Consistently ranked among top 20 M&A firm in the US by PitchBook Data, our team of more than 60 dedicated M&A attorneys has completed thousands of transactions for U.S. and international public and private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and lenders in nearly every type of M&A transaction—from simple asset sales to complex, billion dollar muti-jurisdictional transactions. We are a go-to firm for national private equity firms seeking market-leading scale. We help clients close deals quickly and efficiently while achieving their business goals.

A detailed understanding of our clients’ business objectives defines our approach to M&A transactions. We distinguish ourselves by applying depth of experience and sophistication acquired in hundreds of global, national and regional transactions each year. What sets us apart:

  • Sophisticated, high-quality advice enabling businesspeople to make informed business decisions,
  • Relationship focus and collaborative approach to get the deal done,
  • Flexibility and creativity in pricing—with no surprises in legal bills at closing, and
  • Superior responsiveness and personalized, high-touch service delivery.

We work with private equity and strategic buyers and sellers in a wide variety of industries such as:

  • Business and Consumer Services
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare and Life Science
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Retail and Wholesale Trade

Fredrikson M&A attorneys bring focused experience in verticals such as:

  • Advertising, Digital Media and PR
  • BioTech
  • Chemicals
  • ESOPs
  • Restaurant and Hospitality
  • HealthTech
  • Machinery and Industrials
  • Med Device
  • SaaS

We also work with the institutional strategic investors, family offices, funds and high net worth individuals who provide capital for transactions. Clients look to us to identify and evaluate opportunities for tax-efficient growth and liquidity through various transaction structures, including mergers, divestitures, minority investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances and licensing.

Our transaction teams are supported by subject matter experts from the critical areas impacting transactions, including finance, corporate fiduciary, tax, international, intellectual property, data privacy and security, antitrust, employment, benefits, real estate, environmental, FCPA and commercial sales and supply chain issues.


Our team represents more than 300 clients in M&A transactions every year. In 2022 we closed over 250 transactions worth nearly $12 billion in diverse industries through a comprehensive range of transaction structures.

Our recent representations include:

  • Audax and more than 50 of its portfolio companies in over 650 transactions.
  • Bio-Techne in over $1.7 billion of transactions. Acquisitions include Bionostics, Protein Simple, CyVek, Novus Biologicals, Cliniqa and Wilson Wolf Manufacturing.
  • Medtronic in hundreds of growth transactions including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; securities offerings; strategic investments; acquisition options; and rights of first refusal/negotiation. Transactions include Medtronic’s acquisitions of or investments in Visualase, EPiX Therapeutics, Klue, StimGenics, and Invatec.
  • Capstone Nutrition in its sale to INW | Innovations in Nutrition + Wellness.
  • DXC Technology in its acquisition of Argo Design.
  • Florikan ESA in its sale to Profile Products LLC.
  • Icario in its sale to CVC Capital Partners and Icario’s concurrent acquisition of ChipRewards.
  • Mittera Group in its acquisition of Trend Offset Printing.
  • Novu (NovuHealth) in its merger with Revel Health, LLC.
  • Open Systems International (OSI Inc.) in its $1.6 billion sale to Emerson.
  • Oxford Financial in its acquisition of Tile Redi Holdings, LLC.
  • Recover Health in its sale to Aveanna Healthcare.
  • Securian Financial Group in its global acquisitions of Empyrean Benefit Solutions and Armour Group and its sale of H. Beck Inc.
  • Seisa Medical in its acquisition of Peridot Corporation.
  • SeQuel Response in its sale to Franklin Madison.
  • SmartData Solutions in its sale to Parthenon Capital.
  • Padilla Speer Beardsley, an ESOP-owned company, in its sale to Avenir Global.


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