Mergers and acquisitions

McDonald Hopkins’ full service M&A practice understands the goals of its business owner, founder and entrepreneur clients. Our firm is committed to providing an integrated approach to M&A, and our M&A team works seamlessly with attorneys in tax, executive compensation, finance, employee benefits, intellectual property and restructuring to provide business focused solutions to complex deal issues. We understand the importance of balancing risk with a client’s focus on closing a transaction.

We have executed hundreds of acquisitions and divestitures and can help you through every stage of the process – crafting the transaction, conducting due diligence, securing financing, negotiating terms and documenting the results. In particular, our firm can assist you with: 

  • Navigating distressed M&A
  • Structuring the transaction
  • Advising on transaction tax planning and tax work
  • Negotiating executive compensation and employment arrangements
  • Performing necessary due diligence
  • Mitigating sell side risk
  • Negotiating representation and warranty insurance
  • Negotiating the terms of the deal
  • Negotiating and documenting the transaction
  • Protecting confidential information

Our industry-specific experience includes working with:  

  • Representation of a private equity fund in the acquisition of the platform fire protection, design and installation services company and subsequent add–on acquisitions.
  • Representation of a national industry leader in the pre and post construction design and installation of technology solutions in its sale to a private equity fund.
  • Representation of an architectural design firm in its sale to a strategic acquirer.
  • Representation of a manufacturer and distributor of enhanced surface tubes to a publicly traded company organized under Germany law.
  • Representation of a large manufacturer and distributor of agricultural baler twines and netwrap in the sale of certain assets to a strategic company organized under Israel law.
  • Representation of an industry leader in the installation of data, voice, and unified communications technologies, in the acquisition of a major Wi-Fi provider.
  • Representation of a private equity fund in the purchase of a company that sells, designs and installs telecommunications systems for the hospitality industry.
  • Representation of an investor group in the sale of an industrial products distribution business to a New York Stock Exchange listed company.
  • Representation of a bearings manufacturer in a $55 million sale to a New York Stock Exchange listed company.
  • Representation of the owner of a local wireless personal communication service (PCS) for a major metropolitan area in the sale of the business to a private equity firm.
  • Representation of an investor group in the sale of an industrial products distribution business to a private equity fund.
  • Representation of an entrepreneur in the sale of his manufacturing business to a portfolio company of a private equity firm for over $35 million, including a significant ongoing stake in the combined company.
  • Representation of the purchaser in a $16 million acquisition of an industrial products distribution business with eleven facilities located in six states.
  • Representation of an entrepreneur in the sale of his distribution business to a private equity firm for over $10 million, including a significant ongoing stake in the company.
  • Representation of an Ohio-based logistics services provider in its merger with a California-based strategic acquirer.
  • Representation of a retailer of spa and pool products and supplies, in sale of wholesale division to pool corporation and sale of designer, importer and distributor of Christmas trees and related products to management.
  • Representation of a paper and electronic media labels   producer in the purchase of a company by its management.
  • Representation of a leading global designer and supplier of metal-based vehicle components with annual revenues of $1.5 billion in a $24 million acquisition of an automotive fasteners business.
  • Representation of a leading distributor of heavy-equipment machinery in acquisition that made them Ohio’s dominant seller, with sales of more than $350 million and combined employment of 800.
  • Representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and disposition of numerous steel formers.
  • Representation of the acquirers of a copper fulfillment business and non-ferrous scrap business.
  • Representation of a local Fortune 500 industrial corporation in numerous acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Representation of Tier I automotive suppliers in numerous acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Representation of a privately held benefits administration company in its sale to a Fortune 500 company.
  • Representation of a large regional medical testing laboratory in sale of the business to one of the world’s largest clinical laboratories.
  • Representation of numerous buyers and sellers of clinical and pathology laboratories for prices ranging up to $80 million.
  • Representation of sellers of franchise restaurants for prices ranging up to $15 million.
  • Representation of an owner in $120 million sale of hospitals to a publicly traded hospital operator.
  • Representation of an entrepreneur in the sale of his software business to a publicly traded corporation.
  • Representation of a public company in proposed purchase of an international manufacturing company for a proposed purchase price in excess of $350 million.
  • Representation of a heavy construction equipment manufacturer in its proposed sale to a Fortune 100 corporation for a proposed purchase of over $100 million.
  • Representation of a leader in development and production of innovative, engineered, decorative laminates, thermoplastic sheets and non-textile flooring for the transportation industry in the sale to a leading industrial private equity firm for a purchase price of over $200 million.
  • Representation of an investment fund with respect to the acquisition of an industrial company in the Midwest for a purchase price in excess of $100 million.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in purchase of a transmission component parts manufacturer for a purchase price of almost $100 million. 

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Attorneys

Carl J. Grassi
Bernard L. Karr
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