Chris Ronne counsels public and private companies, private equity, individual and institutional investors, and entrepreneurs in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings and strategic investments, and corporate governance matters. Chris has transactional experience across various industries, including biotechnology, life sciences and specialty pharmaceuticals, consumer products and retail, financial services and fintech, and technology and telecommunications. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Chris served as an attorney-advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and leverages that experience to advise clients with respect to the US federal securities laws and corporate governance matters.
While serving on the staff in the Division of Corporation Finance, Chris reviewed transactional and securities disclosures filed under the Securities Act of 1933, such as IPOs, follow-on offerings, spin-offs, and business combinations, as well as current and periodic reports by public companies filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Represented ImOn Communications, LLC, an Iowa-based telecommunications provider, in its sale to Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Represented Canadian-based Giampaolo Group Inc. in its cross-border acquisition of aluminum billet manufacturing company Ohio Valley Aluminum Company
Represented Atlantic Broadband, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc., in its $1.125 billion acquisition of WideOpenWest Inc.'s (WOW) broadband systems in Ohio
Represented Smart Wires Inc. in a series of related transactions, including a private placement of ordinary shares of Smart Wires Technology Ltd, a newly formed British Virgin Islands parent holding company (SWT), for aggregate proceeds of approximately $150 million, and the subsequent direct listing of Swedish depository receipts representing SWT ordinary shares on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market Exchange in Sweden
Represented Atlantic Broadband in its acquisition of Thames Valley Communications, a Connecticut-based telecommunications provider