Experience  /  Mergers & Acquisitions

Representative Transactions

Represented the majority selling stockholder in connection with the acquisition of Parking Panda Corp., developer of a mobile-based application to locate, reserve and pay for parking spots, by its leading competitor, SpotHero, Inc.

Represented GCommerce, Inc., a developer of software solutions for supply chain operations of manufacturers, distributors, buying groups and retailers of hard goods, in connection with its acquisition of AutoSoEz, an e-commerce platform optimized for the requirements of the vehicular aftermarket, which addresses the needs of retailers, wholesalers and suppliers searching for a B2C and B2B software platform. 

Represented TiqIQ, Inc., a New York City-based aggregator of event tickets online, in connection with its acquisition of SeatSmart Inc., an online ticket marketplace that connects customers directly to ticket brokers.

Represented GlobalServe, Inc., a global IT procurement and service management company, in connection with its acquisition by PC Connection, Inc. (dba Connection; Nasdaq: CNXN), an industry-leading technology solutions provider.

Represented Gourmet Guru, Inc., a distributor and marketer of natural and specialty food products, in its acquisition by United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI), a national distributor of food and other supermarket products.

Represented Praytell Strategy Inc., a leading creative communications and public relations agency, in the sale of all of its outstanding capital stock to Project: WorldWide, Inc., a global marketing solutions and communications agency.

Represented Bestek Lighting & Staging, Inc. in connection with a recapitalization involving the repurchase of equity from former senior management.

Represented Applied Research & Consulting LLC, a  public opinion polling, market research, organizational research and data analytics company, in the sale of its outstanding equity securities to Sard Verbinnen & Co., a leading strategic, financial and crisis communications consulting firm.

Represented New Heights Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on investing in small businesses, in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Fresh Meal Plan, a fresh meal delivery service based in Florida, with operations in Florida and New York.

Represented MediaNet, Inc., a Seattle-based creator of music and metadata delivery technologies, in connection with its acquisition by SOCAN, a Canadian organization representing the performing rights of more than 4 million music creators and publishers.

Represented GCommerce, Inc., a developer of software solutions for supply chain operations of manufacturers, distributors, buying groups and retailers of hard goods, in connection with its acquisition of PBEPRO, a provider of content and commerce support for the paint body & equipment and industrial products industries. 

Represented Bond Gifting, Inc., a New York-based handwriting robotics company, in connection with its acquisition by Newell-Rubbermaid.  

Represented Billtrust, a provider of end-to-end paper and electronic billing solutions, in its acquisition of Crown Technology Assisted Business Services Corp. d/b/a C-TABS, a provider of electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP) and accounts payable (AP) workflow services, and in the acquisition of the related EIPP business of DGV Acquisition, LLC d/b/a/ DGVault.

Represented Flash Global Logistics, Inc., a provider of supply chain solutions and services, in the sale of its Flash Courier division to US Pack Logistics LLC.

Represented SJF Ventures, a North Carolina-based venture capital fund, in connection with the sale of its portfolio company CleanScapes, Inc., which provides innovative streetscape maintenance, recycling and solid waste services.
Represented Global Healthcare Partners, a healthcare industry and private equity investment group, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in MPD Chemicals, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals primarily used in medical devices, industrial materials and pharmaceuticals, with three distinct manufacturing units: Monomer-Polymer and Dajac Labs, Silar Laboratories, and IsoSciences.
Represented Reval.com, Inc., a global leader in financial risk management solutions and services, in connection with a $28 million acquisition and expansion financing transaction led by affiliates of Commonwealth Capital Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners.
Represented New Heights Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on investing in small businesses, in connection with its leveraged acquisition through New Heights Capital Partners I LLC, a newly formed investment partnership, of a controlling interest in the “Fitness Edge” chain of 6 fitness clubs located in Southern Connecticut.
Represented Viridis Energy Capital Pty. Limited, an Australia-based private equity fund that acquires and operates clean energy assets worldwide, in connection with its acquisition from U.S. Renewables Group and other equity holders of two landfill gas electric generation facilities located in California.
Represented Scientific Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of a privately held company engaged in the production and sale of catalyst research instruments for cash and stock consideration.

Represented the stockholders of North American Airlines, a passenger charter airline, in a sale to World Air Holdings, Inc., a passenger and cargo airline.

Represented Wexford Capital LLC, a private equity fund, in its joint venture with Franco Compania Naviera, S.A., a Greek shipping company, formed for the purpose of venture investment in and management of shipping vessels.
Represented International Wood LLC in its acquisition of the wood product manufacturing business of Weslaco Holding Company, which acquired the operating assets of Caldwell/VSR, Inc. during Caldwell’s Chapter 11 reorganization proceeding. Upon completion of this acquisition, International Wood became a significant provider of wood blind components sold to the leading manufacturers of window treatment products, including Hunter Douglas and Blinds-To-Go.
Represented Power Play Energy in the sale of water desalinization technology and assets to Oases Desalination International, Ltd., an international provider of water desalinization systems.
Represented Scrittura, Inc., a provider of document automation technology and straight-through-processing for the non-exchange based trading operations of financial services institutions, in connection with its acquisition by merger with a subsidiary of Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq: IWOV), provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, for consideration consisting of approximately $16.3 million in cash at closing and up to $2.0 million in subsequent performance-based cash payments.
Represented certain shareholders of Nycomed, a European pharmaceuticals company with a value of€1,800,000,000 and offices in 18 European markets, in connection with the acquisition by Nordic Capital of a controlling interest in Nycomed from a group of investors led by DLJ Merchant Banking and The Blackstone Group.
Represented Fountainhead Development, LLC in the sale and restructuring of Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, located outside Atlanta, Georgia, and the St. Andrews Bay Golf Resort & Spa, located in St. Andrews Bay, Scotland, and the related hotels and inns, four golf courses, a winery, a spa, an equestrian center, thousands of acres of both developed and undeveloped commercial and real property, and all the related hospitality businesses.
Represented B&P International Insurance Brokerage LLC, an international marine insurance brokerage firm, in the sale of substantially all its assets to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm.
Represented the shareholders of Symphony Data Corporation, a business process outsourcing company, in the sale of the company and its Indian sister company, to STI Knowledge.

Represented a producer and international distributor of candies in its purchase of a producer and international distributor of a complimentary candy line and the related financing of this acquisition consideration through the sale to institutional investors of the acquirors Series B Convertible Preferred Stock.

Represented Virtual Sciences LLC, in its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Mirage Graphic Studio, LLC. Virtual Sciences specializes in 3-D architectural visualization.
Represented Richardson Foods, Inc. in its acquisition by merger of two companies engaged in the production and international sale of candies, including “Beechies.”

Represented the sponsor in a $17.5 million leveraged buy-out of a national provider of automotive repair services with $70 million in revenues, including the negotiation of debt and equity financing and the related acquisition.

Represented the stockholders of iSpace Software Technologies in the sale of US, Indian and Mauritius companies providing information technology and claims processing services to Amisys Synertech, Inc., a provider of information technology and claims processing services to the healthcare industry.

Represented a UBS (NYSE: UBS) in the sale of its shares in Transcentive, Inc., a leading provider of solutions for equity plan administration and financial reporting, to Computershare Limited, a leading financial services and technology provider for the global securities industry.

Represented the seller in the sale of an internet marketing company for approximately $24 million payable in cash and stock.

Represented the principal stockholders of TM Media, Inc. an information technology events and conferences company in connection with the sale of their stock in such company to, and executive employment agreements with Ziff-Davis Media, Inc.
Represented Wexford Capital LLC, a private equity fund, in its sale of certain tanker vessels to General Maritime Corporation, a publicly-traded shipping company.

Represented Tarpan Therapeutics, Inc., an early stage drug development company, in its merger with Manhattan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MHTT.OB).

Represented Energy Developments Limited, a publicly-owned Australian energy and resources company, in its joint venture with bio-mass gasification systems manufacturer BrightStar SynFuels.

Represented VNU Marketing Information, Inc., the world’s largest marketing services organization, in a joint venture between VNU and a subsidiary of Valassis Communications, Inc., resulting in the formation of a direct to consumer marketing services joint venture.

Represented Claimsnet.com, a leading healthcare transaction processor, in the acquisition of certain assets of VHx Company, an Internet-technology company focused upon healthcare information services.
Represented Prime Charter Ltd., a NYSE broker-dealer, in its acquisition by Fahnestock & Co., Inc., a national brokerage firm and wholly-owned subsidiary of Fahnestock Viner Holdings Inc., a NYSE-listed company.
Represented Square Industries, a major publicly-owned parking operator, in connection with its acquisition by the NYSE-listed Central Parking System, Inc.
Represented Billtrust, a provider of end-to-end paper and electronic billing solutions, in its acquisition of Mark Altman & Associates, Inc., a provider of invoice invoice distribution services.
Represented the founders of Media Storm, LLC, an entertainment industry advertising and marketing agency, in connection with a recapitalization effected through the sale of membership interests by Shamrock Capital Growth Fund II, L.P., a private equity fund focusing on media, entertainment and communications businesses, to TZP Group LLC, a New York firm focused on control investments in business and consumer services companies.
Represented Global Bay Mobile Technologies Inc., a provider of next-generation mobile retail solutions, in connection with its acquisition by merger by VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), a leader in secure electronic payment solutions.
Represented Paladyne Systems, Inc., provider of a fully integrated hosted solution for the global investment management industry, in connection with its acquisition by merger with Broadridge Securities Processing Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR).
Represented ClickEquations, Inc., which provides a search platform for large advertisers and ad agencies, in connection with the sale of its assets to Channel Intelligence, Inc., an industry leading technology and marketing services company.
Represented LifeStreet Corporation, operator of a leading online ad network and other online businesses, in the sale of its LocalTwist division to Buy With Me, Inc., operator of a nationwide online group discount buying and deal of the day business.
Represented The Info Project, Inc., a New York-based advisory and research firm, in connection with the sale of its assets to The 451 Group, a leading technology-industry analyst company.
Represented LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc., in connection with the sale of all of the assets of Advertising Red Books, an agency-to-advertiser relationship portal and competitive intelligence provider, to Red Books LLC, an acquisition vehicle formed by PKS Capital International, a private equity fund.
Represented Verge Solutions, LLC, a provider of software and software solutions for healthcare organizations, in connection with the acquisition, by way of merger, of Peminic Inc.
Represented the management of Franklin Electronic Publishers, Incorporated, a publicly traded developer and distributor of electronic information on hand held devices, in connection with their acquisition of the company in a going private transaction.
Represented Majestic Research Corp., an independent provider of data-driven equity research for the institutional investment community, in connection with its acquisition by Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE: ITG), a leading agency broker and financial technology firm.
Represented Connectiva Systems Inc., a leading provider of revenue management solutions, in connection with the acquisition of Olista Ltd., a company which develops, markets, and sells software solutions for cellular telephone operators.
Represented Vortex Control Technology, a company specializing in the creation of products that reduce drag on aircrafts and improves control and stability on other vehicles, in an exclusive technical licensing transaction with Consulting Aviation Services Inc. for the commercialization of advanced flight efficiency technologies developed by CAS. The transaction was lead by our client, Propeller Investments, a private equity firm focused upon the aviation industry.
Represented MediaMath, Inc., a cross-exchange advertising management services and technology company, in connection with the acquisition of the assets of Adroit Interactive LLC, developer of a platform to modify, deploy, test, and optimize online advertising in real time.
Represented Tripology, Inc., a travel industry lead generation company, a shareholder of which included Ascend Ventures, in connection with the sale of its assets to Rand McNally, a portfolio company of Patriarch Partners LLC.
Represented WebAMG Holdings Limited, a global product development and online advertising company based in California, in connection with its acquisition of the online ad network business of SocialCash, Inc., a social media ad network owner.
Represented GiantRealm, Inc.,a gaming community ad network, the shareholders of which included Edison Venture Fund, Comcast Interactive Capital, and SoftbankCapital, in connection with the sale of its assets to Burst Media Corporation (London Stock Exchange: BRST).
Represented Majestic Research Corp., an independent provider of data-driven equity research for the institutional investment community, in connection with its purchase of the assets of Rood Research, Inc., a provider of market research on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Represented CapsoftUK Limited,a leading international provider of document automation software and services, in its purchase of the HotDocs® software business from LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier.

Represented UBSFinancial Services Inc. (NYSE: UBS) in connection with sale of 56 branches of its Wealth Management Americas Group to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:SF).

Represented BlinkTwice, Inc.,a leading firm in the development, manufacturing and marketing of alternative and augmentative communications products, in the acquisition of its business by DynaVox Systems LLC, a developer and provider of such products.
Represented the shareholders of Media Storm, LLC,an entertainment industry advertising and marketing agency, in connection with a recapitalization effected through the sale of membership interests to Shamrock Capital Growth Fund II, L.P., a private equity fund focusing on media, entertainment and communications businesses, with financing provided by NewStarFinancial, Inc., a Boston-based commercial finance company, and City National Bank.
Represented PrimaryGroup Inc.,a company that acquires and manages US-based insurance services businesses, in connection with the acquisition of Underwriters &Brokers, Inc., a Michigan based provider of insurance services.
Represented JohnShawn Productions, Inc.,a company engaged in operating souvenir photography services at tourist and retail destinations, in connection with the sale of certain of its photography operations to Freeze Frame, LLC.
Represented PrimaryGroup Inc.,a company that acquires and manages US-based insurance services businesses, in connection with the sale of its membership interest in Site Inspection, LLC, a provider of loss control inspection services, to York Insurance Services Group, Inc., a national provider of insurance services.
Represented the members of Kinesis, LLC,a provider of consulting services with respect to online and offline marketing strategies, in connection with the sale of the outstanding membership interests of Kinesis, LLC to FTI Consulting, Inc.
Represented FMS Investment Corp. and FMS Services, LLC, a Chicago-based Private Collection Agency contractor to the US Department of Education Federal Student Aid, in their acquisition of Platinum Recovery Services LLC, a California-based debt collection service provider.
Represented Prime Visibility, LLC,a leading search engine marketing firm, in its acquisition by Prime Visibility Media Group, which is headed by Steve Rosenberg, former president of Universal Domestic Television.
Represented the members of SECCAS LLC,a provider of network based managed compliance services for electronic messaging, in connection with an acquisition of the SECCAS business by Perimeter Internetworking Corp., a network security solutions provider backed by Goldman Sachs and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Represented Kali Laboratories, a developer and manufacturer of generic drugs, in the acquisition of Kali by Par Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:PRX) for $140,000,000 in cash.

Represented Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., an international fashion brand, in connection with its acquisition of the Le Tigre sportswear brand and related intellectual property and inventory.
Represented ServiceChannel.com, Inc., developer of a leading facilities services management platform, in connection with an investment by Bayard Capital Partners, a private equity fund.
Represented AdKarma, LLC, a provider of solutions for publishers’ ad network and display, pre-roll and mobile inventory, in its sale to blinkx (US) Holding, Inc.
Represented The Kudelski Group, a leading global provider of media protection and value-added service technology, in the sale of the advanced advertising business unit of OpenTV, Inc. to Imagine Communications.
Represented Fitness Edge LLC, operator of the Connecticut based “The Edge Fitness Clubs” chain of fitness clubs, in connection with its sale to Norwest Equity Partners.
Represented Billtrust, a provider of end-to-end paper and electronic billing solutions, in its acquisition of Open Scan Technologies, Inc., a provider of automation solutions and services for processing enterprise receivables and payables.
Represented M3 USA Corporation, a provider of targeted interactive marketing, education, content and research solutions to the life science industry, in connection with the acquisition of the assets of PracticeMatch Services, LLC, a St. Louis-based provider of proprietary practicing physician databases, technology, recruiting tools and services for healthcare providers.
Represented Altruik, Inc., a provider of search engine optimization and related support services, in connection with the sale of all its assets to SDX Acquisition LLC, which, together with its subsidiary, SearchDex Inc., is a fully integrated software development firm.
Represented Health Guru Media, Inc., the operator of the number one online health video resource site for consumers, in connection with its acquisition by Kitara Media Corp. (OTCBB: KITM), a leading digital media and technology company providing video solutions to advertisers, digital marketers and publishers.
Represented Arc90, Inc., a product design and development company, in connection with its acquisition by SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture.
Represented Primary Group (UK) Limited in connection with the sale of its US managing general agent insurance business to Hyperion Insurance Group, an international insurance intermediary services group.

Represented LifeStreet Media, a leader in global in-app advertising for Facebook, Apple (iOS) and Android developers, in connection with a recapitalization and investment by Nautic Partners, a Providence-based private equity firm that has managed over $2.5 billion of equity capital.

Represented Chart Venture Partners, LP and other selling stockholders in connection with the sale of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc., a US-based developer of thin-film thermoelectric technologies, to Laird Technologies, Inc., a UK-based leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products.
Represented Downtown Music LLC, the parent company of Downtown Records and Downtown Music Publishing, in connection with the sale of its recorded music business.

Represented Panoz Motor Sports Group and other equityholders in their sale to NASCAR of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), a North American sports car racing series, and related assets, including Road Atlanta Raceway, the Sebring International Raceway, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center (Sebring), representing a merger of the ALMS with NASCAR’s Grand-Am Racing Series.

Represented Humanity Health, LLC, which operates a clinical trial management business, in connection with the sale of its business to an affiliate of Deerfield Management Company, an investment management company focused on the healthcare industry.

Represented Edison Venture Fund, a Mid-Atlantic private equity fund specializing in venture capital, management buyout, corporate spinout and recapitalization financings, in connection with its acquisition (together with ORIX and Kennet Funds) of KEMP Technologies, Inc., a New York-based leader in the creation of server load balancing products.

Represented PGI Commercial LLC, a multi-state provider of insurance services, in connection with its purchase of the assets of American Altair Group, Inc., a New York-based managing general agent specializing in commercial and income property insurance.
Represented Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc., a dermatology development company, in connection with its acquisition through a merger by Maruho Co., Ltd, a leader in the development and commercialization of dermatological products in Japan.
Represented Billtrust, a provider of end-to-end paper and electronic billing solutions, in its acquisition of Invoice Connection, a provider of invoice distribution services.

Represented Elan Corporation, plc, a worldwide pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, in the structuring and formation of joint ventures with U.S. biotechnology companies to develop and license new drug products and technologies.

Represented Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., an international fashion brand, in connection with its acquisition of certain intellectual property and other assets of a New York-based shoe designer and manufacturer.