$65 Million Sale of Specialty Home Furnishings Business
Represented the seller, a manufacturer of specialty home furnishings, in its acquisition by a leading brand aggregator in numerous different consumer products spaces. The sale, for $65 million in cash and equity, represented the buyer’s first acquisition in the home furnishings space. We also provided counsel on employment, employee benefits, tax, patent, and intellectual property aspects of the transaction.
$35 Million Recapitalization with Private Equity Sponsor Funding
Advised client on a recapitalization of a revenue cycle management company with funds from a private equity sponsor. The funds came in as equity, senior debt and subordinated debt with portions paid at closing as well as through a possible earn-out. The transaction required a simultaneous buyout of an affiliated joint venture and the execution of complicated software licensing and development agreements between the affiliate and the target company, which was to be controlled by the private equity sponsor post-closing.
Acquisition of Central and Southeastern Missouri Beer Distribution Business
Represented a St. Louis beer distributor, one of the largest privately held companies in the region and one of the largest distributors of beer, wine, spirits and other non-beer products, in its purchase of a distributing company serving customers throughout central and southeastern Missouri. The acquisition adds to the client’s annual distribution volume and further expands its market share in the region.
Counseled Government Investment Vehicle in Formation and Launch
Assisted local governments and SEC-registered investment manager in forming and launching a pooled investment vehicle for local governments in Missouri.
Cross-Border Sale of Tech-Enabled Enterprise Sales Training Company
Served as legal counsel to a U.S.-based private equity firm in its sale to a European investor of a tech-enabled enterprise sales training company, which provided services to companies ranking within Forbes top 35 Global companies.
Acquisition of Construction Contracting Business
Assisted client in the acquisition of a construction contracting business to allow for geographic expansion.
$57.6 Million Private Equity Sale of Filtered Water Cooler Provider
Served as legal adviser to a private equity firm in the $57.6 million sale of a provider and manufacturer of filtered water coolers and related products.
Counsel to Private Equity Fund in $20 Million Equity Acquisition
Acted as counsel to a private equity fund in its $20 million equity acquisition of a company serving various large industrial and aerospace customers. The transaction involved a complicated pre-closing tax-free reorganization, donation of a minority interest in the target company to a donor-advised fund, international distribution issues, and a representations and warranties insurance policy. Helped client achieve its goal of closing and deploying allocated capital at year-end on an expedited basis.
Acquisition of Electrical Contracting Firm
Counsel to buyer in the acquisition of an electrical contracting firm, largely owned by an ESOP and subject to a multi-employer pension plan. Combination with mechanical contracting business of the buyer resulted in a combined business with approximately $100 million in annual revenues.
$95 Million Sale of Health Care Financing Company
Counsel to seller for the sale of health care financing company with an enterprise value of approximately $95 million. Sale was to a private-equity backed purchaser and involved a post-closing transition period for state licensing issues.
Acquisition of Beer Distribution Business
Represented St. Louis regional beer distributor in the purchase of a distributing company serving southeastern Missouri. The acquisition adds to the client’s annual distribution volume and expands its market share in the region.
$35 Million+ Strategic Fulfillment/Transportation Contract
Served as outside counsel responsible for $35 million+ long-term strategic fulfillment/transportation contract for international retailer.
$1.15 Billion Divestiture of Animal Health Product Lines
Company counsel for simultaneous completion of more than $1.15 billion in sales of animal health product lines pursuant to an FTC-mandated divestiture.
Multiple Acquisitions Support Client's Diversification Strategy
Represented a client in completing numerous acquisitions of manufacturing, distribution, construction and technology companies. These transactions ranged from several million dollars to nearly $100 million and occurred over several years. These acquisitions supported the company’s goals of diversifying its products and services offerings in its core markets as well as provided avenues for expansion into other markets.
$300 Million Divestiture of Financial Services Company
Represented a private equity fund in a nearly $300 million divestiture of a financial services company specializing in the health care industry. This transaction involved lengthy negotiations with an NYSE-listed buyer expanding in the market, and allowed the fund to exceed is required rate of return on its investment.
Acquisitions in Health Care Field for Private Equity Fund
Represented a private equity fund in nine acquisitions of health care accounts receivables management and Medicaid eligibility companies with locations nationwide. These acquisitions involved related credit facility negotiations. As a result of these acquisitions, the private equity fund was able to achieve its roll-up strategy in the industry.