Burns & Levinson has been named a finalist in the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards in five categories including Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (over $100MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($100MM-$250MM), M&A Deal of the Year ($100MM-$250MM), Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (under $100MM) and Corporate Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM-$100MM). The M&A Advisor Awards recognize the leading dealmakers, firms and transactions, and the winners will be announced on November 6, 2018 in New York City.
Burns was named a finalist in the Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (over $100MM), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($100MM-$250MM) and M&A Deal of the Year ($100MM-$250MM) categories for its representation of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC, a leading private equity firm, in its acquisition of Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., one of the largest franchisees in the quick lube business and the largest operator of Jiffy Lube service centers with approximately 523 locations in 26 states. The Burns deal team was led by senior partner and Business Law chair Frank A. Segall and partner Mark Manning.
Burns was named a finalist in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (under $100MM) and Corporate Strategic Deal of the Year ($50MM-$100MM) categories for its representation of Harvard Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq :HBIO ), a global developer and manufacturer of solutions to advance life science research, in its $70 million acquisition of Data Sciences International, Inc. (DSI). Simultaneously, Burns represented Harvard Bioscience in the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Denville Scientific, Inc. to Thomas Scientific, LLC – a critical path transaction that provided Harvard Bioscience with the cash needed to complete the DSI deal. In conjunction with the acquisition and sale, Burns also secured Harvard Bioscience's credit facility – including a $64 million term loan and a $25 million revolving line of credit. The Burns deal and financing team was led by partner and Business Law co-chair Josef Volman and partner Chad Porter.
With a practical, business-minded approach, Burns & Levinson is focused on sophisticated, partner-led, cost-effective representation of middle-market buyers and sellers in a range of transactions. Whether it's a $1 million add-on, a $100 million acquisition or a $500 million exit, Burns brings cutting-edge solutions and strategies to clients' legal and business issues.