Case Studies

Advising Ohio Manufacturer in Investment from Florida Private Equity Firm

In April 2021, Kegler Brown acted as the legal advisor to Abrasive Technology in all aspects of its receipt of a private equity investment from Blue Sea Capital, a private equity firm based in West Palm Beach, that invests in growth-oriented lower-middle-market companies valued up to $250 million. Abrasive Technology, with more than 140 registered patents and trademarks, is a global leader in custom superabrasive grinding wheels and tools.

Assisting in Rulemaking to Combat Opioid Crisis

After a change of law opened up to allow for-profit entities to assist in combating Ohio’s opioid crisis, we worked with the State regulators and our client, an operator of outpatient substance abuse treatment clinics, to incorporate best practices learned from 30 years’ experience in other states to influence the rulemaking.

Sell-Side Counsel in IBM Interactive Experience’s First Strategic Creative Agency Acquisition

The sale of Resource Ammirati to IBM made national headlines because the digital leader became the first strategic creative agency acquisition for IBM’s Interactive Experience business unit. Kegler Brown worked closely with Resource Ammirati shareholders and their IBM counterparts throughout the process, including identification of buyer, negotiation of terms, Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust clearance, and final consummation. Kegler Brown has served as counsel to Resource Ammirati for many years, providing comprehensive legal services in numerous areas and facilitating a number of transactions that have made news in the advertising world. The deal officially closed in February 2016 and financial terms were not disclosed publicly.

Representation of Ambulatory Surgical Center in Corporate Dispute

Our litigators represented the physician members of an ambulatory surgical center in a dispute over whether the long-time management company should continue as manager and a member of the ASC. The case was on an expedited track and required comprehensive review of thousands of documents. Depositions were conducted on parallel tracks, meaning that several depositions took place at the same time, and the case was resolved with the management company agreeing to be bought out of the ASC.