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Marc D. Mantell

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Marc’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law matters, primarily for companies engaged in the technology ecosystem. Marc represents private and public companies, investors, underwriters, and other parties in a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and debt financings.

He has extensive experience representing venture-backed and closely held companies and private equity firms in middle-market mergers and acquisitions transactions across a broad range of industries, including technology and software, medical device and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, and retail and consumer products. His experience includes strategic acquisitions and divestitures, private equity transactions, complex earn-out arrangements, cross-border deals, equity and debt financings, and recapitalizations.

Marc also routinely serves as a trusted advisor to both domestic and non US-based companies in the establishment of new businesses and the ongoing compliance with US corporate and securities laws and other regulations related to the entities’ inbound transactions and business goals.

Before joining Mintz, Marc practiced in the Boston office of an international law firm. Prior to practicing law, he taught history and government at a private school in Maine.

Education

  • University of Virginia (JD)
  • Williams College (BA, cum laude)

Experience

  • Boston Dynamics in its acquisition of Kinema Systems, a developer of deep-learning software and vision sensors 
  • Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE AM: CVRS) in common stock and preferred stock PIPE financings
  • LPL Financial (NASDAQ: LPLA) in its acquisition of AdvisoryWorld, a provider of digital solutions designed to help financial advisors attract and serve client assets 
  • Microbot Medical (NASDAQ: MBOT) in its reverse merger, going public transaction and several registered direct offerings
  • KD Pharma, a German-based Omega-3 producer, in its merger with Marine Ingredients, its investment in Nutriceutical Holdings and its acquisition of the Ocean Blue brand assets
  • Censa Pharmaceuticals in its strategic collaboration with Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTRX), which included an exclusive option for Retrophin to acquire Censa
  • JN Philips Auto Glass in a leveraged buyout by CenterOak Partners LLC
  • Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PIRS) in its reverse merger going-public transaction, and several subsequent public offering and PIPE financings
  • Feeney Brothers Utility Services in its merger with DDS Companies, a provider of utility, engineering and telecommunications services
  • C-4 Analytics, a digital marketing company, in its strategic partnership with BV Investment Partners
  • Seventh Generation, a household products company, in its sale to Unilever (NYSE: UL)
  • Greentech Media, an information services provider, in its sale to Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ: VRSK)
  • Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT) in its reverse merger with Catalyst Biosciences
  • True Office, an interactive learning and analytics company, in its sale to Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange
  • Emory University in its joint venture with two clinical diagnostic testing companies, Eurofins Genomic Clinical Diagnostics US Holdings, Inc. and EGL Genetic Diagnostics LLC
  • Allegro Diagnostics Corp in its sale to Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT)
  • Boston Dynamics, a robotics company, in its sale to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
  • Columbia Capital, in its strategic investment in IntelliBatt, a California-based battery backup and predictive services company
  • Vortex Medical, a medical device company, in its sale to AngioDynamics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGO)
  • Natural foods maker, FoodShouldTasteGood, in its sale to General Mills (NYSE: GIS)
  • Family owned distributor of personal grooming devices, The W.E. Bassett Company, in the acquisition   by Pacific World Corporation, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
  • Enanta Pharmaceuticals in its initial public offering

Recognition & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for M&A: Middle-Market (2017 – 2018)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star, Mergers & Acquisitions (2013 – 2015)

Involvement

  • Co-chair, Business Transactions Section, Boston Bar Association
  • Former Co-chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Subcommittee, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, America SCORES New England, a Boston nonprofit that provides youth soccer and literacy programs

Viewpoints

Viewpoint General
Read about holdings from the Delaware Supreme Court and Delaware Court of Chancery determining that directors’ emails and texts may be subject to inspection in Section 220 actions.
Viewpoint-Landing Mergers Acquisitions Mintz

Control of Third Party Claims

April 22, 2019 | Alert | By Marc Mantell, Matthew E. Maguire

Indemnification provisions in private company M&A contracts have received a lot of attention in recent years. These provisions are used to allocate risk among participants but there has been a lack of attention paid to another critical provision of these contracts. We highlight the frequency of certain provisions that shift control of these claims and examine the merits of various other approaches.
Viewpoint General

Preparing for an Exit: Selling Your Robotics Company

August 31, 2016 | Article | By Marc Mantell

Just as each warehouse logistics robot or copter-drone will utilize different technologies to address unique problems, each robotics company will follow a unique path to its eventual exit transaction. For those considering a company sale, there are several things you can focus on early in the process that can help give you the best chance of success.

An increasingly popular hedge fund strategy, commonly referred to as “appraisal arbitrage,” recently received a significant boost from the Delaware Court of Chancery.

News & Press

Smyths Toys Superstores completed its acquisition of Toys “R” Us’ businesses in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland following the parent company’s U.S. bankruptcy. The acquisition created the largest toy retailer in Europe.

Newton’s Marc Mantell Competes in SCORES Cup Soccer Event

August 7, 2017 | Wicked Local Newton - Newton TAB

Marc Mantell, a Mintz Member, was featured in a Wicked Local Newton article on his participation in the SCORES Cup corporate soccer tournament, which helped to raise $320,000 for America SCORES Boston.
Mintz attorneys represented Seventh Generation, Inc. in its recent sale to Unilever. Based in Vermont, Seventh Generation is a pioneer in corporate responsibility and sustainable product innovations, including plant-based detergents and household cleaners.
Member Marc Mantell authored this Xconomy, Inc. column about steps owners of robotics companies can take in advance of selling their business to advantageously position themselves for a smoother sales process when the time comes.
Mintz attorneys represented Greentech Media, Inc. in its sale to Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider. Greentech Media is an industry-leading information services provider for the next-generation electricity and renewables sector.

Using Earnouts to Find an Exit

February 1, 2014 | The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor

Mintz’s Marc Mantell co-authored this column discussing what sellers and sellers’ counsel should consider in terms of common drafting pitfalls while negotiating an earnout.

Events

Panelist
Apr
4
2019

Mergers & Acquisitions Conference

Boston Bar Association

Aloft Boston Seaport District, 401-403 D St, Boston, MA

Moderator
Jun
1
2018

6th Annual World Life Sciences Conference

International Bar Association

InterContinental Boston 510 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02210

Speaker
Sep
28
2017

Robotics Connect 2017

Cambridge Innovation Center

Venture Café, Cambridge, MA

Panelist
Apr
28
2015

2015 Spring Panel Event

Suffolk University Law School Business Law Association

Boston, MA

Speaker
Speaker
Oct
25
2011

Navigating the SEC’s New Whistleblower Bounty Rules

Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA