Kenneth Sicklick corporate capital markets mergers acquisitions SEC compliance private equity restructuring lawyer attorney

Kenneth A. Sicklick

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Kenneth Sicklick corporate capital markets mergers acquisitions SEC compliance private equity restructuring lawyer attorney

Representative Matters

PIPE Investment

Represented a client in a PIPE investment in BowX Acquisition Corp., in connection with BowX executing a merger agreement with WeWork Inc.

Special Committee Representation in Going Private Transaction – China Distance Education

Represented the special committee of board of directors of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. in its sale via going private transaction.

Special Committee Representation in Going Private Transaction - Sogou

Representing the special committee of the board of directors of Sogou Inc. in its pending sale via going private transaction to a subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited.

Acquisition by AXA Investment Managers

Represented AXA Real Estate Investment Managers in its acquisition of Quadrant Real Estate Advisors.

Sale of Business to CBRE

Represented CB Richard Ellis-N.E. Partners, L.P. in its sale to CBRE Group, Inc.

Real Estate Partnerships

Representation of two individual family members in connection with their ownership of interests in dozens of real estate partnerships that own properties in New York and throughout the U.S.

Sale of Company

Representation of Hearts on Fire in connection with its strategic relationships, including the sale of the company to China’s largest jewelry retailer.

Management of Partnerships for Multi-Generational Real Estate Business

Representation of the manager of a multigenerational real estate family business that owns office buildings in New York City in the ongoing management of partnerships.

AXA IM Alts and its Affiliates in one of the Largest Industrial Portfolio Acquisitions of 2020

Representation of AXA IM Alts and its affiliates in one of the largest industrial portfolio acquisitions of 2020. The portfolio consists of 27 assets in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Central New Jersey, Dallas, South Florida, Southern New Jersey and Atlanta. In a significant step in its strategy to grow a U.S. wide logistics platform, AXA IM Alts, on behalf of clients and through a joint venture with Cabot Properties, Inc., acquired the 7,984,000 s/f portfolio for approximately $875 million, through a share purchase of a REIT previously managed by Cabot Properties. Representation included all matters related to property diligence, structuring, joint venture, purchase, financing, tax and environmental considerations of the property, including tax and structuring issues relating to cross-border investments.

Multi-Generational Real Estate Family Business

Representation of an individual family member in a second generation real estate family business that owns properties throughout New York.

Public Securities Offerings, SEC Filings and Other Corporate Advice

Representation of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. with respect to various matters including public securities offerings, SEC filings and general corporate advice.

AXA Joint Ventures

Representation of AXA in its joint venture acquisition of a 49% interest in an office building and in its joint venture as part of acquisition of a 630-unit multifamily community, among other matters.

Allianz Joint Venture with Major Owner and Developer of Retail Properties in NYC

Representation of Allianz Real Estate in a joint venture with a major owner and developer of retail properties in New York City.

Representation of Hallmark in Recapitalization of Crown Media Holdings, Inc.

Representation of Hallmark in the recapitalization of Crown Media Holdings, Inc., including the restructuring of more than $1.1B owed to Hallmark by Crown.

$1.374 Billion Acquisition

Representation of Dish Network Corp. in its $1.375B acquisition of TerreStar Networks, Inc.

Private Equity Fund Representation

Representation of various private equity funds in numerous investments, acquisitions and dispositions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, finance and technology.

Investor Representation

Representation of investors in multiple rounds of financing for FRX Polymers, Inc., a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of fire retardant plastics.