Edward B. Stevenson is the co-chair of CSG’s Corporate and Securities Group.
Ed’s broad corporate experience includes middle-market M&A transactions, equity and debt offerings, strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate finance and governance, corporate, LLC and partnership formations and reorganizations, business divorces, employment matters, shareholder relations and licensing and distribution transactions. His broad based experience encompasses a range of industries, including technology, food and beverage, consumer products, medical devices, apparel and advertising, as well as a wide variety of service industry companies.
Middle Market Transactions
Ed advises on a wide range of transactional matters for public and private companies spanning the entire corporate lifecycle – including start-ups, middle-market companies and multinational industry leaders. In 2014, he advised privately-held medical technology provider Small Bone Innovations in the $375 million sale of the company to Stryker Corporation; and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance in the acquisition of MyAssist, Inc. and Insure America LLC. Ed has also served as interim senior corporate counsel for Unilever United States, Inc. and in the past several years has represented Unilever in the sale and acquisition of numerous businesses, including the $215 million acquisition of Colgate-Palmolive's Colombian laundry detergent business.
Closely-Held and Family-Owned Businesses
Ed advises many closely-held and family-owned businesses, frequently serving as their de facto in-house counsel or as a supplement to their existing in-house legal capabilities. Ed’s practical insights help guide these companies through a range of day-to-day legal concerns, involving everything from operating and partnership agreements to credit facilities, employment matters and contractual arrangements with vendors, suppliers and distributors.
Private Funds and Independent Sponsors
Ed frequently advises private funds and independent sponsors and their portfolio companies in acquisitions and financing transactions. He provides a full-suite of legal services to fund and independent sponsors, including advice on structure, formation, operational matters, and securities law and regulatory compliance.