Private Equity

Our private equity attorneys have extensive experience in structuring complex private equity acquisitions and financings on behalf of sponsors, lenders, investment banks, financial advisors and portfolio companies. During the last two years alone, we have served as counsel in more than 100 buy side and sell side transactions across a variety of industries. In connection with our M&A work, we structure senior and subordinate credit facilities for private equity fund investments and negotiate credit facilities on behalf of sponsors, including acquisition and capital call facilities. Our private equity practice is especially active in the middle-market, but we have represented management groups, issuers and special committees in high-profile, multi-billion dollar transactions—for example, we represented Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in what at the time was the largest going private transaction in U.S. history.

The firm’s private equity attorneys represent investors and portfolio companies in a range of industries including healthcare, life sciences, consumer, retail, restaurant, food and beverage, manufacturing, technology and media. In the Chambers USA research about our corporate practice, clients say: “The sophistication of the work is certainly very high, and there is a level of attentiveness that I get from them that I don’t get elsewhere,” reports an interviewee and another client notes that the team provides “really excellent service,” explaining: “They understand the law, but also what our business needs.” (from Chambers USA 2021); and the firm is “very knowledgeable, thorough and very conscious of what we need them to do – and they manage their priorities very well” and the team “provides a New York level of expertise and skill, but at smaller market rates, which is really valuable.” (from Chambers USA 2020); and “The firm is one of the best I have worked with in my entire career.” (from Chambers USA 2019); and “Their commitment is second to none” and “They go toe to toe on expertise with New York firms.” (from Chambers USA 2018); and that the firm “Represents a wealth of private equity firms and their portfolio companies. ‘The firm’s performance was outstanding. I’d put them up there with the big firms globally – some of the finest attorneys I’ve seen.'” (from Chambers USA 2015)

As the fifth largest healthcare law firm in the U.S. (Modern Healthcare, 2021), our experience in healthcare private equity transactions is particularly robust. We provide our healthcare private equity clients with a fully integrated range of services that includes an effective blend of transactional, regulatory and operational counsel.

As a result of the depth and breadth of our private equity experience and the extensive network we have established in the private equity community, we play an active role in introducing prospective portfolio companies and private equity firms.

Representative private equity services and experience:

  • Add on acquisitions.
  • Due diligence and risk analysis.
  • Leveraged buyouts.
  • Going private transactions.
  • Sponsor-sponsor transactions.
  • Independent sponsor transactions.
  • Investment fund formation.
  • Leveraged dividends and recapitalizations.
  • Minority interest transactions.
  • Management team representation and executive compensation matters.
  • Mezzanine and senior financings.
  • Healthcare regulatory and operational counsel.
  • Corporate/general counsel.
  • Initial public offerings and exit transaction services and preparation.
  • Special Purpose Acquisitions Companies (SPACs)/de-SPACs.
  • We advised Enterprise Bank & Trust in its participation in a syndicated revolving credit facility for Plexus Fund VI-A SPV,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Warp Speed Holdings LLC, a rapidly growing mortgage and technology enabled mortgage solutions company, in its recapitalization from MVB Bank, a subsidiary of MVB Financial Corp (Nasdaq: MVBF), for $48 million.

    We represented Warp Speed Holdings LLC, a rapidly growing mortgage and technology enabled mortgage solutions company, in its recapitalization from...
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  • Representation of HF Capital Markets, an adviser to global growth-stage tech companies, in its acquisition of Jensen’s Blue Ribbon Processing, a USDA inspected processing facility. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented HF Capital Markets, an adviser to global growth-stage tech companies, in its acquisition of Jensen’s Blue Ribbon Processing,...
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  • Representation of HF Capital Markets, an adviser to global growth-stage tech companies, in its acquisition of Jensen’s Blue Ribbon Processing, a USDA inspected processing facility. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented HF Capital Markets, an adviser to global growth-stage tech companies, in its acquisition of Jensen’s Blue Ribbon Processing,...
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  • We represented Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm and Health Enterprise Partners, a provider of expansion capital to the...
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  • Representation of TT Capital Partners, a value-add healthcare investor that provides capital, expertise and insight to healthcare technology and services companies that have the potential to become market leaders, in its investment in InHome Therapy, the nation’s first Home Therapy as a Service (HTaaS) solution, for 22 million.

    We represented TT Capital Partners, a value-add healthcare investor that provides capital, expertise and insight to healthcare technology and services...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Heartland Steel Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of LFM Capital Partners, L.P., that makes steel racking, platforms, and safety solutions that are easy to use, made to last, and manufactured right here in the United States, in its acquisition of SteelPro LLC, a steel fabrication company based out of Houston, MS. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    We represented Heartland Steel Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of LFM Capital Partners, L.P., that makes steel racking, platforms, and...
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  • Acquistion of a company specializing in rebuilding, repair and service of elevator motors and machines

    We represented Arcline Investment Management’s portfolio company Hyperion Solutions, which manufactures and provides products and solutions for elevators, escalators and...
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  • Sale of seven facilities leased and operated by the company in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

    We represented the National Healthcare Corporation, organization of senior care facilities, in its sale of seven facilities leased and operated...
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  • Sale of supplier of pipe-support systems offering products, tools, and hardware for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire-protection contractors

    We represented Gen Cap America’s portfolio company Newman Associates, a supplier of pipe-support systems offering products, tools, and hardware for...
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