The downturn in manufacturing triggered by the global pandemic has impacted mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity throughout the industrial sector. Nonetheless, capitalizing on M&A opportunities, as well as embracing digital transformation, will continue to be key factors in delivering value. The best way for manufacturing companies to navigate the present market environment is to consult with an experienced mergers and acquisitions attorney.
Weis Law LLC provides comprehensive advisory services to clients in the leading manufacturing sectors, including:
- Aerospace and defense
- Engineering and construction
- Industrial manufacturing
- Business services
Lead attorney Christina Weis regularly advises business owners and executives in Missouri and throughout the nation on mergers in the contemporary manufacturing landscape. Above all, she works to structure well-conceived transactions that enable clients to achieve their strategic objectives. Contact Christina today to schedule a consultation with Weis Law.
The Informed Choice in Manufacturing Mergers & Acquisitions
Weis Law regularly represents buyers, sellers, private investors, and other parties in mergers and acquisitions in the manufacturing sector. Christina leverages her legal skills and industry knowledge to help clients make informed business decisions and engage in successful transactions.
She represents clients in purchases, sales, divestitures, and other types of reorganizations and assists in all aspects of the transaction, including:
- Due diligence
- Business valuation
- Operational issues
- Regulatory approval
Christina is highly experienced in transactions involving industrial development, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, going-private transactions, secure and unsecured lending and recapitalizations.
Attorney Weis regularly negotiates and prepares a variety of transaction documents (e.g., asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, merger agreements) and also advises clients on related issues in manufacturing M&A transactions, including:
- U.S. and international compliance matters
- Labor and employment
- Employee benefits
- Real estate
- Intellectual property (patents, trademarks, portfolio acquisitions)
- Governance matters
Christina Weis represents clients ranging from closely held and family-owned manufacturing businesses to larger private and public companies. She works to ensure that transactions are handled expediently and professionally. Regardless of the size of the intended transaction, Christina will provide you with first-class representation and dependable service.
Current Trends Driving Manufacturing Mergers & Acquisitions Activity
Today, the U.S. manufacturing sector is rapidly evolving as companies and entire industries are being transformed by technological innovation and globalization. The best way to keep up with these trends is to have the advice and counsel of a seasoned M&A lawyer.
When you consult with Weis Law, Christina will help you assess the current trends driving mergers and acquisitions in the manufacturing sector, including the tight labor market, the scalability of operations, and capital expenditures:
The Manufacturing Labor Market
Fluctuating labor supply in these unprecedented times have made it challenging for many manufacturing businesses to find skilled labor. Some are responding by raising starting pay and offering additional benefits to attract workers. These efforts have not resolved the labor shortage, however, and many large manufacturers are turning to automation to streamline processes and improve capacity. Consolidation is likely as small to mid-sized businesses that lack working capital to finance investments in technology are acquired.
Scaling Up Manufacturing Operations
As the global markets become increasingly competitive, there has been a renewed emphasis on the scalability of operations as companies look to diversify their product lines, cut costs, and gain access to new distribution channels and customer bases. Ultimately, retaining and attracting customers requires moving into complementary business sectors through mergers and acquisitions.
Capital Expenditures (Infrastructure)
There is a general consensus that the U.S. infrastructure — highways, bridges, tunnels — needs massive improvements due to years of neglect. Manufacturers are anticipating a substantial increase in federal infrastructure spending despite the political headwinds. In particular, manufacturers of construction equipment, tools, and safety systems are well-positioned to benefit from an increase in infrastructure investment, and private equity firms are gearing up by raising capital.
In sum, these trends will likely lead to further consolidation in the manufacturing sector as businesses will benefit from cost efficiencies and be able to manage the risk associated with digital transformation.
Trust Weis Law to help you develop a strategy to take advantage of merger and acquisition opportunities despite the challenging market conditions. Christina Weis has a well-earned reputation as a trusted advisor who always works in the best interests of her clients.
Contact Weis Law’s Experienced Kansas City Manufacturing Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney
As manufacturing businesses look to reinvent themselves in the new normal and adapt to accelerated digital transformation, it takes a skilled M&A attorney to consider all strategic options.
Weis Law is committed to helping you navigate the current market conditions and achieve your objectives in the manufacturing sector. By working with Christina, you will be able to engage in transactions with confidence. Contact her today for a consultation.