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Kenneth R. Wiggins

Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Represented The Comvest Group in the sale of Velocity Express, a provider of customized, same-day regional delivery solutions.
Awards & Recognition
Super Lawyers Magazine 2016, Listed in Florida as a "Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions
Super Lawyers Magazine 2015, Listed in New York – New York City as a "Rising Star" for Mergers & Acquisitions
Published Works & Lectures
VCExperts, Co-Author, "Purchase Price Adjustments: How True is Your True-Up?" March 18, 2013
Pipeline's The Deal, Co-Author, "Judgment Call: So True," March 18, 2013
Professional Memberships & Activities
Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, Young Professionals Board Member and Co-Chair of the Stock Market Challenge

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Kenneth R. Wiggins

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
New York
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