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Rick Giovannelli

Represented the owners of Peak Global Holdings, LLC d/b/a Big Rock Sports in connection with a growth capital funding. Big Rock is the premier sporting goods distributor in North America, focusing on firearms, ammunition, fishing, marine, and camping products and spanning operations in both the United States and Canada.
Represented Wells Fargo Corporation in numerous transactions, including the pending disposition of its Global Funds Services Business.
Represented five of the largest U.S. commercial banks, Capital One, Fifth Third, PNC, TD, and Wells Fargo, on their strategic investment in Transactis, a leading provider of electronic billing and payment solutions headquartered in New York City.
Represented Red Ventures, a leading digital marketing services company, in its strategic investment in Ampush, an industry-leading provider of native in-feed mobile advertising on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Represented A1G Cheesehead Holdings, LLC in its leveraged acquisition of Allied 100 Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries from Thompson Street Capital Partners. Allied 100 is a distributor of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and ancillary parts and accessories, as well as a proprietary, SaaS-based medical direction software solution
Represented Plexus Capital, a middle-market institutional investor, in numerous transactions, including its structured debt and equity financing of Scivation, a manufacturer of exercise supplements.
Represented a clearXchange, LLC leading peer-to-peer payment services company in connection with its formation as a joint venture between leading national banks, and its ongoing operations as primary outside counsel.
Represented CapitalSouth Growth Fund, in numerous transactions, including its leveraged acquisition of Stride Tools Holdings, LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio based manufacturer and designer of specialty hand tools for the HVAC and other industries.
Represented mezzanine debt fund in the financing of more than twenty companies in the telecommunications, media and tech-enabled business services industries.
Represented private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners in its leveraged acquisition, investments in and ultimate sale of Hometown Urgent Care, an operator of urgent care clinics in the Midwest.
Represented Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates in numerous strategic transactions, including the spin out of its private equity business via a secondary transfer of portfolio company interests.
Represented private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners in its majority investment in Gallus Biopharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer of biologics products for biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
Represented lead equity sponsors in the acquisition of a national group of insurance companies and the subsequent initial public offering for that company.
Represented national bank in its strategic debt and equity finance of a commercial mortgage servicing software company.
Represented private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners in its acquisition, ownership and ultimate sale of Aurora Parts and Equipment, a distributor aftermarket semi-trailer parts and accessories, which utilizes a proprietary web-based customer interface to facilitate ordering and inventory management.
Represented Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. in several transactions, including its acquisition of Late July Snacks, a leading manufacturer of better-for-you organic and non-GMO snacks.
Represented Xerox Corporation in several transactions, including its $225 million acquisition of ISG Holdings, Inc. (Stratacare), a leading provider of workers’ compensation medical bill review and clinical care services.
Represented Garmin in connection with its acquisition of a division of a fintech company relating to the payments technology used in Garmin wearable devices.
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