Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Scott Allen

Scott L. Allen

Partner
Phone: 404.504.7743
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Scott L. Allen is partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practices.  His practice focuses primarily on representing clients in middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.  Mr. Allen regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as venture capital-backed and founder and family-owned businesses, in a wide range of corporate matters, including platform acquisitions, bolt-on acquisitions, sell-side transactions and debt and equity financings.  For many of his clients, he also serves as outside general counsel, providing legal support across the organization and coordinating legal advice from other skilled attorneys within the firm.

Mr. Allen has represented companies in numerous industries, including technology and technology-enabled business services, business process outsourcing, medical devices, manufacturing, consumer products, real estate, hospitality and alternative energy.

Mr. Allen is a frequent speaker on corporate law, M&A, private equity and debt financing topics for continued legal education programs, trade association events and related conferences. He has been recognized as a leading corporate attorney through his selection as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, published by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazines on numerous occasions.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of private equity firm in a $210 million platform acquisition of a cloud-based archiving solution business and related senior and mezzanine acquisition financing.
  • Representation of strategic acquirer in a $150 million acquisition of a digital media and advertising business.
  • Representation of a hotel management company in a $100 million sell-side transaction.
  • Representation of financial technology company and founder in a $80 million majority recapitalization.
  • Representation of founders and management team of a healthcare IT company in a $90 million sell-side transaction to a private equity firm.
  • Representation of private equity firm in a $25 million platform acquisition of a SaaS based web content management company. 
  • Representation of private equity firm in $45 million acquisition of an identity management software company.
  • Numerous domestic and international bolt-on acquisitions totaling $50 million for private equity sponsored technology company and related senior and mezzanine acquisition financing.
  • Representation of a private equity firm in a series of roll-up transactions of several practice management software companies involving an aggregate purchase price of over $65 million, including credit support for such transactions and subsequent leveraged dividend recap.
  • Representation of a leading “smart-grid” technology company in a strategic sale in excess of $100 million.
  • Representation of a cloud-based storage company in a $25 million growth equity round and subsequent senior and mezzanine debt financings and bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Representation of a data analytics company in multiple rounds of venture capital funding (in excess of $75 million), senior and mezzanine debt financings and bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Representation of a clean-tech/waste-to-resource company in multiple rounds of venture capital funding (in excess of $100 million), debt transactions and bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Representation of a marketing technology company in multiple rounds of venture capital funding (in excess of $100 million), senior and mezzanine debt transactions and bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Representation of a revenue management software company in a $35 million growth equity transaction.
  • Representation of a venture capital fund in numerous debt and equity investments in multiple portfolio companies totaling in excess of $50 million.
  • Representation of a non-listed public REIT in its acquisition by an NYSE listed REIT in a transaction valued at $11.2 billion and a resulting enterprise value of $21.5 billion.
  • Representation of a non-listed public REIT in its acquisition by an NYSE listed REIT in a transaction valued at $3.1 billion transaction.
  • Representation of solar developer in numerous project finance transactions.

Accolades

  • Selected as Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazines, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014 - 2015
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Atlanta (Director and Vice President, Strategy)
  • Technology Association of Georgia (Member)
  • Technology Executives Roundtable (Member)
  • Atlanta CEO Council (Member)
  • Southeastern Medical Device Association (General Counsel and Member) 

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