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Lindquist & Vennum is a recognized leader in middle-market M&A dealmaking. Our unique combination of resources, fee structure, practical approach and experience allows us to deliver cost-effective, focused legal solutions tailored to middle-market transactions. Our clients include domestic and foreign public and private companies of all sizes, family-owned businesses, private equity funds, senior and subordinated lenders, and financial intermediaries.

From advising Fortune 500 companies in implementing strategic growth initiatives through M&A to counseling family-owned businesses in executing exit strategies, we are committed to providing the same superior service, value and innovation that has made Lindquist & Vennum the law firm of choice for middle-market M&A.

Lindquist has substantial experience in virtually every major industry, including the manufacturing, technology, insurance, retail, financial services, software, agriculture, energy, healthcare, and life sciences sectors. We also have a nationally-recognized banking and financial institutions M&A practice. Our integrated approach to staffing transactions draws upon the collective talents of colleagues, as needed, in the areas of tax, employee benefits, employment and labor, intellectual property, information technology, real estate, environmental, insurance, bankruptcy, securities, antitrust and international law, among others.

In an increasingly global economy, M&A dealmaking frequently involves the structuring, management and completion of transactions across geographies. Lindquist maintains a global reach through a platform of affiliated local firms throughout the world, which themselves are established leaders in their markets.

  • Representing Graco, Inc. in the $590 million sale of the company’s Liquid Finishing business to Carlisle Companies Inc. The transaction was subject to a 3-year-long FTC divestment order.
  • Representing The Valspar Corporation in negotiations and entering into a $750 million credit facility with a U.S. and foreign bank group.
  • Representing Norwest Equity Partners in the sale of Shock Doctor, a leading sports equipment manufacturer, to Bregal Partners.
  • Representing pharmaceutical company Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. in the divestiture of three product lines.
  • Representation of private equity firms including Norwest Equity Partners, Stone Arch Capital, ShoreView Capital Partner, Wynnchurch Capital, and Badlands Capital Partners.
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The Real Estate Journal, Thomson Reuters Publications, Fall 2011

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