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We have assisted BlueTarp Financial Inc., a leading provider of credit and transaction information services to the building materials industry, with numerous rounds of capital raising, including a $15 million Series D Convertible Preferred Stock issuance led by Long Ridge Equity Partners and including existing investors Trinity Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Flybridge Capital Partners. This was paired with an expansion of its senior secured working capital line of credit. We have also assisted BlueTarp with their related technology and retail financial regulatory needs.
On behalf of our client, the Markley Group, we successfully negotiated a $240 million syndicated bank financing package with TD Bank. Markley Group is New England's largest and longest operating multi-tenant, mission-critical telecommunications and data center facility.
Pierce Atwood served as lead counsel to Casella Waste Systems in its $47 million acquisition of waste disposal assets in western Massachusetts and Albany, New York from publicly traded Republic Waste and its affiliates.
Represented Brascan Corporation/Great Lakes Hydro America (publicly traded real estate and power generation company headquartered in Toronto) in the acquisition out of bankruptcy of paper mills in Maine from Great Northern Paper Company. $140 Million Acquisition of Paper Mills (Bankruptcy District of Maine)
We represented the Town of East Millinocket, Maine in its acquisition of the East Millinocket mill, the former Great Northern Paper Co. LLC mill site. The acquisition was the culmination of over a year and half of work by town leaders and a variety of agencies to buy the property.
We assisted Advantage Capital Partners in organizing and establishing a NMTC-based pooled loan fund under the federal and State of Maine new markets tax credit programs. Through the pooled loan, Advantage increased its investment power and positioned itself to help more business grow. We assisted with the subsequent $10 million debt, convertible debt, and equity investment in a veterinary pharmaceutical company. We also assisted with a $27 million investment in a manufacturer producing merchandise displays systems.
We helped Massachusetts and California based Advanced Cell Technology grow from an angel-backed start-up through several venture rounds and ultimately to a publicly traded platform. Advanced Cell Technology is one of the world’s leading companies commercializing stem cell cloning technologies. We helped Advanced Cell with multiple rounds of private and ultimately public capital raising, numerous joint ventures, technology transfer arrangements, licensing transactions, and management of their intellectual property assets.
Representation of Athens Energy and its sister company, Maine Woods Pellet Company, in connection with all aspects of the financing of a $38 million biomass electricity generation facility, including $31 million of new markets tax credit financing ($31 million of State of Maine allocation and $7.5 million of federal allocation) and the syndication of renewable energy investment tax credits (ITC).