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Lauren W. Anderson

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Lauren W. Anderson concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions.

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Merger of public and private health care companies with initial price of $40 million and additional earnouts of up to $25 million.
Recent private placement transactions include representing issuers in independent film, financial consulting, commercial real estate and manufacturing industries.
Local counsel to public company regarding $150 million line of credit.

Professional Biography

Overview

Lauren W. Anderson concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Anderson's experience includes venture capital, private placements, mezzanine and other equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, initial public and secondary offerings, and operational contracts. She is also a member of the Firm's Emerging Company and Behavioral Health teams. Before joining Baker Donelson, Ms. Anderson was a shareholder at a Nashville law firm, a solo practitioner focusing on private offerings and start-up ventures, and general counsel to Superior Renal Care, Inc.

Recent private placement, private equity and venture capital transactions include representing issuers in behavioral health, financial consulting, commercial real estate and manufacturing industries. Debt financing transactions have involved representing businesses in health care, manufacturing, technology and other sectors. Recent merger and acquisition activity has been in such industries as medical devices, technology services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Ms. Anderson regularly advises corporate boards as to fiduciary duties and other governance and compliance issues. She also served as local counsel to a public company regarding its $150 million line of credit, represented landowners regarding long-term leases with solar energy developers and operators, and prepared operating contracts for a 1 MW solar array at a Tennessee airport.

Ms. Anderson has been involved in various global business transactions with entities either formed or operating in such diverse locales as Germany, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, Dubai, Japan, Italy, China and the Netherlands.

Representative Matters
  • Merger of public and private health care companies with initial price of $40 million and additional earnouts of up to $25 million.
  • Recent private placement transactions include representing issuers in independent film, financial consulting, commercial real estate and manufacturing industries.
  • Local counsel to public company regarding $150 million line of credit.
  • Represented health care company in a corporate restructuring that included management re-shuffle, re-negotiation of debt, and sales of certain subsidiary operations.
  • Prepared operating contracts for a 1 MW solar array at Smyrna, Tennessee airport.

  • Represented solar manufacturer/installer in acquisition of multiple limited liability companies.
  • Local counsel for wireless communication operator in connection with a $250 million private placement of debt.
  • Represented borrower in multi-billion dollar lending arrangements with U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Lead counsel to an American company in the acquisition of a technology company based in the United Kingdom, valued in excess of $100 million.

  • Represented American engineering company in sale of stock to Italian conglomerate.
  • Business advisor to American manufacturer with operations based in China.
  • Local counsel to guarantor regarding an international lending transaction in excess of 600 million euros.

  • Represented health care borrower in $42.5 million private debt transaction.
  • Represented nationally known insurance company in an intellectual property analysis.
  • Represented publicly-traded restaurant company in connection with a subsidiary spin-off.
  • Represented seller in $33 million sale of registered investment advisor practice.

  • Represented various companies in creation, implementation and auditing of compliance programs.
  • Assisted in the formation and initial financing of multiple startup companies, including advising as to strategic development and incentive programs

  • Served as the government contracts counsel for the negotiation of an asset sale on behalf of two sister pharmaceutical companies. The purchaser was a buyer affiliated with and funded by a Chinese entity.  Assets sold consisted of realty and personalty in Kentucky and Puerto Rico, and purchase price, including tax credits and earnouts, equaled $36 million. Representation involved the assignment of contracts with state and federal government agencies, the negotiation of a novation agreement and other assignment agreements, and other regulatory and compliance matters.

  • $6.5 million merger of radiology companies.

  • Oversaw acquisition program of publicly-traded home health company which, at its peak, completed approximately 40 acquisitions annually.
  • Represented a family-owned timber company, as landlord, in the negotiation of a real estate option and lease with a solar developer.
  • Served as lead counsel to a provider of addiction treatment services in a debt financing transaction with an equity component, and in reorganization of the client's corporate structure.
  • Represented a behavioral health care company in amending its credit facility with a venture capital firm to achieve a $2.7 million term loan facility, a 17 percent increase.
  • Provided advice and counseling to a residential addiction treatment company on a loan used to finance the acquisition of real estate.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Business Organizations (2016 – 2019)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions (2013 – 2016)
  • Listed in The Clean Tech 100 (2013)
  • Former General Counsel, TenneSEIA, a statewide solar trade association
Community Involvement
  • Advisory Board of U-Kno Catering (2013)
  • Adjunct Professor, Belmont School of Business (2012 – 2013)
  • Past President and Director, Breakfast Club of Nashville (2008 – 2011)
  • Former Chair of Women on Boards Committee, CABLE
  • Former Director and Vice President of CABLE
  • Former Legal Advisor to CABLE
  • Habitat for Humanity, Living Waters and Faithworks volunteer
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