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Mergers & Acquisitions 'The Year in Review' 2016

March 08, 2017

The Corporate Practice Group of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce another strong year of transactions in 2016. We are proud to offer our clients a team of attorneys with broad experience and deep knowledge who understand the importance of creativity and efficiency. Thanks to those clients, we have developed a strong, diverse and growing transactional practice, and a reputation as skilled dealmakers. 2017 is off to an exciting start and we will continue to work hard to provide our clients with the outstanding results they deserve and expect.

So what was Godfrey & Kahn’s deal in 2016, anyway?

  • 47 transactions having an aggregate value of approximately $1.4 billion
    • 42 M&A transactions for a combined purchase price of $1.3 billion
    • Three public bond financings for an aggregate value of $32 million
    • Two restructuring and recapitalization transactions with an aggregate value of $148 million
  • We represented 42 clients in a variety of transactions, including public companies, private companies, private equity firms and underwriters
  • The transactions involved a variety of industries, including:
    • Banking/Financial Services
    • Business Support Services
    • Distribution
    • Health Care
    • Investment Management
    • Manufacturing
    • Printing
    • Private Equity/Venture Capital
    • Professional Services
    • Retail
    • Scrap/Recycling
    • Software
    • Supply
    • Technology

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your next transaction, please contact your Godfrey & Kahn attorney, or either Co-Chair of our Corporate Practice Group, Brett Koeller at 414.287.9445, or, or C.J. Wauters at 414.287.9663, or

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