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Kristen E. Ferris has a broad-based corporate practice with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, and private equity and venture capital transactions. She represents public and private companies, as well as private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Kristen also advises clients on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance matters, and stock exchange listing requirements.
Represented Abeona Therapeutics Inc. in follow-on public offerings of common stock.
Represented Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of Qdoba Restaurant Corporation from Jack-in-a-Box, Inc.
Represented Agero, Inc. in its sale of its connected-vehicle business to Sirius XM Radio Inc. for $530 million in cash
Represented Blue Bell Mattress Company in a transaction involving a leveraged recapitalization and the acquisition of a 70% equity interest in Blue Bell by private equity firm Longroad Asset Management
Represented Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) in its $750 million sale of its cardiac surgery and vascular surgery businesses to Getinge
Represented Boston Scientific Corporation in its $425 million sale of its fluid management/venous access business to private equity firm Avista Capital Partners
Represented Boston Scientific Corporation in its acquisition of Remon Medical Technologies
Represented Brand Networks in a recapitalization transaction and the acquisition of an equity interest in Brand Networks by private equity investor AEA Investors LP
Represented private equity firm Bunker Hill Capital in its acquisitions of SunBriteTV LLC, Dyno Merchandise, and Hubbardton Forge
Represented CIBC as underwriter of the Constant Contact IPO
Represented Citi as underwriter of the $150 million IPO of Hicks Acquisition Company, Inc. ll, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Tom Hicks
Represented Kopin Corporation in its acquisition of NVIS, Inc. and in follow-on public offering of its common stock
Represented Leap Therapeutics, Inc. in follow-on public offering of its common stock
Represented Mercury Systems, Inc. (MCRY) in its acquisitions of LNX Corporation, KOR Electronics (including its Paragon Dynamics, Inc. subsidiary), and Micronetics, Inc. (NOIZ)
Represented Raytheon Corporation (RTN) in public debt offerings totaling $3.5 billion and nearly $3 billion in public debt repurchases and redemptions
Represented Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX) in its sale of $375 million of senior notes underwritten and sold in Rule 144A offering
Represented Waters Corporation in its acquisition of Thar Instruments Inc. and Blue Reference, Inc.
Represented private equity firm The Wicks Group of Companies in its sale of the Gordian Group, its acquisition of Northstar Travel Media and the subsequent acquisition by Northstar Travel Media of Thomas, Townsend and Kent Inc. (d/b/a Your Travel Insider)
Represented Vedantra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in debt and preferred stock offering
Awards and Affiliations
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association
Suffolk University Law School, 2005, J.D., cum laude