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Sheppard Mullin Represents Dress Barn Online, Aligned Telehealth, and Others in Recent Deals

November 15, 2019

Over the past few weeks, Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate practice has been busy closing a variety of deals and transactions:

  • Represented Sole Source Capital LLC, a private equity firm that targets investments in lower middle market companies, in its acquisition of a majority interest in Worldwide Produce, a leading distributor of fresh produce, dairy and specialty foods in California and Nevada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Will Chuchawat, included special counsel Jeff Kaye and Matt Baker. (October 25, 2019)
  • Represented Dress Barn Online, Inc. in its acquisition of  the intellectual property assets of Dress Barn, Inc. Dress Barn Online intends to operate as an ecommerce business under the Dress Barn brand and is a subsidiary of Retail Ecommerce Ventures LLC.  The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Will Chuchawat, included special counsel Ted Cohen and Howard Norber. (October 30, 2019)
  • Represented The Immigrant, the recently launched production company co-founded by Camila Jimenez and Silvana Aguirre who were behind “El Chapo” for Netflix and Univision, in a deal that involved Fremantle taking a 25% stake in the company. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Linda Michaelson, included partners Jerry Gumpel, Keith Gercken, Robb Klein, and Thomas Leo; registered foreign legal consultant Laura Nava; and attorneys Michelle Nielsen and Ethan Aronson. (October 31, 2019) 
  • Represented Molecular Products (a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners), a Pure Air Technologies company and leading manufacturer of advanced chemistry-based products serving the healthcare, defense and industrial markets, in its acquisition of The O.C. Lugo Co., Inc., a manufacturer of sodium chlorate-based chemical oxygen generators and a prime contractor for the United States Navy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Frank Bacelli, included partners Allison Fulton, Keith Gercken, Fatema Merchant, Jon Meyer, Olivier Theard, Keith Szeliga, and Carlo Van den Bosch; special counsel Rob Gorzelany, Sean Kirby, and Verity Rees; and associates Allen Babajanian, Sarah Blitz, John Crisp, Wes Fischer, and Katie Hull. (November 4, 2019)
  • Represented Aligned Telehealth in its acquisition by American Well. Aligned is a leading national provider of on-demand telepsychiatry consultations, with cutting edge solutions in behavioral health. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Will Chuchawat, included special counsel Jeff Kaye and associate Matt Shatzkes. (November 7, 2019)
  • Represented Samsung Group’s venture capital fund in an investment in Singapore fintech startup M-DAQ Pte. The investment will allow M-DAQ to expand in South Korea and beyond. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Will Chuchawat, included partner Yookyung Moon and associate Andrew Kreider. (November 10, 2019)
  • Represented The Mane Choice, a fast-growing brand serving the natural, textured haircare market, in its acquisition by MAV Beauty Brands, a high-growth global personal care company. Founded in 2013 by Courtney Adeleye, The Mane Choice's broad portfolio includes more than 100 SKUs consisting of shampoos, conditioners, hair growth vitamins, and other innovative treatments. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Will Chuchawat, included partners Jeff Kaye, Allison Fulton, and Keith Gercken; attorney Robin Bennett; special counsel Verity Rees; associate Paris Rebeil; and attorney Shane Killeen. (November 13, 2019)
  • Advised the underwriter in connection with a $10.5 million initial public offering of common stock of YayYo, Inc., a leading provider of vehicles to the rideshare industry, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Rideshare Car Rentals, LLC, bridging the gap between rideshare drivers needing a quality vehicle and rideshare companies that depend on attracting and keeping drivers with quality vehicles. The common stock is expected to begin trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market on November 13, 2019 under the symbol YAYO. The offering is expected to close on November 15, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. The Sheppard Mullin team included partners Richard Friedman and Andrea Cataneo; and associates Nazia Khan and Matthew Hayes. (November 13, 2019)
  • Advised the underwriter in connection with a $8.5 million initial public offering of common stock of CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company specializing in the development of novel treatments for brain tumors. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Richard Friedman, included partners Jing Liu and Allison Fulton; and associates Justin Anslow, Paul Chang, Ilona Wheat, and Theresa Thompson and summer associate Brett Uslaner. (November 13, 2019)
  • Represented The Starco Group, a collection of consumer and industrial chemical, personal care and food manufacturers that covers almost all consumer categories, in its acquisition of Blue Cross Laboratories, a leader in providing top quality health and beauty care and household cleaning products supplied to dollar stores, supermarkets, mass merchants and drug stores, as well as the wholesalers serving these customers. The Sheppard Mullin team, led by partner Will Chuchawat, included partner Jeff Kaye and associates Mat Baker and Joe Rebello. (November 14, 2019)