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Strategic Transactions

You’re with a science-based company that’s contemplating a strategic deal. You’re looking for lawyers who combine business acumen with rigorous attention to legal detail and an appreciation for the time-sensitive nature of your opportunity.

If the strategic transaction would trigger a change of control of your company, you may need help managing complicated deal processes and coordinating investment bankers, accountants, and regulatory consultants, as well as current investors. On the other hand, if the strategic transaction involves one of your company’s key programs, you’ll need counsel with deep understanding of your underlying business to help structure a deal that aligns with your strategic priorities.


At Faber, we’ve negotiated strategic transactions for 1000+ clients in life science, healthcare IT, medical devices and engineering technology. These strategic transactions have included:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Options to acquire
  • Joint ventures
  • Purchases and spin-outs of divisions, facilities and programs
  • Strategic investments
  • Exclusive out-licenses of technologies and products

We have a large team working in this practice, including many lawyers who have been executives or in-house legal counsel for fast-growing technology companies. So we understand how a contract’s fine points can affect a company’s operations and what it takes to successfully conclude these agreements.

A senior lawyer will spearhead your deal. Where appropriate, he or she will call upon colleagues in our licensing and collaboration practice to leverage their skills and experience. We’ll help you navigate contentious negotiations and stay focused on the key issues.  


At Faber, we have an M&A team of senior attorneys with deep experience in stock-based and asset-based acquisitions.  We also have a team of senior attorneys with deep experience in partnering transactions for technology platforms and product candidates – and their experience can be critical if your transaction will include structure (that is, earn-out contingent payments based on technology development and commercialization milestones).

We’ve managed hundreds of M&A transactions.  We can leverage this experience to help you design and negotiate a deal that:

  • recognizes your company’s present and future worth,
  • ensures your appropriate participation in future product development and commercialization, and
  • obtains fair treatment for your management and employees.

One or more of our senior attorneys will put our industry insights to work for you, working closely with your scientific and business leaders on all aspects of your deal ─ from preliminary discussions through due diligence, bidding and documentation.

This lean, focused staffing eliminates time-consuming handoffs, is cost-effective and provides the judgment needed for successful transactions.  And, we have the depth and breadth to support multiple parallel negotiations if you have an active auction process.

In addition to traditional mergers and acquisitions, we also have the experience to appropriately and successfully use option based and staged deal structures. Our clients rely on us to provide sound business judgment (rooted in deep experience), as well as legal advice, to manage or mitigate specific risks and challenges in these structures, such as a change of control or shifts in business and scientific priorities during the full deal lifecycle—and then we design, draft and negotiate appropriate provisions in the definitive agreement.

Contact us to learn how we can steer your strategic transaction to a rewarding outcome.