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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.

  • Represented Upsher-Smith in its sale from its parent, ACOVA, Inc., to Japan's Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in an equity interest deal valued at $1.05 billion. 
  • Represented 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.
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate services company owned by a leading national private equity fund, in numerous acquisitions throughout the United States.
  • Represented TT Capital Partners in its acquisition of SaaS healthcare enterprise risk management company.
  • Represented TT Capital Partners in its acquisition of eating disorder treatment centers with facilities throughout the country.
  • Represented Denver-based fundless sponsor in the acquisition of a large company in the water/sewer/utility construction business.
  • Represented one of the country's largest food distribution service companies in numerous acquisitions throughout the United States
  • Represented The Valspar Corporation in negotiations and entering into a $750 million credit facility with a U.S. and foreign bank group.
  • Represented Airborne, Inc. in its $150 million sale to Schiff Nutrition Group.
  • Represented provider of clinical trial patient recruitment services in its $87 million sale to private equity firm.
  • Represented bank holding companies in the acquisition and/or sale of subsidiary banks, including advising such companies on strategies to prepare for the sale and optimize the purchase price.
  • Represented banks and bank holding companies in connection with the acquisition of insurance agencies, leasing companies, factoring companies and other specialty finance companies.
  • Represented industrial loan and thrift companies in connection with regulatory issues involved in providing certain financial products and services.
  • Represented Native American tribes in connection with acquiring banking organizations to provide economic diversity and financial services to tribal members.
  • Represented Norwest Equity Partners in the sale of Shock Doctor, a leading sports equipment manufacturer, to Bregal Partners.
  • Represented Cardiocom in its $200 million sale to Medtronic.
  • 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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