Mergers & Acquisitions

Deal Advisors

Our veteran team of merger & acquisition attorneys provides comprehensive guidance to purchasers and sellers of businesses through all aspects of merger & acquisition transactions. From initial preparation through structuring, negotiation, and documentation, our zealous representation throughout the deal reflects our profound understanding that these are often seminal events in the life of a company; we offer our clients the insight, expertise, and business acumen so necessary for a satisfying conclusion.

Our team has extensive experience guiding clients through the complexities of merger & acquisition transactions in markets as diverse as analytical instruments, software, SAAS, industrial controls, pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, transportation, professional services, and oil & gas.

Over the last decade we have represented hundreds of publicly-traded and privately-held companies, both buyers and sellers, in transactions valued from several million dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars; between 2016-2019 we completed 78 strategic and private equity buy-side and sell-side transactions for a total of $1.5 Billion. In structuring and negotiating the deals, we consistently helped our clients focus on key issues in the areas of risk allocation, tax, securities, and antitrust. See our 2019-2023 M&A Transaction recap.

We regularly represent private equity, venture capital, and angel investors with respect to their interests in the sale of portfolio companies, and we routinely advise special committees of boards of directors in considering management buyouts and related party transactions.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented Tivoli Audio LLC, an iconic high-performance audio company, in its acquisition by Toronto-based Serruya Private Equity to serve as its worldwide flagship consumer electronics brand.
  • Represented Diversified Project Management, Inc., a leading provider of owner’s project management services in the New England region, in the sale of all of its outstanding capital stock to STV Construction, Inc.
  • Represented Demiurge Studios, Inc., an independent game developer, in its acquisition by SEGA Networks, a division of a multinational video game developer, publisher, and interactive entertainment company.
  • Represented Invoke Solutions, Inc., a leading technology company that provides a unique, real-time, online platform for Large Scale Focus Groups, in a merger transaction with Academic Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), a company that provides the leading course evaluation software for universities, colleges, health profession schools, and proprietary schools.
  • Represented Spectro Scientific, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for industrial fluids analysis, in connection with the acquisition of On-Site Analysis, Inc. and Wilks Enterprise Inc.
  • Represented Integra Companies, Inc., a leading single-source provider of fluid handling solutions for high purity applications, in connection with its acquisition by VWR International (NASDAQ:VWR).
  • Represented Digital Results Group, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative technologies that support critical defense, intelligence, and security missions, in connection with its acquisition by Novetta.
  • Represented ETEX Holdings, Inc., a provider of nanocrystalline calcium-phosphate-based biomaterials that promote the repair and regeneration of bone damaged by trauma or disease, in its merger with Zimmer Holdings, Inc., a developer and  manufacturer of orthopedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products.
  • Represented Pharmalucence, Inc., an injectable radiopharmaceuticals manufacturer, in its acquisition by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., India’s third largest generic drugmaker.
  • Represented Danlin Industries, Inc., a supplier of specialty chemicals to the oil and gas industry, in the sale of all of its outstanding capital stock to Arsenal Capital Partners.
  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of SynQor, Inc., in connection with a cash-out merger in which the management team acquired 100% of the company’s equity.
  • Represented Advanced Precision Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly engineered components and products for oil and gas, medical, aerospace, automotive, military, and commercial OEMs, in the sale of all of its outstanding capital stock to Precision Engineered Products, LLC.
  • Represented CompuCyte Corporation, a laser-scanning cytometry instrumentation company, in its acquisition by Thorlabs, Inc., a manufacturer of photonics products.
  • Represented Fluid Management Holdings, LLC, a holding company owning subsidiaries which provide water hauling, disposal, and acid services for oil and gas exploration and production companies, in connection with its acquisition by Prospect Capital Corporation.
  • Represented Aveksa, Inc., a leading provider of business driven identity and access management solutions, in connection with its sale to EMC.
  • Represented Crocodoc, Inc., a cloud-based provider of HTML5 document viewing software for web and mobile platforms, in its acquisition by Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), a leading cloud storage company and content sharing platform.
  • Represented CP Well Testing Holding Corporation, a provider of hydraulic fracturing flowback and well testing services, in connection with its acquisition by Prospect Capital Corporation.
  • Represented Intelligent Bio-Systems, Inc., a developer of advanced DNA sequencing systems, in connection with its acquisition by a subsidiary of Qiagen N.V.
  • Represented Kewill Systems PLC, in the acquisition of several companies throughout the United States in the transportation management software space.
  • Represented Pixtronix, Inc., a creator of multimedia display screens, as general outside counsel, in connection with several rounds of venture capital financing and in connection with its sale to Qualcomm.
  • Represented Lawrence Pumps, Inc., a privately-owned manufacturer of highly engineered critical service centrifugal pumps used in the oil and gas industries, in its sale to Flowserve (NYSE: FLS).
  • Represented Bridgeline Digital, Inc., a leading developer of web application management software and web applications, in connection with the acquisition of several web application development companies throughout the United States including Objectware, Inc., Tenth Floor, Inc., Purple Monkey Studios, Inc., New Tilt, Inc., Indigio Group, Inc., TMXInteractive, e.magination, Magnetic Corporation, and MarketNet.
  • Represented Prospectiv Direct, Inc., a leader in online performance marketing, as general outside counsel and in connection with its sale to Affinion.
  • Represented Aquire Solutions, Inc., an innovator in the workforce modeling space, in connection with its acquisition by PeopleFluent.

News & Insights

2019-2023 M&A Deals Morse Welcomes Corporate Counsel Daniel E. Wilcox Morse Announces 2024 Attorney Elevations Celebrating the Career of Carl Barnes: A Retirement Announcement Morse Serves as Counsel to iRacing in Acquisition of NASCAR Team Properties License M&A News: Morse Client Garvin Construction Products in Acquisition by Beacon Morse Represents Ranfac Corp. in Medical Device Company Acquisition Morse Serves as Counsel to Wagr in Acquisition by Yahoo Sports Morse Serves as Counsel to Skylla Technologies in Acquisition by Movensys Preparing for an M&A Exit: ICYMI Webinar Recap 2022 M&A Deals Morse Serves as Counsel to KPM Analytics in Acquisition of AI Developer Smart Vision Works Top 10 Tips for Drafting a Letter of Intent for Successful M&A Negotiations Morse Serves as Counsel to Agrivida in Acquisition by Novus International, Inc. Data Protection Risks in M&A and Investment Transactions Congress Passes New M&A Broker Registration Exemption Morse Serves as Counsel to Shoobx in Acquisition by Fidelity Investments Morse Announces 2023 Attorney Elevations Morse Serves as Counsel to Steel Root in Merger with C3 Integrated Solutions Key Considerations When Entering into an M&A Transaction Top 10 Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions 2021 M&A Deals Morse Welcomes Rebecca Alperin to the Firm; Adds ERISA Practice 2017 – 2020 M&A Deals Morse Announces 2021 Attorney Elevations Corporate Attorney Richard Cocci Joins Morse COVID-19 Alert: SBA Change of Ownership COVID-19 Alert: Interim Final Rule 2019 M&A Deals Morse Serves as Counsel to WinterWyman in Acquisition by Planet Group Structuring Your M&A Transaction Elizabeth Resteghini Joins Morse Morse Pleased to Welcome Senior Attorney Daniel J. Blanchard 2017 M&A Deals An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations M&A Non-Disclosure Agreements Corporate Attorney Michael Jabbawy Joins Firm as Partner Tax Aspects of Buy-Sells SEC to Funds: Watch the Broker-Dealer Activities Importance of Closing Conditions in Mergers 2015 M&A Deals Tips for Enforcing Indemnification Provisions Permanent Exclusion of Gain on Sales of Qualified Small Business Stock IP Due Diligence: Patentability vs. Patent Infringement Scott Bleier Elevated Within the Firm VIDEO: M&A Clips Limited Application of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Earn-outs Taxation of Earn-out Payments in M&A Transactions Delaware Clarifies Limited Liability of Independent Directors A Reminder on Break-up Fees in M&A Transactions Open Source Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Privacy & Data Security Considerations: From Trados to Nine Systems: And Now for Something Completely Different? Delaware Courts Apply Business Judgment Rule to Controlling Stockholder Transactions Materiality Scrape Provisions in Merger & Acquisition Agreements Can A Party Be Liable For Expectation Damages Under A Non-Binding Term Sheet? Delaware Court Says Yes Investment Banker Engagement Letters The Threat of Social Media Diligence on the Confidentiality of the M&A Process: The Problem and Possible Solution Exits for Venture-Backed Companies Does a Reverse Triangular Merger Constitute An Assignment by Operation of Law? Hiring a Professional To Serve as Stockholder Representative Seed Convertible Note Discounts Sales and OID – A Primer Enhanced Whistleblower Provisions Under Dodd-Frank Act Fiduciary Duties of Directors to Creditors Planning for a Liquidity Event Double Trigger Acceleration: The Making of a Winning Term Sheet: Understanding What Founders Want The Making of a Winning Term Sheet: Understanding What Founders Want The Liquidation Preference of Non-Participating Preferred Motivating Employees in the Face of Substantial Liquidation Preferences