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Husch Blackwell attorneys ring NYSE opening bell with acquisition client

Husch Blackwell attorneys ring NYSE opening bell with acquisition client

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Husch Blackwell attorney Robin Lehninger; Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, chairman and founder of UpHealth; and Husch Blackwell partner Kate Bechen pose for a photo after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
Husch Blackwell attorney Robin Lehninger; Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, chairman and founder of UpHealth; and Husch Blackwell partner Kate Bechen pose for a photo after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.

Two attorneys from Husch Blackwell’s Milwaukee office celebrated a client’s successful acquisition deal at the New York Stock Exchange.

Kate Bechen, a corporate attorney and partner at the firm, led a complex special purchase companies deal for UpHealth, a digital health-services company. She and Robin Lehninger, a Milwaukee associate practicing health-care law, rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday with Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, one of the founders and chairmen of UpHealth.

The SPAC transaction involved UpHealth Holdings, GigCapital2 and Cloudbreak Health. Husch Blackwell’s Milwaukee office, led by Bechen, represented UpHealth in the deal. Uphealth Holdings, Inc. began publicly trading on the New York Stock Exchange on June 10.

SPACs provide a streamlined pathway to take private companies public. They are formed to raise capital with the sole purpose of acquiring one or more unspecified private companies after going public.

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