Overview

Honigman is nationally recognized for its outstanding Mergers & Acquisitions practice, and for nearly two decades has been singularly recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as the preeminent M&A firm in the State of Michigan. 

Our M&A group is built upon tenets of responsiveness, effective collaboration and pragmatic advice tailored to specific client goals. We invest the time to learn about the financial and operational drivers of a client’s business and industry to inform the counsel we provide. Many of the lawyers in our highly credentialed group joined us from leading money-center firms to be able to cost effectively represent their middle-market clients. The group is supported by an equally highly credentialed team of specialists in tax, intellectual property, employee benefits, real estate, environmental, anti-trust and labor and employment, among other disciplines. We take pride in our “can-do” mindset, which often helps us find creative solutions to obstacles that others may think insurmountable. We measure our success by the success of our clients in achieving their objectives.

The volume of our transactions practice ensures that we stay connected to best in-market practices and national and international trends in deal terms. In 2020 and 2021, our group closed nearly 800 transactions. In 2020, we were ranked as the second most active M&A law firm nationally based on closed transactions, as reported by PitchBook; in 2021, we were ranked No. 4 in the nation by PitchBook

We have extensive experience handling business combination transactions of all types for buyers and sellers of all sizes (including acquisitions, divestitures, going private transactions, spin-offs, carve-outs, mergers, joint ventures, recapitalizations and reorganizations) across a multitude of industries. Over the years, we have developed particular expertise in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Distribution
  • Technology and Business Services
  • Healthcare, Medical Devices and Life Sciences
  • Financial Institutions and Financial Services
  • Media and Communications
  • Gaming, Sports and Entertainment
  • Environmental and Waste Management
  • Cannabis

We distinguish ourselves from our national peers by delivering superior value, particularly in middle-market and upper middle-market transactions. We consistently complete transactions for a fraction of the legal fees charged by our national competitors. We do not over-lawyer transactions and eschew the New York “pyramid” staffing model. Rather, we staff each transaction to promote economic efficiency and to ensure direct partner level accessibility and accountability at all stages of a transaction. 

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Representative Matters

   Acquisitions

Represented a leading provider of aftermarket automotive parts based in the Midwest with respect to its acquisition of a distribution company in the automotive parts aftermarket business
Represented a Midwest-based provider of services and solutions for steel mills, construction developers, road-building companies, cement producers, and various industries worldwide with respect to its acquisition of a leading financial services firm
Represented one of the top automotive suppliers in the world with respect to its acquisition of an automotive holding company
Advised a leading provider of aftermarket automotive parts based in the Midwest with respect to its acquisition of an automotive parts supplier

Counseled a diversified manufacturer of engineered and applied products with respect to its acquisition of a leading supplier and manufacturer of innovative solutions and components for the cosmetic packaging, personal care packaging, household products packaging and automotive packaging markets

   Divestiture

Represented Midwest-based automotive parts retailer with respect to its divestiture
Represented an automotive supplier of electronics manufacturing services, solenoids and wiring with respect to its divestiture to a California based company

Represented a Midwest-based battery technology company with respect to its divestiture

Counseled a Midwest-based medical device development company with respect to its divestiture
Advised a Midwest-based neurotechnology company with respect to its divestiture
Advised a Midwest-based manufacturer of components for the transportation and automotive industries with respect to its divestiture

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Represented one of the top automotive suppliers in the world with respect to its acquisition of an automotive holding company



Advised a Midwest-based neurotechnology company with respect to its divestiture


 
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