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Corporate & Transactions
Corporate & Transactions

Investment Banking / Private Equity

Our Private Equity team offers practical solutions to the legal needs of private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and family-owned investment firms, who make control and minority investments in emerging and middle market companies. We also provide services for portfolio companies, both in connection with their day-to-day operations and bolt-on acquisitions.

Our Approach

We believe that adroit legal analysis and common sense business judgement is the surest way to get a transaction done. For our private equity clients, we help move transactions through the investment pipeline as smoothly as possible, while making sure that all of their key concerns are addressed. Our attorneys advise on all phases of the transaction, and call on the expertise of our intellectual property, real estate, tax, employment and other teams to help ensure a successful transaction and investment.

Clients Include

  • Manufacturing
  • Franchise restaurants
  • Technology and software
  • Telecommunication
  • Financial institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Medical device
  • Consumer goods

Focus

  • Controlling and non-controlling investments (e.g., leveraged acquisitions, bolt-on acquisitions, and buyout transactions)
  • Sale and divestiture transactions
  • Fund formation and structuring
  • Counseling clients on financing transactions, (e.g., senior secured debt facilities, securitizations, project finance, subordinated debt and mezzanine capital, and sale/leasebacks)
  • Recapitalization and restructuring transactions
  • Regulatory concerns
  • Litigation matters
  • Employment counseling
  • General corporate and securities matters
  • Tax strategy and planning

Notable Experience

  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of engineering products company.
  • Represented private equity investor in acquisition of contract manufacturer of aluminum products.
  • Represented two private equity funds in acquisition of a specialty manufacturer of circuits.
  • Represented private equity investor in connection with a controlling investment in medical device company.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of a company engaged in the business of producing, marketing and selling specialized foam products for firefighting applications.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of furniture manufacturer.
  • Represented private equity fund in acquisition of environmental consulting and testing firm.
  • Represented large institutional investor in bank acquisition.
  • Represented large institutional investor in acquisition of commercial kitchen service and repair business.
  • Represented private equity investor in connection with a controlling investment in software company.
  • Represented hedge funds in connection with fund formation and multiple joint venture investments in connection with the acquisition, management, and divestiture of distressed assets.
  • Fund formation and multiple investments for private equity fund focused on the oil and gas industry.
  • Fund formation and multiple investments for several nation-wide partnerships focusing on real estate.