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Aaron's Inc. (fka Aaron Rents Inc.)

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
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

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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
$2 Billion Public Offering for Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Represented Delta Air Lines, Inc. in its $2 billion public bond offering. more

Cypress Communications Inc.

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

Delta Air Lines Inc.

"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

EyeWonder Inc.

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

Fortegra Corporation (fka Life of the South Corporation)

Sale of Fortegra Corporation
Represented Fortegra Corporation, an insurance services company, in its sale to Summit Partners LP for approximately $110 million. more

Friedman's Inc.

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

Interface Inc.

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

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Experience Highlights

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 program of Oldcastle Inc.
Represented Oldcastle Inc., an international architectural and construction products company, in its acquisition program. more
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
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