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Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratories 06/28/2016

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blue streamMBBP client Blue Stream Laboratories, an analytical contract research organization supporting the development of complex biologics and biosimilars, was acquired by Charles River Laboratories. Charles River Laboratories is a provider of essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts.

According to Blue Stream, “The synergy of combining Blue Stream’s core expertise with Charles River’s existing broad portfolio of biopharmaceutical clinical development and supporting services creates a well-established services entity which can fully support biologic and biosimilar development.”

Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton served as counsel to Blue Stream Laboratories and advised them in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of this transaction. Shannon Zollo was the lead corporate attorney on MBBP’s team.

For more information, read the full news release.

MBBP Client Kewill Finalizes Acquisition of LeanLogistics 06/09/2016

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Firm client Kewill announced that as of June 1, 2016, its acquisition of LeanLogistics is closed.  The acquisition will allow the two companies to better serve their customers’ supply chain logistics needs.

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Kewill specializes in enabling its clients to efficiently move their information and goods across the global supply chain through its logistics software.
LeanLogistics’ is a software as a service (SaaS) company with a cloud-based transportation management system. 2016-06-09_11-49-46

Kewill’s acquisition of LeanLogistics creates “the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America.”  Congratulations to both companies on the acquisition!

Is there an Exit at the End of Your Rainbow? 03/17/2016

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Corporate, M&A, Taxation.
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There was green alligators and long-neck geese.

There was humpy bumpy camels and chimpanzees.

There was catsandratsandelephants, but sure as you’re born

the lovliest of all was the Unicorn. 

– from “The Unicorn” by Shel Silverstein

unicornToday I am reminded of “The Unicorn,” by Shel Silverstein and popularized in song in the ’60s by The Irish Rovers.

Besides a catchy tune (which gets better by the pint), a “unicorn” is a start-up company whose value exceeds $1 Billion.

While not every start-up will be a unicorn, every start-up can hope for a favorable exit.

From a tax perspective, however, we have seen the excitement surrounding an exit be dampened by improper tax elections (e.g., S corporation elections, 83(b) elections), faulty granting of equity compensation, non-compliant deferred compensation plans, and incorrect state, sales and/or employment tax filings, to name just a few.

My message for you this St. Patrick’s Day:  Avoiding tax issues in M&A does not require the luck o’ the Irish, just competent tax advice.

Is it time to start thinking about securing your pot of gold? Contact Diana Española.

 

MBBP Publishes February M&A Today Newsletter 03/01/2016

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Corporate, Intellectual Property, Legal Developments, M&A, Taxation.
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MA Today Banner (M0620645)Hot off the press!

Articles include:

  • Tips for Enforcing Indemnification Provisions
  • Permanent Exclusion of Gain on Sales of Qualified Small Business Stock
  • IP Due Diligence: Patentability vs. Patent Infringement

Get more info on our M&A blog or read the full newsletter.

 

MBBP Client Becomes Europe’s Largest Provider of Digital Learning Platforms 12/23/2015

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Last month, MBBP Client itslearning, a market leading learning management system provider, announced its acquisition of Fronter, a Scandinavian-based learning management system.  The acquisition makes  itslearning Europe’s largest provider of digital learning platforms.

Read the full press release here.

 

M&A Video Clip – HSR Act and Timing Issues 10/05/2015

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Corporate, Legal Developments, M&A, New Resources.
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In the fourth video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, Corporate attorney Mark Tarallo addresses HSR Act and timing issues related to closing an M&A transaction.

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BlueMetal Acquired by Insight 10/05/2015

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bluemetal-logoMBBP Client BlueMetal Architects, Inc., an interactive design and technology architecture firm based in the Boston area, was acquired in a merger transaction by Insight Enterprises, Inc.  a Fortune 500 company based in Phoenix, AZ.

MBBP has served as counsel to BlueMetal since its inception in 2010,  and advised it in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of this merger. Mark Tarallo was lead attorney for the transaction.

For more information, read the full news release here.

M&A Video Clip: Investment Banker Engagement Letters 06/22/2015

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The second video in MBBP’s M&A Clip Series addresses the necessity of Investment Banker Engagement Letters. Corporate attorney Shannon Zollo gives a brief overview.

Catch Shannon next week discussing another common issue in M&A transactions: Cash vs. Equity

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Stories from Formation to Exit – One Week from TODAY! 06/11/2015

Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Events, Venture Capital & Private Equity.
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TiE BostonJoin TiE-Boston serial entrepreneurs Deepak Taneja and Gaugarin Oliver for a fireside chat as they discuss the life cycles of their companies from formation to acquisition.

Hear two success stories; get two perspectives. One entrepreneur raised venture capital and the other grew his company organically. One offered a IT security solution and the other a marketing platform. Both of their companies were acquired by industry leaders.

Come to hear their stories and participate in an interactive Q&A session on important legal issues related to startup companies.
Recent data related to current trends in early-stage venture capital financings will also be presented and discussed. 

Moderated by MBBP’s Scott Bleier.

Limited Seating – Register Today!

Investment Banker Engagement Letters: Terms to Review 12/20/2013

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Corporate Attorney Mary Beth KerriganBy: Mary Beth Kerrigan

As companies begin the process of preparing for an acquisition, companies often engage an investment banker to assist with and facilitate the transaction. Companies should approach such an engagement by interviewing multiple bankers and perform appropriate due diligence on the bankers to ensure the chosen banker is the right fit.

As part of this process, a company will enter into an engagement letter with the selected investment banker. This engagement letter will cover many business terms which can vary depending upon the size of the transaction and other factors. To learn which engagement letter terms should be carefully reviewed and negotiated by the company, read the full post here.

For more information on investment banker engagement letters, please feel free to contact Mary Beth.

Aveksa Acquired by EMC Corporation 09/12/2013

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AveksaMBBP client Aveksa, a provider of the industry’s leading business-driven Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform used by organizations worldwide to address operational, risk and compliance challenges originating from user access, has been acquired by EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service.

MBBP served as counsel to Aveksa and advised it in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of this transaction.

For more information, please visit MBBP.

Bridgeline Digital Acquires Elements Local 09/12/2013

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Bridgeline DigitalMBBP client Bridgeline Digital, a developer of leading edge web application management software and award-winning interactive technology solutions that help organizations optimize business processes, has acquired  ElementsLocal, an interactive and Internet marketing agency offering online marketing services for mid-market and franchise companies

MBBP serves as counsel to Bridgeline Digital and advised it in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of this transaction.

For more information, please visit MBBP.

R.L. Drake Acquired by Blonder Tongue 03/22/2012

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MBBP client R.L. Drake, LLC, a market leader in the supply of CATV and satellite signal processing and distribution equipment, has been acquired by Blonder Tongue (NYSE Amex: BDR), a leading provider of system operators and integrators serving cable, broadcast, satellite, IPTV, institutional and professional video markets.

MBBP serves as counsel to R.L. Drake, LLC, and advised it in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of this transaction.

For more information, please visit MBBP.

Hastings Equity Partners Acquires Artexoma Logistics 05/20/2011

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Hastings Equity Partners has completed a majority recapitalization acquisition of Artexoma Logistics Inc. Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton serves as counsel to Hastings Equity Partners, and advised it in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of this transaction. Shannon Zollo was the lead attorney for the acquisition deal.

Hastings Equity Partners is a Waltham, MA-based, private investment firm that acquires and grows small to mid-sized enterprises. Artexoma Logistics is a provider of complete fluid management services for leading energy and exploration and production companies.

Please visit Hastings Equity Partners for more information.

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