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Carl J. Erhardt

Carl J. Erhardt

Partner

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Georgia, U.S.A.

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Carl Erhardt is a Partner in the Corporate Practice. Mr. Erhardt practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private and public finance transactions, venture capital, strategic investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and general corporate law. Mr. Erhardt’s practice covers a wide variety of industries, including information technology, telecommunications, real estate, manufacturing, transportation and chemical. Additionally, Mr. Erhardt is co-head of the International Practice Group, and has extensive cross-border experience. Mr. Erhardt also advises mergers and acquisitions clients in connection with antitrust and competition law matters.

Representative Experience:

- Representation of Oslo Stock Exchange-listed data compression software and hardware company in its negotiation of $1.2 billion tender offer for its shares; subsequent assistance with hostile $1.4 billion tender offer for the company’s shares.

- Representation of Oslo Stock Exchange listed data compression software and hardware company in several U.S. acquisitions totaling approximately $300 million.

- Representation of California-based wireless service provider in connection with its approximately $235 million sale to publicly-held Sprint affiliate.

- Representation of voluntary payroll deduction purchasing program company in connection with its majority interest sale to a private equity firm.

- Representation of wireless control and monitoring (mesh network) technology company with its majority interest sale to a strategic acquirer.

- Representation of Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a publicly-held managed hosting and network services company, with its acquisition of Voxel Holdings, Inc., a scalable hosting and cloud services company.

- Representation of The Rubicon Group, Inc., a provider of competitive market intelligence to the travel and hospitality industry, with its acquisition by TravelClick, a provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers.

- Representation of database synchronization company in connection with its approximately $60 million acquisition by a U.S. publicly-held files and systems management company.

- Representation of publicly-held UK-based contract research organization in connection with its U.S. acquisitions totaling approximately $47 million.

- Representation of tax processing and compliance company in its $30 million sale to Canadian-based publisher of tax software and information.

- Representation of software company in the satellite communications and control sector (defense and general commercial applications) in its $26 million sale to a U.S. defense contractor.

- Representation of Chainalytics, LLC, a supply chain intelligence, analytics and advisory services company, with its strategic investment by Global Entertainment Fund, a private equity firm.

- Representation of U.S. utilities bill processing company listed on Norwegian FINFO in its $25 million sale to German utilities services company.

- Representation of technology client providing mobile messaging and marketing services in a $25 million venture capital financing.

- Representation of a wireless automated metering company in venture capital transactions in excess of $23 million to VC funds and strategic investors.

- Representation of a network security company in its merger with a complementary network security company, and representation of venture capital fund with its investment in the combined entity.

- Representation of testing software company in connection with its approximately $15 million sale to educational testing services provider.

- Representation of technology client providing mobile messaging and marketing services in connection with its approximately $13 million acquisition of a French mobile messaging company.

- Representation of Swedish publicly-held technology company in connection with its U.S. acquisitions.

- Representation of wood treatment technology company in its approximately $11 million sale to German press board technology company.

- Representation of financial institutions bill processing company in its acquisition of bill processing software company.

- Representation of concrete company in its acquisition of assets from chemical admixture company in bankruptcy.

- Representation of numerous emerging growth technology companies in connection with VC financing raises.

Bar Admissions

State of California, 1993
State of Georgia, 1996 (Corporate and Banking Section)

Education

Stanford Law School, J.D., 1992
Associate Editor, Stanford Law Review
Member, Stanford Journal of International Law, 1990-92
University of Maryland, University of London, B.S., B.A., magna cum laude, 1989
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Firm Representative, World Services Group (WSG)
Member, Global Commerce Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Member, German-American Chamber of Commerce
Member, Gwinnett Technology Council
Selected, Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite (2012)

Professional Associations

Member, Steering Committee, Gwinnett Technology Forum

Blogs

MMM Tech Law & Business Report
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP 

The goal of the MMM Tech Law & Business Report is to inform, educate and socialize important business and legal issues directly relevant to our target audience — entrepreneurs, investors and strategic partners.

Articles

"The Battle Over 'The Hooch:' The Federal-Interstate Water Compact and the Resolution
of Rights in the Chattahoochee River," Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 1992


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