James W. Thweatt, III


Represented a Privately-Held Parent Corporation in Forward Triangular Merger

Client: SeeScan, Inc.

We assisted our client, a pipe diagnostic and utility locating equipment manufacturer, with their strategic plans to form a wholly-owned subsidiary for the purpose of acquiring its sister company, DeepSea Power & Light, Inc. By way of the transaction, DeepSea Power & Light, Inc. merged with and into the newly formed subsidiary and thereafter became DeepSea Power & Light LLC. We worked closely with our client through each and every necessary and advisable step of the closing and post-closing, including structuring the transaction, entity formation, drafting documents, and preparing notices, empowering the companies to achieve shared success.

Performed Due Diligence on a Potential Acquisition Target

We performed key diligence on a U.S. target for acquisition by European companies ultimately owned by a Chinese conglomerate. We assisted the client to understand the target in detail, and then ultimately did not pursue the transaction, which was a win for the client.

Represented a Local Company During its Sale to a Global Cybersecurity Company

We represented our client, Morphick, Inc., a technology firm specializing in managed detection and response cybersecurity service, during its sale to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., a global cybersecurity and digital solutions firm. The sale enabled Booz Allen Hamilton to boost its cybersecurity resources and capabilities, and was a great opportunity for our client, a local company, to gain a broader platform for its cutting-edge cybersecurity offerings.

Represented a Private Equity Firm During Their $20-Million-Plus Acquisition

We served as lead counsel to a private equity firm in connection with a portfolio acquisition of a designer and fabricator of architectural LED lighting fixtures for a purchase price in excess of $20,000,000. The transaction financing utilized a capitalization structure that included rollover equity, co-investment and senior and subordinated debt, and also involved significant cross-border issues.