Acquisition, Refinancing, and Spin-off of Non-core Assets for West Virginia-based Beverage Distributor
We assisted a growing West
Virginia-based beverage distributor through a series of strategic transactions
in 2016 and 2017, including the acquisition of distribution rights, real
estate, and inventory from a distributor in an adjacent territory with
operations in two different markets in West Virginia. This acquisition made our
client one of the largest beverage distributors in the state.
assistance included the negotiation of a new credit facility to finance the acquisition
and to re-finance existing debt, as well as the sale of distribution rights and
inventory of our client’s Ohio and Kentucky franchises. We also provided
guidance on the reorganization of their corporate structure in order to permit
more streamlined post-closing operations and additional future growth, as well
as tax strategy and transition issues.
Providing Strategic Counsel for a Global Online Payment Company
Led by Vinita Mehra, Kegler Brown has become outside general counsel to a large, international online payment processing company that operates in more than 196 countries. Our role involves a close partnership with the leadership team and advising on a comprehensive range of corporate and company governance issues. Projects for this client include assisting on key tax and regulatory issues in setting up operations in India for an online payment service, as well as managing the company’s comprehensive global IP portfolio.
Acquisition of Data Center Business Expands NC Energy Company
In late 2014, The M+A attorneys at Kegler Brown counseled
PowerSecure International Inc. in its $13 million purchase of a data center and
energy services business from Florida-based Power Design, Inc. (PDI). A leading
provider of energy technologies and services to electric utilities and their
customers, PowerSecure expanded its electrical infrastructure and data center
capabilities and also its ability to accelerate communication with key data
center decision makers through this acquisition. Our award-winning mergers and
acquisitions team advised PowerSecure throughout each step of the purchase,
which advances the company's aggressive growth strategy.
Majority Interest Sale Between Large Wholesale Distributors
Kegler Brown facilitated a majority interest sale between two large wholesale heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing and water treatment distributors. In February 2013, our team represented Carr Supply, Inc. and its shareholders in connection with the sale of a majority interest of Carr Supply to WinWholesale Inc. Founded in 1917, Carr Supply is a leading wholesaler with 15 locations throughout Ohio and Michigan. WinWholesale is the majority owner of more than 450 wholesale corporations, including Noland Company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.