David K. Brown

Partner

Atlanta
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Overview

David Brown advises clients on corporate and merger and acquisition matters. In his corporate governance practice, David works closely with boards of directors and special committees. With significant knowledge of the processes and nuances of public and private company financing transactions, David advises clients on project finance and capital raise transactions. A trusted legal counselor, David brings a business-minded approach to legal matters, appreciating the importance of how legal decisions intersect with business decisions.

Select Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represents a large, international farming operation in its corporate and M&A activity, including most recently in its acquisition of a North American produce farming operation.
  • Advised the Franchise Relationship Committee (FRC) of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., in the combination of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG to form a new Western European bottler.
Transactions and Other Corporate Matters
  • Represents national multifamily student housing developer in structuring project developments amounting in excess of $1 billion annually.
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Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Represents a large, international farming operation in its corporate and M&A activity, including most recently in its acquisition of a North American produce farming operation.
  • Advised the Franchise Relationship Committee (FRC) of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., in the combination of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG to form a new Western European bottler.
  • Represents a publicly held leisure and hospitality technology company in acquisitions of strategic targets in the U.S. and South America.
  • Represented Coca-Cola Enterprises' (NYSE: CCE) Affiliated Transactions Committee in connection with Coca-Cola Enterprises' sale of its North American operations to The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) in a deal valued at more than $13 billion.
  • Represents a large healthcare provider in it merger and acquisition activity ranging in transaction size from $40 million to over $1 billion.
  • Represented Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR) in the sale of its Osteocel business to NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), and a related process and supply arrangement.  
  • Represented Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR)  in the sale of its culture-expanded mesenchymal stem cell business, including Prochymal, to Mesoblast Limited (LWB:MU), in a transaction worth up to $100 million.
Transactions and Other Corporate Matters
  • Represents national multifamily student housing developer in structuring project developments amounting in excess of $1 billion annually.
  • Represented multiple therapeutic drug discovery companies in their public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, and governance matters.
  • Represented multiple privately held life science companies – therapeutic and device – in private securities offerings, governance and general corporate matters.
  • Represents multiple family offices in private equity and venture capital transactions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A in Georgia (2011 to 2019)
    • Band 3 (2018 to 2019), Band 4 (2014 to 2017)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2016)
    • Recommended in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Middle Market (sub-$500 Million)
    • Recommended in M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance
  • The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards
    • Global M&A Deal of the Year: Europe (2016)
      One of the lead lawyers for the team representing the Franchise Relationship Committee of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) in a highly complex transaction, valued at $18 billion, that combined CCE, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners SA and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG to establish Coca-Cola European Partners Plc., a new Western European bottler that is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, based on net revenue. 
  • Georgia Trend: Legal Elite (2013)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2010 to 2013)

Pro Bono

  • Represents well-known musician in development of charitable organization with a mission to bring understanding and appreciation of music to underprivileged children.

Prior Positions

  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP: Partner
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable P. Harris Hines of the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Atlanta District Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Intern
  • National investment firm: Supervisory Review Principal

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2000, cum laude; Georgia State University Law Review, Associate Legislation Editor
  • M.B.A., Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business, 2000
  • B.A., Emory University, 1995