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Stephanie M. Hosler

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
St. Louis

Tel

1 314 259 2797

Fax

1 314 552 8797
smhosler@bryancave.com
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Stephanie M. Hosler

Partner


St. Louis



One Metropolitan Square
211 North Broadway, Suite 3600
St. Louis, Missouri 63102-2750

Phone:

1 314 259 2797

Fax:

1 314 552 8797

email:

smhosler@bryancave.com

Stephanie Hosler concentrates her practice in the areas of business and transactional counseling. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, general commercial counseling, joint ventures and strategic alliances, private offerings of securities, stock-for-stock acquisitions, and acquisitions of minority interests. Ms. Hosler has experience representing public companies, closely held businesses, venture capital firms, investment partnerships, portfolio companies of venture capital and buyout firms, and financial institutions. She has experience with companies in a number of different industries, including telecommunications, banking, consumer goods, life sciences, and private equity.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hosler was a management associate with LEK Alcar, an international consulting firm which focuses in mergers and acquisitions. She was also an associate with a law firm in Chicago, Ill.

Professional Affiliations

  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Focus St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis Class, 2013-2014
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, Corporate/Business Law, 2013 and 2014
  • St. Louis Business Journal, Forty Under Forty, 2012
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyers, 2011
  • National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • City Academy, Board of Directors
  • Forsyth School, Board of Trustees
  • Saint Louis Zoo, Events Committee

Stephanie Hosler concentrates her practice in the areas of business and transactional counseling. Her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, general commercial counseling, joint ventures and strategic alliances, private offerings of securities, stock-for-stock acquisitions, and acquisitions of minority interests. Ms. Hosler has experience representing public companies, closely held businesses, venture capital firms, investment partnerships, portfolio companies of venture capital and buyout firms, and financial institutions. She has experience with companies in a number of different industries, including telecommunications, banking, consumer goods, life sciences, and private equity.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hosler was a management associate with LEK Alcar, an international consulting firm which focuses in mergers and acquisitions. She was also an associate with a law firm in Chicago, Ill.

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Recent transactions handled by Ms. Hosler include:

  • Represented Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. in its $1.2 billion acquisition of American Italian Pasta Company, accomplished by a successful tender offer for American Italian Pasta Co.’s stock followed by a back end merger.
  • Represented Energizer in its $185 million acquisition of Stayfree pad, Carefree liner and o.b. tampon feminine hygiene brands from Johnson & Johnson.
  • Represented Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. in its $2.6 billion acquisition of the Post cereals business from Kraft, in a “reverse Morris Trust” structured transaction, which involved operations in Canada.
  • Represented Tekelec in its $780 million sale to a consortium led by Siris Capital Group LLC.
  • Represented the Board of Directors LaBarge Inc., a publicly held electronics manufacturer, in its $340 million sale to DuCommun Incorporated.
  • Represented Brown Shoe Company its sale of the Avia and Nevados brands for $74 million.
  • Represented Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. in its $545 million acquisition of the refrigerated dough business from Sara Lee Corporation.
  • Represented NS Group, a publicly held manufacturing company, in its $1.5 billion sale to IPSCO.
  • Represented Tekelec in its $130 million acquisition of Camiant, a policy control company.
  • Represented Ixia in its $105 million acquisition of Catapult Communications, a leading provider of advanced software-based test systems to the telecom industry, accomplished by a successful tender offer for Catapult Communications followed by a back end merger.
  • Represented Bunge North America in connection with its joint venture with Itochu Corp. and STX Pan Ocean Co.
  • Represented U.S. client in its $25 million acquisition of Irish biotech company.
  • Represented NuVox Communications, Inc. on various offerings and several securities and corporate governance matters.
  • Represented Monsanto Company in connection with various strategic investments.
  • Represented Alticor Inc. in the purchase of a majority interest in a medical foods company and joint venture arrangement.
  • Represented Panera Bread Company in connection with its acquisition of various franchisee operations.
  • Represented Arch Coal, Inc. in the sale of certain assets related to its Wyoming mining properties to Peabody Energy.
  • Represented publicly held bank in its $100 million sale.
  • Assisted private equity fund in its formation and various investments in portfolio companies.
  • Represented telecommunications company in a going private transaction.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2000

Illinois, 1999

Education

Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude, 1999

Northwestern University, B.A., 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Focus St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis Class, 2013-2014
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, Corporate/Business Law, 2013 and 2014
  • St. Louis Business Journal, Forty Under Forty, 2012
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyers, 2011
  • National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • City Academy, Board of Directors
  • Forsyth School, Board of Trustees
  • Saint Louis Zoo, Events Committee