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Mergers and Acquisitions

When it comes to helping our clients advance their business goals, King & Spalding knows every transaction is significant. From complex, high-value deals that shape markets to strategic transactions that sharpen a business’s focus, we bring together our collective experience, global resources, and deep industry knowledge to help acquirors, sellers and targets successfully execute and close transactions – treating each we handle with an uncompromising approach to quality and service.

Each year, we advise on hundreds of transactions across the globe, including multi-billion-dollar public company M&A transactions, serial acquisitions, private equity and strategic investments for financial sponsors, and expansion and exit deals for middle market and smaller private companies. These clients turn to us because of our understanding of their business objectives and our straightforward, outward-oriented and personal approach.

Experience Across the M&A Spectrum.
We guide acquirors, sellers and targets through multiple types of M&A transactions, including:

  • Domestic, cross-border and international mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Private equity and strategic investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Spin-offs, split-ups and carve-outs

We also advise our clients in:

  • Corporate preparedness and anti-takeover strategies
  • Responses to unsolicited bids, tender offers and proxy contests
  • SPAC transactions

In addition to acting for principals in M&A transactions, we also advise:

  • Special committees and individual directors
  • Financials advisors and other professionals
  • Financing sources

Connections to the Right Resources.
The breadth of our practice allows us to complement our core M&A teams with coordinated advice across more than 50 legal areas.

We tailor each cross-practice team we assemble around the client, the transaction and the guiding business objectives — regularly collaborating with our colleagues experienced in capital markets, tax, executive compensation and benefits, intellectual property, global human capital, and data, privacy and security.

Our M&A team draws upon our practices in Trial and Global Disputes — where we have a remarkable record of success for our clients, both inside and outside the courtroom — and Government Matters — where we leverage decades of prior government service and industry expertise to provide our clients with insight in their most complex regulatory and enforcement challenges, including antitrust, national security, international trade and government investigations.  

Clients benefit from our combination of our broad, global capabilities with deep-seated business and sector knowledge across several priority industries, issues and regulatory frameworks, including technology, energy, life sciences, healthcare, real estate, transportation and logistics, financial services, aerospace and defense, among others that frequently come into play in our clients’ transactions.

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CatchMark to Combine with Potlatch in $5 Billion Transaction

King & Spalding is advising CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) in its acquisition by PotlatchDeltic Corporation (Nasdaq: PCH).

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Axium Infrastructure Acquires BlueWave

King & Spalding advised Axium Infrastructure on the acquisition of BlueWave, a leading Boston-based solar and energy storage developer.

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ManTech to be Acquired by Carlyle for $4.2 Billion

King & Spalding is advising ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq: MANT), a leading provider of enterprise IT and software engineering services to defense, civilian and intelligence agencies, in its $4.2 billion acquisition by Carlyle (Nasdaq:CG)

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Schweitzer-Mauduit Combines with Neenah for $3 Billion

King & Spalding is advising Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) in its merger of equals with Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP).

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Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. to be Acquired by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust for $5.8 billion

King & Spalding is advising Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS), a REIT focused on Class A multifamily properties located in the Sun Belt, in the transaction.

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Exterran Corporation to Combine with Enerflex Ltd. in $1.5B Transaction

King & Spalding advised Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN) in its business combination with Enerflex Ltd. (TSX: EFX), creating a premier integrated global provider of energy infrastructure in the $1.5 billion transaction.

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Genuine Parts Company Acquires Kaman Distribution Group for $1.3B

King & Spalding is advising Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC), a leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts, in $1.3 billion acquisition of Kaman Distribution Group.

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“King & Spalding is our number-one choice for transactional matters."


CLIENT QUOTE, Chambers USA 2022

Top Ranked for Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms) in Singapore


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

Named to M&A Client Service All-Stars and Client Service 30 List


BTI Consulting 2021

Ranked Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A


Chambers USA 2022

Ranked Tier 1 for Mergers & Acquisition Law


U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2022

Ranked Tier 1 M&A: Middle Market


Legal 500 US 2022

Top-ranked for M&A


IFLR 1000 2021

“The team is excellent and I would put it up against anyone in terms of providing best value and being business-oriented.”


Client quote, Chambers USA 2021

“King and Spalding has a fanatically strong core M&A group that is supported by equally strong subject matter experts, who understand the deal and what the client is after”


Client quote, Legal 500 US 2020

Top-rank for Corporate M&A in India, Middle East-Wide


Singapore and UAE Chambers Global 2021

Ranked Tier 1 for Corporate M&A in Saudi Arabia


Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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“King & Spalding is our number-one choice for transactional matters."


CLIENT QUOTE, Chambers USA 2022

Top Ranked for Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms) in Singapore


Chambers Asia-Pacific 2022

Named to M&A Client Service All-Stars and Client Service 30 List


BTI Consulting 2021

Ranked Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A


Chambers USA 2022

Ranked Tier 1 for Mergers & Acquisition Law


U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2022

Ranked Tier 1 M&A: Middle Market


Legal 500 US 2022

Top-ranked for M&A


IFLR 1000 2021

“The team is excellent and I would put it up against anyone in terms of providing best value and being business-oriented.”


Client quote, Chambers USA 2021

“King and Spalding has a fanatically strong core M&A group that is supported by equally strong subject matter experts, who understand the deal and what the client is after”


Client quote, Legal 500 US 2020

Top-rank for Corporate M&A in India, Middle East-Wide


Singapore and UAE Chambers Global 2021

Ranked Tier 1 for Corporate M&A in Saudi Arabia


Legal 500 EMEA 2021