Mergers & Acquisitions represent a key focus of Gesmer Updegrove's corporate practice. We bring our depth of experience in the technology, cannabis and other industries and the strength of our other practice areas to bear in identifying the deal structure best suited to the parties' strategies and tax needs, and negotiating and closing successful transactions.
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 sophisticated licensing arrangements.
Gesmer Updegrove brings the expertise of our Business Formation and Venture Capital and Financing practice areas to our Mergers & 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. Our knowledge of Corporate Securities, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax law provides a high degree of expertise and valuable perspective.
We have one of the most experienced teams in the country in Mergers & Acquisitions in the cannabis space, having structured, negotiated and closed many dozens of transactions across a multitude of states on both the buy and sell sides. In the technology space, 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.
In our Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, we also tap into our extensive networks of contacts in an effort to enhance the success of the deal. We often call upon our networks of service providers and industry professionals to help build powerful teams, including investment bankers, escrow agents, shareholder representative firms, and others.
For more information on our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, please contact Sarah Richmond.