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Austin D. Keyes

Austin D. Keyes



Illustrative Matters

Client
Description
Aluminum production company
Represented foreign public company with the sale of certain foreign bauxite mining and refining facilities to an international buyer.
Sightseeing ferry company
Represented a U.S. company providing marine-based tourism, transportation, dining and entertainment with the acquisition of a sightseeing and transportation ferry business.
Health care products distributor
Represented a U.S. company with its investment in, and its participation in the management of, a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional and health care products derived from the hemp plant.
Trade association
Represented a U.S. trade association with its joint venture with a trade show management company and their joint acquisition of an annual holiday exposition and trade show.
Medical device company
Represented U.S. company and an affiliate with the purchase and subsequent sale of a vision medical device business and related license agreements and the purchase of all of the stock of women's medical device manufacturer. Assisted U.S. parent company with a corporate restructuring, including the roll-up of multiple subsidiaries. 
Business media company
Represented U.K. public company with the stock acquisition of an automotive market research company, the acquisition of a software conference business, the acquisition of a music directory business and the formation of a joint venture with a private equity firm for managing a pulp and paper information business. Assisted the market research division of this company with the corporate restructuring of multiple subsidiaries.
Electric motor company
Represented U.S. company with the acquisition of a U.S. and U.K. electric motor business.
Private equity company
Represented U.S. company in the formation of joint ventures with financial partners for the purchase of aircraft ownership interests.
Filtration company
Represented U.S. public company with the sale of its airline filter distribution business and obtaining a related distribution agreement.
Business-to-business information provider
Represented U.K. public company with the acquisition of a search engine business.

Investment manager

Assisted U.S. private investment manager with agreements governing the ownership and redemption of its equity interests.
Stock exchange
Represented U.S. stock exchange with agreements with European stock exchange to mutually cross-list certain exchange traded funds. 
SDPR Gold Trust
Represented this U.S. trust, the first exchange traded fund to track a commodity, with its development and initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Recent work includes assisting the trust with the transfer of its principal listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the NYSE Arca electronic trading platform and with the cross-listing of its shares on the Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo stock exchanges. 

Education

  •  B.A., 1987 Trinity College (with honors)
  •  J.D., 1997 Fordham University School of Law

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