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 Spring Fertility, a premier provider of fertility care in the United States backed by Wildcat Capital, in its acquisition of Genesis Fertility Centre, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based fertility clinic

    We represented Spring Fertility, a premier provider of fertility care in the United States backed by Wildcat Capital, in its...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Served as regulatory and deal counsel to BioPlus, a leading national specialty pharmacy, and ProHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a significant provider of infusion pharmacy management services in their sale to CarepathRx a platform company formed by Nautic Partners

    We served as regulatory and deal counsel to BioPlus, a leading national specialty pharmacy, and ProHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a significant...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of OneOncology, a community oncology practice management company, in its acquisition of University Oncology Hematology Associates, an oncology practice affiliated with Erlanger hospitals

    We represented OneOncology, a community oncology practice management company, in its acquisition of University Oncology Hematology Associates, an oncology practice...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Altamont Capital’s portfolio company, Sequel Youth & Family Services, in its acquisition of Pine Cone Therapies, a behavioral healthcare provider with treatment programs to assist those with Autism spectrum, speech-language, intellectual delay, neurological, and attention deficit disorders.

    We represented Altamont Capital’s portfolio company, Sequel Youth & Family Services, in its acquisition of Pine Cone Therapies, a behavioral...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of BRC Recovery in its recapitalization with private investment firms, Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) and NewSpring Health Capital

    We represented BRC Recovery in its recapitalization with private investment firms, Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) and NewSpring Health Capital. BRC...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • We represented Pharos Capital’s post-acute care provider platform, Charter Health Care Group, in its acquisition of two hospice service providers,...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of axialHealthcare, a care optimization platform navigating substance use issues for patients, providers, and health plans, in a $15 million Series C round of financing to accelerate its expansion into the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and recovery sector. Previous institutional investors Oak HC/FT, .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (BCBSVP), and Sandbox Advantage Fund led the round.

    We represented axialHealthcare, a care optimization platform navigating substance use issues for patients, providers, and health plans, in a $15...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare consumer benefits platform. In addition to Health Velocity Capital, other participating investors included U.S. Venture Partners, Chicago Ventures, and Epic Ventures

    We advised Health Velocity Capital as lead investor in a $30 million Series C funding round for HealthJoy, a healthcare...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of LFM Capital in its sale of EDSCO Fasteners, a leading supplier of foundation anchoring systems for critical infrastructure installations, to MiddleGround Capital

    We represented LFM Capital in its sale of EDSCO Fasteners, a leading supplier of foundation anchoring systems for critical infrastructure...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of ResMan, a leading property management SaaS platform provider and Mainsail Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Razz Interactive, a real estate and property management platform

    We represented ResMan, a leading property management SaaS platform provider and Mainsail Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Razz...
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    Client Type: Private Company
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