Robinson & Cole Expands Rapidly Growing Private Equity/M&A Practice

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Successful Representation in Major Transactions and Addition of New Partners Underscore Firm’s Recent Growth

Robinson & Cole continues to expand its private equity/mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice with recent hires in its New York City, Boston, and Connecticut offices. On May 20, 2013, the firm completed the relocation of its New York City office to the Chrysler East Building to accommodate its continued growth.

New partners who have recently joined the firm’s Private Equity/M&A practice include the following:

Stephen P. Hanson: Mr. Hanson represents financial sponsors (including private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds), their portfolio companies, and other privately held companies in connection with domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, equity and debt financings, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters.

Eileen Smith Ewing: Ms. Ewing advises publicly and privately held clients, from modest biomedical start-ups to multinational pharmaceutical companies, on their strategic alliances, ranging from traditional mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and securities offerings to complex, cutting-edge drug discovery, development, and commercialization collaborations.

Mitchell L. Lampert: Mr. Lampert has more than 25 years of experience as a corporate and securities attorney. He has represented both issuers and underwriters in numerous public and private securities offerings, reverse mergers, and related transactions. Mr. Lampert has acted as general counsel for a publicly held digital media company and is a skilled negotiator.

Recent Deals

Robinson & Cole also announced its recent representation of clients in two major transactions:

The firm represented a global information and measurement company in connection with the sale of its subsidiary-a leading U.S. operator of large business-to-business tradeshows and conferences-in a $950 million transaction.    

The Robinson & Cole team working on this transaction included partners Eric Dale, Eric Kogan, Bruce Barth, Christine Bromberg, Stephen Hanson, and Jacqueline Pennino Scheib.

The firm represented a diversified designer, manufacturer, and servicer of precision components company in an acquisition transaction. The aggregate equity value of the transaction was approximately $104.1 million. The transaction was structured as a cash tender offer and a second-step merger.

The Robinson & Cole team working on this transaction included partners Edward Samorajczyk, Matthew Guanci, Christine Bromberg, Bruce Barth, W. Richard Smith, and Kathleen Porter.

More About Robinson and Cole’s Private Equity and M&A Practice

Robinson & Cole’s transactional lawyers regularly handle mergers and stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures for public and private companies. Our clients range from technology start-ups to multinational corporations. A significant part of our work involves cross-border transactions.

We meet the needs of start-up, emerging, and fast growth companies by coupling sound advice and responsiveness with a nimble and practical approach. We frequently guide clients, from formation to funding, through successful acquisitions or initial public offerings. Among other services, we help companies structure angel and venture capital investments; license core technology; prepare and implement employment, proprietary information, and noncompetition agreements; design and prepare equity incentive plans; negotiate strategic agreements and joint ventures; and achieve liquidity.

More about Robinson & Cole LLP

Robinson & Cole is an Am Law 200 firm with more than 200 lawyers in nine offices serving regional, national, and international clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since 1845, Robinson & Cole has expanded to meet the changing needs of clients. The firm represents corporate, governmental, and nonprofit entities, as well as individual clients, in a wide range of matters, including corporate; business and insurance litigation; tax and tax-exempt; finance; public finance; land use, environmental and utilities, and real estate; health law; labor, employment, and benefits; intellectual property and technology; and government relations. For more information, please visit http://www.rc.com.

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