Kevin Friedmann

Kevin Friedmann

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Kevin Friedmann’s practice focuses on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions for publicly traded companies. He has wide-ranging experience representing emerging growth technology companies in complex mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance transactions. Kevin counsels issuers across the corporate finance field and represents early stage private companies in venture capital financings and going public transactions.

Kevin counsels public and private companies across a broad spectrum of technology sectors, including digital media, data analytics, information technology, green technology, biotechnology and life sciences. He guides them through each phase of going public, mergers and acquisitions transactions, public and private offerings, and U.S. stock exchange listings.

Concentrations

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Issuer’s counsel in underwritten IPOs and follow-on public offerings
  • Private Placements
  • U.S. stock exchange listings and compliance
  • Issuer’s counsel before the Nasdaq Hearings Panel
  • Securities Act and Exchange Act registration
  • Exchange Act reporting and compliance
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) in its offering of $100 million in convertible notes to further increase its stake in MoviePass™.°
  • Represented a publicly-held natural resources company in its $60 million senior debt transaction to initiate funding for the construction and implementation of a water conservation, recovery and storage project.
  • Private placement of common stock of a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, led by institutional investors.
  • Series A Preferred Stock financing of a virtual reality entertainment developer based in Los Angeles, California. A technology investment firm based in Silicon Valley and Tokyo, Japan, acted as lead investor.°
  • Represented Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) and MoviePass Inc. (“MoviePass”), a majority-owned subsidiary of HMNY, in the acquisition of Moviefone, an entertainment service which provides over 6 million monthly unique visitors full access to the entertainment ecosystem, from movie theaters to streaming services. HMNY acquired Moviefone from Oath Inc. (formerly, AOL Inc.), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.
  • Represented Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) in its acquisition of a majority stake in movie theater subscription technology company MoviePass Inc. for $27 million and a concurrent $10.3 million convertible note financing of HMNY from an institutional investor to finance part of the investment in MoviePass™.°
  • Represented the largest stainless steel distributor in the U.S., a publicly traded Taiwan corporation, in its $55 million purchase, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, of a distributor of value-added, semi-finished aluminum and steel products. The transaction was a finalist for The M&A Advisor Deal of the Year Award (2017) in the categories of Materials Deal of the Year and Cross Border Deal of the Year ($50MM - $100MM).°
  • Represented Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) in its merger with Zone Technologies, Inc., the creator of the mobile RedZone Map™ global crime mapping application, whose mission is to enhance the personal safety of its users worldwide. The merger was a finalist for The M&A Advisor Deal of the Year Award (2017) in the categories of Information Technology Deal of the Year ($10MM – $50MM), Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM), and M&A Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM).°
  • Represented a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in its merger with a commercial stage Israeli company that develops, produces and markets biological products for human healthcare. The merged company is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the Toronto Stock Exchange. The merger was a finalist for The M&A Advisor Deal of the Year Award (2016).°
  • Represented a big data analytics and solutions provider in its acquisition of a developer of location-based cybersecurity and commercial services systems for mobile devices. Client is a provider of cyber security, data analytics, custom application development, cloud solutions, Mobile/BYOD solutions, and strategic outsourcing to government and commercial clients in major industries around the world.°
  • Borrower’s counsel to a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company in entering into a venture debt facility from a New-York based life sciences fund with approximately $1 billion under management. Client is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel technologies that seek to expand vaccine protection in large underserved markets.°
  • Borrower’s counsel to a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory, focused on the development and sale of molecular diagnostic testing services for cancer, in entering into a venture debt facility.°
  • Borrower’s counsel to a life sciences company focused on women’s health entering into a venture debt facility with Square1 Bank.°
  • Represented Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) in its $105 million underwritten public offering, with Canaccord-Genuity Inc. acting as the lead managing underwriter.
  • Represented Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) in its offering of $60 million in convertible notes.°
  • Represented Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) in its $60 million underwritten public offering, with Canaccord-Genuity Inc. acting as the lead managing underwriter.°
  • Issuer’s counsel in underwritten public offering of a publicly-held natural resources company. The client is a renewable resources company that owns 70 square miles of property with significant water resources in Southern California.°
  • Issuer’s counsel in underwritten follow-on public offering of common stock of an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets.°
  • Issuer’s counsel to a big data analytics and solutions provider in connection with its initial public offering.°
  • Issuer’s counsel to an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets in its registered direct public offering.°
  • Issuer’s counsel to a power conversion technology company that delivers innovative cleantech solutions to system integrators and project developers, enabling distributed energy resources for applications both on and off the grid, in its initial public offering.°
  • Issuer’s counsel to an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets in its initial public offering.°

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

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Terry J. Hatter, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 1998

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Los Angeles Business Journal, “Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles,” 2018
  • M&A Advisor Awards
    • Finalist, “Materials Deal of the Year,” 2017
    • Finalist, “Cross Border Deal of the Year ($50MM - $100MM),” 2017
    • Finalist, “Technology Deal of the Year ($10MM – $50MM),” 2017
    • Finalist, “Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM),” 2017
    • Finalist, “M&A Deal of the Year ($10MM - $25MM),” 2017
    • Finalist, “Deal of the Year,” 2016
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2014

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 1998
    • Member, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (honors journal)
  • B.A., with honors, University of Chicago, 1993
Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York