David E. Wells focuses on advising public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. In the mergers and acquisition space, he has worked on a wide variety of transactions, including public company mergers, going-private transactions, strategic and financial investments and divestitures, public and private leveraged acquisitions and spin-offs, exchange offers, tender offers and hostile-takeovers and defenses. In the field of corporate finance, Mr. Wells routinely assists clients with public and private securities offerings including IPOs, registered direct offerings, secondary offerings, PIPEs, registered shelf offerings, and Regulation D and offshore offerings. David has received numerous awards for his securities and mergers and acquisitions work.
For many of his clients, he also provides advice regarding corporate governance, securities law compliance, securities exchange (NYSE, NASDAQ and OTC) compliance, director fiduciary duties and executive compensation, equity compensation plans, self-tender offers, stock repurchases and accelerated stock repurchase programs.
David has represented a wide variety of public and private clients, including those in the following industries: medical device, biologic, health care, telecommunication, hi-tech equipment and service, software, internet based retailers, alternative media, regulated and unregulated financial services, REITs, real estate development, private investment funds, alternative energy, poultry production, premium spirits and other brands, airport development and manufacturing and distribution. His clients have ranged from start-up operations to Fortune 500 companies.
His unique financial and legal background has assisted a number of small companies grow into large, established private or public companies.