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Aaron Lang counsels clients in corporate transactions. He has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, representing public and private companies in domestic and international mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, dispositions and carve-out transactions, as well as private equity investments, reorganizations, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. In addition, Mr. Lang also provides counseling to startup companies, as well as institutional investors with respect to alternative investments. When approaching a transaction, Mr. Lang partners with his clients to understand their business concerns and objectives and makes these a priority throughout the course of the transaction.

Mr. Lang is also a Certified Public Accountant and, prior to joining the firm, practiced at a Big Four firm where he provided auditing, consulting and tax services to global corporations.

CLIENT STORIES

Aaron advised American Electric Power (AEP), one of the USA’s largest electricity producers, on the acquisition of a significant portfolio of operating wind farms and development projects spanning seven states. BCLP’s solution helped AEP get this $1.05 billion deal over the line and take a major step towards achieving its renewables goal.

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Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • New York University School of Law, Journal of Law & Business, Senior Production Editor, 2008 – 2009
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Professional Affiliations

    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York City Bar Association
    • Certified Public Accountant, State of California
    • New York City Bar Association
    • Certified Public Accountant, State of California
    • Certified Public Accountant, State of California
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Representative Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions:

Pharmaceuticals / Health Care

  • Elanco Animal Health (NYSE: ELAN) in its acquisition of Aratana Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics for dogs and cats.
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: MNK) in the following transactions:
    • Acquisition of Ocera Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OCRX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for orphan and other serious liver diseases with high unmet medical need.
    • Acquisition of a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of proprietary pharmaceuticals for neonatal and pediatric patient populations.
    • Sale of its intrathecal therapy business to a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited for $203 million.
    • Divestiture of its nuclear imaging business to a private equity backed portfolio company for $690 million.
    • Acquisition, and subsequent sale, of a global portfolio of commercial-stage topical hemostasis drugs.
  • Express Scripts in parallel divestitures of three significant business units.

Energy

  • Subsidiary of American Electric Power Company (NYSE: AEP) in its purchase from Sempra Energy of seven operating wind projects and a related battery storage project located in eight state, and all of its wind projects in development, for $551 million.
  • New Jersey Resources Corporation (NYSE: NJR) in its sale of its portfolio of five operating wind projects in five states for $227 million.
  • Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) in its acquisition of the Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine for $400 million.

Industrial and Consumer Products

  • Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) in the sale of its Demag® Mobile Cranes business for $215 million.
  • Energizer Holdings in its $340 million acquisition of a privately-held designer and marketer of automotive fragrance and appearance products.
  • Edgewell Personal Care (NYSE: EPC) in the divestiture of its industrial blades division to a private equity buyer.
  • Aderans Co. Ltd. in its $163.5 million acquisition of Hair Club, a leader in hair replacement services in North America.
  • Privately-held wholesale textbook distributor in sale to Barnes & Noble Education (NYSE: BNED) for $175 million.

Technology, Finance and Insurance

  • NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) in its acquisition of Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR), a behavioral analytics and cloud innovation company
  • Privately-held data analytics firm in its sale to a publicly-traded global media and technology company.
  • Foreign publicly-traded online outsourcing company in its acquisition of a privately-held financial technology firm.
  • Private equity backed holding insurance company in multiple roll-up acquisitions in the automotive finance and insurance industry.
  • Privately-held bank holding company in private placements aggregating over $150 million, and multiple public and private merger and acquisition transactions, culminating in a public merger-of-equals transaction creating one of the largest community banks headquartered in North Carolina.

Other Corporate Transactions:

  • Numerous start-up companies in the technology, media and medical devices industries in connection with structuring, corporate governance, capital raising and related matters.
  • Real estate joint venture in its acquisition of residential properties in New York City, as well as related capital raising, structuring and merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Real estate private equity firm in joint venture investment in residential and commercial property in New Jersey.
  • Family-owned real estate holdings in restructuring for estate planning purposes.
  • Privately-held subscription box service company in connection with simultaneous holding company restructuring, capital raise and refinancing.
  • Privately-held technology solution provider in connection with a restructuring, $200 million minority investment and $200 million financing.
  • Scientific publishing company in connection with various licensing transactions.