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 co-founder and key executive in connection with the sale of an entertainment content production company to a private equity firm.
  • Represented key executive in connection with the sale of a leading post-production finishing company to a private equity firm.
  • Represented Nasdaq listed data analytics company in its offering of $100 million in convertible notes to further increase its stake in a leading movie theater subscription technology company.°
  • 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 Nasdaq-listed 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 a Nasdaq listed data analytics company in the acquisition of a multimedia media & entertainment information and advertising service from a telecommunications conglomerate.
  • Represented a Nasdaq listed data analytics company in its acquisition of a majority stake in a leading movie theater subscription technology company for $27 million and a concurrent $10.3 million convertible note financing of from an institutional investor to finance part of the acquisition.°
  • 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 a Nasdaq listed data analytics company in its merger with the creator of a mobile crime mapping application. 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 Nasdaq listed clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in its merger with a commercial stage Israeli publicly traded company that develops, produces and markets biological products for human healthcare. The merged company is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market and was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange at the time of the merger. 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 Nasdaq listed 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.°
  • Borrower’s counsel to a Nasdaq listed 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 publicly traded life sciences company focused on women’s health entering into a venture debt facility with Square1 Bank.°
  • Represented Nasdaq listed data analytics company in its $105 million underwritten public offering, with Canaccord-Genuity Inc. acting as the lead managing underwriter.
  • Represented Nasdaq listed data analytics company in its offering of $60 million in convertible notes.°
  • Represented Nasdaq listed data analytics company in its $60 million underwritten public offering, with Canaccord-Genuity Inc. acting as the lead managing underwriter.°
  • Represented Nasdaq listed renewable resources company in its underwritten public offering, with B. Riley & Co. acting as sole book-runner.°
  • Represented Nasdaq listed combustion and emissions control technology company in its underwritten follow-on public offering of common stock.°
  • Represented big data analytics and solutions provider in connection with its initial public offering.°
  • Represented Nasdaq listed combustion and emissions control technology company in its registered direct public offering.°
  • Represented power conversion clean technology company in its initial public offering.°
  • Represented combustion and emissions control technology company 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