Richard T. Horan, Jr.
In his almost three decades at Hogan Lovells, Richard Horan has handled more than 150 public and private merger and acquisition transactions. A member of the firm's global Mergers and Acquisitions leadership team as well as the steering committee for the Automotive industry group and a senior advisor of the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services group, Richard has also previously chaired the practice's Mergers and Acquisitions Coordinating Committee.
Richard represents public and private companies in many sectors, with particular emphasis on regulated industries. His broad transactional background includes matters for clients in the automotive, defense, government contracts, communications, media, technology, diversified industrials, homeland security, and pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
He also has wide-ranging experience advising clients on various acquisition structures, including public and private mergers, stock and asset purchases, divestitures, spin-offs, and auction transactions.
Richard has served on the firm's Executive Committee and is active in many nonprofit, political, and professional organizations including as a director of the Fairfax Law Foundation, a member of the Alumni Board of the James Madison University Political Science Department, and a regular coach for numerous youth athletic teams. He has also taught a seminar on mergers and acquisitions at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Prior to joining the firm in 1988, Richard served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
"Richard Horan is 'a consummate business lawyer; he is an exceptional negotiator and problem solver and is very up to date with what is going on in the marketplace.'"
"Richard Horan receives widespread acclaim as a standout in the [M&A] sector. Sources call him 'great counsel — very wise and collaborative,' and add that 'he provides great service and exceptional work for us.' His expertise includes transactions and acquisitions across a varied field of industries, including media, automobile and e-discovery."
Advising global auto parts maker Affinia Group in sales of its brake, chassis, and filtration businesses for total enterprise value over US$1.5bn.
Advising Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) in the sale of Volvo Cars to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Company Limited for US$1.8bn.
Advising MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) in the US$300m acquisition of Acentia, a provider of technology and management solutions to the federal government.
Advising Noblis in its acquisition of National Security Partners, a provider of consulting and other services for the U.S. intelligence community.
Advising Cobham plc in the US$350m sale of its U.S.-headquartered Analytic Solutions Business to California-based Parsons Corporation.
Advising News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS) in the US$1.1bn sale of eight Fox Television Stations to Oak Hill Capital Partners.
Advising USA Networks in the US$1.1bn sale of USA Broadcasting Station Group to Univision Communications.
Advising LDiscovery, a leading electronic discovery firm, in the acquisitions of CopySecure, Credence Corporation, InterLegis, RenewData, and AlphaLit.
Advising Relativity Capital in the acquisitions and subsequent sales of Berkshire Manufacturing, MHF Logistical Solutions and Tactical Micro.
Advising Graceway Pharmaceuticals in the acquisition of 3M Company's pharmaceutical business in the US, Canada, and Latin America for US$875m.
Advising King Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: KG) in the acquisition of Jones Pharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: JMED) for US$3.4bn.
Advising Duratek (NASDAQ: DRTK), a radioactive materials disposition provider, in its US$396m sale to EnergySolutions.
Advising Fox Television Stations since 1992 in the acquisition, sale and exchange of its owned and operated television stations.
Advising broadcasters, including USA Broadcasting, Home Shopping Network, and Sunrise Television in the acquisition and sale of more than 125 stations.
Advising T-Mobile USA in a US$3.3bn spectrum transaction with Verizon Wireless.
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