Mergers, Acquisitions, and Business Combinations

The purchase or sale of a business, the merger of two or more businesses, or the combination of two or more businesses are complicated transactions. A business merger, acquisition, or the combination of businesses involves complex business, legal, and tax issues that must be fully analyzed to select the best way to structure the transaction to achieve our client’s goals.

Frank Leffingwell & Associates, PC can guide small and mid-sized businesses through the following types of transactions:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Combinations
  • Conversions
  • Strategic alliances
  • Asset purchases and sales
  • Stock purchases and sales
  • Management buy-ins
  • Buy-outs
  • Tax-free reorganizations

Past Transactions:

  • Negotiated, structured, and completed the sale of an Austin-based software company to a publicly-traded company for $6,700,000
  • Structured and completed an intra-family purchase and sale of a large chain of dry-cleaning stores for a net purchase price for more than $6,000,000
  • Negotiated, structured, and completed the sale for $10,500,000 of a luxury resort, including obtaining $400,000 of bridge financing pending the sale
  • Negotiated, structured, and completed the sale in excess of $3,000,000 of a prominent insurance brokerage business to a national insurance brokerage business
  • Structured and completed the business merger and conversion of a successful Arizona-based logistics company to a Texas-based company
  • Completed the conversion and restructure of two prominent Central Texas-based restaurant chains, resulting in increased asset and liability protections as well as significant franchise tax savings