Smith Hulsey & Busey represented clients in more than $1.5 billion worth of mergers, acquisitions and financings that closed during 2021. The milestone marks a new annual high for the firm’s team of transactional lawyers, which includes Dick Lewis, Steve Moore, David Dunn, Kayla Herrin, David Roberts and Samantha Roy.
Last year, Smith Hulsey & Busey closed more than 64 transactions ranging from $250,000 to approximately $400 million for clients across the country. This included the acquisition of Outdoor Living Brands by LYNX Franchising as well as one of the largest Volvo/Mack Trucks dealer acquisitions in the last five years. Other deals, many of them confidential, involved companies in the technology, insurance, health care and automotive industries, among others.
“2021 was an extraordinary year for deal activity and financings, as investors had a lot of money they wanted to put to work and were willing to pay rich valuations for attractive companies in desirable industry groups,” said managing partner and chair of the firm’s Business Department, Dick Lewis. “Our talented and deep transaction team simultaneously represented multiple companies in all facets of many transactions throughout the year. I anticipate that elevated deal activity will continue in 2022, although perhaps not at as furious a pace as last year.”
Mergers and acquisitions law is among the booming practice areas to watch in 2022, according to a recent report from Bloomberg Law. The Smith Hulsey team is poised to meet this demand in the new year.
“The success of our M&A practice is attributable both to our dynamic clients who entrust us with their most important transactions and our dedicated lawyers and staff members,” said shareholder Steve Moore. “A welcome byproduct of the intensity we’ve experienced over the last few years is that we’ve further developed our talented team of up and coming lawyers. We look forward to continued growth and opportunities in 2022 and beyond.”
Smith Hulsey’s Mergers & Acquisitions team has decades of experience handling complex transactions, including M&A deals, joint ventures, private equity investments, financings and strategic alliances. The firm has represented clients in numerous cross-border transactions, including acquisitions and investments in the United Kingdom, Europe, India, Canada and Mexico.Follow us on for more content updates