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Secondary public stock offerings for Aaron's Inc.
Served as counsel to Aaron's Inc., a leading specialty retailer, in four secondary public offerings of securities in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 more
Merger of Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $100 million merger with Micron Computer Corporation. more
Merger of Pro Brand International Inc.
Represented Pro Brand International, Inc., in its merger with special purpose acquisition company Granahan McCourt Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: GHN). Pro  more Featured
Acquisition program of Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc., an international architectural and construction products company, in its acquisition program. more
Aaron's, Inc. Acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc.
Represented Aaron’s Inc. (NYSE: AAN) in its $700 million acquisition of Progressive Finance Holdings, Inc. Aaron’s is a specialty retailer in the more
Sale of Fortegra Corporation
Represented Fortegra Corporation, an insurance services company, in its sale to Summit Partners LP for approximately $110 million. more
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. more Featured
Institutional private placements of $110 million of notes for Aaron's Inc.
Represented Aaron's, Inc., a leading specialty retailer, in the institutional private placements of $110 million of senior notes. more
Public debt and equity offering for Interface, Inc.
Represented Interface, Inc., the world's largest carpet tile manufacturer, in a $150 million public debt offering and a $61 million public equity more
Acquisition program for Miller Industries
Represented Miller Industries, Inc., the largest manufacturer of tow trucks in the world, in its vertical integration strategy involving the more
Public offering for Superior Essex Inc.
Represented Superior Essex Inc. in an $86 million secondary public offering of common stock. more Featured
Acquisition program for United Capital Financial Partners Inc.
Represented United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, in acquisitions of more than 35 companies. more Featured
$2 Billion Public Offering for Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Represented Delta Air Lines, Inc. in its $2 billion public bond offering. more
Bolt-On Acquisition of Medical Device Manufacturer
Represented French private equity fund sponsor and its portfolio company, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged more
"At-the-market" public offering of common stock for Delta Air Lines
Represented Delta Air Lines in connection with its $196 million registered "at-the-market" offering of common stock. more Featured
Financing advice for a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores
Represented a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores in the investigation of refinancing alternatives, including loans from control shareholders. more Featured
Private equity financings for United Capital Financial Partners Inc.
Represented United Capital Financial Partners, Inc., a financial services industry consolidator, in separate $20 million and $16 million investments more
Acquisition of hotel franchise system for an international hotel company
Represented an international hotel company in the acquisition of hotel franchise system. more
Merger of EyeWonder Inc.
Represented EyeWonder, Inc. in its $110 million merger in 2010 with Limelight Networks, a publicly traded content delivery network provider. more
Private equity investment for Peachtree Equity Partners
Represented Peachtree Equity Partners, a private equity fund, in diagnostic imaging center investment. more Featured
Private auction and sale of Cypress Communications, Inc.
Represented Cypress Communications, Inc., a publicly held telecommunications company, and its board in connection with the private auction and more
Acquisition advice for Friedman's Inc.
Represented Friedman's, Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores and portfolio company of Harbinger Capital Partners, with sale of assets more

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Experience Highlights

Merger of EyeWonder Inc.
Represented EyeWonder, Inc. in its $110 million merger in 2010 with Limelight Networks, a publicly traded content delivery network provider. more
Acquisition advice for Friedman's Inc.
Represented Friedman's, Inc., a leading U.S. operator of jewelry stores and portfolio company of Harbinger Capital Partners, with sale of assets more
"At-the-market" public offering of common stock for Delta Air Lines
Represented Delta Air Lines in connection with its $196 million registered "at-the-market" offering of common stock. more
Institutional private placements of $110 million of notes for Aaron's Inc.
Represented Aaron's, Inc., a leading specialty retailer, in the institutional private placements of $110 million of senior notes. more