Bradley S. Austin


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  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, Managing Editor, Wake Forest Law Review, 2006
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Accounting, 1999
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, Business Administration, 1998
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Member, American Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Loaves & Fishes

Brad's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate finance and lending, and general corporate work. He regularly represents private equity funds, independent sponsors, family offices, and businesses by assisting with all aspects of structuring, financing, negotiation and consummation of business formations, acquisitions and dispositions. He also represents financial institutions, mezzanine lenders, equity providers, borrowers and issuers in connection with a variety of financing transactions including structured financings, revolving credit facilities, asset-based financings, syndicated loans and other credit facilities.

Brad’s transactional experience extends across various industries, including food and beverage, franchisee/franchisor, healthcare, consumer products, financial services, manufacturing, and technology, among others.

Brad leads the Firm’s regional independent sponsor roundtable group in the Southeast. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

While earning his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, Brad was a member of the Moot Court Board.

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Bradley S Austin
T: +1 704 373 8992F: +1 704 373 8840201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Represented private equity fund in the restructure and buy-out of controlling interest in joint venture and negotiation of complex multi-party licensing agreement concerning nationally branded merchandise.

Represented private equity fund in its divestiture of restaurant chain with owned and franchised locations throughout the southeastern U.S.

Represented private equity fund in its divestiture of engineering services provider.

Represented international public food service company in its divestiture of a business unit to a private equity fund.

Represented publicly traded manufacturing company in a debt restructuring to redeem $120 million of senior secured notes with proceeds of a first lien credit facility of $150 million and second lien credit facility of $30 million.

Represented publicly traded retailer in a refinancing of its existing $100 million credit facility.

Represented franchisee of national restaurant concept in acquisition of existing franchise business.

Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2015

Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Mergers and Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015, 2016

Moderator, "Pursuing Family Office and Other Alternative Equity Providers," 2018 Independent Sponsor Conference, October 3, 2018
Moderator, "Deal Trends and Outlook," Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update, November 2, 2017
Speaker, "Private Equity Trends and Updates," 11th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference; Healthcare Finance and Growth, October 11, 2016
Speaker, "Food and Beverage Deal Trends − The Investor's Perspective," Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update, May 10, 2016
Panelist, "Franchise Financing: What financing aspects are unique to restaurant and other franchising deals?," Deal Buzz Series, June 26, 2014
Panelist, "Reps and Warranties Insurance: What is it? How much does it cost? How can it help?," Deal Buzz Series, April 8, 2014