Donn A. Beloff

Donn A. Beloff

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Donn A. Beloff focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions for private equity funds and public companies, public and private securities offerings and counseling boards and senior management on strategic business, corporate governance, financial and transactional matters. Donn's specific industry experience includes specialty chemical products, agricultural chemicals, consumer products, frozen foods, health care services, computer hardware and software, information technology, telecommunications, time share resort development, employee outsourcing and leasing, auto racing, pharmaceuticals, education, insurance and customer call centers.

Concentrations

  • Corporate and securities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Public and private securities offerings
  • Corporate governance
  • Strategic business, financial and transactional planning

Capabilities

Experience

  • Counsel for Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH) in $13.1 billion merger with Newell Brands, Inc., a global consumer brands company.
  • Counsel for Nomad Foods, Limited (NYSE:NOMD) in:$500 million initial public offering of ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange and €2.6 billion acquisition of Iglo Foods Holdings Limited, a leading frozen food manufacturer and distributor in the United Kingdom and Europe; and £500 million acquisition of Findus Group, a leading frozen food manufacturer in continental Europe.
  • Counsel for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) in:
    • $905 million initial public offering of ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange;
    • $1.8 billion acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated, a global producer of high technology specialty chemical products;
    • $1.04 billion acquisition of Chemtura Agricultural Solutions, a provider of seed treatments and agrochemical products;
    • $3.5 billion acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Limited, a provider of agrochemical products;
    • $237 million acquisition of the electronic chemicals and photomask businesses of OM Group, Inc.; and
    • $1.74 billion acquisition of Alent plc., a global supplier of specialty chemicals and engineered materials.
  • Counsel for Justice Holdings Limited (NYSE:BKH), a special purpose acquisition company, in £900 million initial public offering of ordinary shares and $8.1 billion merger with Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • Counsel for Liberty Acquisition Holdings (International) Company (NYX: Pearl), a special purpose acquisition company, in the $6.7 billion acquisition of Pearl Group Limited, the United Kingdom's largest consolidator of closed life insurance funds, and Opal Reassurance Limited, a re-insurance company.
  • Counsel for Freedom Acquisition Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GLG), a special purpose acquisition company, in the  $3.5 billion acquisition of GLG Partners, an alternative asset manager.
  • Counsel for Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp. (ASE: LIA.U), a special purpose acquisition company, in the $1.03 billion initial public offering of common stock and warrants.
  • Counsel for Liberty Acquisition Holdings (International) Company. (NYX: LIACU ), a special purpose acquisition company, in the the  €600 million initial public offering of common stock and warrants.
  • Counsel for Azteca Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:HMTV) in its $415 million merger with Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., InterMedia Espanól Holdings, LLC and Cine Latino, Inc., the leading broadcast television network and content producer in Puerto Rico and a Spanish-language cable television network.
  • Counsel for FGX International Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: FGXI), a consumer products company, in the $220.8 million initial public offering of ordinary shares.
  • Counsel for Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a developer of timeshare resorts and planned residential and golf communities, in the $170.2 million offering of timeshare loan-backed notes.
  • Counsel for Bluegreen Corporation in the $156.6 million offering of timeshare loan-backed notes.
  • Underwriters' counsel for Smith Barney Inc. and Raymond James & Associates in $80 million offering of common stock by International Speedway Corporation (Nasdaq: ISCA), a promoter of motor sports activities.
  • Underwriters' counsel for Salomon Smith Barney, First Union Securities, Inc., Banc One Capital Markets, Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and SunTrust Equitable Securities Corporation in the $225 million offering of senior notes by International Speedway Corporation.
  • Underwriters' counsel for Salomon Smith Barney, CIBC Oppenheimer and Raymond James & Associates in the $108 million offering of common stock by International Speedway Corporation.
  • Counsel for Tempus International Corp. (Michele Watch Company) in the $50.0 million sale of stock to Fossil, Inc. (Nasdaq: FOSL

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2006-2017
    • Recipient, "Lawyer of the Year," Corporate Law, Fort Lauderdale, 2016
    • Recipient, "Lawyer of the Year," Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Miami, 2015
  • Listed, IFLR1000 United States, 2017
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year – Corporate International Category," 2016
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year – Corporate Finance Category, 2015
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-Border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate International Category," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, "Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm)" for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd., ACG New York Champion’s Award, 2013
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year Finalist - International Corporate (M&A) Category, 2011
  • Member, Winning Deal Team, "Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100mm)," The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2011
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year  - International Corporate (M&A) Category, 2010
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year Finalist - Corporate Finance Category, 2009
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Domestic Corporate Category, 2008
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

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  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1976
  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973
Admissions
  • Florida