• Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Acquires Hand and Stone Franchise Corp.

    April 10, 2015
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Shaun Snitman, Alexander J. Tablin-Wolf, Michael E. Plunkett, Patrick A. O'Reilly, Cory G. Jacobs, et al.
    Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm acquires Hand and Stone Franchise Corp.
  • NewSpring Acquires X5 Solutions

    March 24, 2015
    Alan L. Zeiger, Molly Crane, Robert W. Crane, Shlomo Troodler, Michael Kim, Cory G. Jacobs, et al.
    Blank Rome represented NewSpring Holdings and two senior executives in the acquisition of X5 Solutions, a Seattle-based telecom solutions provider whose platform will be used to greatly expand NewSpring’s nationwide presence in the telecom sector. The transaction closed on March 24, 2015.
  • York Wallcoverings, Inc., Sold to High Road Capital Partners

    March 9, 2015
    Barry H. Genkin, Arthur Bachman, Lawrence S. Chane, Matthew J. Comisky, Scott F. Cooper, Joseph M. Doloboff, et al.
    Blank Rome represented York Wallcoverings, Inc., the largest wallcoverings company in the world, in its sale to a newly formed High Road Capital Partners controlled entity. The transaction closed on March 9, 2015.
  • Iconix Acquires Strawberry Shortcake Brand from American Greetings for $105M

    March 2015
    Robert J. Mittman, Peter Schnur, Rustin I. Paul, David M. Perry, Thomas A. Cournoyer, Megan C. Filoon, et al.
    Blank Rome acted as counsel to Iconix Brand Group, Inc., in its acquisition of theStrawberry Shortcake brand and related intangible assets from American Greetings for $105 million in cash. Strawberry Shortcake is a global brand with a diversified network of over 350 licensees worldwide and approximately 50% of revenue generated in international markets.
  • Signature Group Holdings Acquires Aluminum Recycler for $525M

    February 27, 2015
    Joseph M. Doloboff, Richard DiStefano, Joseph T. Gulant, Brad L. Shiffman, Jeffrey M. Rosenfeld
    Blank Rome acted as special tax counsel to Signature Group Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of the Global Recycling and Specification Alloys ("GRSA") business of privately-held Aleris Corporation for $525 million.
  • Aegis Capital Corp. in a $10.35 Million Follow-On Public Offering of Signal Genetics, Inc.

    February 17, 2015
    Brad L. Shiffman, Natalie F. Wilmore
    Blank Rome represented Aegis Capital Corp. in a $10.35 million follow-on public offering of Signal Genetics, Inc., an emerging commercial stage, molecular diagnostic company focused on providing innovative diagnostic services that help physicians make decisions concerning the care of their patients suffering from cancer. The transaction closed on February 17, 2015.
  • Siemens Healthcare Sells Microbiology Business to Beckman Coulter, Inc.

    January 31, 2015
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Kipp B. Cohen, Shaun Snitman, Jennifer J. Daniels, T. Andrew Hennessy, Nancy Oliphant Ryan, et al.
    Blank Rome represented Siemens Healthcare in the sale of its microbiology business to Beckman Coulter, Inc., a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. The transaction closed on January 31, 2015.
  • Signature Group Holdings Announces Sale of NABCO

    January 12, 2015
    Joseph M. Doloboff, Joseph T. Gulant
    Blank Rome LLP represented Signature Group Holdings, Inc. (“Signature”), a North America-based holding company, in its sale of North American Breaker Co., LLC (“NABCO”) to an investor group, PNC Riverarch Capital, a division of PNC Capital Finance, LLC, for $78 million. The transaction closed on January 12, 2015.
  • Mark Group, Inc. Sells Utility Business Operations to ESB Holdings, Inc.

    January 2015
    James R. Staiger, Shlomo Troodler, Brian S. Paszamant
    Blank Rome represented Mark Group, Inc., a UK based company offering energy saving advice and installation, in the sale of its utility business operations to ESB Holdings, Inc. in a management buyout. The transaction closed in January 2015.
  • Managing Partner of Merion Investment Management LP Purchases Arizona Coyotes

    December 31, 2014
    Gary R. Goldenberg, Cory G. Jacobs, Linsey B. Bozzelli, Molly Crane, Patrick A. O'Reilly, Francis E. Dehel, et al.
    Andrew Barroway, Managing Partner of Merion Investment Management LP, in his purchase of a National Hockey League franchise.
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