People: Andrew R. Hough, Partner

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Andrew R. Hough

Partner

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6700
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Andrew Hough is a partner in the Corporate Department of the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Hough is an experienced corporate attorney handling general business matters, nationwide and internationally, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and outsourcing transactions. He represents financial sponsors and operating companies in an array of industries, including technology, communications, food and beverage, supply chain, health care and aviation.

Andrew Hough is a partner in the Corporate Department of the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Hough is an experienced corporate attorney handling general business matters, nationwide and internationally, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and outsourcing transactions. He represents financial sponsors and operating companies in an array of industries, including technology, communications, food and beverage, supply chain, health care and aviation.

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law (1996)

  • B.A., Georgetown University (1993)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Virginia

Representative Engagements

  • Appointed special assistant attorney general to represent the State of Georgia in obtaining more than $1 billion in information technology (IT) infrastructure and communications outsourced services from IBM and AT&T
  • Represented NYSE-listed automotive parts manufacturer in $120 million acquisition of a division of another NYSE-listed automotive parts manufacturer, and in its public offering of $67.9 million of common stock
  • Represented international airline catering company in its purchase of the assets of a mobile point-of-sale device company
  • Represented private equity fund in its acquisition of an IT managed services company
  • Represented IT consulting company in its acquisition of the assets of a software developer for the insurance industry
  • Represented NASDAQ-listed integrated telecommunications provider offering local and long distance services in its acquisition of a competitor local exchange carrier for $200 million of common stock
  • Represented venture capital fund in its investment in Series C preferred stock of a handheld technology company for the medical and health care industry
  • Represented health care venture capital fund in a $20 million investment in Series C preferred stock of a medical device company
  • Represented Fortune 50 consumer products company in a business process outsourcing of its indirect procurement
  • Represented Internet-based auto finance enabler in its sale of Series C preferred stock to venture capital funds
  • Represented NASDAQ-listed medical device company in its PIPE sale of common stock and warrants to existing and new institutional investors
  • Represented NASDAQ-listed communications company in its acquisition of a European-based fiber loop owner
  • Represented Blackstone Mezzanine Partners, L.P., an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, in its mezzanine finance investment in Great Lakes Transportation, LLC (which wholly owns the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Co., the Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company, The Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company, and Great Lake Fleet, Inc.) as part of a reorganization of Transtar, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of USX Corporation
  • Represented private equity fund in its purchase of the backend business of an entertainment agency
  • Represented affiliate of a NASDAQ-listed media company in its purchase of a controlling interest in an Atlanta FM radio station
  • Represented international airline catering company in sourcing its global MPLS data network
  • Represented business process outsourcing company in negotiation of master service agreements with major international airlines for outsourcing procurement and supply chain management functions
  • Represented online business-to-business fashion company in its placement of Series A preferred stock and bridge notes
  • Represented private equity-sponsored international airline supply chain management company in its acquisition of a United Kingdom software company
  • Formed and advised an offshore hedge fund that issued $50 million principal protected notes
  • Represented building side power supply provider in placement of bridge notes with warrants and its sale of Series B preferred stock
  • Represented electronic energy options exchange in its private placement of Series A preferred stock
  • Formed and advised a $150 million Section 3(c)(7) health care private equity fund
  • Formed and advised a Section 3(c)(1) parallel health care private equity fund for investors that are not "qualified purchasers"
  • Formed and advised an open-ended offshore fund of funds, a $100 million technology venture fund, a life sciences hedge fund, and a health care industry hedge fund

Presentations

  • Moderator and Keynote Panelist, Southeast Venture Conference (2011)