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Andrew Ostapko

Associate

Andrew Ostapko is a member of Winstead’s Corporate, Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.  He focuses his practice on middle market mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, on entity formation and structure, including real estate joint venture agreements, and on private securities offerings.  He counsels private and public companies in a broad range of general corporate and commercial matters.  He also advises clients and their officers and directors on corporate governance and compliance procedures.

Representative Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented an insurance company in negotiating a contract for the strategic acquisition of its business for a purchase price in excess of $400 million
  • Represented a Taco Bell franchisee in the sale of dozens or restaurants to a private equity firm for a purchase price in excess of $100 million
  • Represented a sponsor in the acquisition of an industrial chemicals company and in subsequent strategic add-on transactions
  • Represented a sponsor in the acquisition of a louver and HVAC part manufacturer and in subsequent strategic add-on transactions
  • Represented a fiber installation business in a sale to a private equity firm
  • Represented a national property management company in a merger with a national competitor
  • Represented an internet-based oil and gas internet auction and sealed bid transaction service in the sale of its business to a private equity firm
  • Represented a regional medical imaging company in the strategic acquisition of its business by a national competitor for a purchase price in excess of $100 million
  • Represented a regional grocery store chain and distributor regarding the sale of a minority ownership interested to a foreign purchaser
  • Represented a publicly-traded U.S. airline regarding the disposition of hundreds of commercial aircraft, including MD 80s, B757s, B767s and A320s
  • Represented multiple industrial gas suppliers regarding the strategic acquisition of their businesses
  • Represented a towing logistics company regarding the strategic acquisition of its business
  • Represented a national insurance claim adjuster regarding a venture capitalist investment

Corporate Finance & Securities

  • Represented a commercial real estate investment fund and a private REIT regarding the private placement of $75 million in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Represented a commercial real estate investment fund and a private REIT regarding the private placement of $100 million in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and South Africa
  • Represented a private REIT regarding the placement of $125 million to assemble a portfolio of hotels
  • Represented a commercial real estate investment fund and two private REITs regarding the private placement of $100 million in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Gibraltar 
  • Represented a private equity fund regarding the private placement of $40 million to develop multifamily real estate
  • Represented a private natural gas and oil exploration company regarding a private placement to fund exploration of the Eagle Ford Shale
  • Represented a multifamily real estate investment company regarding a private placement to fund acquisitions along the East Coast
  • Represented clients in connection with private placements involving seed capital for multiple Texas craft breweries
  • Represented various real estate investment funds regarding federal and state securities compliance

Real Estate Joint Venture Matters

  • Represent sponsor in negotiation of joint venture agreements for the acquisition and development of data centers located in Pennsylvania and Ohio
  • Represent sponsor in negotiation of joint venture agreements for the acquisition of a data center located in Georgia

General Corporate and Commercial Matters

  • Represented several private middle market retail and manufacturing companies regarding a variety of commercial contracts with vendors, customers and consultants
  • Represented a national developer of multifamily real estate regarding a corporate restructuring of ownership in, and governance of, several private equity funds
  • Represented a publicly-traded U.S. airline regarding a variety of commercial contracts with vendors and strategic partners