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"Mergers & Acquisitions "The Year in Review" 2012"
June 25, 2013
by Christopher B. Noyes and Mark C. Witt

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The Corporate Practice Group at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. would like to thank our clients for a busy year of transactions in 2012. In spite of reductions in overall market activity since 2008, our broad experience, expertise, creativity and efficiency have kept our transactional practice strong, diverse and growing year after year, adding to our reputation as skilled dealmakers. We look forward to another exciting year for our clients in 2013 and will continue to work hard to provide them with outstanding results. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your next transaction, please contact either of our Corporate Team Leaders, Chris Noyes at 414.287.9530, or cnoyes@gklaw.com, or Mark Witt at 414.287.9249, or mwitt@gklaw.com.

So what was Godfrey & Kahn's deal in 2012, anyway?

  • 84 transactions having an aggregate value of$2.6 billion
    • 66 M&A transactions for a combined purchase price of $1.9 billion
    • Six purchases and sales of loans and other debt obligations for an aggregate consideration of $615 million
    • 12 equity financing and recapitalization transactions for a combined purchase price of $68 million
  • We represented 64 clients, including10 public companies and seven private equity firms
  • The transactions involved a variety of industries, including:
    • Agriculture
    • Banking/Financial Services
    • Business Support Services
    • Distribution
    • Energy
    • Forging
    • Grocery
    • Health Care
    • Home Building
    • Human Resources/Recruiting
    • Insurance
    • Life Sciences
    • Manufacturing
    • Recreation/Hospitality
    • Retail
    • Software
    • Technology
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