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In recent years, we have handled 500 completed mergers and acquisitions, with an aggregate value of more than $500 billion.

We represent Global 100 companies, private equity firms and investment banks as well as venture-backed companies in public and private transactions worldwide, including public acquisitions and divestitures, “going private” transactions, proxy contests and unsolicited bids, spin-offs, acquisitions and divestitures of venture-backed and other private companies, private equity transactions, joint ventures, cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, and post-merger integration.

Covington’s approach to M&A combines our corporate expertise with our deep understanding of regulated industries and our commercial approach. This combination enables our clients to structure their transactions most advantageously and with a view towards meeting their legal and business objectives.

Our M&A experience covers a range of industry sectors, in particular life sciences and healthcare, sports, financial institutions, energy (including clean tech and renewable energy), aerospace, defense and national security, industrials, hospitality and leisure, media, Internet, telecommunications, and technology.

Each client has access to Covington’s full resources, including industry expertise and substantive due diligence areas such as intellectual property, antitrust, environmental, employee benefits, and tax with lawyers experienced in M&A processes and time demands.

  • The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards, "Global M&A Deal of the Year: Japan" (2017)
  • Corporate Board Member - America’s Best Corporate Law Firms (2017)
    • Ranked among the top 25 firms nationally
  • Latinvex Top Law Firms: Top Corporate/M&A Firms (2016-2019;2021)
  • U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” (2015)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law (National)
  • Chambers Latin America (2019)
    • Corporate/M&A
  • Chambers USA (2019)
    • Corporate/M&A - DC and NY
  • Chambers Global (2020)
    • Corporate/M&A (India)
  • Chambers UK (2020)
    • Corporate/M&A - Mid-Market
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific (2019)
    • Corporate/M&A (International Firms - India)       
  • Best Lawyers in America (2020)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Legal 500 US (2017)
    • M&A: Large deals ($1B+)
  • Legal 500 UK (2016)
    • Corporate and commercial/M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+
  • Legal 500 Latin America (2016)
    • Corporate and M&A