HunterMaclean, ALFA International’s member firm in Savannah, Georgia, has business transactions attorneys who handle a variety of corporate issues for clients throughout Georgia and the United States.
Types of corporate transactions in which our firm has particular expertise
Attorneys in this practice area have extensive experience in general corporate representation; formation and organization of business entities; debt and equity capitalization of business entities; commercial transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and other business reorganizations; corporate, tax, and business planning matters for businesses; shareholder rights issues; contract drafting and negotiation; and inbound international work, including immigration. HunterMaclean also represents its business clients in private securities offerings, SEC compliance matters, “blue sky” compliance matters, and private resales of restricted securities.
The size of our firm’s corporate transactions team
HunterMaclean’s corporate transactions team includes 12 lawyers, including 9 partners. The team also has the support of more than 40 additional partners and lawyers within the Firm, with expertise in a broad range of areas as may be required for a particular transaction.
Examples of transactions our firm has undertaken
- Representing the majority shareholders in the sale of all the outstanding stock of a local manufacturing company for approximately $97 million. The purchase price was paid in cash, by the issuance of senior and junior subordinated notes, and by the issuance of restricted stock of the purchaser to certain of the selling shareholders.
- Representing a large national manufacturing company in the sale of all the outstanding stock of its parent company for approximately $350 million. Immediately following the consummation of the sale, HunterMaclean assisted the new owner in selling all the assets of the large manufacturing company to a Chicago-based Delaware limited partnership for approximately $225 million.
- Purchase of an alumina refinery in Texas for $30 million, followed several years later by a sale of the controlling interest to a Chinese stated-owned purchaser for more than $40 million.
- Joint venture between an alumina facility and German manufacturer of fine precipitated aluminum hydroxides for production and sale of aluminum trihydrates.
- Representation of shareholders in exchange of shares (tax free reorganization) in a private company for shares in a public (U.S.) liquid natural gas company, transaction size in excess of $60 million.
- Sale of controlling interest in a cost and forensic engineering firm to a private equity group (deal size $30 million); subsequent sale of the forensic division to a strategy buyer (deal size in excess of $22 million).
- Representing a local hospital in connection with the consolidation through a joint operating venture of another local hospital. This transaction involved the combination and consolidation of upwards of twenty nonprofit and for-profit entities through both stock and non-stock This transaction also involved the issuance of tax-exempt bonds.
- Representing a national manufacturing company in the sale of its stock, which was traded on the New York Stock Exchange, to another publicly traded manufacturing company. This transaction occurred in two parts: first, the acquisition of 50.1% of the outstanding stock of our client and second, the merger of HunterMaclean’s client with and into the purchaser.
- Representing the sole shareholder of a Savannah-based retail company with thirty-six stores located in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina in connection with the sale of all of its outstanding stock for approximately $6 million.
- Representing an Atlanta-based heating and air conditioning company in connection with its efforts to roll up approximately fifteen other heating and air conditioning companies nationwide immediately prior to a public offering of the shares of the consolidated entity. When negotiations with a number of the target entities were terminated, HunterMaclean represented the shareholders of the founder company in the sale to a publicly held corporation of all of its assets.
- Acquisition by closely held software developer (HR/BPO) of five software development companies, divesture of division to national staffing company, and merger of client into public company (size of all deals in excess of $125 million).
- Representation of petroleum coke refinery in joint venture for refinery processing in the Caribbean.
- Representation of Spanish packaging manufacturer in joint venture with another food packaging manufacturer.
- Representation of U.S. subsidiary of Taiwanese tire manufacturer in joint venture with Japanese wheel manufacturer.
- Purchase by S. subsidiary of German public company of isotope calibration business.
- Acquisition of aviation parts distributor by Georgia company.
- Tax-related intercompany reorganization of U.S. subsidiaries of international software data erasure company.
- Series Seed and Series A funding of India-based over-the-top Internet services provider.
- Series B, Series C, and Series D funding of software developer.
- Convertible loan financing of Israel-based software application developer.