Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc’s Acquisition of Hometown Bancshares, Inc.

Legal representation in the transaction included Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP for the Company and Stinson Leonard Street LLP for Hometown. Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED), the holding company for Guaranty Bank, completed the acquisition of Carthage, Missouri-based Hometown Bancshares, Inc., the parent of Hometown Bank, National Association. As a result of the transaction, […]

Homology Medicines, Inc.’s $165 Million Initial Public Offering

Shearman & Sterling advised the underwriters of Homology Medicines, Inc.’s initial public offering of 10,350,000 shares of common stock (including 1,350,000 shares purchased by the underwriters pursuant to their option to purchase additional shares) at a public offering price of $16 per share, resulting in gross proceeds to the company of approximately $165.6 million. The […]

ITCTransmission’ $225 Million Mortgage Bonds Offering

Simpson Thacher recently represented International Transmission Company (“ITCTransmission”), a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp. (“ITC”), in connection with ITCTransmission’s issuance of $225 million aggregate principal amount of its 4% First Mortgage Bonds, Series G due 2053 in a private placement. The offering closed on March 29, 2018. ITC is the largest independent electricity […]

Pairwise Plants’s $100 Million Partnerhsip agreement with Monsanto Company

Smith Anderson advised Pairwise Plants on the transaction Pairwise Plants has partnered with Monsanto Company, a publicly traded U.S.-headquartered multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, to advance agriculture research by leveraging gene editing technology. This strategic alliance is anticipated to bring long overdue solutions to help farmers produce healthier harvests and better conserve natural resources. […]

The EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH, et al, Petitioners, v. The EPISCOPAL CHURCH, et al., Respondents

Vinson & Elkins has secured a crucial appellate victory in a landmark battle for control over the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and more than $100 million worth of historic church property. The dispute, which is the largest church property case in Texas history, concerns the First Amendment’s impact on state property laws and has […]

Host Hotels & Resorts $1 Billion Acquisition of Three Iconic Hyatt Managed Hotels

Arnold & Porter advised Host Hotels & Resorts on the deal The sale includes the 301-room beachfront Andaz resort in Wailea, Maui; the 668-room Grand Hyatt hotel near Union Square in San Francisco, California; and a 454-room Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. The hotels will continue to be managed […]

Sunnova Energy Corporation’s $100 Million Equity Financing Investment with Quantum Strategic Partners

Baker Botts Represents Sunnova Energy Corporation on the transaction Sunnova Energy Corporation, the leading privately held U.S. residential solar + battery storage service provider, has closed a $100 million equity investment with Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd. (“QSP”), a private investment vehicle advised by Soros Fund Management LLC that focuses on long-duration investments globally. Since its […]

Symbiotix Biotherapies’s exclusive license agreement with Harvard University

Choate recently represented Symbiotix Biotherapies, Inc. (Symbiotix), a pioneering venture-backed biotechnology company developing novel molecular therapeutics derived from the human microbiome, in negotiating its exclusive license agreement with Harvard University. Under the agreement, Symbiotix gains access to a portfolio of intellectual property developed in the laboratory of Dennis Kasper, M.D., William Ellery Channing Professor of […]

Vista Equity Partners’ Investment in YouEarnedIt

Vinson & Elkins advised YouEarnedIt, Inc. on the deal YouEarnedIt has received a strategic investment from Vista Equity Partners, in addition to investments from its previous investors, Ridge Ventures and Silverton Partners. Vista is a leading, global investment firm focused exclusively on software, data, and technology-enabled companies. The investment in YouEarnedIt comes from Vista’s Endeavor […]