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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; and 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 (over $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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Insight: A Moral Compass - A Guide to Celebrity-Focused Morals Clauses

Insight: A Moral Compass - A Guide to Celebrity-Focused Morals Clauses

April 26, 2019

Celebrities sometimes fall from grace and their endorsements can fall with them. Corporate contracts with "morals" clauses are common and important, but need to be extremely clear on certain points, like what constitutes a violation.

On to Greener Pastures: The Landscape of Impact Investing, Divestment Strategies, and How Investors Are Combating Climate Change

On to Greener Pastures: The Landscape of Impact Investing, Divestment Strategies, and How Investors Are Combating Climate Change

January 15, 2019

As individuals and institutions around the world are implementing a variety of strategies to combat climate change, investors are contributing to those efforts with their capital.

Supreme Court to Resolve Copyright Registration Circuit Split

Supreme Court to Resolve Copyright Registration Circuit Split

July 2, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that should resolve the longstanding question surrounding what is required for a plaintiff to bring a copyright infringement claim. This article discusses the different approaches taken by the circuits and the reasons why the Supreme Court’s decision will be important.

New Tax Law Eliminates 30-Day Safe Harbor Against CFC Status

New Tax Law Eliminates 30-Day Safe Harbor Against CFC Status

March 31, 2018

The recent tax law changes have focused primarily on corporate income tax, and in the international context, mostly on outbound tax matters.

Major Disruption in the Use of Technology and Trademarks in the Insurance Industry

Major Disruption in the Use of Technology and Trademarks in the Insurance Industry

December 29, 2017

A major study recently emerged regarding insurance industry brands.

The SEC Addresses Initial Coin Offerings

The SEC Addresses Initial Coin Offerings

September 26, 2017

Are virtual coins or digital tokens created and disseminated using distributed ledger or blockchain technology “securities” under the federal securities laws? Maybe, depending on the facts and circumstances.

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