BackMergers and Acquisitions

Our M&A attorneys have handled hundreds of middle market transactions, ranging in size from less than $5 million to over $1 billion. Our clients include public and privately held companies, private equity groups, management groups and investment banks.

A Passion for Deals

Why are we the “go to” shop for middle market M&A? We are passionate about helping our clients achieve their business goals through deal-making. We add value to our clients' transactions by providing creative solutions to our clients’ problems.

Focus on the Middle Market

Middle market transactions are different from the deals that make the front page of the Wall Street Journal – our team understands these differences. Our staffing model ensures that clients receive partner-level attention throughout the engagement while maintaining cost-effective execution with well-trained and experienced associates.

Industry Experience

Our M&A lawyers have industry experience in banking, finance, business services, consumer products, defense and homeland security, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, media, pharmaceuticals, retail, social media, software, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.

Our Team

In addition to the more than 60 lawyers dedicated to M&A matters, Nelson Mullins has a team of supporting professionals in antitrust, corporate, employee benefits, employment and labor, environmental, finance, intellectual property, litigation, private equity, real estate, securities, and tax to provide our clients with deal execution in a cost-effective manner.

Market Knowledge

Our passion for deals drives us to do more than just practice law. Several of our M&A lawyers are members of the ABA’s Market Trends Subcommittee that publishes the popular “Deal Points” studies of prevailing market terms in private and public target M&A. One of our partners founded the Southeastern M&A Forum and is involved in organizing the Southeastern Private Equity Summit and the Southeastern Distressed M&A Summit. Another partner is a law school lecturer on M&A topics. As a result, we know what “market” is and what the market will bear, which helps our clients in deal negotiations.


Lawyers in our M&A practice group have been recognized in numerous publications, including Chambers & Partners/Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business; Georgia Trend magazine's annual Legal Elite: Georgia's Most Effective Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Adding Nelson Mullins to Your M&A Team

If Nelson Mullins looks like the law firm you want in your corner for M&A deals, or if you just want to learn more about us, please call one of our M&A Practice Group Co-Leaders, Gus Dixon, Michael Hollingsworth or Rhys Wilson. Let us show you how our M&A lawyers can help you achieve your business goals.