Mergers & Acquisitions

Riggs Davie advises clients on the purchase and sale of small to middle-market businesses in a variety of industries, including technology, financial services, healthcare, transportation, professional services, product distribution, advertising and marketing, automotive services, and consumer products. For sellers, many of which are selling a business for the first time, we work to make the merger and acquisition (M&A) process understandable and straightforward, while protecting the seller’s legal interests and avoiding post-closing liability. For buyers, from a thorough due diligence process to strong purchase agreement negotiation, we help buyers in M&A deals know what they are buying, backed up by legally enforceable contractual protections. M&A matters that we advise clients on include:

  • Due diligence, data room management, and drafting disclosure schedules
  • Drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements
  • Advising on the use of seller financing, such as seller notes, seller equity, and earn-outs
  • Representation on purchaser bank financing
  • Advising boards of directors on M&A fiduciary duties
  • Securities offerings and regulatory issues related to M&A transactions
  • Advising on post-closing rights and obligations
  • Post-closing integration legal issues