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OVERVIEW

Kepten D. Carmichael
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7524

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Kepten D. Carmichael
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-231-7524

F 317-231-7433

As a deal lawyer focused on mergers and acquisitions, Kep Carmichael is appreciated for his practical and pragmatic strategies for negotiating and closing the full array of corporate transactions. Kep’s cooperative approach to problem-solving and negotiation allow him to focus on the end result without losing sight of his client’s specific priorities or alienating deal constituents.

OVERVIEW

Kepten D. Carmichael Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P : 317-231-7524

As a deal lawyer focused on mergers and acquisitions, Kep Carmichael is appreciated for his practical and pragmatic strategies for negotiating and closing the full array of corporate transactions. Kep’s cooperative approach to problem-solving and negotiation allow him to focus on the end result without losing sight of his client’s specific priorities or alienating deal constituents.

A trusted adviser who cares deeply about his client’s success, Kep advises on middle-market M&A, as well as a wide variety of other complex business transactions, including joint ventures, recapitalizations and venture capital investments. He regularly counsels businesses on corporate governance matters, licensing, and other technology transfer transactions. Kep also advises domestic companies involved in international acquisitions and dispositions, as well as international clients seeking to expand operations through acquisitions in the United States.

As the vice chair of the firm’s Corporate department, Kep strives to bring to each engagement the appropriate resources and skill necessary to efficiently and effectively solve the problems presented in each transaction. By treating every representation as distinct and with its own financial drivers and specific commercial objectives, Kep focuses on consistently designing viable solutions to the obstacles and problems inherent in closing each transaction.

Representing both buyers and sellers of businesses and commercial assets, Kep has advised on simple and sophisticated transactions that range in value from millions to hundreds of millions to more than $1 billion in value. Regardless of the size, complexity or scale of the deal, Kep is personally dedicated to the clients he serves, giving them the attention they need to succeed.

Prior to joining the firm, Kep worked as in-house counsel and director of regulatory compliance for the North American headquarters of an international company in the medical diagnostics industry. Based on his first-hand experience in tackling both the internal and external challenges facing businesses today, this experience helps Kep to better serve his clients with real, value-driven and practical guidance and advice.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board president, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter

EXPERIENCE
  • Advised family office concerning the formation of Series LLCs used to invest in private equity and operation and hedge funds including securities tax and risk compliance.
  • Barnes & Thornburg has represented a UK-based manufacturing conglomerate in a series of divestitures of some of its divisions and subsidiary companies. The transactions have allowed our client to consolidate its operations and focus on its core business.
  • Barnes & Thornburg has served as primary outside transaction counsel to a large automotive equipment manufacturer in connection with a series of development deals related to hybrid technologies and other next-generation products.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented a privately held client with interests in distribution and logistics in connection with the acquisition of majority control and recapitalization of a leading international provider of logistics services, including freight forwarding, supply chain management, turn-key contract warehousing and packaging design and fulfillment. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the acquired company has numerous domestic and international subsidiaries and branch offices.
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP represented Vectren Corporation, an NYSE listed energy holding company in the disposition of Vectren Source, its retail natural gas business to Direct Energy LLC. The transaction was valued at approximately $39 million plus additional working capital. Vectren noted that Source employees had built a solid brand with a growing customer base in three states.
  • Barnes & Thornburg represented a Canadian-based manufacturing company in its acquisition of one of its US-based suppliers. The transaction allowed our client to consolidate its supply chain and to establish a US manufacturing presence that will enhance its ability to serve its US customers.
  • Barnes & Thornburg represented an international life sciences corporation in its acquisition of a California-based life sciences company. The transaction allowed our client to secure long-term access to technology critical to the growth of a key subsidiary.
  • Barnes & Thornburg represented an international life sciences corporation in its acquisition of a Utah-based life sciences company that had previously supplied key raw materials to one of our client’s divisions. The transaction allowed our client to consolidate a portion of its supply chain and secure access to critical technology.
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