Negotiated Lease Between Municipal Convention Center and Men’s Division 1 College Basketball Team (including media rights and naming rights)
We represented the owner of a municipal arena/convention center complex in negotiations for a 15-year lease of the arena to a major college men’s basketball team.
Corporate Reorganization and Asset Purchase
This transaction involved a corporate reorganization of Seed Restaurant Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries followed by the sale of substantially all of the assets of the company and its subsidiaries to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Our firm's experience negotiating business acquisition transactions in the context of multiple bidding parties enabled the client to maximize shareholder value and consummate the transaction within the desired time-frame.
This transaction involved an investment in preferred stock, a joint venture formed for the purpose of expanding the Fazoli's brand into new U.S. markets, and an option to purchase the assets of the company. Our experience negotiating joint ventures and other business acquisitions enabled our client to secure the capital necessary to further develop and expand the Fazoli's restaurant brand while maintaining effective managerial and operational control over the strategic direction and vision of the company's business concept.
Asset Purchase and Stock Purchase
This transaction involved the sale, by Hunter Manufacturing Group, Inc., of substantially all of its assets, including all of its stock in its Canadian subsidiary, Hunter Licensed Sports Distributing Ltd. Our firm's experience in the sports marketing industry and field of mergers and acquisitions enabled the client to complete this transaction in an efficient and timely manner.
Acquisition via Merger
Host Communications, Inc. (HOST) is a sports marketing and association management company that was the primary marketer for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Its annual revenues exceeded $46 million. HOST also held a 34% interest in its affiliate, Universal Sports America, Inc. ("USA"), a successor to a number of businesses formed to operate and market grass-roots participation events. USA's annual revenues exceeded $62 million.
Bull Run Corporation, a publicly traded company, through a corporate reorganization and a series of subsidiary mergers acquired HOST, USA and Capital Sports Properties for consideration of cash and common stock in the approximate amount of $158 million. See Form S-4 Registration Statement, as amended, for B.R. Holding, Inc. filed on August 9, 1999.
The firm's experience as sports marketing counsel for HOST and USA brought inherent knowledge of the niche industry to the deal.
This transaction involved the merger of Mason & Hanger Corporation's parent company with a subsidiary of Day & Zimmerman, Inc. Consideration for the merger included an undisclosed amount of cash plus a series of subsequent payments based on the post-closing performance of the business. Our firm's experience negotiating mergers and acquisitions in the context of multiple bidding parties enabled the corporation to maximize shareholder value while completing the transaction in an efficient and timely manner.