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A Sizzling Summer of Deals for Offit Kurman’s M&A Practice Group

August 28, 2017 | Tysons Corner, VA Mergers and acquisitions activity is hot in the Mid-Atlantic, and true to their commitment—“We make deals happen®"—the attorneys in Offit Kurman’s M&A Practice group are handling a record-breaking number of transactions.

 

This summer, the firm has been involved in a number of newsmaking business deals, including the recent acquisitions of Datablink Inc. by WatchGuard Technologies and Reines RV Centers by Camping World. Offit Kurman’s M&A attorneys have also recently represented dynamic clients such as solar energy provider, Geostellar, in high-value capital raises.

 

In an article titled “Why the mid-Atlantic is 'hottest' region for M&A deals right now,” the Baltimore Business Journal reported on the recent spate of M&A activity in the region. Commenting on the explosive M&A climate in the Mid-Atlantic, analysts who spoke to the paper acknowledged the region’s educational institutions, its large concentration of government agencies with which companies can contract, and “business advisers throughout the region” who “do a good job of developing relationships and working with each other to make deals happen.”

In addition to Offit Kurman’s long track record of successfully selling middle market businesses, this year has seen a large uptick of buy-side transactions.

“Our clients seek rapid growth towards a planned conclusion. These clients are increasingly using acquisitions as a means to obtain the desired growth quicker, realizing that organic growth alone may not get them to their goal,” said Michael Mercurio, Chair of the Firm’s Business Transactions’ Practice.

In 2017, Offit Kurman has closed multiple buy-side transactions in the trades and construction, health care, technology and government contracting areas and has a number of active buy-side matters that will soon close.

 

The attorneys in Offit Kurman’s M&A practice have earned a strong reputation for their skill, expertise, and efficiency in representing mid-market companies in deals of varying size and complexity. The group has substantial experience with deals involving diverse industries including cyber security, biotechnology, information technology, health care, real estate, construction, staffing solutions, energy, education, and recycling and waste management. Additionally, the firm has represented numerous entities that serve federal agencies such as the NSA in multimillion-dollar sales to large domestic and international government contractors.

 

Because deals often require sophisticated and timely legal advice from practitioners in several different areas of the law, Offit Kurman’s M&A attorneys rely upon the collective expertise of their colleagues in complementary practices, including tax law, banking, intellectual property, real estate, employment, health care, estate planning, and asset protection. This close collaboration enables the firm to provide the comprehensive guidance necessary to address issues related to tax, regulations, corporate and business strategy, and other matters that typically arise in M&A deals.

 

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