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Kevin Georgerian

Partner
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Virginia, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Automotive/Motor Vehicle
  • Consumer Products
  • Corporate

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive/Motor Vehicle
  • Consumer Products
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
  • International and Cross-Border Transactions
  • Latin America
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
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Profile

Kevin’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic corporate transactions.

A partner in the firm’s corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions group, Kevin assists clients in a wide variety of industries with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic corporate and commercial transactions (domestic, international and cross-border) and corporate governance and securities law matters.

Kevin’s mergers and acquisitions practice involves representing clients in company business unit acquisitions and divestitures of all types in the United States and internationally. Kevin has significant experience implementing carve-out acquisitions and divestitures, often involving complex and long-term post-closing licensing and commercial arrangements, and representing clients acquiring and divesting distressed businesses and companies.

Kevin also has extensive experience with other forms of strategic corporate and commercial transactions—frequently related to sourcing, developing and bringing new technologies and products to market—including joint ventures and minority investments and supply, contract manufacturing, licensing, development and distribution arrangements.

In addition to representing clients in completing corporate transactions, Kevin’s practice frequently involves managing and advising on legal and commercial aspects of ongoing long-term corporate and commercial arrangements, including helping to resolve disputes and enforce contract terms under such long-term arrangements, and post-closing obligations arising from merger and acquisition transactions.

Kevin has been fortunate to enjoy long-standing relationships involving numerous transactions with leading corporate clients including the companies identified below.

Relevant Experience

Representative Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the acquisition of axle housing and driveline shaft manufacturing operations from U.S. Manufacturing Corporation, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the sale of Dana Companies to Enstar Holdings (US) Inc.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield brands.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the acquisition of Magnum Gaskets®, a U.S.-based supplier of aftermarket gaskets and sealing products for automotive and commercial vehicle applications, from Modern Silicon Technologies Inc.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the sale of its equity in two joint ventures with Getrag.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in its Hawthorne Gardening Company subsidiary’s acquisition of a leading producer of liquid plant food products, growing media and accessories for hydroponic gardening.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in the acquisition of the consumer packaging business of Long Island Compost.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in its Hawthorne Gardening Company subsidiary’s acquisition of the food waste recycling and organic garden products business of Eco Scraps, Inc.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in the acquisition of Blossom, a manufacturer of smart irrigation controllers.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in the acquisition of PlantLink, a manufacturer of soil sensors and a smart water valve system for irrigation systems.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in the acquisition of numerous lawn and pest services businesses for its Scotts LawnService business.
  • Represented the Special Committee of Liberty Tax, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of the Buddy’s Home Furnishings business and related corporate restructuring transactions.
  • Represented Chenega Corporation in the acquisition of ADG Creative, a strategic communications and innovations agency that provides the Department of Defense, U.S. Intelligence Community and commercial clients with strategic and user experience solutions that address business, cultural and technology challenges.
  • Represented Chenega Corporation in the acquisition of Venturi, Inc., a provider of technical, programmatic and logistics support to the Missile Defense Agency, Department of the Army, Department of the Navy and other Government agencies.
  • Represented leading consumer food products company in the acquisition of largest refrigerated salsa business in the U.S., from California Creative Foods and subsequent sale of the refrigerated salsa business to a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners.
  • Represented publicly traded vehicle and industrial paint and coating manufacturer in multiple transactions including the acquisition of a paint-color matching software business, the sale of non-core technology assets and the acquisition of a liquid and powder refinish coating manufacturer and distributor.
  • Represented Grand Large Yachts in the acquisition of the business of Gunboat International.
  • Represented public New England electric utility in its sale to a leading Canadian energy company.

Representative Carve-Out Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the sale of its Structural Products Group to Metalsa, S.A. de C.V. The Structural Products group included operations at 10 facilities located in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil and Venezuela, as well as interests in a UK joint venture.
  • Represented Dana Corporation in the sale of its Engine Hard Parts business to Mahle GmbH. The Engine Hard Parts business consisted of 39 facilities in 10 countries and employed approximately 5,000 people.
  • Represented Dana Corporation in the sale of its Fluid Products Hose and Tubing business to Orhan Holding, A.S. The Fluid Products business consisted of facilities in France, Mexico, Slovakia, Spain, the U.K. and the United States, and employed approximately 1,800 people.
  • Represented Dana Corporation in the sale of its Coupled Products Fluid Routing business to Coupled Products LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of a unit of China’s Wanxiang Group.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the sale of its leisure, all-terrain and utility vehicle axle and differential business.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in the acquisition of the Tomcat® consumer rodent control business from Bell Laboratories, Inc. The transaction included the Tomcat consumer rodent control business, as well as a long-term partnership to bring innovative technologies to the consumer rodent control market.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in the sale of its Wild Bird Food business to Global Harvest Foods Ltd.
  • Represented publicly traded Fortune 500 company in the sale of its multinational Media and Entertainment Packaging division.

Representative International Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the acquisition of Nordresa Motors, Inc., a prominent Canadian based, integration and application engineering expert for the development and commercialization of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the acquisition of the Brazilian commercial vehicle steer axle systems and related forged components business of SIFCO S.A.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the sale of its Venezuelan operations, C.A. Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions Limited.
  • Represented Fortune 100 consumer products company in the acquisition of Colombia’s Protabaco Ltda. The transaction was terminated due to conditions attached to the approval provided by the Colombian competition authority.

Representative Minority Investment Transaction Experience

  • Represented Dana Incorporated in its lead investment and strategic partnership with Hyliion Inc., a Class 8 hybrid and full-electric propulsion system producer.
  • Represented parking space sensor technology start-up CivicSmart in Series A financing and acquisition of complementary parking meter business.
  • Represented strategic corporate client in multiple minority investments in oil & gas refining technology start-up companies.

Representative Joint Venture Transaction Experience

  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in minority economic investment in Bonnie Plants Inc., the largest and only national grower and supplier of quality vegetable and herb plants for consumers. Transaction included arrangements pursuant to which Scotts would provide exclusive marketing and R&D services arrangement to Bonnie.
  • Represented The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company in distribution partnership with SC Johnson.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the formation of the Dana TM4 joint-venture partnership with Hydro-Québec for the design, engineering and manufacturing of electric vehicle motors and inverters as well as certain add-on acquisitions by Dana TM4.
  • Represented Dana Incorporated in the restructuring of joint venture arrangements with Yulon Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Represented public government sponsored enterprise in the formation of a joint venture for the development and operation of a technology platform.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Education
BA, University of Richmond, 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive/Motor Vehicle
  • Consumer Products
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
  • International and Cross-Border Transactions
  • Latin America
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Regularly represent publicly-traded Fortune 500 global auto parts manufacturer in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions. Representative matters include:
    • Sale of global structural products group, including operations in Europe, North America and South America, to Mexican buyer for an aggregate purchase price of approximately U.S.$147M.
    • Sale of global engine hard parts business, including operations in Europe, North America and South America, to German buyer for an aggregate purchase price of approximately U.S.$97M.
    • Sale of Fluid Products Business, including operations in Europe, North America and South America, to Turkish and Chinese buyers for an aggregate purchase price of approximately U.S.$85M.
    • Sale of ATV and utility vehicle business.
    • Formation of long-term strategic relationship in Brazil involving multiple contractual arrangements.
    • Sale of joint venture ownership interests in German drivetrain joint venture for U.S.$138M.
  • Regularly represent publicly-traded Fortune 1000 global consumer lawn and garden products company in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions. Representative matters include:
    • Acquisition of leading consumer rodenticide business for approximately U.S.$60M.
    • Acquisition of plant food and control products business.
    • Structuring and formation of complex contractual joint venture relationship.
  • Recently represented Fortune 200 consumer products company in strategic, exclusive long-term supply arrangement in Latin America.
  • Represented Fortune 100 consumer products company in terminated U.S.$452M acquisition of Colombian target.
  • Represented leading food products company in acquisition of largest U.S. salsa company.
  • Represented public New England electric utility acquired by a leading Canadian energy company.


Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience
  • Client Choice Award, General Corporate–Virginia, International Law Office and Lexology USA & Canada, 2017
  • Named a Virginia “Super Lawyers Rising Star,” Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013-2017

Articles

  • With All the New Technologies Out There, Does Your IP Due Diligence Need an Upgrade?, The Licensing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, IPAA
  • Judgment Call: Cleaning up, The Deal Pipeline

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