2018 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Dan Blanchard During our 2018 VC and M&A Forum, MBBP partner Scott Bleier moderated a panel titled “M&A Market Update.” The panel was comprised of Alan Fullerton, Partner at Mirus Capital, Bob Cronin, Managing Director of Bowen Advisors and Greg Fanikos, Managing Director at Alantra. Scott Bleier started the presentation by noting the important …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: Terms and Conditions Made Simple Panel Recap

By: Kelly Dutremble The Terms and Conditions (T&C's) Made Simple panel of our 2018 VC and M&A Forum highlighted some of the major terms of an M&A transaction, discussed the strategic decisions involved in negotiating these terms, and reviewed recent trends. MBBP partner Joe Marrow moderated the panel and guided the panelists through the major …

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MBBP Partners Participating in ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2018

       MBBP attorneys Jon Gworek, Scott Bleier, and Dave Czarnecki will take part in the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2018. The meeting will be held from April 12-14 in Orlando and will include programs and meetings covering all areas of business law. Jon, who is immediate past PEVC Committee Chair and the …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

By: Ryan Perry High level strategy, exclusivity and price. These were the themes of a panel on Maximizing Value in M&A at our recently-completed 2018 VC and M&A Forum. Corporate Partner Jon Gworek led the panel through discussions around exit strategies for venture-backed companies, which begins with the initial influx of venture dollars and culminates …

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MBBP’s 2018 VC and M&A Forum – March 29

Register today! On March 29th at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, MBBP will host its 2018 VC and M&A Forum. The closing of a venture capital financing is a cause for joyous celebration – and the commencement of careful planning and preparation for the inevitable liquidity event, whether public offering or acquisition. For the vast …

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Scott Bleier Joins Faculty at Boston University School of Law

MBBP corporate attorney Scott Bleier has joined the faculty at Boston University School of Law as an adjunct professor. He will be teaching Venture Capital Financing during the spring semester. The course will be designed to provide students with an understanding of the business, economic, psychological and legal issues that confront lawyers and their venture …

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Paytronix Receives $65 Million Growth Equity Investment from Great Hill Partners

MBBP client Paytronix Systems, Inc. received a $65 million growth equity investment from private equity firm Great Hill Partners, the first institutional capital in the company. Paytronix is a provider of SaaS customer experience management solutions for restaurants and convenience store brands. With the investment, Paytronix hopes to redefine the guest experience through the development of …

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Venture Capital Firms Defend Significant Appraisal Award on Appeal

By: Scott Bleier Originally published in the ABA's Business Law Today. In October, the Delaware Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an appeal from the Court of Chancery’s 2016 appraisal decision which awarded Polaris Venture Partners and Ad-Venture Capital Partners more than a 2.5x increase (plus interest) over the price per share paid to stockholders in connection …

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Issuance of Founders’ Equity: What’s the Right Slice of Pie? – MBBP Venture Capital Event, December 7

Our venture capital event, Issuance of Founders' Equity: What's the Right Slice of Pie?, will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate attorney John Hession, the panel will discuss the unique challenges and issues surrounding the allocation of equity for early-stage companies. The panel includes: Abi …

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Joseph Hunt Joins MBBP as Corporate & Tax Associate

We are pleased to announce the addition of corporate and tax associate, Joseph E. Hunt IV. Joe advises emerging and middle-market companies in a wide range of industries and at all stages of their development. Joe also provides counsel to clients on general tax matters, entity formation, and on corporate governance. Prior to joining MBBP, …

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