Mergers and Acquisitions

We are specialists in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, advising Brazilian and foreign clients. We act as legal adviser to the buyer side – private equity funds or strategic investors – and to the seller side, usually related to family businesses or private equity funds in the divestment stage. We also give advice in the incorporation of joint ventures and corporate restructuring, including family planning.

In M&A transactions we take care of all stages, from the drafting of letters of intent, conducting or organizing the legal due diligence, to the negotiation and draft of final transaction documents and its related corporate documents. We also assist our clients during the process of hiring executives, such as employment contracts, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and stock options plans.

In most M&A transactions, we extend our work after the closing advising investee companies in all legal matters related to its business, as well as the management of the obligations arising from the share purchase agreement, such as price adjustment, replacement of guarantees, control of liabilities and its consequent notifications.

One of our differentials is the synergy of the corporate and tax areas working together in M&A transactions. This combination allows our clients to receive a faster and complete advice. We also take special attention to the particular needs of each client, and for that reason, we limit the amount of active deals under our care.

Our experience and work have been recognized by the market since the foundation of the law firm. Candido Martins belongs to the main rankings of M&A law firms and our lawyers are recurrently mentioned as highlights in the area.