Represented Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) in its $700 million acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc. Aaron’s is a specialty retailer in the rent-to-own market with over 2,100 stores in 48 states with annual revenues of approximately $2.3 billion. Progressive Finance, a portfolio company of the Summit Partners private equity group, was the largest player in the “virtual” rent-to-own market, with over 5,500 retail store partners in over 15,000 store locations. The transaction signed and closed simultaneously on April 14, 2014. In addition to advising with respect to the acquisition, the firm also represented Aaron’s in connection with its related negotiation of $500 million of new debt facilities to finance the transaction.

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Acquisition counsel for Carolina Turkeys
The firm served as acquisition counsel to Carolina Turkeys, now Butterball LLC, in its acquisition of the Butterball brand and business, creating the more
Mutual fund and investment management disputes for large financial institution
Represented multi-billion dollar mutual fund family for a Fortune 500 financial institution in action alleging inappropriate investments in more
Governance litigation for a health care services company
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Environmental counsel to private equity fund investing in redevelopment of contaminated property
Have provided environmental counsel to a private equity fund in connection with regulatory, liability transfer and insurance issues relating to the more