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Business Transactions

Business Transactions

Overview

Carlton Fields’ business transactions team combines deep industry knowledge with innovative, big-picture thinking to advance our clients’ business goals. We advise and represent public and privately held companies and key players that operate in sectors including finance, private equity and venture capital, health care, technology, media, entertainment, and sports. Our comprehensive practice focuses on responsiveness and collaboration in matters that range from counseling on day-to-day operations and routine matters, to managing and closing the most complex transactions.

Experience

  • Closed a $100 million purchase of preferred equities in a public REIT for our client (itself a public REIT).
  • Assisted a U.S. tech private equity fund in acquiring, from a South Africa-based company, a substantial equity interest in a Brazilian entity that provides platform solutions for e-commerce.
  • Closed a $1.25 billion five-year credit facility.
  • Assisted a waste remediation company in negotiating and closing $15 million of mezzanine financing (including warrants) and in restructuring the company from a Texas limited partnership into a Delaware subchapter S corporation.
  • $7 billion merger between two telecom companies, including alternative merger agreements and joint proxy statement and related public securities registrations.
  • $1 billion leveraged buyout of cell phone equipment provider. 
  • $500 million worth of acquisitions by, and recapitalization of, an investment company and subsidiaries, including purchase and restructuring of operating companies and assets, senior credit facility, purchase of loan portfolios, and master debt financing facility. 
  • $190 million reorganization and related financings, assets sales, and acquisitions for a private financial services company.
  • $100 million tender offer for and acquisition by a NASDAQ-listed international apparel corporation of another apparel company.
  • Joint proxy statement and related public securities registrations for the $75 million merger of insurance and health software companies.
  • Representation of various companies in their issuances of private common and preferred stock, limited liability company interests, and limited partnership interests (more than $1 billion in the aggregate).
  • $375 million in private placements of telecom company’s common stock.
  • $373 million secondary public offering of a staffing company’s common stock.
  • $135 million initial public offering of a digital manufacturing company’s common stock.

Insights

Our Team

Key Contacts

Jordan D. August
Shareholder

Additional Members

Steven T. Anapoell
Shareholder
Miami
Frank A. Appicelli
Shareholder
Hartford
Daniel A. Badovinac
Senior Counsel
Miami
Ricky C. Benjamin
Shareholder
Atlanta
Bruce J. Berman
Shareholder
Miami
Ann Young Black
Shareholder
Miami
Alexandra D. Blye
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Steven J. Brodie
Shareholder
Miami
David P. Burke
Shareholder
Tampa
Stephanie Chau
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
Richard T. Choi
Shareholder
Washington, D.C.
Luciano de Almeida Freitas
Corporate Finance Consultant
Miami
Daniel L. DeCubellis
Shareholder
Orlando
Richard A. Denmon
Shareholder
Tampa
Jonathan "Tre" Dixon III
Shareholder
Tampa
Nathaniel L. Doliner
Shareholder
Tampa
Olivia V. Dresevic
Associate
Tampa
Austin Marshall Eason
Of Counsel
Tampa
Taylor J. Fay
Associate
Atlanta
Linda L. Fleming
Shareholder
Tampa
Robert P. Friedman
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Ann Began Furman
Shareholder
Washington, D.C.
Lauren F. Gandle
Associate
Tampa
Jon T. Gatto
Shareholder
Tampa
Joel B. Giles
Shareholder
Tampa
Shannon B. Gray
Of Counsel
Tampa
Chandler R. Harris
Associate
Tampa
Brian A. Hart
Shareholder
Miami
Ethan Horwitz
Shareholder
New York
Matthew H. Jacobson
Shareholder
Miami
Cristin Conley Keane
Shareholder
Tampa
James J. Kennedy III
Shareholder
Tampa
Jay Koenigsberg
Shareholder
Miami
Alon Lagstein
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
Thomas C. Lauerman
Of Counsel
Washington, D.C.
Edgel C. Lester Jr.
Of Counsel
Tampa
William Mark Levinson
Shareholder
Los Angeles
J. Robert MacAneney
Shareholder
New York
Robert B. Macaulay
Shareholder
Miami
Federico M. Maciá
Of Counsel
Miami
Brad S. Markoff
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Andrew J. Markus
Of Counsel
Miami
Carlos A. Mas
Shareholder
Miami
Ahmed-Zayn Mohamed
Staff Attorney
Tampa
Thomas F. Morante
Senior Counsel
Miami
Meredith M. Moss
Shareholder
Los Angeles
William G. Najmy
Associate
Tampa
Mark A. Neubauer
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Dennis J. Olle
Shareholder
Miami
Edith G. Osman
Of Counsel
Miami
Edward J. Page
Shareholder
Tampa
Scott D. Page
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
Gail Podolsky
Shareholder
Atlanta
Rahul P. Ranadive
Shareholder
Miami
Alan Rosenthal
Shareholder
Miami
Samantha T. Schneck
Shareholder
Washington, D.C.
Robert B. Shapiro
Of Counsel
Washington, D.C.
Madelyn Spatt Shulman
Of Counsel
New York
Daniel B. Simonds
Associate
Los Angeles
Michele B. Softness
Of Counsel
Miami
Susan L. Spencer
Shareholder
Atlanta
J. Coy Stull
Of Counsel
Tampa
Terresa R. Tarpley
Shareholder
Atlanta
Michael R. Tippett
Shareholder
Atlanta
Michael C. Vandormael
Of Counsel
Miami
James Walker IV
Shareholder
Atlanta
Lowell J. Walters
Of Counsel
Tampa
Steven B. Weisburd
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Barry Leigh Weissman
Shareholder
Los Angeles
Henry S. Wulf
Shareholder
West Palm Beach
Eleanor M. Yost
Shareholder
Tampa
Edmund J. Zaharewicz
Shareholder
Miami
Michael G. Zilber
Associate
Miami