Case Studies

Asset Purchase of Ohio Tractor Distributor

JD Equipment Inc., one of the largest John Deere dealers in the Midwest, was represented by the lawyers at Kegler Brown in connection with its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Finton Equipment, LLC. Finton Equipment focuses on the sales and service of John Deere products in Coshocton, Ohio. The asset purchase was completed in March 2012.

Sale of Energy Efficiency Business to Global Steel Manufacturer

Kegler Brown represented a leading energy efficiency solutions provider in its sale to a global steel manufacturer. Terms of the March 2012 transaction were not disclosed.

Acquisition of Assets and IP of Software-as-a-Service Provider

The team at Kegler Brown represented a leading global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services to pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies in its acquisition of the assets and intellectual property of a provider of software-as-a-service to companies deploying mobile web applications. The transaction was completed in June 2011.

Sale of Emergency Response Equipment Supplier

Kegler Brown represented the owner of White Life Safety Systems, a supplier of industrial and commercial emergency response and detection equipment, in the sale of the majority of its assets to a strategic buyer, PDS Systems LLC, in June 2011.

Corporate Divestiture of Health Care Business Unit

In March 2011, Kegler Brown represented a publicly traded, global medical technology company in its sale of an instrument management and repair business to a private equity fund. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Asset Sale of Two Ohio Medical Practices

Kegler Brown counseled a majority shareholder in the asset sale of two Columbus, Ohio, Neurological Sleep Centers and medical practices. The transaction was completed in February 2011. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Acquisition of Farm Machinery Business

In 2010, our attorneys represented a leading manufacturing company in its acquisition of a farm machinery business. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Divestiture of Medical Products Business Unit for Public Company

The transactional practice at Kegler Brown represented a publicly traded, global medical technology company its corporate divestiture of one of its business units to a strategic buyer. Financial terms of the November 2010 transaction were not disclosed.

Strategic Growth Acquisition for Graphic Design Company

In November 2010, Kegler Brown represented an Ohio-based graphic design company in its strategic growth acquisition of a North Carolina-based provider of pre-press services, data management services, website design and development services, and color and retouching services, in connection with furniture sales.

Sale of School Yearbook Business Unit

Our firm advised a graphic design and advertising business in its sale of its school yearbook division to a strategic buyer in September 2009.

Divestiture of Medical Product Business Unit to East Coast Private Equity Firm

In September 2008, the Kegler Brown M+A team represented a publicly-traded global healthcare company in the sale of its orthopedic product manufacturing business unit an east coast private equity firm.

Sale of Health Care Business Unit to Chicago PE Firm

Lawyers at Kegler Brown represented a publicly-traded global healthcare company in its sale of several of its business units focused on the enteral feeding, vascular access, catheter location device and surgical protection systems markets. The corporate divestitures closed in August 2008.

Private Equity Investment, Recapitalization and Reorganization of Video Production Business

Kegler Brown represented an Ohio-based private equity firm in January 2008 in its equity investment and acquisition of the business assets of a regional supplier of pro-audio, lighting, staging and video production services, sales, and installation.

$40 Million Public Offering for North Carolina Energy Company

Kegler Brown represented PowerSecure International, Inc. in the closing of its $40 million public offering, underwritten by investment banking firm Robert W. Baird & Co., which was represented by Morrison & Foerster. The public offering raised money for PowerSecure’s important business needs, including working capital, acquisition and equipment to grow and expand its business which has reported record revenues in its most recent financial results. In order to complete the financing, our firm counseled and assisted them on every step of the process, from the preparation and filing of the shelf registration statement, through due diligence, negotiations with the underwriters on the underwriting documentation and preparation and filing of the prospectus supplement and related offering documents. This counsel helped PowerSecure finance its rapid growth trajectory, which subsequently included listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange and ringing the opening bell that day, while our attorneys stood proudly next to the company's executive team.

Asset Purchase for Global Automotive Supply Company

The M+A team at Kegler Brown represented a publicly traded, global automotive supply company in its acquisition of the assets of a complementary business focused on custom-painted and hydrographic finishings for application in the automotive, aviation, consumer goods, medical and recreational markets.

Public Company Acquisition of Health Care Logistics Business

Kegler Brown represented a publicly traded, global health care company in connection with its acquisition of a shipping and freight management services business that services the health care industry. Financial terms of the 2010 transaction were not disclosed.

Acquisition of Nuclear Pharmacy Business

Our M+A lawyers represented a publicly-traded, global healthcare company in its acquisition of a nuclear pharmacy business with multiple locations and cyclotrons throughout the Southwest.

Canadian Acquisition of Chemical Distribution Business

Kegler Brown advised an Ontario-based coating technology business in its acquisition of a U.S.-based specialty chemical distribution company focused on paints, coating, adhesives and inks.

Business Growth through Acquisitions and Registrations

In 2013, Kegler Brown acted as securities and corporate counsel to PowerSecure International, Inc. a nationally renowned energy services public company, in engaging in a series of business acquisitions and $100 million in securities registrations, that involved a complex series of issues relating to securities regulation compliance, taxation, corporate entity formation and merger, and complex transaction negotiations with opposing counsel in a short period of time. With our extensive team knowledge of public companies, securities requirements, tax matters, entity structure and our acclaimed merger and acquisition practice, we were able to help our client meet and exceed its expectations while simultaneously advising its board of directors and relevant committees in successfully resolving all issues, in order for PowerSecure to achieve its high standards of excellence and business and finance requirements.