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David E. Brown

Alston & Bird LLP

Washington, DC, USA


David Brown is co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Corporate practice area, which includes its corporate, energy, finance, health care, real estate and public policy groups, and a partner in its Financial Services & Products Group, which he previously led. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities disclosure, and payment system and other technology transactions, with an emphasis on the financial services, real estate, technology and telecommunications industries. David has extensive experience in complex mergers and acquisitions, particularly transactions coupled with strategic relationships between the parties, and also represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities.  He has advised clients on hundreds of M&A transactions with an aggregate deal value of nearly $80 billion and securities transactions with a value in excess of $57 billion.

Recent examples of his experience include:

  • Counsel to a publicly traded telecommunications services provider in connection with its $1.0 billion sale to a private equity sponsor.
  • Counsel to a public retail center REIT in connection with its $2.5 billion merger with a NYSE-listed retail center REIT.
  • Counsel to a major wireless telecommunications provider in connection with the formation of an industry joint venture to provide payments-related services utilizing smartphone and near-field communication (NFC) technology.
  • Counsel to a regional bank holding company in connection with its $1.8 billion merger with a competitor to form one of the 25 largest banking organizations in the United States.
  • Counsel to an NYSE-listed health care REIT in connection with its $760 million sale to a competitor.
  • Counsel to a publicly traded telecommunications services provider in connection with its $2.6 billion sale to a major private equity sponsor.
  • Counsel to a mortgage REIT in connection with its acquisition of a mortgage originator and servicer.
  • Special securities counsel to a privately held media company in connection with its $3.5 billion sale of certain assets to another media company and two major private equity sponsors, and a simultaneous spin-off of unrelated businesses to its existing security holders.
  • Counsel to a major defense contractor in connection with multiple acquisitions of privately held engineering and technology companies.
  • Counsel to a major agricultural company in the defense of a hostile offer and proxy contest from, and eventual $1.1 billion negotiated sale to, a competitor.
  • Counsel to a major captive finance company in connection with its $25 billion U.S. medium term note program and $11 billion Euro medium term note programme.
  • Counsel to an NYSE-listed Swedish company in simultaneous public offerings of $235 million of common stock and $165 million of mandatory convertible equity units.
  • Counsel to numerous issuers in offerings of over $1.2 billion of optionally convertible debt securities, including forced conversions upon redemption, standby underwritings and related derivatives hedging arrangements.

Education

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1986

Princeton University, A.B., 1983

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

Georgia

Washington, D.C.

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