health and beauty products;
  • banking and financial services; and
  • communications/media.

We have expertise and experience working on fundamental transactions of all types, including:

  • mergers;
  • stock purchases and sales;
  • asset purchases and sales;
  • leveraged buyouts;
  • strategic collaborations;
  • spin-offs and split-offs;
  • recapitalizations;
  • club deals; and
  • joint ventures.


Allen, Thomas A.

Auten, Taylor C.

Brissette, Stephen C.

Cobb, James L.S.

Creekman, David P.

Eheman, Kenneth E.

Futrell, Jr., Robert F.

Gibbons, Andrew J.

Hartinger, Christie A.

Lynch, J. Christopher

Minshall, Carolyn W.

Otto, Joshua J.

Perry, Annalise F.

Reynolds, Donald R

Risseeuw, Amy E.

Robbins, Larry E

Stabler, Matthew H.

Sullivan, Brian T.

Vakani, S. Halle

Wilke, David L.

Wilson, Alexander J.

Yates, Jr., James M.