Tatjana Paterno helps private equity funds and their portfolio companies, strategic acquirers and multinational publicly traded corporations to structure, negotiate and consummate acquisition transactions. To date, Tatjana has closed more than $20 billion in M&A transactions and more than $23 billion in overall transactions. Her practice focuses on companies within the healthcare, wellness, manufacturing, food and beverage, technology and senior living industries, among others. Tatjana frequently advises management, boards and special committees on corporate governance and public company disclosure matters.
Tatjana is focused on achieving efficient, practical solutions for her clients and was recently commended by a client for “being very practical, technically astute,” and seeing the deal through “the lens of the client.” Another client praised her as being “one of a handful of M&A advisory rock stars that I have ever worked with.”
Tatjana is a chair of the American Bar Association M&A Committee 2019 Private Target Deal Points Study, which has been widely recognized as the gold standard for market metrics of key negotiated legal issues in M&A agreements. Tatjana is a frequent speaker on M&A topics and has been quoted and published on M&A matters in national media, such as DirectorCorps, ValueWalk and Mergermarket/Toppan Merrill.
Association for Corporate Growth (Tennessee) — Board of Directors (2018–present)
Friends of Radnor Lake — Board of Directors (2012–2016)
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville — Young Leaders Council (2012–2015)
American Bar Association — M&A Committee
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Young Leaders Council — Spring Class 58
Lead Counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc. in connection with its proposed SPAC business combination with Therapeutics Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I (Nasdaq: RACA), a special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by RA Capital Management. Upon closing, the combined company will be named POINT Biopharma Global Inc. and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PNT”.
Representation of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in its offering of $350,000,000 of 3.625% senior notes due 2029.
We represented Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY), a fitness and social engagement solutions provider, in the divestiture of its nutrition business, Nutrisystem® and South Beach Diet®, to Kainos Capital, a leading food and consumer-focused private equity firm, for $575 million in cash.
We represented Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, in its acquisition of Mesa/Boogie, one of the most prestigious brands in sound and guitar amplification. Centered on decades of professional experience and a true passion for sound, this historical transaction perfectly aligned with Gibson’s efforts to renew the iconic brand’s legacy and commitment to musicians around the world. The partnership was a natural collaboration of iconic American brands on a mutual quest of sound, quality and craftsmanship and to push the boundaries of how guitar sound is delivered and experienced. In addition, Mesa/Boogie founder Randy Smith will join Gibson as Master Designer and Mesa/Boogie amps will be available in Gibson’s Custom Shop for Amplifiers.
Representation of Verdi Oncology, Inc. in its opening of Texas operations, including its launch of the Verdi Cancer and Research Center of Texas.
Represented Tivity Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Nutrisystem, Inc.
Represented PhyMed Healthcare Group in its Partnership with Grand Canyon Anesthesia
Represented Quest Diagnostics in its acquisition of the Outreach Laboratory Service Operations of Marin General Hospital
The Best Lawyers in America© — Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2022)
Kayo — Top 21 in 21: Women in Healthcare Investing (2021)
The M&A Advisor “Emerging Leader, Legal Advisor Category” (2016)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2012-2017)
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) — Fellow (2017)
Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2010)
SMU Law Review — Associate Managing Editor
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas