THE FIRM This national firm acts for a wide-ranging clientele and is equally renowned for handling corporate finance and M&A work. The team in Arizona was retained by Air Medical Group Holdings during its sale to Bain Holdings, and acted for Sprouts Farmers Markets on its merger with Henry's Farmers Market. It also represented DirectBuy Holdings in a senior secured note offering that raised $335 million.
Sources say: “Their bench depth is immense. They bring specialty services into the mix, whatever state they're in, providing a national team effort for the benefit of the client and the deal.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Robert Kant earns significant praise from clients, with one calling him "a real asset who understands business and contributed to what we're doing as a company." Kant recently acted for Smith & Wesson on an exchange of senior convertible notes worth $50 million; other clients include LifeLock, MarineMax and Synaptics Incorporated.
Brian Blaney is respected by peers and has been involved in a broad range of matters over recent months. In addition to roles in the Air Medical and DirectBuy deals, he also acted as lead lawyer representing Mobile Post Production during its sale to Electronic Arts, and advised Keefe, Bruyette & Woods as the lead underwriter in the $81 million public offering of Sun Bancorp common stock.
"Fabulous technical lawyer" Bruce Macdonough led the team on the Air Medical and DirectBuy matters, and also represented DEI Holdings in its $305 million sale to Charlesbank Capital Partners.
As a former general counsel for two Arizona-based public companies, Quinn Williams is particularly well qualified to advise corporate clients. He recently acted for Sprouts Farmers Markets on its merger, and represented Remy International in a $217 million rights offering and a $45 million preferred stock redemption.