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J. Brennan Ryan

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
brennan.ryan@nelsonmullins.com

Brennan Ryan practices in the areas of banking law and corporate and securities law, with a focus on corporate finance related activities.

 

Brennan Ryan practices in the areas of banking law and corporate and securities law, with a focus on corporate finance related activities.

 

Brennan Ryan practices in the areas of banking law and corporate and securities law, with a focus on corporate finance related activities.

 

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Provides strategic counseling to clients ranging from “inflatable” charter and de novo banks, to start-up technology and services companies and billion dollar public entities
  • Services relate primarily to:
    • financial institution specialty capital activities
    • mergers and acquisitions
    • private capital financings (equity and debt)
    • public capital financings (equity and debt)
    • multi-company acquisition strategies for large corporate entities
  • Frequently speaks to groups regarding financing and strategic transactions in the financial services area
  • Quoted in national and local publications

Representative Transactions

  • Private/Public Capital Financings: M&A Transactions:
    • Represented issuers and investment bankers in more than 40 separate financial institution capital transactions (public and private) between 2003 and 2012 with total capital raised in excess of $2 billion (including experience in failed bank acquisitions and financings)
    • Bank equity raises of over $1 billion to finance purchases of failed/bank assets from FDIC
    • Software provider in $125 million equity recapitalization
    • Sale of internet media company in excess of $200 million
  • M&A Transactions:
    • Purchase of $2.7 billion bank in a bankruptcy 363 sale transaction
    • Sale of publicly traded company to financial firm for approximately $400 million
    • Represented a publicly traded company in acquisitions of chemical and coatings companies located in the United States
    • Represented interactive marketing firm sale to advertising agency holding company
    • Represented publicly traded U.K. company in acquisitions of five separate telecom software companies located throughout the world
    • Represented purchaser of certain assets of television channel by another channel
    • Sale of Facebook marketing and software services company to strategic acquirer

Previous Professional Experience

  • Previous affiliation with a Florida law firm

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, JD
  • University of Florida, BA
  • University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, MBA

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Michigan

Practice Areas

  • American Bar Association 
  • Community Bankers Association
  • Georgia Bankers Association
  • Michigan Bankers Association
  • Board of Directors, a venture-backed ATM service provider to the financial institutions industry
  • U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserves (1987 – 1995)

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