Mergers and Acquisitions

Better Deals What clients seek and we work to deliver

Years of mid-market, private company experience—spanning countless deals—helps you get the results you need without wasting time or resources. Count on us to help you figure out how to best structure, negotiate and complete a transaction at the speed of today’s business, with forward-thinking guidance of the impact and subsequent activity you will face after completing the transaction.

Understanding Matters

We become an extension of your team by investing the time to get to know your management team, legal and operational structure, communication style, priorities and goals. This is the key to delivering practical, targeted advice. HMB’s Business and Finance Group is uniquely positioned to counsel middle market business and works seamlessly with your accountants, bankers and advisors to accomplish your goals.

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Efficiency Matters

HMB’s Business and Finance Group’s depth of experience across a wide variety of transactions, from manufacturing to technology and from food to financing, allows our attorneys to identify issues early in the transaction process and craft creative and practical solutions in an efficient manner.

Areas of Focus

  • Domestic and international mergers and acquisitions
  • Portfolio equity financing, purchases and sales
  • Mezzanine financing and syndicated debt structures
  • Coordination and guidance of regulatory approval for transactions
  • Special counsel regarding issuing of transaction opinions
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HMB Represented Hadley Capital in Acquisition of a Manufacturer of Premium Animal Bedding and Litter ProductsMay 26, 2020

Hadley Capital ("Hadley"), a small-business investor, announced its acquisition of Equustock, a manufacturer of animal bedding and litter products, predominantly horse-related products sold under their Guardian Horse Bedding brand. HMB represented Hadley in the transaction. Founded in 1998 bu Scott Dickes, Hadley plans to build on the Guardian Horse Bedding brand's excellent reputation and to expand Equustock's production capacity and…

HMB Represents Engineered Plastic Systems in Acquisition Deal with Georgia-Based ManufacturerApril 6, 2020

Engineered Plastic Systems ("EPS"), an engineer and manufacturer of high-density polyethylene ("HDPE"), announced its acquisition by CMI Limited Co. ("CMI"), a Georgia-based manufacturing portfolio company of Capital Partners. HMB represented EPS in the transaction. EPS is headquartered in Elgin, Illinois and manufactures HDPE for decking, railing and park products among others. Founded in 2000, EPS markets its products under Lumberock,…

HMB Represents Svoboda Capital Partners in Recapitalization Deal with Management and Technology Consulting FirmFebruary 12, 2020

Svoboda Capital Partners ("SCP"), a private equity firm, announced its partnership and recapitalization with Kenway Consulting ("Kenway"), a management and technology consulting firm. HMB represented SCP in the recapitalization. Under terms of the agreement, SCP has purchased a majority interest in Kenway. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. SCP is a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in…

HMB Represents Mark-It Express Logistics LLC in Acquisition of Chicago-based Trucking CompanyJanuary 21, 2020

Mark-It Express Logistics LLC ("Mark-It"), a leading Midwest intermodal trucking and freight brokerage company, acquired Spirit Trucking Company ("Spirit"), a Chicago-based trucking company. HMB represented Mark-It in the acquisition of operating assets. Mark-It, founded in 2009 and recently named to Crain Chicago's Fast 50 for the second time and INC. 5000 for the fourth time, offers a full array of third-party…

HMB Represents NextLevel in $50M Merger with California-Based Healthcare CompanyJanuary 10, 2020

NextLevel Health Innovations, Inc. ("NextLevel"), a managed care health plan for Cook County residents with Medicaid known for its community involvement, has signed a Merger Agreement with Molina Healthcare, Inc. ("Molina"), a FORTUNE 500 company. HMB represented NextLevel in the negotiation and signing of the Merger Agreement. As part of the transaction, Molina will assume the right to serve approximately…

HMB represents Colony Display LLC in Sale to Kinzie Capital PartnersNovember 21, 2019

HMB represented Colony Display LLC in its sale to Kinzie Capital Partners LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Colony Display is a leader in highly customized fixtures and displays servicing the home improvement, retail and hospitality industries. Kinzie's acquisition of Colony Display will see the company into the next phase of growth and provide resources to advance company strategy and…

HMB Represents EDCO Health Information Solutions Inc. in Sale to BV Investment PartnersNovember 5, 2019

HMB represented EDCO Health Information Solutions Inc. in it's sale to BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT sectors. Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, EDCO provides automated unstructured data indexing solutions to healthcare providers. EDCO's Solarity®, a patented medical record indexing software, gives automated transformation of unstructured data into clinically relevant patient…

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