Overview

Kevin Christmas is a corporate services attorney in Holland & Knight's Charlotte office who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, financing matters, search fund investments and general corporate advisory work.

Mr. Christmas has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on the full life cycle of business issues, from company formation and capital raising to exit strategies. He serves a portfolio of clients across various industry sectors, including healthcare, life sciences, financial services, distribution, software, retail, manufacturing, and mining and minerals. Mr. Christmas' practice includes representation of private equity funds, family offices, search fund investors, entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses, and public and private companies.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Christmas was a business attorney for an international law firm, based in Charlotte, N.C.

Experience

  • Represented a pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization, in its sale to Nautic Partners LLC
  • Represented Domtar Corp. (NYSE: UFS) in connection with its acquisition of HDIS, a national direct-to-consumer provider of personal care products
  • Represented Pugh Oil Co. in its sale to Tenex Capital Partners
  • Represented a leading international tire distributor in connection with multiple strategic acquisitions and dispositions
  • Represented WSB & Co. LLC in its sale of Perimeter Security Systems to Electric Guard Dog LLC
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in connection with the sale of the leading provider of critical motorsports safety equipment
  • Represented a Charlotte, N.C.-based family investment office in connection with multiple merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and search fund investments
  • Represented an aggregates mining company in connection with the sale of its South Carolina-based mining operations
  • Represented a global minerals and materials group in its acquisition of a market leading mining company with operations throughout the United States and Mexico
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in connection with a debt-for-preferred equity exchange transaction with a Texas-based food processing company and the subsequent sale of substantially all of the company's assets
  • Represented a biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization in connection with its merger with a Japan-based joint venture
  • Represented a global biotherapeutics and biotechnology company in its acquisition of approximately 58 plasma collection centers and related assets from its largest supplier for cash and stock, as well as several follow-on acquisitions and supply agreements
  • Represented the purchasers of one of the nation's largest family-owned department store companies out of bankruptcy; the transaction won the M&A Advisor Turnaround Award for the Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($100 million and above)
  • Represented the shareholders of a leading financial services company in connection with a corporate restructuring and leveraged buyout transaction
  • Represented an international education company with operations in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East in connection with its sale to a London-based private equity fund
  • Represented an international provider of mobile data solutions in its acquisition of a U.S. provider of specialized mobile workforce solutions

Credentials

Education
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 USA, M&A/Corporate, 2016

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