Arent Fox Represents SunBridge Capital in Beach Community Bank Purchase

WASHINGTON — Arent Fox LLP announced today that it represented SunBridge Capital Management, LLC in its equity investment in Florida-chartered Beach Community Bank. Sunbridge is part of a group of investors that in the aggregate have recapitalized the bank with approximately $100 million.

Arent Fox’s Jay L. Halpern, Jeffrey E. Jordan, Mary Jo Dowd, Amal U. Dave, and Matthew B. Berlin advised SunBridge on the deal, which expands SunBridge’s portfolio of financial services companies.

Arent Fox advises SunBridge, a privately held multi-strategy investment management firm formed with permanent capital and strategic support from the Bainum family, on a series of investments in the banking and financial services sector. Arent Fox also advises SunBridge on its other investments, such as its investments in FJ Capital Long/Short Equity Fund, Silvergate Capital Corporation and Peaceable Street Capital.

Mr. Halpern is annually recognized among the best transaction attorneys in the US by Legal 500 and Super Lawyers. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, joint ventures, venture capital, and general corporate law. He advises public and private US companies, as well as international and multinational corporations, in various stages of development and growth.

Arent Fox maintains one of the largest and most comprehensive corporate practices in Washington, DC. The Corporate & Securities practice is internationally recognized for providing legal service on transactions in a range of industries. The breadth of the practice distinguishes the group from other DC-based transactional practices. As a reflection of that talent, the firm has been recognized by Chambers USA, Legal 500 and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms.”

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