Carter Strong

Counsel
Carter is a member of Arent Fox’s Corporate & Securities and Government Contracts groups.
Carter Strong, Partner, Washington DC at Arent Fox

Carter has substantial experience in merger and acquisition transactions and financing transactions, including public and private equity and debt offerings. He also has significant securities law experience, including the preparation of registration statements, periodic reports, proxy soliciting material and other documents filed under the federal securities laws. In addition, Carter has experience in corporate matters, including governance issues, board and board committee representations, executive employment agreements, corporate “workouts,” “going private” transactions, and director and officer duty and liability issues.

Client Work

A substantial part of Carter’s practice involves merger and acquisition transactions and related financings. Such matters include negotiated transactions and “hostile” transactions, and involve mergers, leveraged buyouts, asset transfers, control bloc transfers, tender offers, exchange offers, proxy contests, and other related activities for corporate control. His merger and acquisition clients include acquirers, target companies, privately and publicly held companies, special board committees, investors, lenders, borrowers, and investment bankers. Carter also assists clients in engaging investment bankers, financial advisers, and lenders. Additional corporate experience includes the preparation of executive employment agreements, and compensation agreements and plans.

Carter currently represents several publicly traded and privately held government contracting companies. Such representations include mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, compliance with federal securities laws, employment agreements, and related corporate matters.

Major transactions Carter has handled include acquisitions and dispositions of government contracting companies, the acquisition of a paper making machine manufacturer, an industrial valve manufacturer, several national and regional homebuilders, and regional community developers and the sale of radio stations and cable television operations, the sale/leaseback of manufacturing facilities, the sale of national specialty retailers, the sale of a worldwide airline catering business, and public and private equity and debt offerings.

Publications & Recognitions

Carter has spoken at several government contractor and Homeland Security conferences on merger and acquisition transactions, acquisition financing, and other related matters.

Carter represented VSE Corporation in its $220 million acquisition of Wheeler Bros., Inc., a supplier of vehicle parts to the US Postal Service and Department of Defense, which was named “Manufacturing Deal of the Year” at the 2011 Americas M&A Atlas Awards Gala held in New York City.