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Mergers and Acquisitions

The Basics

We advise our clients throughout the acquisition process from strategy and structuring through due diligence, negotiation, closing and integration. We have represented public and private companies as well as small businesses, investors and individuals in a wide variety of transaction structures that includes traditional mergers, asset and stock transactions, ESOPs and management buy-outs.

Representative Experience

We served as counsel to Vilmorin & Cie, the world’s fourth largest seed company, in connection with its recent acquisition of all of the outstanding capital stock of Shamrock Seed Company, a seed company based in Salinas, California, and Eureka Seeds, Inc., a seed company based in Woodland, California. Vilmorin & Cie is a public company based in France with subsidiaries throughout the world. The Boutin team consisted of shareholder Iain Mickle (corporate), shareholder Jim Leet (tax), shareholder Erin Riley (real estate and environmental) and associate Brian Bowen (corporate).

We served as counsel to one of California’s leading energy efficiency and renewal energy service companies in connection with the sale of the company, for approximately $10 million, to a national comprehensive energy services company backed by a private equity fund specializing in the power and energy industries.

We represented a large, Sacramento-based medical organization in connection with the acquisition of several professional practice groups.