Lippes Mathias Advises Lorraine Capital in Acquisition of ICM Controls

May 12, 2022 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lippes Mathias is pleased to announce that it assisted client, Lorraine Capital, in its recent acquisition of ICM Controls, a North Syracuse manufacturer of electronic controls. Attorneys Brian J. Bocketti, Thomas B. Hughes, and Mitchell J. Ream advised Lorraine Capital throughout the acquisition, which was the largest deal in Lorraine Capital’s nine-year history.

Brian J. Bocketti, a partner and team leader of Lippes Mathias’ banking and financial transactions practice, has more than twenty years of experience in deal-making and transactional matters. He concentrates his practice in the areas of acquisitions, senior finance, private equity, and corporate counsel matters. Brian represents senior leaders, mezzanine lenders, equity sponsors, and borrowers in senior debt and mezzanine financing arrangements. His representation in these areas has included transactions of up to $500 million dollars, often requiring complex subordination and tiered-collateral negotiations.

Thomas B. Hughes a member of the firm’s corporate practice team, assists clients with all aspects of the life cycle of their business, from formation and restructuring through dissolution; contract drafting and negotiating; corporate governance and compliance; navigating complex regulatory regimes; and other general corporate matters. He works with several private equity clients as a member of the firm’s private equity practice team, which typically involves mergers and acquisitions, fund formations and investments, and various private equity transactions.

Mitchell J. Ream focuses his practice in the banking and financial transactions practice at Lippes Mathias where he represents regional, national, and international senior lenders, equity sponsors, and borrowers in senior debt and mezzanine financing arrangements. He assists clients with secured transactions, asset-based financing, acquisition financing, syndicated loan transactions, and loan participations. He also provides support to the firm’s corporate practice team on various general corporate transactional matters.

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