Overview

Record-setting capital market activity requires legal counsel driven by market intelligence. Katten has guided hundreds of leveraged buyouts and financings. We provide investors and strategic buyers with the competitive market knowledge needed to protect value and keep companies governed well.

Practical insights clear obstacles

Knowing what can derail a transaction — and what won't — streamlines the due diligence process. Our real-time grasp of trending deal terms creates practical and competitive structures. We represent public companies and privately held, strategic acquirers, private equity funds, family offices and other investors, and we do so in a practical and commercial manner.

In a deal era where the highest offer no longer rules, Katten adds value by identifying key drivers, managing regulatory risk and anticipating bottlenecks. Clients depend on the long-term safeguards infused into our deal analyses and structures. From tax to disclosure and regulatory compliance, we coordinate legal solutions to issues that arise in:

  • Cross-border transactions
  • Going-private transactions
  • Leveraged and management buyouts
  • Proxy contests
  • Restructurings
  • Securities offerings
  • Spinoffs
  • Tender offers
Guiding corporate growth and governance

Katten's clients gain access to our worldwide network of corporate growth, management and governance resources. We offer insights to US and international clients on practices to prevent government scrutiny. Our corporate attorneys have served at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and are authors of books on key SEC rules and regulations. Katten's high level of M&A activity keeps clients in the know across industry sectors, including:

  • Aviation
  • Health care
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Parking and transportation
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Public finance
  • Specialty finance
  • Sports and entertainment
  • Technology

"Fields a number of expert corporate advisers representing clients from industries including life sciences, financial services and healthcare, alongside private equity firms and wider investors. Draws upon additional strength in tax structuring and cross-border matters to provide full-service transactional representation."

Chambers USA 2019
(Illinois, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity) survey response