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Ed is a partner and co-chair of the Firm’s Business Group. He also heads the group's Private Equity Practice. Ed also serves as chair of the Firm’s Finance Committee. Ed has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital investments, including early stage and growth equity financings, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Ed also acts as outside general counsel to numerous private companies. Ed has represented clients in a wide range of industries including business services, financial services, medical and dental practice management, healthcare IT, contract research organizations, clinical research sites, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical development, biotechnology, ambulatory surgery centers, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, online retail, consumer packaging, amusement parks, and manufacturers in the defense, electrical components and home goods industries.
During the last five years Ed has closed more than 60 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $3.6 Billion.

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.

Meet our Dealmakers: Ed Braum

Representative Transactions
  • Represented DFW Capital Partners in its investments in:
    • Keane, Inc.
    • Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc.
    • Children’s Dental Health Associates, Inc.
    • NEDM Dental Management, LLC
    • Andrews Security, Inc.
    • Evolution Research Group, LLC
  • Represented Drive Capital in multiple investments.
  • Represented CrownWheel Partners in connection with its acquisitions of multiple pharmaceutical product royalties.
  • Represented Longitude Capital in its investment in Inozyme, Inc.
  • Represented Auven Therapeutics in its investments in:
    • Kolltan, Inc.
    • Resolvyx, Inc.
  • Represented Celtic Pharma in its investment in Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Represented Provivi, Inc. in connection with its Series A and Series B rounds of equity financing.
  • Represented Bamboo Therapeutics, Inc. in its sale to Pfizer Inc.
  • Represented Siren Interactive, Inc. in its sale to Dohmen Life Science Services, LLC.
  • Represented Covenant Surgical Partners, Inc. in its sale to KKR. 
  • Represented North American Midway Entertainment, LLC in its sale to TownSquare Media, Inc. (NYSE: TSQ).
  • Represented Keane, Inc. in its sale to Level Minnick Partners.
  • Represented Andrews International, Inc. in its sale to Audax.
  • Represented Balance Point Capital in its investment in Connoisseur Media, LLC.
  • Represented NEDM Dental Management in its sale to Sentinel Capital Partners.
  • Represented Clarity Software Solutions, Inc. in its sale to North Bridge Equity Partners.
  • Represented Evolution Research Group, LLC in its acquisitions of:
    • Midwest Clinical Research Center, Inc.
    • Pacific Research Network, Inc.
    • Endeavor Clinical Trails, LLC
    • Clinical Pharmacology of Miami, Inc.
    • Brain Matters Research, Inc.
    • St. Louis Clinical Trails, Inc.
    • Woodland International, Inc.
    • Woodland Research Northwest
Speaking Engagements
  • "Is the Future of M&A in the Hands of Machines?" - Panelist, Legal Week New York 2018
  • "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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