Josh Ganz focuses his practice on strategic outsourcing, technology licensing and other complex commercial transactions. His practice also includes assisting clients on joint ventures and strategic alliances and technology-related mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Ganz regularly assists both customers and providers with domestic and offshore technology and business process outsourcing arrangements including IT infrastructure services, managed network services, application development and maintenance, production support, call center operations, finance & accounting, and IT help desk. He also regularly advises on and negotiates transactions relating to software licensing and support, cloud computing, “as a service” transactions (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS), technology licensing, technology development and distribution, electronic commerce arrangements, and other similar complex commercial transactions. Mr. Ganz also advises clients in negotiating and consummating both buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition transactions involving technology-related assets.
Mr. Ganz was recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Technology Transactions in 2017 and the three years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2012, he was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Technology/Outsourcing.
Represented global telecommunications company in connection with negotiation of outsourcing agreement to provide end to end managed network services, telecommunications and related IT services for a global telecommunications provider.
Represented global sporting goods, apparel and accessories manufacturer and distributor in connection with outsourcing of its North American helpdesk to HCL.
Represented financial services company in connection with multi-vendor, multi-tower IT outsourcing of its application development, production support and related information technology systems.
Represented private retail company in connection with the negotiation of a master services agreement with IBM for the provision of OMS and WNS implementation and support services, IT services desk support and application and maintenance services.
Represented fashion jewelry & accessories retailer in connection with negotiation of agreement with Oracle to license and support merchandise management system.
Completed a global managed network services transaction on behalf of a telecommunications services company. The transaction involved the provision of managed network and transport services in support of the global operations of Ameriprise Financial Services.
Represented publicly traded international hospitality company in connection with the outsourcing of its global information technology help desk and related services to IBM. The transaction was valued at over $40 million and was structured as a sole source negotiation.
Represented publicly traded energy company in connection with the renegotiation of an agreement for the outsourcing of data center operations and related infrastructure support services to Acxiom. The transaction was structured as a sole source negotiation and was valued at over $30 million.
Represented financial services company in connection with negotiation of a contract for the support of its customer contact center.
Represented a global telecommunications provider in the negotiation of a global managed network services transaction involving the provision of services in over 25 countries in support of the global operations of a major insurance company.
Represented financial advisory consulting firm with outsourcing of manufacturing and distribution of transactional and marketing materials.
Represented consumer product manufacturer and distributor in the outsourcing of its North American supply chain and logistics functions to a leader in supply chain management and third-party logistics solutions.
Represented AT&T in the negotiation of a strategic marketing alliance with DirecTV to create a co-branded triple play offer.
Represented hospital system in connection with the negotiation of an agreement with Perceptive Software to license, implement and support an enterprise records management system.
Represented a global beauty company in connection with a multi-phased outsourcing of its North American supply chain and logistics solution including receiving, processing, packaging, storage, management, shipping and returns processing.
Represented fashion jewelry & accessories retailer in connection with negotiation of master services agreement with IBM for fashion jewelry & accessories retailer to implement, host and maintain Oracle merchandise management system and related applications
Represented global telecommunications company in strategic marketing alliance with a leading mobile device manufacturer for the development and launch of a mobile application store.
Represented a global telecommunications provider in a strategic alliance with a leading cloud services platform to provide content delivery and network solutions.
Represented AT&T in strategic alliance with Yahoo regarding AT&T's DSL platform and Yahoo's search and display services and convergence of three screens.
Represented Industrial Distribution Group Inc., a publicly held distributor of industrial supplies, in its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC, an affiliate of Luther King Capital Management, an investment management and private equity company, following a strategic alternatives review process and public auction.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt refinancing transaction. The multifaceted transaction included a tender offer for two series of outstanding public notes, in tandem with a Rule 144A offering of new notes on more favorable terms, and a subsequent registered exchange offer for the new notes to permit their free tradability.
Representation of telecommunications provider in connection with global strategic alliance with a global outsourcer in the development of next-generation technology solutions for enterprise businesses.
Represented Interface Inc. in connection with several other offerings of debt securities, each of which involved a Rule 144A initial offering and a subsequent registered exchange offering, including the following separate transactions:
- $135 million 9.5% senior subordinated notes
- $175 million of 10.375% senior notes
- $150 million 7.3% senior notes
- Business & Finance
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Contracts & Commercial Agreements
- ERP Licensing & Systems Integration Transactions
- Global Sourcing & Technology
- Information Technology Outsourcing
- Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
- Licensing & Procurement
- Managed Network Services Transactions
- Mergers & Acquisitions
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.
magna cum laude
Tennessee Law Review, Former Student Materials Editor
Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Former News and Publications Editor
University of Georgia, B.B.A., Banking and Finance (2004)
Atlanta Community ToolBank, Board of Directors, Member
Supreme Court of Georgia, Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, Former Intern
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