Joel V. Sestito, Rachel E. Mather and Olivia S. Ortiz joined Blank Rome’s real estate group in Chicago as partner, of counsel and associate, respectively. Sestito, Mather and Ortiz joined from Akerman.
Blank Rome opened a new office in Dallas, marking the firm’s 15th office overall and second in Texas. To open the new office, Blank Rome added seven attorneys with experience in the corporate, real estate and finance realms.
Sheherbano R. Mirza joined Blank Rome’s Chicago office as an associate in the finance, restructuring and bankruptcy practice group. Mirza concentrates her practice on representing financial institutions, lenders and funds on financing and restructuring matters.
Alliance Entertainment Holding and Adara Acquisition have completed the business combination which was approved at an extraordinary general meeting of Adara’s shareholders on Jan. 18, 2023.
Joseph M. Welch has joined Blank Rome’s Orange County office as a partner in the finance, restructuring and bankruptcy practice group.
Siena Lending Group and Great Rock Capital closed a $100 million senior secured credit facility with SkyWater Technology, a publicly traded company with a majority ownership by Oxbow Industries.
R. Colgate Selden joined Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the firm’s financial institutions litigation and regulatory compliance (FILARC) practice group.
QinetiQ entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Avantus Federal from NewSpring Holdings for an enterprise value of $590 million. Guggenheim Securities served as exclusive financial adviser to Avantus and NewSpring Holdings, and Baker Tilly provided financial due diligence expertise.
SSG Advisors acted as the investment banker to U.S. Tobacco Cooperative and its affiliates in the placement of exit financing pursuant to a confirmed Chapter 11 plan of reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of North Carolina, Raleigh Division.