Mr Brooks Giles > Katten > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
United States

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Mergers and acquisitions can be a tricky business, but Brooks Giles has a way of cutting through the complexity. His extensive experience and pragmatic mindset get deals to closing on time and on budget.

Brooks helps equity investors and business owners buy and sell operating businesses. Many of his transactions involve the purchase of private companies by private equity firms. He also represents sellers in such deals, which typically range in value from $25 million to $500 million. For all his clients, he finds the right structure for the transaction, negotiates the terms and offers guidance on corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Brooks has successfully closed a large number of middle-market M&A deals, using structures that include stock purchases, asset sales, taxable and tax-free mergers and leveraged recapitalizations. He knows the importance of closing on time, on budget and at market terms. More importantly, he knows how to achieve those goals. In every deal he touches, he looks to use his accumulated knowledge, together with specialist input, to resolve issues before they become crises.


JD, Duke University School of Law, with honors, 1999; LLM, Duke University School of Law, with honors, 1999; BA, The University of Chicago, with honors, 1996