• 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
    Richard DiStefano, Joseph M. Doloboff, 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.
  • 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.
  • Xcel Brands, Inc. Acquires H by Halston and H Halston Trademarks

    December 23, 2014
    Brad L. Shiffman, Kathleen A. Cunningham, David M. Perry, Megan C. Filoon, Joseph T. Gulant, Antonio D. Perez, et al.
    Blank Rome represented Xcel Brands, Inc. (“Xcel”) in the company’s acquisition of the H by Halston and the H Halston trademarks and other intellectual property rights, from House of Halston for approximately $27.7 million in a combination of cash, stock, and warrants.
  • General Cable Sells All of The Stock of Phelps Dodge International Philippines, Inc. (“PDP”) and Phelps Dodge Philippines Energy Products Corporation (“PDEP”)

    December 22, 2014
    Alan H. Lieblich, Linsey B. Bozzelli, Timothy A. French, Abraham J. Kwon, Melissa Palat Murawsky, Lisa Casey Spaniel
    General Cable in its divestiture of its operations in the Philippines.
  • Blank Rome Secures Client Victory in Patton v. Egan

    December 11, 2014
    Stephen E. Tisman, Valerie D. Ringel
    On December 11, 2014, a unanimous jury in federal court in Manhattan rendered verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs and third-party defendant, in Patton v. Egan. Patton sued Egan for libel and the jury found Egan had defamed Patton. Furthermore, the jury found that Egan had acted with malice and additionally awarded nominal punitive damages.
  • A For-Profit Postsecondary Educational Institution Sells to a Private Equity Group

    December 5, 2014
    Richard J. McMahon, Joshua L. Strober
    A for-profit postsecondary educational institution in it's sale to a private equity group.
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