Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) in Houston, TX
Skilled Securities Law Attorney
Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law represents buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Whether you are at the initial stages or you are further along in the process and require legal counsel, our firm is well-prepared to represent your interests and provide you with strategic guidance. Our Houston securities lawyer has over 15 years of experience assisting local, national, and international companies in executing complex business transactions. Contact our legal team online to arrange a consultation. Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law is dedicated to providing clients with transparent legal fees.
Trusted Resource for Business Acquisitions
Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law manages all aspects of acquisitions for business clients. From developing the criteria of an acquisition and due diligence to structuring a proposal, drafting the purchase agreement, and identifying funding options, the firm’s attorney works closely with all relevant parties to ensure an efficient and accurate ownership transition.
The Difference Between Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a term used to describe the combination and consolidation of assets or companies through various types of financial transactions, including acquisitions, management acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, mergers, or purchase of assets. The term M&A also refers to financial institutions desks that deal with this type of activity.
An acquisition is when one company takes over another entity and establishes itself as the new owner. This affects the stocks of the companies since the targeted company technically ceases to exist at this point and their stocks can no longer be traded, while the buyer absorbs the company and stocks continue to be traded.
A merger varies slightly since it describes two entities that are about the same size coming together to join forces and form a single new entity. This is known as a “merger of equals”. In regards to the stock market, both companies stocks will cease to exist, and the new company formed will have its own stock issued in their place.
It’s a roll of the dice if mergers or acquisitions will greatly benefit the newly formed companies or tank their reputations miserably. Our team can assist you in your decision of merging or acquiring a new company as yours and let you know of all the legalities of each decision.
Comprehensive Legal Services for Business Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers are complex business transactions that require the attention of an experienced securities lawyer. Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law is well-versed in managing small- to medium-sized private and public mergers.
Clients typically approach us to expand their businesses through the following types of mergers and acquisitions:
- Reverse mergers
- Public to private mergers
- Buyouts of private companies
- Hostile takeovers of public companies
- Small business mergers
- Publicly traded mergers
- Stock purchases and asset purchases
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With reasonable and transparent legal fees, Spanish speaking services, and confidential consultations, you can be confident knowing that the team at Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law is fully committed to helping you and your business with whatever legal issues you are facing.
To learn more about the firm’s approach to your particular business goals, contact Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law or call (281) 206-0434 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Houston M&A attorney.