Brian D. Short

Partner

shortb@ballardspahr.com
Tel 215.864.8230
Fax 215.864.8999
Philadelphia

Brian Short is a corporate transactional attorney and Co-Leader of the firm’s Securities and Capital Markets practice. He focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, and general corporate matters.

Brian represents companies, private equity firms, and investment banks in a range of corporate transactions, including negotiating and executing public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. He counsels public and privately held companies on corporate governance and board issues, compliance matters, and periodic reporting.

Brian also represents investors and companies in capital financings, handling both structuring issues and the negotiation of deal documentation. He advises corporate clients across a range of industries, including life sciences, technology, aerospace and defense, business and financial services, and consumer products.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a partner at an AmLaw 50 firm and General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of a publicly-traded international engineering, information technology, and staffing services company.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a national integrated equipment services company in its $200 million+ IPO and $250 million 144A offering of senior notes
  • Represented a commercial real estate capital markets and brokerage services firm in its $300 million+ IPO
  • Advised a publicly-traded engineering, information technology, and staffing services company in its sale to a private equity firm and going private transaction
  • Represented a global investment bank as underwriter in the IPO of a specialty biopharmaceutical company
  • Represented a global investment bank as placement agent in registered direct and PIPE financings
  • Represented a global healthcare company in the acquisition of a publicly-traded medical device company in a stock-for-stock transaction
  • Represented a venture capital firm in its $600 million+ sale of a fintech portfolio company to a global exchange company
  • Represented a global healthcare company in a significant carve-out acquisition of the syringe and vial filling business of a pharmaceutical company
  • Represented an investment management and asset management firm in its $1 billion+ acquisition of an international investment management firm focused on alternative investment products
  • Represented a family-owned investment management company it its acquisition of a natural pet food company and a $400 million follow-on acquisition
  • Advised a diversified engineering services company in its acquisition of an infrastructure-focused architectural and engineering company
  • Advised a diversified engineering services company in its acquisition of an aerospace engineering and software development firm
  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of a specialty casting business and its later sale to an India-based firm
  • Advised a professional services company in the carve-out sale of its talent and technology solutions business
  • Advised a professional services firm in the acquisition of a company providing specialized IT consultants
  • Represented a private equity firm in the sale of its portfolio company, a ski apparel company, to a global branded outdoor wear company
  • Represented a diversified engineering services company in the sale of its aerospace & industrial equipment business unit
  • Advised a private equity firm in the acquisition of a defense engineering and technical services company
  • Represented a professional services company in the sale of its global franchise search and recruitment business
  • Represented a professional services company in the sale of its UK-based staffing and recruitment firm

Professional Activities

Association for Corporate Growth

Association of Corporate Counsel

Community Activities

Main Line Girls Basketball Association, 2008-2012

Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif)
Villanova Law Review

University of Delaware (B.S.)

Pennsylvania