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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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EVO Acquired by Global Payments in $4 Billion Transaction

King & Spalding advised EVO Payments (NASDAQ: EVOP), a leading payments technology and services provider, on its acquisition by Global Payments (NYSE: GPN).

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Cox Communications acquires Logicworks

King & Spalding represented Cox Communications in its acquisition of cloud services company, Logicworks.

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Kodiak Gas Services to Acquire CSI Compressco in $854 Million All-Equity Transaction

King & Spalding is advising Kodiak Gas Services, Inc. (NYSE: KGS) in its acquisition of CSI Compressco LP (NASDAQ: CCLP), a leading global provider of comprehensive natural gas compression, treating, and cooling services.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network and Jefferson to combine, creating a leading regional health care system

King & Spalding is advising Lehigh Valley Heath Network in its combination with Jefferson to increase access to high-quality and affordable care, clinical research and health plan offerings in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

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Jadwa Investment acquires Blackspoon Group

King & Spalding advised Jadwa Investment on its acquisition of Blackspoon Group, an operator of leading food and beverage brands in the UAE.

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Ranked Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A


CHAMBERS USA 2023

Top Ranked Private Equity Buyouts


Legal 500 US 2023

Top Ranked Venture Capital and Emerging Companies


Legal 500 US 2023

Ranked Tier 1 M&A: Middle Market


LEGAL 500 US 2023

Ranked Band 1 for Corporate M&A in Singapore


CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2023

Top-rank for Corporate M&A in UAE


CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2023

“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 Lists


BTI CONSULTING 2022

Ranked Tier 1 for Mergers & Acquisitions Law


U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS 2022

Top-ranked for M&A and Private Equity


IFLR 1000 2022

Ranked Tier 1 for Corporate M&A in Saudi Arabia


LEGAL 500 EMEA 2022

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Recognition

Ranked Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A


CHAMBERS USA 2023

Top Ranked Private Equity Buyouts


Legal 500 US 2023

Top Ranked Venture Capital and Emerging Companies


Legal 500 US 2023

Ranked Tier 1 M&A: Middle Market


LEGAL 500 US 2023

Ranked Band 1 for Corporate M&A in Singapore


CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2023

Top-rank for Corporate M&A in UAE


CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2023

“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 Lists


BTI CONSULTING 2022

Ranked Tier 1 for Mergers & Acquisitions Law


U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS 2022

Top-ranked for M&A and Private Equity


IFLR 1000 2022

Ranked Tier 1 for Corporate M&A in Saudi Arabia


LEGAL 500 EMEA 2022