In our practice, ALG attorneys have participated as legal counsel in numerous sophisticated transactions, both prior to and after the founding of August Law Group, P.C. Some of these transactions include the following, in the categories reflected below:
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
Over forty transactions ranging from roughly $1,000,000 to $750,000,000, many of which included significant international components. Among them were the acquisitions of Avis Rent-A-Car, Inc., Simmons U.S.A. Corporation, Dyersburg Fabrics, Six Flags Corporation, Simplicity Pattern Company, Inc., and Stark Candy Company by Wesray Corporation; Wometco Cable T.V., Inc. by Cablevision Industries Corporation; the industrial battery division of Exide Corporation by Yuasa Battery (America), Inc.; and the acquisition of eFunds Corporation by Deluxe Corporation; Divestiture of all of Simmons U.S.A. Corporation’s subsidiaries in Europe and Asia; tender offers for the capital stock of Western Auto Supply Company (counsel to target), and The Discovery Channel (counsel to syndicate of acquirers); and a number of reverse transactions for securities public reporting status.
Bank Loans & Other Financial Transactions
Numerous transactions as borrower’s counsel on senior commercial loans from domestic and foreign lenders involving institutional subordinated debt, seller take-back financing or corporate recapitalizations/refinancings; over fifteen transactions as lender’s counsel, including to the Bank of New England, First Union National Bank of North Carolina, First National Bank of Maryland and Signet Bank; bank acquisition planning; and the representation of clients in transactions with SBICs; representation of East-West Bank in structuring legal forms for Export-Import Bank guaranteed financing.
Public & Private Securities Transactions
Public offerings of debt and equity securities, including convertible and exchangeable securities, representing American and foreign issuers; representation of regional and national investment banking houses, including Salomon Brothers Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co., Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Company Incorporated and Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.; representation of issuers and investment banking houses in numerous private placements of securities; representation of valuation specialists, including Wedbush Morgan Securities and Vantage Point Advisors, in connection with the issuance of fairness opinions for public company mergers, to support Board recommendations, and other corporate purposes; federal and state Blue Sky securities filings, including registration statements and all periodic reports filed with the SEC; corporate proxy filings; FINRA filings; and domestic and foreign stock exchange listings.
In addition to the categories above, we represent domestic and foreign companies in all manner of strategic partnerships, joint ventures, co-marketing and co-branding arrangements, franchising, technology transfers, licensing, commercial transactions, leasing and real estate transactions.