Clients engaging in financial services mergers and acquisitions require a responsive, industry-savvy team to get the deal done. Our M&A attorneys are skilled in structuring and executing transactions within a complicated regulatory framework. Interdisciplinary teams respond to transactional demands with a creative, solution-oriented approach designed to achieve your business and legal needs.
Alston & Bird understands that decisions made today can have an effect on your business tomorrow. The financial services industry is in constant flux. The M&A attorneys in our Financial Services & Products Group understand this dynamic industry and the unique challenges presented by business combinations in a regulated environment. We have handled a vast array of transactions, including some of the most complex merger transactions in the financial services industry. Our team ranked in the top five as bank & thrift M&A legal adviser, based on 2018 deal value and volume, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. We are regarded for our perspective and approach as well as experience, with transactional lawyers who provide broad market perspective and serve as business partners while guiding your strategy and advising on new products and services. We are practical, thoughtful, and responsive.
We serve as day-to-day corporate counsel for a host of players in the financial services arena, including banks, thrifts, mortgage companies, insurance companies, asset management firms, securities and mortgage brokers, credit card issuers and payment system providers, and specialty finance firms . Our work for these clients includes:
Corporate and regulatory advice
Capital markets transactions
Board and committee communications
Sarbanes–Oxley and other corporate governance compliance
Investor relations and activism
NYSE, Nasdaq, and OTC compliance
We have extensive experience with complex mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, auctions, tender offers, spinoffs, going-private transactions, joint ventures, subchapter S elections, restructurings , and similar transactions for clients.
Our transactional lawyers have deep experience in structuring and executing transactions within a complicated regulatory framework, and we have a long-term record of developing good relationships with the government agencies that regulate the business of our clients. We bring our extensive resources and experience base to the table to advise clients on a broad range of strategic transactions, including:
Mergers and acquisitions – both public and private
WaterOak Advisors to be Acquired by Eaton Vance Investment Counsel
Alston & Bird client WaterOak Advisors LLC, a leading provider of fiduciary wealth management services, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Eaton Vance Investment Counsel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp.
Press ReleaseDecember 17, 2019
Clearview Capital Acquires Freedom Detox, Purchase Green, and Ambient Weather
Alston & Bird client Clearview Capital LP has announced the completion of three acquisitions by portfolio companies Pyramid Healthcare Inc., Controlled Products LLC, and Nielsen-Kellerman Inc.
Press ReleaseDecember 4, 2019
Seacoast to Acquire First Bank of the Palm Beaches
Alston & Bird client Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida, holding company for Seacoast National Bank, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire First Bank of the Palm Beaches.
Press ReleaseNovember 7, 2019
SmartFinancial Announces Acquisition of Progressive Financial Group
Alston & Bird client SmartFinancial Inc., parent company of SmartBank, has announced a proposed agreement to acquire Progressive Financial Group Inc., parent company of Progressive Savings Bank, in a cash and stock transaction valued at $41.4 million.
Press ReleaseOctober 15, 2019
BancorpSouth Bank to Acquire Texas First Bancshares
Alston & Bird client BancorpSouth Bank has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Texas First Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Texas First State Bank.