Prior to joining Hinkle Elkouri, Mr. de Jong served as Director of Transaction... more
Prior to joining Hinkle Elkouri, Mr. de Jong served as Director of Transaction Services for Koch Industries, Inc., the nations largest privately held corporation, and played an integral role in Kochs $4+ billion asset acquisition of DuPonts international chemicals and fibers business (INVISTA) and its successful $21 billion all-cash tender offer for the stock of Georgia-Pacific Corporation. His... view profile
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.