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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

Franchising

Acquisition of hotel franchise system for an international hotel company
Represented an international hotel company in the acquisition of hotel franchise system. more

Mergers & Acquisitions

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
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
Sale of Fortegra Corporation
Represented Fortegra Corporation, an insurance services company, in its sale to Summit Partners LP for approximately $110 million. 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 Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $100 million merger with Micron Computer Corporation. more
Initial public offering for Interland Inc.
Represented Interland Inc., a web hosting company, in its $60 million initial public offering. more Featured
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

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Experience Highlights

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
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 EyeWonder Inc.
Represented EyeWonder, Inc. in its $110 million merger in 2010 with Limelight Networks, a publicly traded content delivery network provider. 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