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Nutter Represents Ce3, Inc. in Acquisition by Catalyst Clinical Research

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Nutter served as legal counsel to Ce3, Inc., a full-service CRO focused on providing early phase oncology clinical development services to the biotechnology industry, in connection with its acquisition by Catalyst Clinical Research, a clinical development organization providing highly customizable clinical research solutions to the global biopharmaceutical industry. The legal team was led by Shannon Zollo and included Josh French, Meghan Kelly, and AJ Santaniello on corporate matters; Michael Mooney and Laura Marsell on tax advice; Pat Concannon on intellectual property issues; and David Rubin and Laura Martin on labor and employment matters.

The combined companies are strongly positioned to deliver oncology clinical development services to the biotechnology industry, as Ce3 has provided such services for more than 15 years. Catalyst’s multi-therapeutic functional and resourcing solutions will continue to be offered via separate, dedicated management teams. This union creates a market-leading oncology CRO solution with a particular expertise working with biotech sponsors on complex cancer therapies and study designs. Catalyst, headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, will benefit from Ce3’s Northeast presence, with its office in Clinton, Connecticut. Please click for more information about the transaction.

Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s attorneys advise on significant transactions in every major industry sector, including manufacturing, high technology, life sciences, banking, professional services, real estate, energy, medical devices, and health care. Nutter’s corporate law practice handles the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions and bid processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, proxy contests, and acquisitions

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