Cecil E. Martin III


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  • University of Pennsylvania, JD, Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, 1996
  • The College of William & Mary, BA, cum laude, 1993
  • Maryland

Director, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Executive Leadership Team, American Heart Association

Member-At-Large, Business Section of the Maryland Bar Association

Cecil is the office managing partner of the firm's Baltimore office. His transactional practice focuses on business combinations, energy transactions and regulation, corporate finance and securities law, in addition to a wide range of other legal services including project development, construction contracting, product and software licensing and distribution, strategic partnering and joint ventures. His industry focus includes energy, financial services and life sciences. Local and international companies, from emerging growth to Fortune 500, regularly rely on his advice and counsel.

Cecil is a member of the firm's recruiting committee and the McGuireWoods Council.

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Cecil E Martin III
T: +1 410 659 4419F: +1 410 659 4535500 East Pratt Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-3169
Mergers & Acquisitions

Representation of a private equity fund in the $1 billion acquisition of Textron's fluid and power division.

Representation of the seller in the auction and sale of 10 district energy heating and cooling companies in six states, representing 238 MW of combined electricity generating 10 million pounds of steam and 72,800 tons of chilled water, with a purchase price in excess of $400 million.

Representation of the sellers of a national immunoglobulin home infusion company to one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical services companies in a stock sale.

Representation of an educational textbook design and production company in the sale of substantially all of its assets.

Representation of a private equity fund in a $40,000,000 investment in Series E Preferred Shares issued to finance the acquisition of a municipal waste landfill.

Representation of a publicly traded contract research organization in its acquisition by reverse triangular merger of a regulatory/clinical consulting firm.

Representation of a publicly traded petroleum refiner and marketer in a going-private transaction.

Representation of a publicly traded voice-over-Internet protocol (VOIP) telecommunications company in its acquisition of a New York-based competitive local exchange carrier targeting niche immigrant markets.

Representation of a U.K. manufacturer of scholastic products in the divestiture of its U.S. business.

Representation of a commercial printer in a purchase transaction priced at $11 million plus an EBITDA-based earnout.

Representation of a building materials company in its acquisition of a fireplace products company.

Representation of a large materials handling equipment manufacturer in its acquisition of all of the assets of a manufacturer of environmental control equipment out of bankruptcy.

Financing and Project Development

Representation of Intralytix, Inc., a leader in bacteriophage technology, in connection with a $17.5 million equity investment by Lesaffre, a France-based manufacturer and marketer of innovative solutions for biotechnology.

Representation of the issuer in a $390 million leveraged lease financing of a 440MW lignite-fired power plant.

Representation of the developer in the financing and development of several landfill gas-to energy projects.

Representation of a solar developer in the development of two Maryland solar facilities.

Representation of the contractor in negotiating an approximately $180 million engineering, procurement and construction contract for power plant environmental control systems.

Representation of an issuer in equity financings aggregating several billion in the past five years.

Representation of investors in more than 30 Community Reinvestment Act investments throughout the United States.

Representation of the first biodiesel plant to receive its air permit to construct in the State of Maryland in a $6 million mixed debt and equity financing structured as a private placement.

Representation of a private equity fund in its $4 million loan to a wastewater treatment company.

Representation of a provider of senior secured equipment financing in its 144A private placement of approximately $46.5 million of common stock.

Representation of a publicly traded VOIP telecommunications company in its private equity financings (common and preferred stock PIPE transactions) aggregating approximately $10 million over two years.

Representation of an automobile finance company in acquisitions of portfolios of sub-prime receivables.

Representation of an Internet content management software developer in its $15 million offering pursuant to Regulation D of its Series B Preferred Stock.

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