Eric M. Kogan

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Eric Kogan is chair of the firm's Business Transactions Group and a member of its Managing Committee. He represents clients in a broad range of corporate, strategic, financial, and commercial transactions, and he provides business counseling for corporate clients as well as for entrepreneurs. Over the past five years, he has led 30 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Mr. Kogan has two decades of experience handling complex mergers and acquisitions, acting for both strategic and financial interests. He leads teams of M&A lawyers, as well as lawyers from allied practice groups, to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients' most challenging transactions. He counsels clients in various industries, including digital media, retail and luxury consumer goods, manufacturing, and technology and software companies, and he has handled hundreds of transactions throughout his career. He has assisted The Nielsen Company, a global information and measurement company, with several transactions, such as its acquisition of Visual IQ, Inc. He recently handled a transaction involving a substantial long-term investment by LeBaronBrown Industries in Charkit Chemical Company.

    Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

    Mr. Kogan has significant experience working with start-up, emerging, and fast growth companies at all stages of the business cycle, from seed capital and venture finance to exit strategy. Mr. Kogan represents venture capital investors in debt and equity financings and buy outs, and regularly advises their portfolio companies on the legal issues they face throughout their growth cycle. Mr. Kogan has extensive experience assisting clients with investments and preferred stock financing, including representation of Zillion Group, Inc., a provider of interactive healthcare management SAAS services, in connection with its Series C Preferred Stock financing.

    Private Equity

    Mr. Kogan also represents private equity investors in debt and equity financings and buy outs. He advises middle and lower middle market buyout funds, growth equity funds, hedge funds and their respective portfolio companies, principals, sponsors and investors (including Small Business Investment Companies), on investments, exit strategies, and innovative financing techniques.

    International

    Mr. Kogan regularly represents international clients in connection with the corporate, commercial, and regulatory issues they face doing business in the United States, and he also advises his clients in their cross-border business transactions. He represents U.S. and foreign-based clients in connection with strategic joint ventures, multinational transactions, and the structure and terms of contracts for purchase, sale, and distribution of products and services.
     

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented The Nielsen Company (US), LLC, a global information and measurement company, in connection with its acquisition of Visual IQ, Inc.

      • Represented The Nielsen Company (US), LLC, a global information and measurement company, in connection with its acquisition of eXelate, Inc. 

      • Represented The Nielsen Company, a global information and measurement company, in connection with its acquisition of Affinnova, Inc., an international media and marketing research firm.

      • Represented Zillion Group, Inc., a provider of interactive health care management SAAS services, in connection with the acquisition of Lean Labs, Inc. 

      • Represented Charkit Chemical Company in connection with a substantial long-term investment by LeBaronBrown Industries LLC.

      • Represented eTouches, Inc., a global event management software company, in connection with the sale of a majority of its outstanding stock to HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm.

      • Represented Ed Mitchell Inc., the owner and operator of luxury men’s and women’s clothing stores, in connection with its acquisition of Mario's, Inc.; Mario's of Seattle, Inc.; and Mario's of Bridgeport, Inc., retailers of fine clothing located in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Fairfield County Bar Association
      Co-chair of Business Law Section
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Stamford Center for the Arts
      Member of Board of Directors
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "What Deal Terms Mean for Founders, Start-Up Teams, and Investors," co-presented with Stephen E. Cooper, at the CT Tech Tour, held at Fairfield University (10/17/2017)
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      "Deal Breakers: What Can Derail a Deal and How a CFO Can Keep It on Track," moderator, hosted by the CFO Knowledge Network in Norwalk, Connecticut (9/23/2016)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • October 26, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Participates in CVG's CT Tech Tour

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      • October 10, 2016

        Eric Kogan Moderates Knowledge Network Panel

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      • April 13, 2016

        Robinson+ Cole Is Supporting Sponsor of Spotlight Soirée

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      • March 1, 2016

        Eric Kogan Quoted in Hartford Business Journal Publication

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      • May 29, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Is Supporting Sponsor of Palace Theatre Spotlight Soiree Featuring Jay Leno

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      • November 18, 2014

        Join Robinson+Cole at the 4th Annual Economic Forum

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      • May 10, 2013

        Stamford Lawyers Attend Conference Hosted by ACG-CT and CVG

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      • May 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Business Transactions Partners Deliver Series on Strategic Investments

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      • April 15, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Supports Arts and Education in Stamford

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      • January 5, 2011

        Robinson & Cole’s Deal Team Dominates Venture Deals in Q3

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      • November 30, 2010

        Third Annual CT Digital Media/CVG Conference Tackles Social Media and the Enterprise

      • August 9, 2010

        Second Annual “Network, Nosh, and Rock ‘n Roll” for Digital Media Group

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      • December 10, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Plays a Leading Role at Connecticut Digital Media Conference

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      • September 23, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected As Cochair of FCBA Business Section

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 28, 2017

        Business Transactions Group Involved in Investment Transaction with Connecticut Specialty Chemical Supplier

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      • July 20, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Earns Legal 500 US Ranking

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      • July 2, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Wins ACG New York Champion’s Award

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      • June 5, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Finalist for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Award

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      • May 23, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Expands Rapidly Growing Private Equity/M&A Practice

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    • Newsletters

      Newsletters

      Preferred Stockholders v. Common Stockholders: Who's Really the Preferred Stockholder? (07/07/2010)