Noah Black works with clients on the design, implementation and administration of qualified benefit plans, health and welfare benefit plans and deferred compensation packages. He also provides diligence and support on employee benefits and compensation issues arising in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Noah worked with the U.S. Department of Labor in the Employee Benefits Security Administration where he investigated retirement plans and plan service providers to ensure compliance with Title I of ERISA and negotiated with fiduciaries to resolve ERISA violations.
Representation of Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) in its acquisition of Togast, a company that specializes in the design, sourcing and sale of licensed footwear, for $34 million, plus an earnout of up to $34 million
Representation of Tennessee Community Bank Holdings, Inc., the parent company for Community Bank & Trust located in Ashland City, Tennessee, in its definitive agreement to sell to Reliant Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBNC) for $37 million in an approximately 50% stock and 50% cash transaction.
Representation of Gen Cap America, a Nashville-based private equity firm that provides equity for management buyouts, division spinoffs, and recapitalizations of profitable, well-established middle-market businesses, in its acquisition of Griffin Gear, a South Carolina-based provider of gearing products for industrial applications
Representation of The Bakery Companies, a baked goods manufacturer, in its sale to Arbor Investments
We represented Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its investment in Denver-based Punch Bowl Social, an award-wining experiential food and beverage concept.
We represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its definitive agreement to acquire the operations and real estate of Isle of Capri Casino and Lady Luck Casino from Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI), in a cash transaction for $230 million.
Represented Pace Payment Systems, Inc. in its sale to i3 Verticals, Inc. for $52.7 million
Represented Serco Inc. in its definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019. Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, will strengthen its presence in naval support with this acquisition, and will become a stronger integrated maritime solutions provider for the U.S Navy and other customers.
Represented C-III Capital Partners in its sale of California-based tech company Real Capital Markets (RCM) to LightBox
Represented a civil engineering company in establishing an ESOP, successfully acquiring 49% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $6.6 million
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