Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond bring their disputes to Gardere's litigation team and receive practical, responsive, boutique-style attention in return. Our clients have access to the firepower and value of a well-known and highly-regarded Firm's capabilities and interdisciplinary strengths.
Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 60 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
We represent domestic and foreign private funds in all aspects of fund formation, fund operations, platform and add-on acquisitions, and portfolio company operations. Our team has a reputation for being the go-to-lawyers for private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and family offices. We are known for our vast deal experience, the efficient way we staff and manage our work, and the way we maintain our relationships. We get deals done with sophisticated, strategic, and practical advice tailored to the needs of our clients.
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The recently released 2009 Private Target M&A Deal Points Study (the “Study”), together with the several other companion ABA Deal Points studies that are now available, continues the theme of providing deal lawyers with highly-practical market bench-marks on commonly negotiated M&A issues. Produced and published by the M&A Market Trends Subcommittee of the ABA’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (the “Market Trends Subcommittee”), the Study is a veritable mother lode of data points guaranteed to please even the most jaded member of the deal community.
This article will highlight “the standards” (i.e., earnouts, indemnification survival, baskets, caps, etc.) as well as some new data points. These data points are, of course, only a very small sampling of the increasingly comprehensive range of way-cool market metrics now contained in the Study. As is our custom, we will assume that the reader has a more-than-pedestrian-knowledge of the M&A practice arena.
The Study Sample
The Study analyzed 106 publicly available acquisition agreements that were filed with the SEC by public buyers of private targets in transactions which closed in 2008. Staying with prior years’ middle market focus, the transaction values again ranged between $25 million and $500 million. As in the past, the final Study sample excluded deals involving bankruptcies, reverse mergers, and other deals deemed inappropriate for inclusion in the data set.
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