Public Companies

Mergers and acquisitions involving publicly traded companies demand the utmost from lawyers.  Debevoise’s team of seasoned M&A partners combine deep market knowledge with the creativity needed to get public company deals done.  The firm has extensive experience with both negotiated and contested transactions, including cash and stock mergers, tender offers and exchange offers, mergers of equals, “going private” transactions, spin-offs, and “reverse Morris Trust” mergers.  With approximately 100 counsel and associates supporting the M&A practice, as well as a deep bench of subject matter experts, Debevoise is able to field fast-moving, effective teams to negotiate and complete transactions at the rapid pace that public company deals require.