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Nathan N. Balint

Partner 
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
 
Tel:
407.419.8470
Fax:
407.843.6610
 
 

Nate Balint is a Partner in Akerman's Corporate Practice Group. His practice is focused on the purchase and sale sides of merger, acquisition, and leveraged buyout transactions, including the equity and debt arrangements associated with such deals. Nate has represented private equity funds, strategic acquirers, and entrepreneurs while working on transactions in a range of industries, including business services, retail and restaurants, technology, consumer products, education, and energy. Nate has represented VC and growth equity funds in the completion of early and growth stage investments. In connection with his M&A practice, Nate also handles general corporate representations and governance matters, often on behalf of private equity portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Akerman, Nate was a partner in the New York office of an international law firm, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and private equity representations.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of a US-based privately held provider of audiovisual systems and related services in connection with its simultaneous acquisition of 2 businesses, as well as related debt and equity financings. One of the acquired companies is based in the Mid-Atlantic region, and the other operates and is based in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of Old Time Pottery, a home décor chain with stores located throughout the U.S., from a group of equity holders.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in connection with a merger of equals by its portfolio company, a payment services provider, with a business led and controlled by a successful entrepreneur.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisition of a leading provider of metal recycling services.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund portfolio company in its add-on acquisition of the energy and water conservation products division of a competitor.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisition of a controlling interest in a jet engine MRO from the founder of the business.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in its sale of Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group to Sun Capital Partners.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisition of a water filtration consumer products business from the founders.
 
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Representation of the founder and controlling shareholder in the sale of a controlling interest in a logistics and e-commerce business to a consortium of private equity groups.
 
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Representation of an Australian operating company in the education, software and professional development business in the sale of its U.S.-based professional development operations to Weld North, an investment company which operates in partnership with KKR.
 
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Representation of one of the two private equity funds which jointly completed the approximately $90 million co-control acquisition of an industrial manufacturing division of a publicly-traded company.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund which was the largest investor in a consortium of private equity funds which completed a $780 million going-private acquisition of a provider of telecommunications hardware and software solutions.
 
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Representation of a multi-state cooperative in a merger to form a single national cooperative, which serves as the exclusive supply chain provider for all Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the continental United States.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $100 million+ sale of a Mexican restaurant-chain portfolio company to another private equity fund.
 
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Representation of majority stockholder in the $100 million+ merger of a leading online learning services business into a portfolio company of two private equity funds.
 
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Representation of publicly-traded waste management business in multiple $35 million+ divestitures of regional business units.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $175 million acquisition of a television production company from a consortium of stockholders.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in its $40 million+ acquisition of an energy business from the founders of the company.
 
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Representation of a private equity fund in its acquisition of 80+ Burger King franchises from a family-owned restaurant enterprise.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $55 million acquisition of convenience store and gas station chain from a publicly-traded Dutch company.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $160 million sale of a medical software company to a publicly-traded purchaser.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $115 million sale of a designer and manufacturer of running shoes and apparel to a publicly-traded purchaser.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $290 million acquisition of a fishing equipment and apparel manufacturer and distributor from a private family.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $100 million acquisition of an online travel company from a British travel company.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in its $150 million acquisition and roll up of three separate private label cookie and cracker businesses.
 
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Representation of entrepreneurs, shareholders, and private equity and venture capital fund clients in dozens of merger and acquisition and investment transactions valued between $5 million and $35 million.
 
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Representation of publicly-traded health care staffing and business services company in multiple acquisitions valued between $4 million and $75 million.
 
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Representation of private equity fund in connection with several leveraged buyout and venture capital co-investments into Florida-based companies, in industries including restaurants, biopharmaceuticals, mobile communications and technology.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2015-2017, Listed in Florida for Corporate Law
 
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Orlando Business Journal 2010, Recognized as one of the "40 Under 40"
 
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Orlando Business Journal 2012, Recognized as one of the "Most Influential Men" in Orlando
 
Published Works & Lectures
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ACG Orlando, Panelist, "Restaurant Industry & Deal-Making Trends: Central Florida Perspective," March 19, 2014
 
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ACG Florida Capital Connection, Panel Moderator, "M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets Update," 2013
 
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Akerman and ACC of Central Florida Legal Roundup: Recent Developments and Practice Applications, Presenter, "M&A Market Overview," 2012
 
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Akerman M&A Roundtable Series, Panelist, "M&A, Private Equity, and Capital Markets Update," Orlando, 2012
 
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Akerman M&A Roundtable Series, Panelist, Tampa, 2011
 
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Akerman M&A Roundtable Series, Speaker, "Legal Perspective on the State of the M&A Markets," 2010
 
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National Business Institute, Lecturer, "Mergers and Acquisitions Nuts and Bolts Seminar," 2010
 
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ACG Florida M&A Capital Connection, Speaker, "Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Deal Environment," 2009
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Maitland Art and History Museum, Board Member, 2012 - Present
 
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Association of Corporate Growth, Orlando Chapter, Board Member, 2010 - Present
 



Nathan N. Balint

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1999
B.A., University of Rochester, 1996; Economics/Political Science, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
New York
 
 
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