February 5, 2015
The sale by companies of divisions or subsidiaries, commonly referred to as “business carve-out transactions,” are some of the most complex and challenging M&A transactions. The successful completion of these transactions requires creativity and significant advance planning to identify and navigate the web of issues raised. Such issues include the complicated division of assets and liabilities between the parent and the carved-out business, designing and documenting separation and post-closing arrangements that meet the parties’ goals, and seamlessly implementing employee matters in connection with the carve-out. Notwithstanding the considerable challenges, interest in carve-out transactions has been steadily increasing.
Please join us for this timely and informative presentation on practical steps to design and navigate a successful carve-out transaction, presented by some of Gibson Dunn’s most experienced practitioners in this area.
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Mike Flynn: Mike Flynn is a corporate partner in our Orange County office. Mr. Flynn focuses his practice in corporate and securities law where he provides general corporate representation, venture capital financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and secured and unsecured debt financings for his clients.
Sean Griffiths: Sean Griffiths is a corporate partner in our New York office. He is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Private Equity Practice Group and has extensive experience representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies in mergers and acquisitions, and companies in complex carve-out and spin-off transactions and acquisitions.
Michelle Hodges: Michelle Hodges is a corporate partner in our Orange County office. Ms. Hodges has significant experience representing both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments.
Peter Wardle: Peter Wardle is a partner in our Los Angeles office. He is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Capital Markets Practice Group. His practice includes representation of issuers and underwriters in equity and debt offerings, including IPOs, and representation of both public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions.
Bradford Weirick: Bradford Weirick is a corporate partner in our Los Angeles office. He is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Emerging Technologies Practice Group. Mr. Weirick’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment transactions and public and private securities offerings.