Our experienced M&A Team comprises nearly 250 lawyers firmwide and has handled 1,000 transactions worth approximately $370 billion in the past five years. With proven experience managing transactions ranging from acquisitions of private equity-backed companies, to leading a $30 billion merger-of-equals to create the nation’s largest regulated utility, our team has the knowledge to handle all of your M&A needs.
From our 20 offices in leading financial and business centers across the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, we advise clients on virtually every form of corporate transaction, including negotiated acquisitions, takeover defenses and contested situations, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs, holding company formations, corporate auctions, mergers-of-equals, go-private transactions and strategic acquisition and divestiture programs. In addition, our expertise encompasses every part of a transaction including structuring, negotiations, documentation, corporate governance, closing and integration.
We represent clients in virtually every sector of the economy, including key focus areas on energy, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, retail/consumer products and technology. Nine of the Fortune 10 are current clients and more than one-third of the current Fortune 100 are among our clients. Our distinctive approach incorporates clear benefits: responsiveness to clients; common sense approach to doing deals; emphasis on team work; creative solutions; comprehensive advice from initial structuring to successful post-closing integration; and completed transactions consistent with our clients’ strategic goals.
Our record of success has led to our recognition as a leading M&A practice by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and SNL Financial, among others. We are ranked among the top 15 law firms worldwide in deals announced in Thomson Reuters full-year 2018 league tables, including ranking #7 for US Target Announced Deals. This level of transaction volume gives our lawyers significant insight into market practices and deal terms.
Hunton Andrews Kurth prides itself on client service and strategic relationships. Our commitment to client service is evidenced by the fact that nearly 40 percent of our top clients date back more than 25 years, with several dating back a century. It is also evidenced by outside recognition. For example, BTI Consulting, a leading provider of strategic research on client service and satisfaction, has named our firm to its “Client Service A-Team” for 16 years in a row (annual survey of 1,000 general counsel) and its “Client Service 30” (firms among top 30 law firms) for seven of those years. The firm is rated among the “Best of the Best” for our Advice on Business Issues and among the “Leaders of the Best” for our Commitment to Help, Innovative Approach and Legal Skills. In addition, we recently were named by Corporate Board Member magazine as one of “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms.”