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Ron B. Birnkrant has a broad mergers and acquisitions practice, representing private and public companies on both buy- and sell-side transactions. He is experienced advising clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to acquisitions and divestitures, including advising on corporate restructurings and recommending and implementing remedial measures in advance of going to market, with the goal of reducing his clients’ backend exposure. Ron’s practice also extends to distressed mergers and acquisitions, where he works closely with the firm’s restructuring and bankruptcy attorneys.

In addition, Ron serves as outside general counsel to a number of clients, advising on corporate governance matters, day-to-day corporate matters, and commercial contracts. He has considerable experience with limited liability companies and regularly advises these clients on financing transactions and the issuance of equity incentives.

Ron’s experience extends across a broad array of industries, but, in particular, Ron has considerable experience advising on M&A transactions in the life sciences, technology, consumer products, apparel, defense, and logistics sectors.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) in connection with its acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately-held provider of unmanned aircraft systems, in a transaction valued at approximately $405M.°
  • Represented I Am Beyond, LLC (dba Beyond Yoga) in connection with its acquisition by Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI) in a transaction valued at approximately $400M.°
  • Represented Glynwed USA Inc., a subsidiary of Aliaxis SA, a leading fluid management solutions company, in connection with its acquisition of The Harrington Corporation.°
  • Represented Drips, LLC in connection with a minority recapitalization by Accel-KKR.°
  • Represented Environmental Intelligence, LLC in connection with its acquisition by Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. (NYSE: MEG).°
  • Represented PreZero US, Inc., a subsidiary of the Schwarz Gruppe, one of the largest retailers in Europe, in connection with numerous acquisitions, including of Roplast Industries, LLC, a polyethylene film and bag manufacturer.°
  • Represented Recargo, Inc., a sustainable energy data and infrastructure company and subsidiary of E.ON SE, in connection with its acquisition by EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO).°
  • Represented Shoptalk and Groceryshop, the leading U.S. conferences for retail, grocery, and consumer packaged goods, in connection with their sale to Hyve Group plc.°
  • Represented Winc, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Natural Merchants, Inc.°
  • Represented Boardriders, Inc., a leading action sports and lifestyle company, in connection with its sale of the Xcel wetsuit brand to ZG Collective.°
  • Represented Blenders Eyewear, LLC in connection with its sale to the Safilo Group, a global eyewear leader.°
  • Represented Paradigm Holdings Group, LLC in connection with a majority recapitalization by Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners.°
  • Represented Aerospace Engineering, Corp. in connection with its acquisition by a private equity fund.°
  • Represented Permit Advisors, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Milrose Consultants.°
  • Represented Host Compliance LLC in connection with its acquisition by Granicus, LLC.°
  • Represented RPM Consolidated Services, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Birnkrant prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • B.A., Connecticut College
Admissions
  • California