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Michael D. Bryan

Partner

Liberty Center
151 Meeting Street
Suite 600
Charleston, SC 29401
Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
mike.bryan@nelsonmullins.com
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Mike Bryan focuses his practice on a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, licensing, and debt and equity offerings. He advises clients in the agricultural and industrial biotechnology, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries. He regularly advises clients on matters related to corporate governance, securities law compliance and reporting requirements, stock exchange rules,...

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Mike Bryan focuses his practice on a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, licensing, and debt and equity offerings. He advises clients in the agricultural and industrial biotechnology, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries. He regularly advises clients on matters related to corporate governance, securities law compliance and reporting requirements, stock exchange rules, executive compensation, boards of directors, and compliance.

executive compensation, boards of directors, and compliance.

Mike Bryan focuses his practice on a wide variety of transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, licensing, and debt and equity offerings. He advises clients in the agricultural and industrial biotechnology, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries. He regularly advises clients on matters related to corporate governance, securities law compliance and reporting requirements, stock exchange rules,... executive compensation, boards of directors, and compliance.

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.

  • Represented an agricultural biotechnology company in its $760 million initial public offering
  • Represented a private company that is a leading developer of biotechnology-improved trees in its $70 million acquisition of three nursery and tree development businesses in the United States, New Zealand, and Australia
  • Represented a public agricultural biotechnology company in its $1.4 billion acquisition of a global seed business with operations in 29 countries
  • Represented a public agricultural biotechnology company in the spinoff of its chemical business with a market capitalization of $3 billion
  • Represented a public agricultural biotechnology company in its $435 million acquisition of a biotechnology and pharmaceutical research campus from a public pharmaceutical company
  • Represented a private equity investor in its $604 million acquisition of a life insurance company
  • Represented a public company in connection with a Government Accounting Office investigation related to product pricing in the United States and Argentina
  • Represented a nonprofit hospital system in connection with multiple bond financings totaling more than $400 million
  • Represented a public company in its $2.5 billion leveraged recapitalization involving a $1.1 billion note offering and a self-tender offer
  • Represented a public company in its $140 million divestiture of its retail sales and finance businesses
  • Represented a public company in its $60 million acquisition of an industrial manufacturing business
  • Represented a public company in its $85 million acquisition of a vitamin and supplement manufacturing business
  • Represented a public company in its $157 million divestiture of an industrial division
  • Represented a German public company in its $40 million acquisition of a warehouse systems business from a French company
  • Represented a German public company in its minority investment in a Chinese manufacturing company

Previous Professional Experience

  • Partner, corporate, securities, and mergers and acquisitions practice at an international law firm (2013-2019)
  • Partner, corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions practice, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (2003-2013)
  • Associate General Counsel, Monsanto Company (1997-2003)

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, JD (1983)
  • University of Kentucky, BBA, Finance (1980)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Texas

Practice Areas

  • American Bar Association
  • Society for Corporate Governance, Advisory Committee, Southeastern Chapter
  • SCBIO, Chairman’s Circle and CEO Roundtable
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Council for Entrepreneurial Development
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States
  • Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina, Coastal Advisory Board
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