Cross-Border Transactions for Holding Company and Primary Portfolio Company
Completed a series of four complex, multimillion-dollar transactions in the U.S. and U.K. on behalf of a holding company and its primary portfolio company. In addition to traditional M&A aspects, our team provided guidance on related real estate, environmental, employment, benefits, immigration and international factors. Two of the four transactions closed on the same day on two different continents.
$20 Million Acquisition of Industrial Chemicals Company
Represented privately held company in $20 million equity purchase of an industrial chemicals company.
Ongoing Advice to Integrated Business Media Firm
Advised an event and digital experience company from its formation through its growth into one of the world’s leading integrated business marketing and media companies, through its most recent sale to a New York-based alternative asset manager.
Representation of Experienced Meeting, Event Organizer in Acquisition
Represented experienced meeting and event organizer in its acquisition of a series of events and the subsequent licensing of its brand, creating a dominant North American brand in its markets.
M&A Counsel in the Cable Television Industry
Long-time M&A counsel to various U.S. cable companies, including some of the largest in the country. In that capacity, Greg has closed several multibillion-dollar divestitures and acquisitions, negotiated joint ventures and management agreements, negotiated operating authority with local governments, and helped manage the integration of a $39 billion public company merger.
Transactional Agreements for Telecommunications Company
Negotiated billions of dollars in transactional agreements for a Fortune 100 telecommunications, broadband and media company, including multiple system acquisitions and divestitures to enhance geographical efficiencies. The disposition of rural systems ultimately positioned the company to complete a merger with another major player in the industry.
Negotiated Executive Employment Agreements
As part of a multimillion-dollar sale of the business, represented and negotiated employment contracts and compensation for executives who sold their successful business and remained on as senior management for the acquiring company.
Corporate, M&A Counsel to Energy Company
Corporate and M&A counsel to a Colorado-based energy exploration and production company in connection with upstream and midstream activities, as well as strategic corporate matters, including a $200 million private equity investment, acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets with an aggregate value in excess of $300 million, and the development of gas gathering and processing facilities in the Williston Basin, North Dakota.
$290 Million Sale of Contract Packager
Represented privately held company in $290 million managed equity sale of contract packager to international strategic purchaser, including rollover investment.
Multi-Step Reorganization and Equity Investment for Real Estate Developer
Represented privately held real estate investment and development firm in multi-step holding company reorganization, with follow-on equity investment by international strategic investor.
$34 Million Sale of Manufacturing Business
Represented privately held company in $34 million equity sale of exhaust component manufacturer to strategic investor, including rollover investment.
$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.
$108 Million Acquisition of Bank Holding Company
Represented Delta Bancshares Company, bank holding company of Jefferson Bank and Trust, St. Louis, Missouri, in its merger with a subsidiary of First Mid Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMBH), bank holding company of First Mid Bank & Trust, Mattoon, Illinois. The total consideration for this cash and stock deal was approximately $108 million. We also provided counsel on employee benefits and tax aspects of the transaction.
IP, IT Diligence for $135 Million Acquisition of Animal Health Products Manufacturer
Represented a manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition products in its $135 million acquisition of a wholesaler of small-animal wellness brands. Handled diligence on all intellectual property and information technology aspects of the transaction.
Representation of SAP User Conferences Provider in Acquisition
Represented leading U.S.-based provider of SAP user conferences in its acquisition of the correlative ASEAN brand, consolidating a global presence in providing vetted information to SAP-focused IT and business professionals.
Construction Company Divestiture
Represented the founders of a Colorado construction company in the divestiture of the business to a top-5 Canadian contractor in a cross-border transaction.
Advised U.S. Entrepreneur in Joint Venture with India-based Firm
Advised a leading U.S. trade show and conference entrepreneur in its joint venture with an Indian firm to organize, promote, and produce a series of geriatric-oriented events in India.
Acted for Restaurant Franchising Business on Reverse Takeover and Readmission to AIM Market
Advised a pizza restaurant and delivery franchise in Poland on its acquisition of a competing business in Poland, its readmission to AIM and an associated equity fundraising.
Advised Transportation, Supply Chain Company on Acquisition of Operations from Swiss Logistics Business
Advised NYSE-listed transportation and supply chain company on the acquisition of certain U.K. contract logistics operations from a Swiss logistics business.
Bolt-On Acquisition for Private Equity Firm
Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of a bolt-on mechanical and structural field service/maintenance company, offering major refractory, insulation, boiler and repair capabilities throughout Louisiana and Texas.
$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.
Amendment of TV Ad Sales Joint Venture
Provided analysis regarding a TV ad sales joint venture’s operating agreement and related software development and data license agreements amongst the joint venture members to provide recommendations to client for amendments to the operating and commercial agreements.
Advised Royalty Generator Business on its listing on Main Market
Advised a royalty generator business on its admission to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, a three way merger and associated £2m equity fundraising.
Outside Counsel for $8.5 Billion Life Sciences Company
As outside counsel for an $8.5 billion life sciences company, led a team managing all aspects of IP strategy and execution for a $20 million annual R&D function. Represented the company in multiple M&A transactions over $200 million and advised senior leadership on major strategic decisions around new product launches, commercial partnerships and licenses.
Advised Missouri Medical Marijuana Licensees in M&A and Reorganization Transactions
Led and closed transactions involving stock sales, asset sales, license transfers and other reorganizations contingent on and subject to significant regulatory requirements and conditions of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. These involved both seller and acquisition-side efforts for 10 different medical marijuana licensee clients.
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.
Sale of Strategy and Marketing Company
Advised the shareholders of an internationally renowned boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company on its sale to a NASDAQ-listed global consulting and digital services provider.
Sale of Air Conditioning Equipment Distributor
Advised the shareholders of one of the largest U.K. air conditioning equipment distributors on their sale to a global electronics technology and solutions company.
Acquisitions of Global Financial Advisory, Asset Management Firm
Advised a New York-based a global investment and advisory financial services firm in connection with its acquisition of another global financial advisory and asset management firm.
U.K. Gas Joint Venture Opportunities
Advised on joint venture opportunities with U.K. utilities for gas fired power stations.
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