As mergers and acquisitions counsel, Sklar Kirsh represents domestic and international purchasers and sellers, primarily in the middle-market arena. We advise our clients from the pre-acquisition stages of the company life-cycle through due diligence, preliminary agreements such as letters of intent, negotiation and documentation of the definitive agreements for the transaction, retention of key personnel, satisfaction of closing conditions and post-transaction implementation. We work closely with our client’s accountants, investment bankers, wealth managers, estate planners and other advisors to integrate the M&A transaction into the broader fabric of the client’s goals and planning. Following a sale transaction, we frequently continue to advise our clients on the structuring and investment of their proceeds.

We are particularly focused on delivering an organized, value-driven and efficient process that enables the transaction to close on time and on target, while minimizing interruption to operations. Our sell-side clients, ranging from entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses to private equity funds and other financial sponsors, respect and benefit from our ability to maximize and preserve value through careful structuring of sensible limitations on representations and warranties and post-closing indemnification risks. On the buy side, we represent operating companies seeking to grow market share by consolidation with competitors or to enhance their position by acquiring strategic targets in their supply or distribution chains, as well as entrepreneurs, private equity funds and other financial buyers looking for an entry point into a desired industry or region.

Our M&A attorneys are seasoned professionals with the necessary experience and skill to manage the full range of M&A transactions. We have executed transactions across a diverse range of industries, including aerospace, apparel, consumer products, entertainment and media, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, professional services, restaurants/hospitality, social media and technology, and transportation and logistics.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios in its purchase of the Weather Group, LLC, parent company of The Weather Channel  television network and Local Now streaming service.
  • Represented JMJD Ventures LLC in connection with its purchase of the Junkfood Clothing Company business, a vintage-inspired, licensed-graphics tee business, from Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT:DLA) for approximately $28M.
  • Represented Catalent, Inc., the New Jersey-based leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, in its acquisition of Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc., a San Diego-based specialist in drug development and clinical manufacturing.
  • Represented Next Point Bearing Group, LLC, in its purchase of the business and assets of Alliance Bearing Industries, Inc., a direct importer and supplier of bearings, out of bankruptcy in a Section 363 asset sale; also negotiated the asset backed leverage facility that financed the transaction.
  • We represented Angeleno Investors III, L.P. in its follow on investment in Series E Preferred Stock of Renew Financial Holdings Inc. which specializes in affordable financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
  • Represented an acquirer in a stock purchase transaction in connection with its acquisition of an online community and brand for $13,125,000.
  • Represented a post-production company in an eight figure acquisition and the related private placement of acquisition financing (notes and equity).
  • Represented a private buyer in the purchase of the assets of Urologix, the market leader for in-office minimally invasive medical products for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Represented Entertainment Studios in its acquisition of Freestyle Releasing, a multi-platform distributor of feature films.
  • Represented independent music group [PIAS] as local M&A counsel in connection with its acquisition of French record label and distributor Harmonia Mundi.
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  • "Sklar Kirsh provides top notch service to their clients. Black Equities Group has been working with Sklar Kirsh lawyers for years and we hope it continues from many years to come. The lawyers at Sklar Kirsh are professional, timely and they always put their clients first."
    — Zach Zalben, Black Equities Group

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