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David L. Forney

Strategic Joint Venture between WWE and Authentic Brands: Represented World Wrestling Entertainment (the WWE) in connection with a performance wear product joint venture between the WWE and Authentic Brands Group for the promotion and sale of the TapouT brand of athletic performance wear
Strategic Joint Venture between UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Midea: Represented UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. in connection with the formation of a distribution joint venture with Midea America, a subsidiary of Midea Group Co., Ltd., a public Chinese OEM, for the supply of both parties’ ductless HVAC systems through Carrier Corporation’s distribution network in North America
Strategic Joint Venture between Carrier Corporation and Bosch North America: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with the formation of a production joint venture with Robert Bosch Corporation for the manufacture of water sourced heat pumps for sale to supply chains of Carrier Corporation and Bosch Thermotechnology in North America
Strategic Global Alliance between PPG Industries and Kansai Paint: Represented PPG Industries in connection with a global alliance with Kansai Paint Corporation (a Japanese paint manufacturer) to supply automobile coatings from both participants to Japanese “transplant” auto manufacturers in North America, Europe and parts Asia.
Strategic Joint Venture between Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel and Severstal: Represented Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in connection with a production joint venture with Severstal to produce and supply metallurgical coke (used to make steel) from a coke battery in West Virginia to steel plants of both venture participants
Strategic Distribution Joint Venture between Carrier Corporation and WATSCO: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with the formation of a joint venture with WATSCO for the wholesale distribution of HVAC equipment at various locations in North America.
Strategic Joint Venture between Carrier Corporation and Russell Sigler: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Russell Sigler for the wholesale distribution of HVAC equipment in the south-western U.S.
Strategic Joint Venture between Carrier Corporation and Midlands Carrier Trasnsicold: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with a joint venture involving Reefer Systems, Inc. (Midlands Carrier Trasnsicold) to provide HVAC wholesale distribution in California.
Strategic Joint Venture Agreement among Three Major Competitors: Represented a world-wide OEM market leader in connection with a confidential joint venture among three major competitors to manufacture a primary OEM component from two facilities in Europe and one in the United States for the supply chains of all three competitors on both continents.
Strategic Joint Venture between Newbold Corporation and Addressograph Bartizan: Represented Newbold Corporation in connection with a Canadian joint venture with Addressograph Bartizan to manufacture and sell credit card machines in North America.
Strategic Joint Venture between Voest Alpine and Bethlehem Steel: Represented Voest Alpine Corporation in connection with a joint venture with Bethlehem Steel Corporation to provide heavy maintenance services to Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point, Maryland steel mill.
Strategic Joint venture between carrier Corporation and Scroll Technologies: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with a 50/50 scroll compressors manufacturing joint venture with Bristol Scroll Compressors
Sale of Patent Portfolio:  Represented the UTC Innovation Business Development Division in connection with the sale of a patent portfolio to Ballard Power Systems consisting of approximately 1,300 patents, patent applications and invention disclosures, and know-how primarily for proton exchange membrane fuel cell technology for civilian mobile applications combined with a strategic alliance arrangement led by a joint Advisory Council.
Sale of Explosion Protection Business: Represented UTC Fire & Security in connection with a complex “carve-out” sale from seven UTC affiliates to Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York private equity firm, of an industrial factory explosion protection business unit that had substantial operations located in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, and Germany.
Sale to The Washington Post Company: Represented UTC Fire & Security in connection with the sale to The Washington Post Company of Forney Corporation (no relation) (a maker of combustion equipment for power plants) located in the United States and Mexico with Asian affiliates.
Acquisition of NORESCO: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with the acquisition of NORESCO (a provider of facilities energy conservation services) from a group of private equity firms.
Sale of World Dryer Corporation: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with the sale of World Dryer Corporation (maker of electric hand dryers) to a private equity firm and management.
Chipwich: Represented the ownership group of Chipwich, maker of the first novelty ice cream product in the United States, in connection with its sale to Coolbrands and Integrated Brands.
Sale of Shenango Incorporated to DTE (Detroit Edison): Represented family ownership group of Shenango Incorporated in connection with the sale by merger of Shenango Incorporated (owner of a metallurgical coke battery in Pennsylvania) to DTE, an affiliate of Detroit Edison.
Sale of Mincorp and PBS Coals to Severstal: Represented the owners of Mincorp and PBS Coals (owners and operators of deep coal mines used for metallurgical coke) in connection with its sale to a Canadian affiliate of Severstal.
Mashuda Corporation sale to Mountain Top Excavation: Represented the founders of Mashuda Corporation (a highway construction company) in connection with its sale to Mountain Top Excavation
Acquisitions of Sensitech and FreightWatch: Represented Carrier Corporation in connection with the acquisition of Sensitech Corporation and a follow-on acquisition several years later of Freight Watch International (supply chain monitoring and logistics companies) from separate private equity firms.
United States Filter Corporation: Represented United States Filter Corporation (one of the world’s largest water filtration companies) over a six-year period in connection with its acquisition rollup of most of its water filtration and processing companies during its high growth years, including transactions with Permutit, Water Pro, Arrowhead, Polymetrics, Everpure, Jet-Tech, GeoPure, Ionpure, Davis Water, Membrolox, Kisko, Chester Engineers, Illinois Water Treatment, Smogless, Interlake Water Systems, Polymetrics, Utility Supply Group, and Zimpro.
CollegeGrad.com sale to Blackboard: Represented the founder of CollegeGrad.com (an information service for college grads) in connection with its sale to Blackboard and subsequent repurchase, resale and repurchase of CollegeGrad.com over a 15 year period.
Tele-Tracking Technologies: Represented Tele-Tracking Technologies over a seven-year period in connection with numerous acquisitions and restructuring transactions, including transactions with UPMC Pittsburgh Medical Center, Medhost, Hill-Rom, RadarFind, Spectrum Equity, and Net Health Systems.
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