Private Equity

Private Equity

Offering a sophisticated, full-service solution to private equity sponsors and entrepreneurs, from initial investment to exit.

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Meet Our Team

Experience

  • Our lawyers bring to the team experience from their distinguished careers at WilmerHale and elsewhere. For example, they have represented numerous middle-market private equity firms in a number of acquisitions, financings, recapitalization transactions and dispositions across industries and spanning several continents. Our lawyers also have extensive experience in the representation of portfolio companies post-investment. Further details on matters handled for WilmerHale clients can be found in the experience listings below and in the information presented in our lawyers’ biographies.
  • Mountaingate Capital, a Denver-based private equity firm, on several transactions including:

    • the sale of its position in Tinuiti Inc., a tech-enabled and analytics-driven marketing services platform company, to New Mountain Capital;
    • its acquisition and financing of Bounteous (formerly HS2 Solutions) and Bounteous’s acquisitions and related financings of Demac Media Inc., LunaMetrics, LLC, Infield Digital LLC and The Archer Group; and
    • its acquisition and financing of Elite SEM (now Tinuiti, Inc.) and its acquisitions and related financings of CPC Strategy, Email Aptitude and OrionCKB.
     
  • Represented the Nordstrom family as co-counsel in their attempted going-private transaction with Nordstrom Inc. and a minority investment by Leonard Green & Partners.
  • Represented Medtronic plc, a leading global medical device company, in a $337 million investment from funds managed by Blackstone Life Sciences, including co-investors, aimed at advancing new, innovative products especially designed to reduce the burden of diabetes management.
  • Represented Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based platform solutions designed to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed online, in its acquisition by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group L.P.
  • Represented Staples in its acquisition by Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion.
  • Represented Analogic Corporation, a provider of leading-edge healthcare and security solutions, in its acquisition by Altaris Capital Partners for approximately $1.1 billion.
  • Represented Tangoe, a provider of connection lifecycle management software, in its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners for $242.6 million.
  • Represented a special committee of Hilton Worldwide Holdings in a transaction with HNA Group and Blackstone, in which HNA acquired approximately 25% equity interest in Hilton from affiliates of Blackstone.
  • Represented Educational Testing Service in the sale of Prometric Inc., a test development and delivery provider, to Baring Private Equity Asia.
  • Represented Cumberland Farms in the sale of its Gulf Oil business to ArcLight Capital Partners.
  • Represented Acacia Wealth Advisors in its sale to HighTower Advisors.

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Named our Corporate Practice among the best in 2020 and 2021, with sources saying that WilmerHale provides “excellent service and quality advice and representation” and is “very knowledgeable.” In the most recent edition, Chambers USA also ranked WilmerHale in the following related regions and practices: nationwide for Startups & Emerging Companies; California for Venture Capital; Massachusetts for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment and Technology; and Washington DC for Corporate/M&A & Private Equity.  
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® – In the 2010–2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings, our Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Venture Capital Practices were ranked in the first tier nationally and in Boston, along with our Corporate Practice also being ranked in the first tier in New York and Washington DC.
  • Corporate Board Member – In 2014, 2016 and 2018, WilmerHale was named to the Top National Corporate Law Firms list, a comprehensive ranking of the top 25 firms in the United States. Results are based on law firm surveys and feedback from thousands of directors and general counsel.
  • Law Week Colorado – Recognized Partner Keith Trammell as a Barrister’s Best and a Best Private Equity Lawyer (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020) and Lawyer of the Year (2018).
  • Law360 – Named Partner Chalyse Robinson to its 2020 editorial advisory board for Private Equity.

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