Corporate & Finance

For seven decades, we've partnered with companies at all stages of their development to help them achieve their growth objectives.

Overview

As a recognized leader in representing middle market companies in M&A and corporate finance, AGG’s attorneys have a nuanced understanding of both the challenges and the hidden opportunities that these deals may offer. We leverage our relationships with investors, banks and other financing sources to meet the needs of our middle market clients, thereby helping drive their M&A transactions to a timely and successful conclusion.

AGG supports our clients’ in-house leadership and capabilities to help anticipate and respond to opportunities and threats, and to comply with ever-growing complex regulatory requirements that businesses must meet. Our clients rely on us for expert counsel relating to all aspects of corporate and finance law, including asset acquisitions or dispositions, mergers, stock purchases or sales and other forms of creatively structured deals. We handle transactions ranging from less than $5 million to more than $1 billion in total value.

Experience

  • Represented the largest non-foods specialty distributor in the U.S. as buyer in a leveraged acquisition of majority control of a refrigerated trucking and brokerage business, including all related equity, debt and restructuring issues.
  • Represented a global ocean and air freight forwarder and logistics provider in connection with multiple acquisitions and the roll-up of various domestic competitors with an Asian footprint.
  • Represent the industry leader in the foodservice business, Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), in its domestic mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring matters.
  • Represent franchisor, Rollins Inc., in connection with its domestic sales program and its international expansion into China, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Honduras, South Korea, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Lebanon, Turkey, Ireland and Cyprus.
  • Represented a leading provider of end-to-end solutions for healthcare data acquisition, auditing and analytics, in a recapitalization transaction with Elm Park Capital Management.
  • Represent a public, global eBusiness in multiple incentives negotiations and bond-lease transactions in excess of $1 billion.
  • Represented India-based technology company, NIIT (USA) Inc., in its $110 million sale of Element K, an e-learning company, to SkillSoft, and its related strategic partnership with SkillSoft.
  • Assisted in the representation of specialty finance company, Peachtree Settlement Funding, in the merger of its affiliate with an affiliate of JG Wentworth to create the largest purchaser of structured settlement payment streams in the industry.
  • Represented a specialty finance company in the first of its kind securitization transaction secured by life contingent structured settlements.
  • Represented a joint venture of nonprofit Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies in the sale of subsidiary informatics and data analytics companies to a later-stage healthcare information technology company and to another Blue Cross affiliate.
  • Represented a state pension fund in numerous private equity investments where the client’s investment was generally from $100 million to $1 billion.
  • Represented a publicly-traded pest control company in the $137 million acquisition of a national competitor.
  • Over the course of nine years, represented a series of three Sprint PCS network partners with respect to their affiliation agreements with Sprint. Advised the clients with respect to all aspects of the contractual relationships and represented two of the affiliates in the ultimate sale of their businesses.
  • Served as counsel to a public company in a sale by closed auction resulting in a $300 million cash merger transaction with Ecolab, Inc.
  • Represented Gulf Coast Wireless Limited Partnership, a regional wireless telecommunications company, in the $287.5 million sale of its business to a national strategic partner.
  • Represented a private investor in connection with an investment in and the subsequent $236 million sale of a medical products company to a public company.
  • Reached a settlement whereby an approximately $6,700,000.00 secured claim was reclassified to an approximately $615,000.00 secured claim with the remainder of the claim classified as unsecured by successfully arguing that the judgment lien portion of the claim did not attach to choses in action absent an ancillary act by the creditor

  • Obtained a $640,000.00 settlement on behalf of Chapter 7 Trustee by arguing that the Trustee’s hypothetical judicial lien position was superior to the position of the holder of a claim arising from an equitable lien

  • Served as underwriter’s counsel for a 2014 City of Atlanta General Obligation Refunding Bond financing.

Recognition

The lawyers of our Corporate & Finance practice are thought leaders in our respective fields and have been recognized nationally by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms.

 

Corporate Counsel ranks our firm in the top 25% of short-listed law firms for serving large clients and for being a law firm that clients consider first for hiring in new assignments.

 

IFLR 1000 recognizes our firm and individual lawyers among top financial and corporate law firms nationwide.