Member News - January 2020


Here's the latest member news! Click on the highlighted links to review the full details on each news item.

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Brandon Saylor, Atlantic Group shared recap from M&A East on Capitalizing and Managing through the Next Downturn

Boenning & Scattergood served as financial advisor and rendered a fairness opinion to UpState New York Bancorp, Inc. who has announced its intention to be #acquired by Norwood Financial Corp. Jim McCormick

Corporate Advisory Solutions Joins iA Innovation Council as Strategic Advisor - Michael Lamm

Michael Lamm, Managing Partner of Corporate Advisory Solutions (CAS), offers advice on how to become the next business of the year.

Julie DeLuca, Delaware Trust, shared a recap on the ACGWomen's panel at M&A East - Power, Credibility and the Path to the C-Suite – Advancing Women to the Next Level

Drinker Biddle & Reath and Faegre Baker Daniels to Combine, Creating a Top 50 Law Firm

Duane Morris represented JPJ Group (formerly LSE:JPJ), a leading global online bingo-led operator, in its £490m acquisition of online gaming company Gamesys Holdings Ltd., thereby forming Gamesys Group (LSE:GYS).

Duane Morris represented a leading, publicly-traded integrated infrastructure solutions provider in connection with its strategic acquisition of a leading gas utility contractor serving key markets in the northeast United States.

Duane Morris represented Mid-Atlantic Topco LLC, operating as Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a dental support organization ("DSO") and portfolio company of private equity fund S.C. Goldman & Company, LLC, in its acquisition of Plano-based DentalOne Partners, one of the first and largest DSOs nationally with approximately 150 affiliated offices across 13 states, via the purchase of the equity interests in its operating subsidiaries from Dental Investments, LLC; Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners now operates more than 240 affiliated offices in 18 states. 

Duane Morris represented YouVisit, LLC, a company that has created virtual tours of campuses for more than 600 educational institutions, in its sale to EAB, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners that provides research, enterprise technology, and data-enabled services for education institutions.

Duane Morris represented Mannington Mills, a leading manufacturer of fine flooring, in its acquisition of Phenix Flooring and Pharr Fibers and Yarns, a leader in the flooring industry and pioneer in the solution-dyed arena, from Pharr USA.

Eureka Equity Partners Announces Investment Team Promotions - Lisa Harris Millhauser to Principal, Dan Black to Vice President and Colin Baker to Associate. Lisa, Dan and Colin are all ACGU Alumni and Lisa now leads class 7 on Exit Strategies.

Guardian Capital Partners Invests in Flat River Group - Chris Fugaro

Sandy Hashima, Stradley Ronon shared recap on the M&A East Panel - 100-Day Planning – Strategies to Maximize Synergies

Klehr Harrison names Patrick Murphy Partner - Patrick is an ACGU Alum and sits on the Membership & Marketing Committees.   

LLR Partners announces promotions including Sasank Aleti to Partner & Zack Sigal to Principal! Sasank led the ACG University class on Due Diligence class for years and has now passed it over to Zack, an ACGU alum.

LLR Partners acquires a majority stake in GeoForce 

Erin Murphy, Pepper Hamilton shared a recap on the M&A East panel - Economic Uncertainty: Outlook on the Restructuring/Lender Markets

Nielsen-Kellerman Completes Acquisition of Ambient, a designer and marketer of weather stations and environmental monitoring instruments - Alix James

Pepper Hamilton and Troutman Sanders (@tstweets) have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2020. Troutman Pepper will offer expanded capabilities and practice strengths, with a hallmark focus on client care. 

Phoenix Management Services Q4 Lending Climate in America report continues projections for an economic downturn. Download the infographic to discover additional economic issues, business drivers, and credit trends projected to impact lending.

Alex Rohr, Merion Investment Partners shared a recap on the M&A East panel - The Changing Face of Limited Partners: Investors, Allocators, Competitors

Brandon Saylor, Atlantic Group shared recap from M&A East on Capitalizing and Managing through the Next Downturn

RSM US LLP Names Patrick Healey Financial Due Diligence Partner

SSG Capital Advises St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in its Sale to Tower Health and Drexel University - Craig Warznak, Matthew DiTosto