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Lou Spelios has a global transactions practice which focuses on buy-side mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.  Mr. Spelios' clients are public and private corporations, including private-equity-backed enterprises and private equity funds.   Mr. Spelios assists clients in negotiating and implementing these transactions, with the help of a team of other Bryan Cave specialists tailored for each transaction.  Mr. Spelios is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of mergers and acquisitions law. He also has been listed as a leading lawyer for mergers and acquisitions in Chambers USA.

Recent transactions include:

  • Acquisition of RPC Group PLC (LSE: RPC) by client Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) for $6.5 billion.
  • Acquisition of Avintiv, Inc. by client Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) for $2.45 billion.
  • Acquisition of AEP, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEPI) by client Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) for $765 million.
  • Acquisition of Clopay Plastics Products Company, Inc. from Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF) by client Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) for $475 million.
  • Acquisition of Laddawn, Inc. by client Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY)
  • Merger of Epiq Systems and client Document Technologies, LLC for $1 billion.
  • Recapitalization of client Document Technologies, LLC by OMERS Private Equity.
  • Sale of client Shaw Industries Group Inc.’s Spectra Contract Flooring division to Diverzify+ LLC, a portfolio company to ACON Investments.
  • Acquisition of the Legal Services Division of Merrill Corporation by client Document Technologies, LLC.
  • Sale of client Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A.'s (NASDAQ:ASPS) financial services business to Transworld Systems, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Equator, LLC by client Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ: ASPS) for $70 million, plus a potential $80 million earnout.
  • Acquisition of US Floors, Inc. by client Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Sale of client Terafina Inc. to NCR Corporation.
  • Sale of client Skinner auction house to Bonhams.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer (2022)
    • The Best Lawyers in America – Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2023)
    • Chambers USA, Georgia - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2011-2017)
    • BTI Client Service All-Star Team (2009, 2019)
    • Georgia Rising Star (2005-2007, 2009-2012)
    • Georgia Legal Elite (Corporate Law, 2006, 2008, 2016)
    • Alumni Council of Dartmouth College – President (2014-2015); President-Elect (2013-2014); Councilor, At-Large Seat, Southeast United States (2010-2013); Member, Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee (2013-2016); Chair, Alumni Liaison Committee to the Board of Trustees (2015-2016); Chair, Orientation Committee (2013-2014); Chair, Student Affairs Committee (2012-2013)
    • Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston—Member, Board of Directors (2016-present); Clerk (2020-present)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, Area Enrollment Director,  Metropolitan Boston, MA  (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College Fund Committee—Member (2016-2020)
    • Dartmouth College Class Officers Association – President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College Class Presidents Association - President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College, Class of 1995 - Head Agent (2015-present); President (2010-2015); 15th Reunion Chair (2010)
    • Dartmouth College Club Officers Association – Executive Committee (2008-2010)
    • Dartmouth Club of Georgia – Member, Board of Trustees (2010-2016); President (2005-2007), Vice-President (2003-2005); Young Alumni Chair (2001-2003)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, District Enrollment Director, Georgia (2007-2016)
    • Leadership Cobb – Class of 2009
    • Alumni Council of Dartmouth College – President (2014-2015); President-Elect (2013-2014); Councilor, At-Large Seat, Southeast United States (2010-2013); Member, Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee (2013-2016); Chair, Alumni Liaison Committee to the Board of Trustees (2015-2016); Chair, Orientation Committee (2013-2014); Chair, Student Affairs Committee (2012-2013)
    • Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston—Member, Board of Directors (2016-present); Clerk (2020-present)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, Area Enrollment Director,  Metropolitan Boston, MA  (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College Fund Committee—Member (2016-2020)
    • Dartmouth College Class Officers Association – President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College Class Presidents Association - President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College, Class of 1995 - Head Agent (2015-present); President (2010-2015); 15th Reunion Chair (2010)
    • Dartmouth College Club Officers Association – Executive Committee (2008-2010)
    • Dartmouth Club of Georgia – Member, Board of Trustees (2010-2016); President (2005-2007), Vice-President (2003-2005); Young Alumni Chair (2001-2003)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, District Enrollment Director, Georgia (2007-2016)
    • Leadership Cobb – Class of 2009
    • Dartmouth College, Class of 1995 - Head Agent (2015-present); President (2010-2015); 15th Reunion Chair (2010)
    • Dartmouth College Club Officers Association – Executive Committee (2008-2010)
    • Dartmouth Club of Georgia – Member, Board of Trustees (2010-2016); President (2005-2007), Vice-President (2003-2005); Young Alumni Chair (2001-2003)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, District Enrollment Director, Georgia (2007-2016)
    • Leadership Cobb – Class of 2009
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Professional Affiliations

    • State Bar of Georgia – Business Law Section, Chair (2016-2017)
    • State Bar of Georgia – Chair, 2015 Business Law Institute
    • State Bar of Georgia – Corporate Code Revision Committee, Secretary (2010-2016)
    • Member, Social Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter (2022 – present)
    • Member, C-Series Speaker’s Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter (2018-2021)
    • State Bar of Georgia – Corporate Code Revision Committee, Secretary (2010-2016)
    • Member, Social Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter (2022 – present)
    • Member, C-Series Speaker’s Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter (2018-2021)
    • Member, C-Series Speaker’s Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter (2018-2021)
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Speaking Engagements

  • “Is an ESOP Right for You?” Sponsored by Benefits Trust, Bryan Cave LLP, JP Morgan Securities, and Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., Seminar and Panel Discussion, Atlanta, GA, February 10, 2015