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Lee Kiser

Associate

Poinsett Plaza
104 South Main Street
Suite 900
Greenville, SC 29601
lee.kiser@nelsonmullins.com

Lee Kiser focuses his practice on corporate securities, bank regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

Lee Kiser focuses his practice on corporate securities, bank regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

Lee Kiser focuses his practice on corporate securities, bank regulatory, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

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.

M&A Transaction Experience

Public Company Transactions

  • Public bank holding company, in its $1.7 billion merger with another public bank holding company in 2015
  • Public bank holding company, in its $1.4 billion merger with another public bank holding company in 2018
  • Public bank holding company, in its $360 million merger with another public bank holding company in 2018
  • Public bank holding company, in its $299 million merger with another public bank holding company in 2014
  • Private bank holding company, in the $223 million sale of a division to public bank holding company in 2015
  • Private lender, in its $100 million acquisition by Canadian public company
  • Public bank holding company, in its $41.1 million acquisition of private bank holding company in 2018
  • Public bank holding company, in its sale of $16 million in common stock and simultaneous self-tender offer for outstanding warrants in 2017
  • Public bank holding company, in its $11 million sale to public bank holding company in 2017
  • Public bank holding company, in its $7.9 million repurchase of shares from an activist investor in 2014

Private Company Transactions

  • Medical supply/distribution company, in its sale to private equity-backed buyer in 2018
  • U.S. subsidiary of Canadian general contractor, in sale to management in 2018
  • Private company turf management company, in the sale of a significant portion of its Southeastern U.S. franchise rights and related assets to strategic buyer in 2018
  • Accounting firm, in sale of payroll services division to public company payroll services provider in 2018
  • Private equity-backed municipal services company, in an add-on acquisition in 2017
  • Private hospice care provider, in its sale to private equity-backed buyer in 2017
  • Veterinarian hospital, in its sale to private equity-backed buyer in 2017
  • Two separate insurance companies, in their sales to private-equity backed buyers in 2017
  • Private company buyer, in its acquisition of mechanical engineering contractor in 2017
  • Private bank holding company, in its merger with another private bank holding company in 2017
  • Builder supply company, in its sale to private equity-backed buyer in 2016
  • Battery distributor, in its sale to strategic buyer in 2016
  • Manufacturing company, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to strategic buyer in 2016
  • Online sales company, in private placement of preferred equity in 2016
  • International air cargo logistics company, in its sale to private equity-backed buyer in 2016
  • Private company real estate lender, in its issuance of convertible debt to institutional investor, non-controlling equity investment from institutional investor, and multiple credit facilities from institutional lenders and debt funds
  • Children’s toy company, in private placement of preferred equity in 2015
  • Real estate investment company, in crowdfunded offering of equity in 2015
  • Private bank holding company, in its de-banking plan and sale of substantially all assets and transfer of all deposits of subsidiary bank to multiple buyers in 2015
  • Business services provider, in its acquisition of another business services provider and subordinated debt and equity co-investment from private equity investor in 2014
  • Business software consultancy, in its sale to U.S. subsidiary of Japanese public company in 2014
  • Venture capital fund, in multiple preferred stock investments in early-stage companies
  • Private oil and gas transport company, in its sale to strategic buyer in 2014

Previous Professional Experience

  • As a legal intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reviewed registration statements and periodic filings of reporting companies for securities law compliance
  • As a summer associate, assisted with various aspects of bank, real estate, and other corporate deals
  • As a law clerk to the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee of the South Carolina House of Representatives, summarized proposed legislation and wrote on constitutional issues facing proposed legislation for committee members

Educational Activities

  • Presbyterian College
    • Three Year Letterman, Football

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, magna cum laude (2013)
    • Executive Articles Editor, South Carolina Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Wig & Robe
    • CALI Awards for Excellence in the areas of corporate taxation, federal income taxation, and criminal procedure
  • Presbyterian College, BS, Business Administration, magna cum laude (2010)

Admissions

  • South Carolina

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