Industries & Services

Mergers & Acquisitions


Identifying Your Needs

Mergers and acquisitions represent a key focus of Gesmer Updegrove's Corporate Practice. We bring our depth of experience in the technology industry and the strength of our Practice Areas to bear in identifying the business issues of both sides, determining the deal structure best suited to the parties' strategies and tax needs, negotiating and closing successful transactions. 

Buy or Sell? 

We represent both buyers and sellers. We help identify and attain a better strategic fit for buyers by, for example, helping to spin off less productive units of acquired assets. In representing sellers, we work with founders and stakeholders to ensure that all their objectives, from intellectual property to compensation, are addressed. We structure business combinations, joint ventures, alliances, and licensing arrangements. 

With You Every Step

Gesmer Updegrove brings the expertise of our Business Formation and Venture Capital and Financing Practice Areas to our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. We guide emerging companies from formation, helping them maximize the likelihood and size of liquidity events, and ensure that a sale of the company is accomplished with maximum efficiency and minimum cost.   

Powerful Network

In our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, we also tap into our extensive networks of contacts in an effort to enhance the success of the deal. In addition to business counseling, we often call upon our networks of service providers and industry professionals to help build powerful teams. 

Experienced Service

Our experienced Technology Licensing Practice enables us to structure major product acquisitions and to negotiate the successful sale of core technologies and important intellectual property assets by companies who lack financing. In all of our transactions our knowledge of Corporate Securities, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax law provides a high degree of expertise and valuable perspective. We typically review every aspect of the deal structure from stock option plans to executive compensation to tax indemnities. 


For more information on our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, please contact Bill Contente.


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