Kipp B. Cohen

Biography

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

  • mergers, acquisitions, and business sale transactions
  • private equity
  • venture capital
  • 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

Experience

  • A digital marketing company focused on business-to-business lead generation and account based marketing solutions, in its sale to a private equity fund.
  • A provider of IT consulting and digital services to the U.S. government, in its sale to a  strategic buyer,
  • A national provider of engineering, construction and project management services to the telecommunications industry, in the acquisition of a business which provides site-acquisition and design engineering services for wireless infrastructure.
  • A national food service equipment and supplies distributor, in multiple acquisitions of regional dealers of foodservice equipment and supplies.
  • A national wholesale distributor of imprintable apparel and accessories, in the sale of the business to its primary competitor.
  • A leading distributor and merchandiser of impulse consumer products to mass retailers, in a private equity financing transaction.
  • A Fortune 500 company, in its global sale of a healthcare-related business line to a subsidiary of another Fortune 500 company that is a primary competitor.
  • A global software and technology services provider, in more than 50 acquisition and divestiture transactions.
  • A wholesale distributor of fashion accessories, in its initial sale to a private equity fund and its subsequent sale to another private equity fund.
  • A private equity sponsor, in the acquisition of a supplier of home brewing and wine making equipment and products.
  • A private equity fund, in the platform acquisition of a direct-marketing business and two add-on acquisitions.
  • A manufacturer of frozen snack foods, in the sale of its business to a Silicon Valley–based private equity fund.
  • A 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.
  • A manufacturer and distributor of textile and apparel products, in its sale to a private equity fund.
  • A manufacturing and distribution company, in its sale to a New York-based private equity fund.
  • A technology services provider, in its sale to a strategic buyer.
  • An investment fund, in the acquisition of an internet services provider and subsequent add-on acquisitions.
  • A private equity fund portfolio company, in a spin-off of its postage software and data marketing business.
  • A professional services company, in a large equity investment by a Boston-based venture fund.
  • A software services company, in its sale to a New York based private equity fund.
  • A wholesale and retail distributor of liquid fuel and other petroleum products, in its sale of its business to a large pipeline operator.
  • A NASDAQ-listed provider of business process outsourcing services, in various acquisitions, joint ventures, and sale transactions.
  • A 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.
  • A provider of developer software solutions, in various acquisitions and foreign joint ventures.
  • A venture capital fund in multiple rounds of investment, in a manufacturing company
  • Mezzanine investment funds, in their investment in an on-line equipment  retailer.
  • A publishing company, in its sale of its businesses to two different strategic acquirors.
  • An owner and manager of multi-tenant housing facilities, in various joint venture transactions relating to the acquisition and operation of apartment communities.
  • A national restaurant management company, in the sale of its interests in joint ventures operating numerous hotel restaurants and food and beverage facilities.

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Affiliations

Memberships

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

Kipp 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. Kipp 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, Kipp serves on the LAS Board of Managers, is Co-Chair of the Reunion Committee, a member of the Alumni Association, and the Firm’s Chair of the Penn Law@Work program.

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA, magna cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD