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Mergers & Acquisitions 'The Year in Review' 2017

January 31, 2018

The Corporate Practice Group of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce another strong year of transactions
in 2017. We 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 highly effective dealmakers. We are off to another exciting start in 2018
as we continue to provide our clients with the outstanding results they deserve and expect.

So what was Godfrey & Kahn’s deal in 2017, anyway?

  • 78 transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $1.4 billion
    • 65 M&A transactions for a combined purchase price of over $1.3 billion
    • 12 restructuring and recapitalization transactions with an aggregate value of over $30.6 million
  • We represented 66 clients in a variety of transactions, including public companies, private companies, private equity firms and underwriters
  • The transactions involved a variety of industries, including, among others:
    • 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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