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CASES AND DEALS

  • Australian Listed Property Trust with Two Offerings for A$260M

    [Deal]
    June 2011 & October 2011
    Jennifer Lynn Bell, Kathleen A. Cunningham, Joseph T. Gulant, Robert J. Mittman, Rustin I. Paul and Peter Schnur
    Blank Rome served as U.S. counsel and provided tax advice in connection with an offering of up to A$120 million for an Australian Listed Property Trust that invests in U.S. residential real estate through a U.S. REIT. A second offering of up to A$140 million.
  • Sunoco Acquires 25 Convenience Stores From Lehigh Gas

    [Deal]
    January 2011
    Bruce A. Eisenberg, Matthew J. Comisky, Joseph T. Gulant and Jennifer Lynn Bell
    Blank Rome represented Sunoco, Inc. in the acquisition of 25 convenience store sites in the state of New York from Lehigh Gas for the purchase price of nearly $25 million.
  • U.S. Naval Institute Reaches Affinity Agreement with United Services Automobile Association

    [Case]
    May 27, 2010
    Megan A. Christensen
    Blank Rome advised the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), a non-profit organization, in successfully negotiating a comprehensive affinity agreement with the United Services Automobile Association (USAA).
  • Akeida Capital Finances California Renewable Energy Facilities

    [Deal]
    June 15, 2009
    Nicholas A. Giannasca, Erin O'Brien Harkiewicz, Margaret Anne Hill, William S. Small and Thomas R. Westle
    Akeida Capital in a $12.5 million senior secured financing for two biomass power generation facilities located in the San Joaquin Valley in California.
  • AmQuip Crane Rental Expands Its Operations

    [Deal]
    December 9, 2008
    Alan L. Zeiger and Pelayo Coll
    AmQuip Crane Rental LLC in its acquisition of the business and assets of Powell Equipment Company, one of Atlanta’s most established crane rental companies. The transaction resulted in the formation of the Powell AmQuip division which will expand operations of AmQuip’s Southeast region.
  • Decades of Growth for an Energy Client

    [Deal]
    September 21, 2008
    Bruce A. Eisenberg, Matthew J. Comisky, Pelayo Coll and Daniel J. Ivler
    Leading independent U.S. refiner and marketer of petroleum products in multiple transactions through more than three decades of growth.
  • Goldman Sachs and L&M Development Partners Form $100 Million Urban Opportunity Fund

    [Deal]
    May 6, 2008
    Pamela E. Flaherty, Daniel R. Blickman and Pelayo Coll
    L&M Development Partners Inc. in negotiations with the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group to form a $100 Million urban opportunity fund serving the U.S. Northeast and California.
  • Jaguar SPAC Merges with China Cablecom

    [Deal]
    April 28, 2008
    Joseph T. Gulant and Richard DiStefano
    Jaguar Acquisition Company, a special purpose acquisition company, in its redomestication merger in the British Virgin Islands as China Cablecom Holdings and the concurrent business combination merger with China Cablecom Ltd.
  • Omega Financial Acquired by F.N.B. for $393 Million

    [Deal]
    April 1, 2008
    Melissa Palat Murawsky, Francis E. Dehel, Arthur Bachman and Cory G. Jacobs
    Omega Financial Corp. in its acquisition by F.N.B. Corp. for $393 million.
  • NCO Group to Acquire Outsourcing Solutions for $325 Million

    [Deal]
    February 29, 2008
    Francis E. Dehel, Melissa Palat Murawsky, Margaret Anne Hill, Arthur Bachman, Barry L. Klein, Cory G. Jacobs, et al.
    NCO Group, Inc., in its definitive agreement to acquire Outsourcing Solutions Inc., for $325 million.
  • Reuters Group PLC Acquires StarMine Corporation

    [Deal]
    February 26, 2008
    Pamela E. Flaherty and Joseph T. Gulant
    Reuters Group PLC in its acquisition of StarMine Corporation, the San-Francisco-based provider of analytics.
  • Farm & Home Oil Company Acquired by Buckeye Partners for $145.5 Million

    [Deal]
    February 8, 2008
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Kipp B. Cohen, Cory G. Jacobs, Samuel H. Becker, Margaret Anne Hill, Daniel J. Ivler, et al.
    Farm & Home Oil Company, in its acquisition by Buckeye Partners, L.P., for $145.5 million.
  • SunGard Acquires Financial Technology Integrators

    [Deal]
    December 21, 2007
    Kipp B. Cohen
    SunGard in its acquisition of Financial Technology Integrators, LLC.
  • Providence Service Corporation Acquires LogistiCare for $220 Million

    [Deal]
    December 7, 2007
    Steven Dubow, Elise M. Adams, Brad L. Shiffman, Harvey I. Forman, Scott R. Smith, Shlomo Troodler, et al.
    Providence Service Corporation in its acquisition of LogistiCare for $220 million.
  • East Penn Financial Acquired by Harleysville National for $85 Million

    [Deal]
    November 16, 2007
    Joseph T. Gulant and Cory G. Jacobs
    East Penn Financial Corporation in its acquisition by Harleysville National Corporation for $85 million.
  • Micro Network Producer of

    [Deal]
    October 19, 2007
    David M. Perry, Louis M. Rappaport and Cory G. Jacobs
    Barely Political LLC in the formation, intellectual property agreements, and sale to Next New Networks.
  • Dynamic Imaging Acquired by GE Healthcare

    [Deal]
    October 11, 2007
    Barry H. Genkin, Louis M. Rappaport and Cory G. Jacobs
    Dynamic Imaging LLC, in its acquisition by GE Healthcare.
  • Lincoln National Corporation Closes Deal Worth $375 Million

    [Deal]
    October 9, 2007
    Alan H. Lieblich, Melissa Palat Murawsky, Ethan M. Seer, Joseph T. Gulant, Cory G. Jacobs, Yelena M. Barychev, et al.
    Lincoln National Corporation in a securities offering of senior notes worth $375 million.
  • Lincoln National Corporation Closes Deal Worth $300 Million

    [Deal]
    August 27, 2007
    Richard J. McMahon, Alan H. Lieblich, Ethan M. Seer, Joseph T. Gulant, Yelena M. Barychev and Joshua L. Strober
    Lincoln Financial Corporation in the securities offering of senior notes worth $300 million.
  • ZS Fund Portfolio Company, Smith-Cooper, Closes Add-On Acquisition

    [Deal]
    June 29, 2007
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Louis M. Rappaport, Mathew S. Rotenberg, Cory G. Jacobs, Kevin M. O'Malley and Margaret Anne Hill
    ZS Fund LP portfolio company Smith Cooper International L.L.C. in its recent purchase of substantially all of the assets of Sharon Piping & Equipment Inc.
  • Blank Rome Wins PECO a $55 Million Tax Refund

    [Case]
    June 26, 2007
    William H. Roberts
    This case involved the interplay between the Electric Competition Act and the Tax Reform Code.
  • Walgreen Acquires Take Care Health Systems

    [Deal]
    May 22, 2007
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Linsey B. Bozzelli and Cory G. Jacobs
    Take Care Health Systems, in its acquisition by Walgreen Co. of 51 healthcare clinics in the U.S.
  • PetroSteel Sold to Edgen Murray

    [Deal]
    May 11, 2007
    Lawrence F. Flick II, Cory G. Jacobs and Kevin M. O'Malley
    PetroSteel International L.P. in the sale of assets to Edgen Murray LP II for $50 million.
  • Liberty Partners Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Concorde

    [Deal]
    June 21, 2006
    Arthur Bachman, Linsey B. Bozzelli and Heather Sonnenberg
    Liberty Partners in its acquisition of Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., for approximately $115 million.
  • $150 Million Private Equity Investment in Project Management Software Client

    [Deal]
    April 25, 2006
    Samuel H. Becker, Timothy A. French, Alan H. Lieblich and Louis M. Rappaport
    Private equity funds team up to buy a majority stake in Primavera Systems, Inc.
  • $77 Million Equity Financing

    [Deal]
    March 6, 2006
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Cory G. Jacobs and Linsey B. Bozzelli
    Largest capital raise in the retail healthcare industry.
  • $1.7 Billion Office REIT Acquisition

    [Deal]
    September 27, 2005
    Arthur Bachman, David Brier, Joseph T. Gulant, Daniel J. Ivler and Martin Luskin
    Fund obtains 137 office buildings throughout U.S.
 
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