Clint Gage - Attorney Practicing Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Education

Michigan State University

B.A., Business Admnistration, 1992

Wayne State University Law School

J.D., 1995

Bar Admission

Florida

Illinois

Michigan

Clint J. Gage

Member

Overview

Mr. Gage, a Member at Dickinson Wright, focuses his practice on corporate securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, corporate governance, '34 Act reporting and general corporate matters. He also has extensive experience representing financial institutions in commercial loan transactions and workouts.

Prominent Assignments

Represented an ecommerce product, photography and creative content services company in a $60 million sale of a 51% equity interest to a private equity fund

Represented the special committee of the board of directors of a publicly held transportation company in a $56 million going private merger with a private equity fund

Represented a privately held substance abuse treatment center in the $36 million sale of its assets to a strategic buyer

Represented a publicly held transportation company in a $150 million private placement of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Warrants to a private equity fund in a change of control transaction, a $17 million strategic acquisition of the assets of a competing company, an up listing onto the NYSE Amex Equities Exchange, and '34 Act periodic reporting

Represented the financial services arm of a domestic automobile manufacturer in the purchase of $800 million of asset backed notes of an automobile rental company. The transaction involved the negotiation of various complex documents, including a note purchase agreement, base indenture, indenture supplements, master collateral agency agreement, master vehicle lease agreement, and disposition agreement

Represented a publicly held waste management company in a $34 million cash-out merger into a Fortune 100 company

Represented a publicly held health care services company in the preparation of an underwriting agreement and registration statement in connection with a follow-on primary public offering, multiple private placements of equity and debt securities, the negotiation of an asset-based line of credit facility, and multiple corporate governance and ownership reporting issues

Representative Clients

  • Magnate Worldwide, LLC
  • BankUnited, N.A.
  • General Employment Enterprises, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Professional Bank
  • Singing Machine, Inc.
  • TransCard, LLC

Publications/Presentations

  • "R&A Guides Small Company Through Merger Into Comvest" -South Florida Daily Business Review (May 2013)
  • "Duo Helped in $180M Acquisition of Plantation-based Online Retailer" - South Florida Daily Business Review (2012)
  • "David Beats Goliath Again in Negotiating Stock Deal" - South Florida Daily Business Review (2011)
  • "Lawyer Helps XPO Logistics Get $150 Million in Equity Funding"- South Florida Daily Business Review (2011)
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Acknowledgements

  • Selected as a finalist for Top Dealmaker of the Year – Corporate Finance, by the South Florida Daily Business Review (March 2012)
  • Selected as the Dealmaker of the Week by the South Florida Daily Business Review (September 2011)