Kevin Prakke focuses his practice on the areas of corporate law, corporate finance and securities law. He has 20+ years of experience representing corporations, entrepreneurs and investors in a broad range of transactions, including business organizations, venture capital financings, private placements and public offerings of both debt and equity securities, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, securities regulatory compliance, and private equity transactions. His experience ranges from representing start-up and emerging growth companies in their initial organizations and financings to representing larger international companies on sophisticated and complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public and private offerings, spin-offs, restructurings, equity compensation, and intellectual property protection and licensing. Kevin has represented issuers in more than a dozen public offerings, including IPOs and follow-on public offerings, as well as private issuers in raising hundreds of millions of dollars of capital for their businesses. He recently represented an e-learning software-as-a-service (SaaS) company in connection with its sale to an established Private Equity Group (PEG) buyer for $5.25 million. He also successfully negotiated exclusive licensing and distribution agreements on behalf of a NC-based manufacturer with several internationally recognized fashion design brands.