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Mergers & Acquisitions

Finn Dixon & Herling advises private equity firms, operating companies, strategic investors, and other parties in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and other business combination transactions, a mainstay of our practice for more than three decades. Every year since 2003, Chambers USA has awarded FDH its highest ranking (Band One) for corporate and M&A law firms in Connecticut. We are consistently praised for matching the sophistication of the country’s largest M&A practices, while performing with a level of efficiency, value, and personalized services impossible to replicate at scale. 

For private equity firms, portfolio companies, and operating companies, we handle the full spectrum of M&A deal types, including leveraged acquisitions, cross-border transactions, and strategic alliances. We advise on deals spanning a wide variety of industries and sizes, covering both ends of the middle market and beyond—from $10 million joint ventures to ten-figure buyouts. For several clients, FDH has nurtured their growth over many transactions from one end of that scale to the other. 

We assemble deal teams for our clients that allow for enhanced efficiencies and better results. We assist our private equity clients throughout the lifecycle of their investments—from the initial platform acquisition to add-on acquisitions to debt re-financings (typically with delayed draw term loans and other features to assist with acquisitions) to liquidity events. We pride ourselves on identifying and collaborating with our clients to address legal risks and implementing best practices for a smooth ultimate sale of the portfolio company.  

Whatever the size of the transaction, our team members give our clients the level of attention they require. Given the diversity of our deals, we are also able to speak the language of all counterparties, whether they are represented by a global law firm or local lawyers unaccustomed to M&A transactions. 

Our M&A lawyers do not act alone. Rather, they are supported by complementary teams in debt finance, tax, real estate, executive compensation, and other areas that stand ready to lend their perspective to any given transaction. They work with our M&A team toward the ultimate goal of bringing transactions to the most successful and efficient resolution possible.              


Gryphon Investors' Kano Laboratories Acquires Super Lube and Synco Brands

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South Dakota Trust Co. is Acquired by JTC plc (LSE:"JTC") Read more.

Acquistion of V.T. Mancusi, a provider of customs brokerage and compliance services, by Alba Wheels Up, a portfolio company of Southfield Capital. Read more.

GrayMatter Expands Industrial Intelligence Platform through Strategic Merger with Automation & Control Concepts. Read more.

Acquisition of Cooling & Heating Specialists, a commercial heating and air conditioning contractor by the Kelvin Group, a Southfield Capital portfolio company. Read more.

Heartwood Partners sale of plastic and metal components manufacturer Parkway Products to Clayens NP Group, a portfolio company of One Equity Partners. Read more.

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners completes sale of Tanknology, a global leader in environmental compliance testing, to D&H United, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners. Read more.

Represented Shoreline Equity Partners in its Sale of Florida Veg Investments LLC (dba Mr. Greens) to Sterling Investment Partners. Read more.

Represented Gridiron Capital in its Partnership with Esquire Deposition Solutions Read more.

Represented Sucafina in its Acquisition of Green Coffee Trader Sustainable Harvest Read more.

Represented Heartwood Partners in its Sale of CMI Limited Co. to Charger Investment Partners Read more.

Gridiron Capital Completes Investment in Vistage Worldwide Read more.

Heartwood Partners Sells Majority Interest in Lab Equipment Maker Allentown Read more.

Point72 Hyperscale Acquires Majority Interest in Tsunami Read more.

Colibri Group and Consortium Partners Acquire Adtalem Unit for $1 Billion Read more.

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners Acquires Signal Control Products Read more.

L Catterton and FB Society Sell Majority Stake in Velvet Taco Read more.

SALI Fund Services Sells to JTC Read more.

PNC Riverarch Capital Acquires Fresh Direct Produce from HKW Read more.

Gridiron Capital Acquires Class Valuation Read more.

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners Acquires IT Company Zone 4 Read more.

BIC Acquires Rocketbook, Leading Smart Notebook Brand in the U.S. Read more.

Easton Diamond Sports Agrees to Acquisition by Rawlings Read more.


Finn Dixon & Herling Partners Neil Ruben and Austin Pendleton Conduct Middle Market M&A Mock Negotiation

On May 12, 2022, Finn Dixon & Herling partners Neil Ruben and Austin Pendleton, with the assistance of Finn Dixon & Herling associate Camila Acchiardo, conducted a mock negotiation of a sponsor-led middle market transaction. Read more

Finn Dixon & Herling Elects New Partners and Counsel

Finn Dixon & Herling LLP is pleased to announce that Skawenniio Barnes, Colin McKeon, Tony Miodonka, and Austin Pendleton were elected partners of the Firm. Read more

For the 18th Consecutive Year, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP has been Ranked by Chambers & Partners as a Band I Corporate/M&A Law Firm

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