Mergers & Acquisitions

Stock Purchases & Dispositions | Mergers | Tender & Exchange Offers | Leveraged Buyouts | Restructuring

Duffy & Sweeney’s mergers and acquisitions lawyer team brings to the table a wealth of experience advising public and private companies in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions in both the US and internationally. We regularly handle asset and stock purchases and dispositions, mergers, tender and exchange offers, leveraged buyouts and restructurings. When litigation issues arise, we represent clients to resolve disputes at any stage of the transactions.

Whether the deal is a public-public merger with the related SEC disclosure and fiduciary requirements, or the unique issues presented by sales of VC-backed private companies, we advise clients on friendly and hostile tender offers, and represent investment banks serving as financial advisors in mergers.

Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers understand that transactions are successful only if they accomplish the client’s strategic business objectives.

We know that buyers and sellers need to operate their business throughout the deal with minimal disruption to the customers, shareholders and employees.

Our office is based on South Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island in the rapidly developing waterfront / I-195 region, connecting the East Side to Downtown and the Knowledge District. Contact us at 401.455.0700.


Learn more about how Duffy & Sweeney LTD has assisted over 100 U.S. Middle Market companies successfully complete transactions since 2008,  and helped family and entrepreneur owners convert several billion dollars of private enterprise value into liquidity.


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  • Represented a jewelry designer and manufacturer in connection with post-closing issues with a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate that had acquired the company including indemnity claims, disputed net working capital adjustments and earn out calculations
  • Represented a precious metals refiner and recycler in connection with post-closing issues with a multi-billion dollar publicly traded company that had acquired the company including indemnity claims and disputed net working capital adjustments.
  • Represented an industrial valve manufacturer in connection with enforcement of terms of post-closing earn-out and consulting agreement against publicly traded corporation that had acquired company
  • Defended the seller-manufacturer of home heating products against claims of breaches of indemnities brought by private equity buyer of company.