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Kenneth R. Wiggins

Partner 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.982.5612
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Ken Wiggins is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He has represented public and private companies, private equity funds, and individuals in a variety of corporate transactions. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, debt and equity financings, securities offerings and general corporate matters.
 
Representative Experience
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Ongoing representation of Trivest Partners, the oldest private equity firm in the Southeast, in connection with numerous M&A and finance matters, including the recapitalization of North Star Seafood, Inc. by Trivest Fund V, LP, a new $415 million fund dedicated to investing in founder/family-owned businesses, and the subsequent acquisitions of Florida's Finest Seafood LLC, Sea World Seafood Distributor, Inc., and Incredible Fish by North Star Seafood; numerous transactions for Trivest Fund IV, including its acquisitions of Take Five Oil Change, LLC, OnePath Holdings LLC, Confiance IP Solutions Inc., and Transparent Technologies, Inc.; several dividend recapitalizations; and recent sales of AM Conservation Group to Kohlberg & Company, North Star Seafood to Sysco Corporation, and Take 5 Oil Change to Driven Brands, a Roark Capital Group portfolio company.
 
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Ongoing representation of AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest vehicle retailer, in connection with its acquisitions and dispositions of car dealerships, including more than 45 recent acquisitions of Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Jaguar, VW, Volvo, Honda, Hyundai, Land Rover, Toyota, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and other dealerships in markets nationwide.
 
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Ongoing representation of Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Wolseley plc (LON: WOS) and the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies in the U.S., including in connection with its acquisitions of Underground Pipe & Valve, Inc., Matera Paper Company, Inc. and P.V. Sullivan Supply Co., Inc.
 
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Ongoing representation of The GEO Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO), a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust specializing in the design, financing, development, and operation of correctional, detention, and community reentry facilities around the globe and a leading provider of evidence-based offender rehabilitation, including in connection with its $360 million acquisition of Community Education Centers, Inc.
 
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Represented XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), one of the fastest growing providers of transportation logistics services, in connection with its $365 million acquisition of 3PD Holding, Inc., the premier provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America.
 
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Represented HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI) in connection with its acquisition of Reinhold Industries, Inc. from funds of The Jordan Company, a leading private equity firm.
 
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Represented The Comvest Group in the sale of Velocity Express, a provider of customized, same-day regional delivery solutions.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2016, Listed in Florida as a "Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2015, Listed in New York – New York City as a "Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions
 
Published Works & Lectures
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VCExperts, Co-Author, "Purchase Price Adjustments: How True is Your True-Up?" March 18, 2013
 
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Pipeline's The Deal, Co-Author, "Judgment Call: So True," March 18, 2013
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Young Professionals Board Member and Co-Chair of the Stock Market Challenge
 

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Kenneth R. Wiggins

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., William & Mary School of Law, 2006; William & Mary Law Review, Order of the Coif
B.A., Florida State University, 2002; summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
Florida
New York
 
 
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