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Richard S. Kaplan

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Richard Kaplan is a transactional corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and financing transactions. He frequently represents private equity funds in portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, as well as sellers of closely-held businesses.

Richard’s practice includes representing venture capital funds and issuers in private placement equity and debt securities offerings, as well as advising high net worth individuals making angel, syndicate and other private investments in start-up and early-stage companies. In addition, he represents employers and employees in executive employment negotiations and separation matters.

  • Representing a private equity fund in its sale of a controlling stake in a healthcare technology company to a private equity buyer. Approximate deal value: $1 billion.
  • Representing the founder in a sale of a privately held financial technology company. Approximate deal value:  $600-$700 million.
  • Representing a private equity fund in its acquisition of a daily newspaper and media company and its subsequent sale. Approximate deal value: $100-$200 million.
  • Representing the sellers of a medical publishing business to a strategic buyer. Approximate deal value:  $40 million.
  • Representing the sellers of a privately held furniture manufacturer to a private equity fund. Approximate deal value:  $100 million.
  • Representing a financial technology company in its issuance of approximately $250 million of preferred stock to two venture capital funds.
  • Representing the principals in a private equity fund spin-out from a global financial institution and formation of a stand-alone private equity fund.
  • Representing a private equity fund in its disposition of a business media portfolio company. Approximate deal value: $50-$100 million.
  • Representing a financial services company in its acquisition of a complementary business platform. Approximate deal value: $25-$50 million.
  • Representing a senior financial company executive in connection with his separation from one global financial institution and employment by another global financial institution
  • “Indemnification and Other Risk Allocation Provisions in Private Merger Transactions: Reassessing Best Practices after Delaware Chancery Court Opinion in Cigna Health,” Client Alert, May 14, 2015
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York