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Haynes and Boone Advises Super D in Acquisition of Alliance Entertainment

A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised Super D, a global music wholesaler, in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor, from Platinum Equity and the Gores Group. >>



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The JOBS Act: The New “Crowdfunding” Exemption

One of the most innovative and exciting sections of the new Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) creates a new “crowdfunding” exemption from state and federal securities law registration. >>

An Overview of the New JOBS Act

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). The JOBS Act contains a number of provisions designed to assist small businesses and growing companies in obtaining capital, including modifying restrictions on making general solicitations when making a private offering, creating a new exemption from registration for “crowdfunding,” relaxing certain requirements for initial public offerings, and increasing the number of shareholders a company is permitted to have before it must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). >>



Doug Hansen

Associate

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Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2009, Executive Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Brigham Young University, 2006, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009

Languages

  • German
Doug Hansen

Doug Hansen is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the Richardson office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, specializing in the representation of technology-based companies. Doug has experience representing and advising clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financings, technology and commercial transactions, corporate formations, securities law matters, and general corporate issues.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented technology-based company in the acquisition of all of its outstanding stock by a foreign corporation for approximately $320 million in cash and stock.
  • Represented internet hosting provider in raising approximately $50 million in equity financing.
  • Represented global electronics market research company based in the United Kingdom in the sale of all of its shares to a U.S.-based public corporation for approximately $46 million.
  • Represented software company in the acquisition of all of its outstanding stock by a public corporation for approximately $20 million.
  • Represented public corporation in raising $18 million through a private offering of common stock.
  • Advise medical technology company regarding intellectual property licensing, commercial transactions, and general corporate matters.
  • Act as “outside general counsel” for companies without in-house legal counsel.
  • Advise healthcare organization with respect to intellectual property licensing agreements and other technology transactions.
  • Advise start-up companies with respect to business entity selection and corporate formation issues.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "The JOBS Act: The New 'Crowdfunding' Exemption," co-authored with David Oden, May 7, 2012.
  • "An Overview of the New JOBS Act," co-authored with David Oden, April 5, 2012.
  • "Entity Selection for Entrepreneurs," presentation given at the Alcatel-Lucent/AT&T University Entrepreneurial Workshop, September 30, 2011.

Selected Representative Experience


Sale of Layered Technologies to Datapipe
Represented managed hosting and cloud company Layered Technologies in its sale of the company to Datapipe, a global provider of cloud and managed services.

Sale of Finnish Subsidiary of Flowserve Corporation
Represented Flowserve Corporation as U.S. counsel in the sale of its subsidiary, Naval Oy, to the Finnish valve manufacturer, Vexve Oy, in a transaction that included the sale of its all-welded ball valve product line, a manufacturing facility located in Laitila, Finland and a service and support center located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC Acquisition
Represented Flowserve US Inc. in its acquisition of Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC d/b/a Innomag, a manufacturer of advanced sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps.

Template Drafting and Contract Negotiation
Worked with a leading provider of online health management software for hospitals and health care organizations. Identified and managed the risks of handling large amounts of personal health information. Drafted template documents for use with customers and third party vendors. Negotiated non-template agreements to ensure the proper privacy and data protections were in place. Assisted provider with ongoing compliance with changes to HIPAA and other privacy regulations governing the transfer of personal health information.

Alliance Acquisition
Represented CD Listening Bar, Inc. d/b/a Super D in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor.

Doedijns Acquires Logan Industries
Represented Doedijns International, a private equity-backed international manufacturer of hydraulic systems, in its acquisition of Logan Industries, a U.S. operation focused on oilfield equipment, in order to enter the U.S. market.

Layered Technologies Acquisition of NewWorldApps
Represented compliant hosting and cloud services provider in its acquisition of a compliant cloud hosting company servicing the government sector.

Layered Technologies, Inc. Secured Credit Facility and Organizational Restructure
Represented Layered Technologies, Inc. in connection with a secured facility with a private lender and a simultaneous restructuring of the borrower.

Acquisition of IMS Research
Represented IMS Group Holdings Ltd. in the sale of all of its shares to IHS Group Limited for approximately $46 million.

TAOS Combines with austriamicrosystems AG (SIX: AMS)
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. (TAOS), a leading optoelectronic solutions provider, combines with austriamicrosystems AG (SIX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog integrated circuits in a strategic transaction valued at $320 million for cash and stock of AMS.

Acquisition of B&B ARMR by Strait Lane Capital
Represented Integrated Security Systems, Inc., in the acquisition of the assets of its subsidiary, B&B ARMR, by Strait Lane Capital Partners.

Valtech SA Acquisition of Adea, Inc.
Represented Adea, Inc., a technology consultancy with global operations, in the acquisition of its assets by Valtech S.A.

Acquisition of GreenSoft Solutions, Inc.
Represented Layered Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of GreenSoft Solutions, Inc.

Acquisition of True Automation by LPS
Represented True Automation, Inc. in its sale to Lender Processing Services, Inc.

Acquisition of Infinity Resources, Inc.
Represented CD Listening Bar, Inc., an Internet-based distributor of entertainment media, in its acquisition of Infinity Resources, Inc.

Series A Preferred Stock Financing
Represented Wham! Inc. in the sale of approximately $4.5 million of its Series A Preferred Stock to certain venture capital firms and individuals.

Series I Preferred Stock Financing
Represented Layered Technologies, Inc. in the sale of approximately $50 million of its Series I Preferred Stock to certain private equity funds and individuals.

Online Publications

05/07/2012 - The JOBS Act: The New “Crowdfunding” Exemption
One of the most innovative and exciting sections of the new Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) creates a new “crowdfunding” exemption from state and federal securities law registration.

04/05/2012 - An Overview of the New JOBS Act
On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”). The JOBS Act contains a number of provisions designed to assist small businesses and growing companies in obtaining capital, including modifying restrictions on making general solicitations when making a private offering, creating a new exemption from registration for “crowdfunding,” relaxing certain requirements for initial public offerings, and increasing the number of shareholders a company is permitted to have before it must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).