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Carl Roston

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Akerman LLP

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Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, Corporate Governance, Capital Markets

Position

Carl D. Roston is Co-Chair of Akerman's Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice. He represents private equity funds, public and private companies, and large family offices in connection with structuring and negotiating complex domestic and international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, going private transactions, joint ventures, co-investments, venture capital and growth capital investments, debt and equity financings, and securities offerings. In addition, he regularly represents portfolio companies of private equity clients and other companies with respect to all of their corporate transactions, and effectively serves as their outside general counsel. Carl also represents investors and companies in a broad variety of distressed corporate situations, including out of court and in court distressed acquisitions, investments, restructurings, recapitalizations, reorganizations, and workouts.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Within: Leading lawyers

Carl Roston - Akerman LLP

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Akerman LLP acts on complex middle-market deals valued at between $50m and $500m; the practice’s experience includes buy-side and sell-side M&A, leveraged recapitalizations and buyouts, spin-offs and sales of divisions, control and minority investments, growth equity investments, distressed company transactions, cross-border transactions, and joint ventures. Active notable clients are Grossinger Auto Group, Ferguson Industries, H I G Capital and Warren Equity Partners. Jonathan Awner and Carl Roston are the co-corporate practice chairs. Awner is widely respected for purchases and sales of car dealerships across the US; recent examples include his advice to Grossinger Auto Group, the oldest family-operated dealership chain in Illinois, on the $86m sale of 15 dealerships to AutoCanada. Roston’s recent highlights include assisting Branford Castle Partners with its acquisition of Vitrek, a manufacturer of electrical safety test and measurement equipment; and acting for KLX, a global manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products, in multiple transactions, including the acquisition of AM Aircraft Supply from SPS Technologies. Also key to the practice are Teddy Klinghoffer, Stephen Roddenberry, Paul Quinn, who divides his time between the West Palm Beach and Chicago offices, and Kenneth Wiggins. Klinghoffer acted for Associated Grocers of Florida, a wholesale grocer that supplies South Florida, the Caribbean and other international markets, in its sale to publicly traded Supervalu, a supermarket chain; and Roddenberry, as co-counsel with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, advised the special committee of Perry Ellis International, a designer, distributor and licensor of apparel, accessories and fragrances, on a merger agreement under which a newly formed entity controlled by Perry Ellis' founder took Perry Ellis private. Notable growth in the practice included the hiring of Brazil experts Karyn Koiffman in Washington DC and New York-based Peter Eccles from Baker McKenzie LLP and Foley & Lardner LLP, respectively. Attorneys listed are based in Miami unless otherwise stated.

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