G. N. Smith Alpert focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions. He advises strategic companies and private equity firms in purchase, merger and related ancillary agreements, as well as limited liability company agreements, corporate by-laws and shareholders’ agreements.
Smith also provides general corporate advice to clients, including negotiating non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements and other governance documents. He leads due diligence efforts, including drafting reports, requests, discussion agendas and request responses. Smith works with client to prepare disclosure schedules for both the buyer and seller side. He also assists clients in closing efforts, ensuring delivery of all closing documents, preparing fund flows and certificates.
While in law school, Smith was a contributor to the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy.
Represented a growth equity, healthcare-focused fund EW Healthcare Partners, in its platform investment in Cognate BioServices, Inc., a leading contract development and manufacturing organization in the cellular therapy space*
Represented the private equity fund Leeds Equity Partners and its portfolio company, Exterro, Inc., in connection with Exterro’s purchase of Jordan Lawrence Group, a data privacy and cybersecurity compliance consultancy*
Represented Concord Music Group in its sale to an affiliate of the State of Michigan Retirement Systems pension fund*
Represented Hitachi Capital America in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Global Technology Finance, a leading provider of credit and financing solutions to VARs in the information technology space*
Represented Aurionpro Solutions Inc. d/b/a Cyberinc, one of the world’s largest, boutique IT security providers in the asset carve-out sale of its industry leading Identity and Access Management business to a Big Four accounting firm*
Represented Vista Outdoor, a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation space, in its cross-border carveout sale of the Bollé, Cébé and Serengeti eyewear brands to a large-cap European private equity fund*
Represented British sports retailing conglomerate Sports Direct International plc in a proxy fight and subsequent settlement with Iconix Brand Group, successfully obtaining for Sports Direct the right to immediately appoint two directors to the Board of Iconix, plus one non-voting observer member*
Represented Concord Music Group, the world’s leading, independent developer, manager and acquirer of sound recordings, music publishing and theatrical performance rights in its acquisition of Fania Records, a major player in the Latin, Afro-Cuban, Salsa and R&B genres*
Represented John A. Forlines, III in the sale of his investment management business, JA Forlines Global, to W.E. Donaghue & Co., LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor with over $2.3 billion AUM*
Represented French high technology wires and coating manufacturer, ThermoCompact, in acquisition of diamond wire and saw producer Diamond Materials Tech, Inc., a subsidiary of Swiss photovoltaic conglomerate Meyer Burger AG*
Represented French industrial manufacturing conglomerate, Bretèche Industrie Group, in first-ever acquisition of US-based company, Shick Tube-Veyor Corporation*
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