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“The firm is highly experienced in mergers, acquisitions and general corporate work. It is incredibly responsive, efficient, and provides practical along with legal advice.”

— Chambers USA 2021

Counseling buyers, sellers and management teams in their domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions has been a cornerstone of strength for BakerHostetler since the firm’s founding more than a century ago.

  • Represented TransDigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG) as M&A counsel in multiple transactions, including its recent acquisition of Calspan Corp., a provider of testing and technology development services for the aerospace and defense industry, for $725 million.
  • Represented The E.W. Scripps Company (Nasdaq: SSP) as regular M&A counsel in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of national broadcast network ION Media for $2.65 billion and the related $600 million preferred investment in Scripps by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Represented Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO), a welding products and systems company, in its acquisition of Fori Automation Inc., a manufacturer of automated welding systems primarily serving automotive and aerospace original equipment manufacturer, for $427 million.
  • Represented Boston Omaha Corp. (NYSE: BOC) in its agreement to invest $55 million in Sky Harbour LLC (SHG) in support of a de-SPAC business combination between SHG and Yellowstone Acquisition Co.; a subsidiary of BOC serves as sponsor. Also represented BOC in its capacity as special-purpose acquisition company sponsor in a deSPAC business combination transaction; BOC committed to providing backstop financing up to $45 million.
  • Represented ECN Capital Corp. in its agreement with funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC, a leading private equity firm, to sell all the issued and outstanding equity interests in ECN Kessler Holdco LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of ECN, for $210 million.
  • Represented Lordstown Motors Corp. (Nasdaq: RIDE), a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, in its business combination with DiamondPeak Holdings Corp., a special-purpose acquisition company. The transaction resulted in a pro forma implied equity value for the combined company of $1.6 billion.
  • Represented Ingevity Corporation (NYSE: NGVT) in its acquisition of privately owned Ozark Materials LLC and Ozark Logistics LLC in an all-cash transaction valued at $325 million. Ozark Materials LLC is a leading producer of pavement marking materials, including thermoplastic pavement markings, waterborne traffic paints and preformed thermoplastics.
  • Represented Avathon Capital, Behrman Capital, Blue Point Capital Partners, Citymark Capital, Cyprium Investment Partners, GTCR, Industrial Growth Partners, Invision Capital, MPE Private Equity, Sixth Street Partners, Sterling Partners, Surge Private Equity LLC, Third Point, TPG Global and other private equity clients in numerous transactions.

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