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An International Leader in M&A
From well-known multinationals expanding their global brands to family-owned businesses executing exit strategies, dealmakers choose Dorsey for innovation, quality and efficiency. It’s why Dorsey is a global leader in M&A—year after year. (See our rankings in the accolades section.)

Dorsey’s M&A Group has decades of experience successfully completing hundreds of deals and billions in worldwide transactions. With a solid understanding of transactions of all sizes and complexity, the 175+ members of Dorsey’s M&A Group help clients navigate and execute a full range of M&A deals that accomplish their strategic objectives.

Legal Counsel From a Business Perspective
Longstanding clients, repeat deal activity and consistent referrals attest to the value that Dorsey M&A attorneys bring to transactions. Clients count on Dorsey’s legal knowledge, industry focus and practical business judgment to take a truly successful deal from start to finish.

We counsel public and private companies of all sizes, financial sponsors, private equity firms and investment banks through a wide variety of deals. Our deal experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, strategic partnerships, cross-border transactions, auctions and takeover defense.


Additional Representative Transactions

  • Counsel to Hillerich & Bradsby, Co. in the sale of its global brand, sales and innovation rights to Wilson Sporting Goods
  • Counsel to Ninebot Limited and its affiliates in its business combination with Segway Inc.
  • Counsel to The Mosaic Company in its $1.4 billion purchase of the phosphate business from CF Industries, Inc.
  • Counsel to Miller Milling Company in the $215 million purchase of four flours mills from Conagra and Cargill
  • Counsel to Syngenta Seeds in connection with its acquisition of the full ownership of GreenLeaf Genetics, its former joint venture with DuPont
  • Counsel to Tate & Lyle in the purchase of the business and assets of Winway Biotechnology Nantong Co. Ltd
  • Counsel to Land O’Lakes in connection with the sale of its West Coast industrial cheese business to Saputo Cheese USA for $216 million    
  • Counsel to Orbotech Ltd. in the $370 million purchase of SPTS Technologies Group Limited
  • Counsel to Xcel Energy Inc. in its $37 million sale of certain Texas Transmission assets and two related substations to Sharyland Distribution and Transmission Services, LLC
  • Counsel to Net Optics, Inc. in its $190 million sale to Ixia
  • Counsel to Rochester Medical Corporation in its $262 million sale to C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Counsel to Nycomed US Inc. in its $346 million acquisition of Bradley Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Counsel to Optum, Inc. in its in its Optum360 joint venture with Dignity Health
  • Counsel to United HealthCare Services in its acquisition of Preferred Care Partners
  • Counsel to D.A. Davidson & Co. in its merger with Crowell, Weedon & Co.
  • Counsel to regional banks in numerous bank and branch acquisitions
  • Counsel to banks in numerous bank and branch dispositions
  • Counsel to a national bank in the acquisition of 14 Nevada bank branches
  • Counsel to a national bank in the acquisition of a card processing company
  • Counsel to a national bank in numerous acquisitions of trust businesses
  • Counsel to Franklin Covey Co. in connection with the sale of its CSBU division to a platform company of Peterson Partners L.P.
  • Counsel to Best Buy in its sale of assets of Napster Inc. and Napster, LLC to Rhapsody International, Inc.
  • Counsel to Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. in a series of five acquisitions of oil and gas producing properties and undeveloped leasehold interests in the Williston Basin of North Dakota from various private company sellers, totaling nearly $2.5 billion in value
  • Counsel to Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. in its $3.8 billion sale to Whiting Petroleum Corp.
  • Counsel to Timberline Resources Corporation in acquisition of Wolfpack Gold (Nevada) Corp.
  • Counsel to Crescent Point Energy (US) Corp. in $800 million acquisition of Ute Energy Upstream Holdings LLC
  • Counsel to Eldorado Gold Corporation in $2.4 billion acquisition of European Goldfields Ltd.
  • Counsel to Minefinders Corporation Ltd. in $1.5 billion acquisition by Pan American Silver Corp.  



William Jonason
Practice Group Co-Chair
Layne Smith
Practice Group Co-Chair

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