Driving M&A success for the financial services industry
Dechert is among the world’s most active law firms in advising financial services companies on complex and innovative mergers and acquisitions, some of which have been recognized for significantly impacting the global deal economy. We handle the full range of financial services deals, from public M&A transactions to minority investments in investment advisers, to assistance with asset purchases that typically accompany fund reorganization transactions.
Dechert has been top-ranked by the most prominent league tables, industry publications and legal directories for its M&A, investment funds, private equity, real estate and collateralized loan obligation (CLO) practices, including Chambers, The Legal 500, Private Equity International, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, IFLR, Creditflux, Mergermarket, and The Deal, who named Dechert a "Financial Services Law Firm of the Year" in its Middle Market Awards 2020 and Dechert transactions as "Financial Services Deals of the Year" in its Middle Market Awards 2020 and in The Deal Awards 2020.
Please see our latest Financial Services M&A 2021 Highlights as well as previous editions for additional information.
Optimal deal structure, speed-to-market execution
Our financial services M&A lawyers work with our colleagues across the firm to provide clients with time-sensitive, full-service advice on all aspects of a transaction. Our team’s substantial expertise and deep bench allow us to call upon knowledgeable practitioners as needs arise. Our 360-degree awareness of the most common issues that arise in a deal context allows us to optimize deal structure, ensure speed-to-market execution and protect client interests in every phase of a transaction.
Clients turn to us for assistance with:
- Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
- Joint ventures, collaborations and strategic alliances
- Leveraged buyouts and management buyouts
- Tender and exchange offers
- Cross-border transactions
- Going-private transactions
- Proxy contests
- Special committee assignments
- Spin-offs and lift-outs
- Minority investments