Ed Braum is a partner in the Firm’s Business Group and leads the group's Private Equity practice.  Ed focuses his practice on market leading complex corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity investments and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Ed practiced for 14 years at Goodwin Procter LLP in New York where he was a member of the Private Equity Group.



Ed has extensive knowledge advising investment funds on structuring and effecting control and minority investments and divestitures and has acted in the capacity as outside general counsel to numerous portfolio companies. Ed has assisted clients in a wide range of industries including distribution, logistics, financial services, business services, contract research, pharmaceutical drug development, computer technology, consumer packaging and manufacturers in the defense, electrical components and home goods industries.

Ed received his Bachelor of Science in business administration (finance and economics major), magna cum laude, from Robert Morris University (1996) and his juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law, cum laude (1999).
Representative Transactions
  • Represented a private company specializing in touchscreen technology in its sale to a Fortune 50 company
  • Represented a Fortune 100 company in its acquisition of a genetic testing business
  • Represented a private equity fund in multiple leveraged buyouts and divestitures of companies in the dental practice management, ambulatory surgery center and business services industries
  • Represented a private equity fund specializing in pharmaceutical drug development investments in multiple equity, debt and joint venture transactions
  • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition and divestiture of a fire and safety equipment distribution and maintenance company
  • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition and disposition of a defense industry manufacturer of portable shelters, portable power supply systems and radiological, biological and chemical filtration systems
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with multiple minority equity investments in industries including healthcare services, business services, medical products, workplace safety, insurance and consumer retail stores
Speaking Engagements
  • "Ice Miller LLP's CLE Forum - M&A Basics" - Columbus, Ohio December 6, 2016
  • "GTC (Global Technology Community) 3rd Cell & Gene Therapy: Legal Consideration When Financing a Cell and Gene Therapy Company - Boston, MA September 13, 2016
  • "Opus Connect New York City Chapter Event - Unforeseen Pitfalls: Deal Issues and How They Were Resolved Roundtable" - New York July 19, 2016
  • "Central Ohio M&A and Capital Markets Forum: The Current Debt and Equity Markets" - Columbus, Ohio June 15, 2016
  • "Mergers and Acquisitions - Fundamental Deal Points," Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House counsel, Indianapolis, Indiana - Dec. 11, 2015
  • "Mergers and Acquisitions - Fundamental Deal Points," Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio - Dec. 1, 2015
  • "Crowe Horwath Annual Accounting, Tax and Business Planning Seminar," - Columbus, Ohio, December 12, 2014
  • "Central Ohio M&A and Capital Markets Forum: How Deals Are Getting Done," Columbus, Ohio, June 23, 2015.
  • "Building Relationships: Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances," Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, June 3, 2014
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