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 Chambers USA research about our corporate practice, clients say: 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); “The firm is one of the best I have worked with in my entire career.” (from Chambers USA 2019); “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 fourth largest healthcare law firm in the U.S. (Modern Healthcare, 2018), 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.
  • 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.
  • Representation of J. Knipper and Company, Inc. – one of the largest suppliers of end-to-end pharmaceutical samples management services and a Court Square portfolio company – and its affiliates, including KnippeRx, in its acquisition of Eagle Pharmacy – a Florida-based full-service, direct-to-patient (DTP) pharmacy. This strategic transaction for KnippeRx will expand the company’s pharmacy programs, scale and automation capabilities.

    We represented J. Knipper and Company, Inc. - one of the largest suppliers of end-to-end pharmaceutical samples management services and...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of  Linden Capital Partners, as lead healthcare regulatory counsel, in its investment in Vital Care, Inc., a pharmacy franchisor of home infusion services. Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry

    We represented Linden Capital Partners, as lead healthcare regulatory counsel, in its investment in Vital Care, Inc., a pharmacy franchisor...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Triage Consulting Group, a healthcare revenue integrity company in its acquisition by Revint Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled revenue integrity solutions for healthcare providers

    We represented Triage Consulting Group, a healthcare revenue integrity company in its acquisition by Revint Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Premise Health, the country’s largest direct health care provider and OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition of CareHere, another leading operator of wellness centers for self-funded organizations. The acquisition of CareHere, brings Premise Health’s revenue to approximately $1 billion annually and increases its geographic footprint to more than 850 centers across 45 states and Guam. The combination will allow Premise Health to deliver improved outcomes and enhance health care for employer populations.

    We represented Premise Health, the country’s largest direct health care provider and OMERS Private Equity portfolio company, in its acquisition...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We served as lead counsel to Triple Tree Capital Partners, Noro Moseley Partners and SSM Partners in the formation of its holding company, Riva Health Holdings, Inc., a newly formed holding company that facilitated the merger of Revel and NovuHealth.

    We served as lead counsel to Triple Tree Capital Partners, Noro Moseley Partners and SSM Partners in the formation of...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of  MSouth Equity Partners, a private equity firm with a focus on lower middle market management buyouts, in its acquisition of iBenefit Communication, a benefit communication, engagement, and enrollment services company

    We represented MSouth Equity Partners, a private equity firm with a focus on lower middle market management buyouts, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization backed by Shore Capital Partners, in its affiliation with Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, the largest allergy practice in Georgia

    We represented Southern Ear, Nose, and Throat and Allergy (SENTA) Partners, an ENT and allergy management services organization backed by...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its acquisition of Diamabrush, a manufacturer of advanced abrasive technology utilized in various building, maintenance and construction applications

    We represented LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its acquisition...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of W20 Group, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of starpower, LLC, an entertainment and influencer marketing agency

     

    We represented W20 Group, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of starpower, LLC, an entertainment and...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented a private equity firm in providing acquisition financing to a franchisee to acquire the operations and related real estate assets of 16 franchise restaurants.

    We represented a private equity firm in providing acquisition financing to a franchisee to acquire the operations and related real...
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    Client Type: Private Company
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