Mergers & Acquisitions

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Benjamin J. Armour Partner (617) 338-2423 vCard
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Joel R. Carpenter Partner (617) 338-2815 vCard
Robert V. Condon III Partner (212) 660-3049 vCard
Darwin L. Conner Partner (212) 660-3045 vCard
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Christopher C. Curtis Partner (617) 338-2839 vCard
Joseph B. Darby III Partner (617) 338-2985 vCard
Michael M. Davis Partner (617) 338-2848 vCard
Paul W. Decker Counsel (617) 338-2478 vCard
Martin A. Etcheverry Of Counsel (617) 338-2419 vCard
Brian E. Hammell Partner (617) 338-2462 vCard
William C. Hanson Associate (617) 338-2983 vCard
Oded Har-Even Counsel / Managing Director (212) 660-5002 vCard
Jon M. Jenkins Partner (212) 660-3016 vCard
David H. Kaplan Of Counsel (617) 338-2856 vCard
Scott L. Kaufman Partner (212) 660-3026 vCard
Matthew E. Lane Associate (617) 338-2896 vCard
Natalie S. Lederman Associate (212) 660-3039 vCard
William A. Levine Partner (617) 338-2921 vCard
Karen L. Linsley Partner (617) 338-2871 vCard
David J. McLaughlin Counsel (617) 338-2833 vCard
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David J. Nagle Partner (617) 338-2873 vCard
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Duncan T. O'Brien Partner (617) 338-2949 vCard
Ameek Ashok Ponda Partner (617) 338-2443 vCard
Avinash R. Rao Associate (617) 338-2451 vCard
Lewis N. Segall Partner (617) 338-2807 vCard
Douglas S. Stransky Partner (617) 338-2437 vCard
Michael J. Student Counsel (212) 660-3065 vCard
Joel S. Telpner Partner (212) 660-3015 vCard
Amir Vitale Associate (617) 338-2832 vCard
Carol G. Wolff Partner (617) 338-2877 vCard

Sullivan & Worcester’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group represents companies and investors across a broad spectrum of industries in connection with business combination and collaboration transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, buyouts, co-investments, joint ventures, restructurings and recapitalizations, strategic alliances and other corporate transactions. For public corporations, private companies, private equity investors and their portfolio companies, family owned businesses and start-ups alike, we have handled countless transactions ranging from the straightforward to the highly complex. Our lawyers bring the sophistication and experience necessary to navigate high-stakes transactions, as well as the complexities of cross-border investments.

To ensure deals are managed efficiently, our team leaders collaborate with clients and their in-house legal departments to deploy the resources of the firm most effectively in light of the client’s objectives and budget goals and the risk-profile of the deal. Our team-lead approach fosters continuity in the working relationship and helps establish at the outset clear workstreams and project management solutions to move the deal through closing. To help control costs, we work with clients to make smart decisions about when to rely on the client’s in-house capabilities and where to leverage our more specialized practices, including tax, finance, real estate, capital markets, intellectual property, employment, environmental, bankruptcy and litigation.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented Government Properties Income Trust, a real estate investment trust which primarily owns properties majority leased to government tenants and office properties in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. market area leased to government and private sector tenants, in its $1.4 billion acquisition of First Potomac Realty Trust, a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust focused on owning, operating, developing and redeveloping office and business park properties in the greater Washington, D.C. region
  • Represented Iron Mountain Incorporated, a storage and information management company, in a number of transactions, including its acquisition of Cornerstone Records Management; its $2 billion acquisition of Australia-based Recall Holdings; its disposition of assets in the United States and Canada required by its acquisition of Recall Holdings Limited; and its $380 million sale of its online backup and recovery, digital archiving and e-discovery business to Autonomy Corporation
  • Represented Senior Housing Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust that owns medical office and life science properties, senior living communities and wellness centers throughout the United States, in its acquisition of 37 senior living properties from CNL Lifestyles, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $762.6 million
  • Represented Halo2Cloud, LLC, a leading direct-to-consumer mobile accessories company with an extensive intellectual property portfolio and international operations, in its $43 million sale to ZAGG Inc. (NASDAQ:ZAGG), a global leader and innovator in accessories and technologies that empower mobile lifestyles
  • Represented Eden Rock Communications, developer of a proprietary multi-vendor, multi-technology, centralized self-organizing network, in its sale via merger to Nokia Solutions, a subsidiary of Nokia Corporation
  • Represented a Swedish environmental technology company in its acquisition of a provider of monitoring and filtration systems
  • Represented GRT Capital, an investment advisory firm providing active equity management, in its merger with Shepherd Kaplan Krochuk, a Boston-based investment advisory firm providing consulting and investment management services to institutional and private investors
  • Advised Pavilion Advisory Group, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Pavilion Financial Corporation, a Canada-based institutional investment services firm, in its acquisition of Jeffrey Slocum & Associates, a Minnesota-based institutional investment advisory company
  • Represented Money in Motion, one of the co-founders of bKash, the leading mobile financial services provider of Bangladesh, in the formation of a strategic partnership with Ant Financial, operator of Alipay, to promote financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked communities in Bangladesh
  • Represented Wolfe Laboratories, Inc., a leading contract research organization (CRO) that provides integrated pharmaceutical development services for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, in the sale of 100% of its stock to Pace Analytical Services, LLC, a portfolio company of Aurora Capital, a west coast private equity firm
  • Represented Associates for International Research, Inc., a human resources consulting company, and its major shareholders in the sale of a majority interest to Relo Group, Inc., a Japanese provider of corporate relocation services
  • Represented Netwatch Systems, an Irish security services company, in its initial acquisition of a US company
  • Represented The Ready Group in its sale to DirectAlert LLC, a portfolio company of HGGC, a private equity firm
  • Represented ClickSoftware Technologies Limited, a provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for the service industry, in its acquisition of Xora, Inc., a global leader in mobile workforce management
  • Represented Locus Energy, one of the largest data management companies in the renewable energy industry, in its acquisition by Genscape, a global leader in energy monitoring data and intelligence
  • Represented Diversified Holding Co., a leading international media and events company, in the sale of two television stations and networks throughout the United States
  • Represented Onet S.A., a French conglomerate engaged in commercial cleaning, building security and other commercial services, in its acquisition of EPM Holding Company, a Massachusetts corporation engaged in the nuclear power/fire safety business
  • Represented Buffet Group S.A., a French company that leads in the manufacture and sale of woodwind instruments, in its acquisition of Verne Q. Powell Flutes, a Massachusetts corporation leading in the manufacture and sale of flutes and piccolos
  • Represented The Paciello Group, a company providing software to the visually impaired and those with other disabilities, in its acquisition by VFO, a portfolio company of Vector Capital and the world's leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired
  • Represented Atlantra (f/k/a as N+1 Group), a publicly traded investment bank headquartered in Spain, in its acquisition of C.W. Downer & Co., a Boston-based, independent, global investment bank; this transaction won "Cross-Border Deal of the Year" (Over $25 million-$50 million) from The M&A Advisor at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala
  • Represented Ocean Harbor Insurance Group, an insurance holding company, in its $134 million sale of the Zephyr Insurance group of companies, a Hawaii-based specialty insurer, to Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., of Florida
  • Advised InSite Wireless Group, one of the largest privately owned tower and wireless infrastructure companies in the United States, in transactions related to the $280 million sale of a 42.5% equity interest in the company to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III, including structuring the investment for REIT compliance, as well as amending a credit facility
  • Represented Challengeme Esports GmbH (CME), a provider of one of the most sophisticated eSport matchmaking and tournament platforms, in its acquisition of US-based platform provider, eSports Hero Inc. Also advised CME in connection with a strategic investment in the company by eSports Mogul (ESM), an ASX-listed eSports media company, as well as a multi-year licensing agreement with ESM for the Asia-Pacific region
  • Represented GreenBytes, Inc., a Rhode Island based provider of data compression and management technology with domain expertise in the areas of deduplication, replication, and virtualization, in its sale to Oracle Corporation
  • Represented Late July Snacks LLC, a leader in organic and non-GMO snacks, in the sale of 80% of its equity interests to Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., a publicly traded snack foods company
  • Represented York Capital Management, an employee-owned hedge fund sponsor and its subsidiary, Entropy Investment Management, a specialty energy investment and management company, in the $50 million sale of two anaerobic digester facilities

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