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Jordan D. Temple

Partner
Charlotte | 704.335.9869
Fax | 704.334.4706
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Jordan Temple represents a wide range of businesses and individuals on complex business issues. He advises public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, securities law compliance, and general corporate governance. He also counsels corporate venture capital divisions, family offices, and angel investors on investments into startups and emerging companies. 

He has represented clients in transactions ranging from less than $1 million to more than $1 billion, including purchases and sales of entire businesses, registered and exempt offerings of debt and equity securities, investments in emerging growth companies, and buyouts of business partners. 

Prior to law school, Jordan gained valuable experience as a financial analyst for a legal technology company. While attending law school, he worked as a law clerk in the litigation and preventive law department at GE Aviation and served as an articles editor of the University of Cincinnati Law Review.

Representative Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented Sonic Financial Corporation in its deal to acquire all outstanding shares of Speedway Motorsports Inc., a publicly traded company that is a national leader in motorsports entertainment, with an enterprise value of more than $1 billion.
  • Represented a private equity firm in the recapitalization and acquisition of a majority stake in a large multi-location automotive dealership group.
  • Advised a publicly traded energy company in the $150 million stock sale of its fiber optic communications business.
  • Advised an international retailer in the platform acquisition of a streetwear and sports footwear retailer with more than 60 locations in the United States.
  • Represented one of North America's top food service companies in multiple add-on acquisitions totaling more than $275 million.
  • Advised a publicly traded software company in the $50 million stock acquisition of a company that provides scholarship management software to higher education and K-12 institutions, foundations, and grant making institutions.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in the $100 million sale of its foam manufacturing assets.
  • Assisted a publicly traded automotive retailer in multiple asset acquisitions and dispositions involving the sale and purchase of automotive dealerships totaling more than $135 million.
  • Represented a fintech company in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a publicly traded and leading online lender for up to $21 million.

Public & Private Offerings of Securities

  • Represented a publicly traded natural gas company in multiple registered offerings, including a $170 million at-the-market equity program, a $300 million offering of investment grade senior notes, a $250 million offering of investment grade senior notes, and a $150 million offering of investment grade senior notes.
  • Advised a publicly traded sports entertainment company in a $200 million Rule 144A/Regulation S exchange offer of high-yield senior notes.
  • Advised a private equity sponsor in the formation of a $50 million fund focused on multifamily real estate investments.
  • Represented an early stage pharmaceutical company in raising more than $60 million through private issuances of Series B and Series C preferred stock in multiple financing rounds.
  • Represented a real estate investment company in a $14.5 million private equity raise in connection with the purchase of a commercial mixed-use property.
  • Advised a hospitality management company in a $16 million private equity raise in connection with the construction and development of a hotel.

Startup & Emerging Company Investments

  • Represented the venture capital division of a global automotive supplier in its debt and equity investment in a high-growth clean fuel company and the investment also included a long-term supply agreement.
  • Represented the venture capital division of a multinational lighting manufacturer in its acquisition of a distressed lighting technology company.
  • Advised various angel investors in debt and equity investments in early stage companies in the medical, biotechnology, energy, food and beverage, and technology industries.

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Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2020
  • Order of the Coif

Memberships

  • Teach for America, Community Partner, 2016-present
  • Mecklenburg County Teen Court, Judge, 2016-present
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Young Visionaries Steering Committee, 2018-2019