Jill M. Hanson: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Jill M. Hanson

Associate
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone44 (0) 20 7556 4449

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Venture Capital
  • Cross Border
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Wireless & Satellite
  • Start-up Companies
  • Emerging Markets
  • Energy & Cleantech
  • Life Sciences
  • Communications
  • Cable
  • Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications
 
University Boston University, B.A., 1999
 
Law SchoolSuffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 2006
 
AdmittedNew York; Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Memberships

Boston Bar Association
Women's Bar Association

 
Biography

Jill Hanson is an associate in the Business Law Department. She focuses her practice on corporate and securities law matters for both public and private companies, including equity and debt offerings, merger and acquisition transactions, private equity financings, corporate governance and other general corporate matters.
•Advised the shareholders of GTS, a leading Central and Eastern European infrastructure-based telecommunications service provider, on the agreed sale of GTS to Deutsche Telekom AG for a total consideration of 546,000,000. Selling shareholders who were advised included Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Innova Capital, M/C Partners and Oak Investment Partners.

•Assisted a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions with an acquisition of a carrier-neutral colocation provider.

•Assisted a NYSE-listed public telecommunications company with a $500 million acquisition of a portfolio of 1,800 communication sites.

•Assisted with the acquisition of a Nasdaq listed telecommunications public company by an Indian company.

•Assisted a cable television network with its reorganization and as borrower in a first lien credit facility.

•Routinely represents a NYSE-listed public telecommunications company in acquisitions of land and towers related to communication sites.

•Assisted with several Series A financings by US investors in a Chinese wholly foreign owned enterprise.

•Assisted in multiple follow on equity offerings by a Nasdaq listed public life sciences company.

•Assisted with a $50 million Committed Equity Financing Facility for a Nasdaq listed public life sciences company.

•Assisted in multiple directed offerings of shelf-registered shares of a Nasdaq listed public alternative energy company.

•Assisted in the negotiation of a $43 million loan from the Federal Financing Bank and guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Energy under the Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program for a Nasdaq listed public alternative energy company.

•Assisted in an options tender offer by a NYSE listed public telecommunications company.

•Assisted with the formation of a $1.1 billion private equity fund.

•Represented a Massachusetts-based life sciences company in its acquisition of a pharmaceutical research equipment manufacturer and simultaneous Series D financing.

•Represented the target private company in a $78 million acquisition by a Nasdaq listed public company.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Jill enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling and volunteering for local charities.

Regions
• Africa

Experience

Bessemer Investment in UK Cloud-Based Call Center Software

Bessemer Venture Partners led a $35 million Series D funding in NewVoiceMedia Ltd., a UK cloud-based call center software provider.

Enanta Closes IPO

In 2013, our Business Law lawyers represented Enanta Pharmaceuticals, in its initial public offering (IPO), which raised $64 million for Enanta's development of new compounds for combination treatment regimens for Hepatitis C.

Rho Ventures Subscription of Class A Shares

In February 2013, an international team of Edwards Wildman lawyers represented New York-based venture capital firm Rho Ventures in the subscription of class A shares to Italy-based Alex Savelli SpA.

Acquisition of Wireless Communications Sites by American Tower

A team of our Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers represented Boston-headquartered American Tower in the October 2011 acquisition of wireless communications sites from Global Tower Partners.

Acquisition of Subsidiaries of Unison Holdings by American Tower

In an October 2011 transaction totaling approximately $500 million, our lawyers represented Boston-based American Tower Corporation in the acquisition of subsidiaries of Unison Holdings, LLC holding a portfolio of approximately 1,800 communications sites.

Insights
In Computer Magazine Podcast and Article, Trio Analyzes Issues Arising from Raising Capital in Computing-Related Markets
July 17, 2012 publication

News
Edwards Wildman Advises the Shareholders of GTS on Its Sale to Deutsche Telekom for a Total Consideration of 546 Million
June 2, 2014
Edwards Wildman Advises the Shareholders of GTS on Its Sale to Deutsche Telekom for a Total Consideration of 546 Million
November 12, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises Bessemer on USD35M VC Funding for NewVoiceMedia, Reports Private Equity Wire
September 24, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises Bessemer Venture Partners on $35 Million Venture Capital Funding for NewVoiceMedia, Suppliers of Cloud Contact Centre Technology
September 19, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises Bessemer Venture Partners in NewVoiceMedia Investment, Reports The Deal
September 19, 2013
In Computer Magazine Podcast and Article, Trio Analyzes Issues Arising from Raising Capital in Computing-Related Markets
July 17, 2012
Jill Hanson Elected to Board of Directors of Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
April 8, 2011
Attorneys recognized at EAPD's Second Annual Pro Bono Award Reception
June 25, 2008 (Also at London, England Office)

 
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Profile Visibility
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Office Information

Jill M. Hanson

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613




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