Kevin S. Shmelzer combines his skills as a lawyer and his prior experience as a certified public accountant to address corporate and securities matters. Kevin advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies on structuring and negotiating complex business deals. In addition, Kevin works on global mergers and acquisitions (M&A), public and private debt and equity offerings (including IPOs), investments, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate governance, and general representations of public and private companies. He also has experience in roll-up, corporate carve-out and distressed transactions. He represents public and private clients in a number of fields, including the energy, technology, banking, life sciences, retail, utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, fintech, digital health, and sports industries.
In addition to serving as outside counsel for his clients, Kevin served as the acting general counsel of Taminco Global Chemical Corporation (acquired by Apollo Global Management on February 15, 2012 and, at such time, the company had $1.1 billion in revenues and 750 employees in 18 countries) from March 2012 to August 2012. Kevin managed all legal aspects of the company’s operations, including primary responsibility for corporate governance and board secretarial duties, strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, commercial matters, litigation and claims, financings, subsidiary management, intellectual property, purchasing, employment, sales, and marketing compliance matters.
Represented Rue Gilt Groupe (a privately held premier off-price e-commerce portfolio company) in the approximately $280 million investment from Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG)
Represented Lovell Minnick Partners in its acquisition of ATTOM Data Solutions, which delivers multisourced national property data including tax, deed, mortgage, and other information on more than 155 million US properties through its websites RealtyTrac.com, Homefacts.com, and HomeDisclosure.com
Represented Honeywell International Inc.'s pension fund in over 25 co-investments
Represented Lovell Minnick Partners in its significant minority investment in oneZero Financial Systems, a provider of software and technology solutions to the rapidly growing foreign exchange trading industry
Represented Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRHC) in the acquisition of PrescribeWellness, a cloud-based patient relationship management solutions company that facilitates collaboration between more than 10,000 pharmacies with patients, payers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies
Represented ShopRunner in its acquisition of Spring NYC, a mobile shopping destination where customers can discover new fashion items and buy them directly from their favorite brands in a single-cart experience
Represented Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. in a $94.9 million public offering of its common stock
Represented Fanatics, Inc. in the acquisition of VF Corporation’s (NYSE: VFC) Licensed Sports Group business, including the Majestic® brand, supplies apparel and fan wear through licensing agreements with U.S. and international professional sports leagues and teams
Represented Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. in connection with its $60 million initial public offering
Represented eBay Inc. in connection with its $925 million divestiture of its enterprise business to private equity firms Sterling Partners and Permira
Represented Cerecor Inc. in connection with its $26 million initial public offering
Represented Exelon Corporation in the sale of its interests in the Conemaugh and Keystone power plants to Arclight Capital Partners LLC
Represented Fanatics, Inc. in the acquisition of SportsMemorabilia.com
Represented ShopRunner in the sale of a minority stake to Alibaba Group Holding
Represented Pearson plc in the formation of the Penguin Random House joint venture, resulting in the largest English language publisher in the world.
Represented Unisyn Medical Technologies, a portfolio company of Galen Partners, in its disposition of its transactional business to GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric
Represented Dahlman Rose & Company, a research-driven privately held New York investment bank, in its sale to Cowen Group Inc.
Represented NuPathe Inc. in connection with its equity line with Aspire Capital pursuant to which Aspire Capital agreed to purchase up to $30 million of common stock
Represented Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Friendly’s Ice Cream
Represented GSI Commerce, Inc. in connection with its $2.4 billion acquisition by eBay Inc.
Represented GSI Commerce, Inc. in connection with its $277 million acquisition of Fanatics, Inc.
Represented NuPathe Inc. in connection with its $50 million initial public offering
Represented K-Tron International, Inc. in connection with its $435 million acquisition by Hillenbrand, Inc.
Represented Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. in the sale of its ownership position in five partner companies to Saints Capital for approximately $128 million
Lehigh University, 2000, B.S., Summa Cum Laude
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2005, J.D., Cum Laude
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: Private equity buyouts, The Legal 500 US (2020)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019, 2020)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Recommended, Finance - Capital Markets - Equity Offerings, The Legal 500 US (2017)