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INDUSTRIES

ADMISSIONS

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School Alumni Association

EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA, magna cum laude
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Kipp B. Cohen

Partner

Philadelphia, PA v. +1.215.569.5451 f. +1.215.832.5451

Mr. Cohen concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance, venture capital, private equity and securities transactions, and general corporate counseling.  Mr. Cohen represents public and private companies (including emerging, growth, and fund-backed companies), as well as investment funds in business transactions in a wide range of industries in the following areas:

  • purchase and sale of businesses
  • venture capital and private equity
  • joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • securities, loan and, other financing transactions
  • shareholder, member, and partner transactions and disputes
  • business formation, strategy, and planning
  • intellectual property licensing and other technology transfer transactions
  • executive employment and compensation agreements and arrangements


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Global software and technology services provider in more than 50 acquisition and divestiture transactions.
  • Wholesale distributor of fashion accessories in its initial sale to a private equity fund and its subsequent sale to another private equity fund.
  • Private equity sponsor in the acquisition of a supplier of home brewing and wine making equipment and products.
  • Private equity fund in the platform acquisition of a direct-marketing business and two add-on acquisitions.
  • Manufacturer of frozen snack foods in the sale of its business to a Silicon Valley–based private equity fund.
  • Private equity fund in its acquisition of a wholesale distributor of healthcare products and subsequent add-on acquisition and ultimate sale to be a strategic buyer.
  • Manufacturer and distributor of textile and apparel products to a private equity fund.
  • Manufacturing and distribution company in its sale to a New York-based private equity fund.
  • Technology services provider in its sale to a strategic buyer.
  • Investment fund in the acquisition of an internet services provider and subsequent add-on acquisitions.
  • Private Equity fund portfolio company in a spin-off of its postage software and data marketing business.
  • Professional services company in a large equity investment by a Boston-based venture fund.
  • Software services company in its sale to a New York based private equity fund.
  • Wholesale and retail distributor of liquid fuel and other petroleum products in its sale of its business to a large pipeline operator.
  • NASDAQ-listed provider of business process outsourcing services in various acquisitions, joint ventures, and sale transactions.
  • Large, international corporate travel management company in numerous acquisitions, sales, joint ventures (domestic and foreign), and strategic alliances, including the sale of its business to a NYSE-listed, Fortune 100 company.
  • Provider of developer software solutions in various acquisitions and foreign joint ventures.
  • Venture capital fund in multiple rounds of investment in a manufacturing company
  • Mezzanine investment funds in their investment in an on-line equipment  retailer.
  • Publishing company in its sale of its businesses to two different strategic acquirors.
  • National food service equipment dealer in the acquisition of the operating assets of a regional supplier of foodservice equipment and supplies.
  • Owner and manager of multi-tenant housing facilities in various joint venture transactions relating to the acquisition and operation of apartment communities.
  • National restaurant management company in the sale of its interests in joint ventures operating numerous hotel restaurants and food and beverage facilities.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Mr. Cohen is on the Steering Committee of the Corporate Council of JEVS Human Services, a nonprofit organization providing employment placement, training and related services to the unemployed. Mr. Cohen also serves as a corporate counsel for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit provider of legal services to the arts and cultural community on a pro bono basis. For the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Mr. Cohen serves as co-chair of the Reunion Committee, as a member of the Alumni Association and as a firm solicitor for the Law School’s Annual Giving Campaign.



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