Zeppos Rautiola represents Annex in $11.5 million acquisition

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP) announced that it has acquired the assets of Annex Manufacturing, a privately held company, for approximately $11.5 million. Annex, located in Fort Worth, Texas, distributes a variety of temperature control products for the automotive aftermarket. In addition and as part of this acquisition, SMP formed and capitalized a $14 million 50/50 joint venture with Gwo Yng Enterprise Co. Ltd., a China-based manufacturer for the automotive OEM/OES markets. Demo Zeppos, partner at Zeppos Rautiola LLP, represented Annex as lead counsel in facilitating the above transactions, which included negotiating the payment terms, structuring the purchase agreements, tax structure and post-closing agreements, as well as exit-planning services for the owners. VIEW...

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Announcing the Formation of a New Partnership

Firm Announcement: Demosthenis A. Zeppos, J.D., LL.M and Beth K. Rautiola, J.D. are pleased to announce the formation of a new partnership Demosthenis “Demo” Alex Zeppos brings to his clients a unique breath of capabilities that is highly valuable in meeting their needs. Prior to his legal career Demo worked as a business owner, allowing him to understand day-to-day business issues on a first-hand basis, such as cash flow practicalities. His years of working at some of the top CPA firms in the country provided a depth of tax, finance and accounting expertise that is very useful in advising his clients. He has an exceptionally strong background in taxation, both in education and real world experience, which he incorporates into any transaction.   Beth K Rautiola is general counsel for owners of closely-held businesses. Her expertise spans from complex acquisitions to routine corporate maintenance, including entity selection, liability protection, leases, exit strategies, buy-sell agreements, business planning/strategy, and wealth accumulation and preservation. Her skillset is unique due to her prior experience as General Counsel for a venture-backed technology company, taking the company through multiple roll-up acquisitions and eventual divestiture. Prior to Zeppos Rautiola LLP, she was a Sr. Associate with a boutique estate and business planning law firm for almost 8 years. ABOUT ZEPPOS RAUTIOLA LLP Zeppos Rautiola LLP focuses on serving the diverse needs of privately-held businesses of all sizes throughout California. We offer competent and practical business and tax law counsel, continuously delivered with highly personalized service. Our expertise covers both the business and personal wealth realms. © 2013 Zeppos Rautiola LLP 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 1550, Irvine, California 92618 Office: 949-727-1700 Fax: 949-666-5068 Unsubscribe |...

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