Business Transactions



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.


  • 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.

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New Florida Law Banning Real Estate Ownership by Foreign Principals From Certain Foreign Countries

New Florida Law Banning Real Estate Ownership by Foreign Principals From Certain Foreign Countries

May 23, 2023

On May 8, 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 264, creating Florida Statutes sections 692.201 through 692.205, which prohibits the direct or indirect ownership of various categories of real estate by individuals and companies (in addition to government and party officials) from a number of foreign nations.

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April 8, 2022

The Florida Supreme Court has resolved a split among Florida state appellate courts as to how specific a delegation of arbitrability must be to delegate arbitrability issues to the arbitrator. This alert discusses the case and provides best practices with respect to arbitration for companies that do business with consumers in Florida or have employees in Florida.

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