LightBay Capital And Freeman Spogli’s Acquisition Of FASTSIGNS International


Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented FASTSIGNS International, Inc. (“FASTSIGNS”) as co-counsel, handling franchise and general corporate matters in its recently announced acquisition by private equity firms LightBay and Freeman Spogli & Co.

FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of over 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in 45 U.S. states and eight other countries including Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).

Greenberg Traurig team that represented FASTSIGNS as co-counsel was led by shareholder David W. Oppenheim (Picture) in New York. He was assisted by shareholders Nan B. Braley in Dallas and Timothy W. Bratcher in Atlanta. Also assisting were associates Shayla Friesen in Dallas, Kyle C. Lennox in Chicago, and Bethani R. Oppenheimer in Atlanta.

Involved fees earner: Nan Braley – Greenberg Traurig; Timothy Bratcher – Greenberg Traurig; Shayla Friesen – Greenberg Traurig; Kyle Lennox – Greenberg Traurig; Bethani Oppenheimer – Greenberg Traurig; David Oppenheim – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: FASTSIGNS International, Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti