Private Equity

Private Equity

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

Key Contacts

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.
  • Represented Mountaingate Capital in its acquisition of Bounteous (formerly HS2 Solutions) and Bounteous’s acquisitions of Demac Media Inc., LunaMetrics, LLC and Infield Digital LLC.
  • Represented Mountaingate Capital in its acquisition of Elite SEM and its acquisitions of CPC Strategy, Email Aptitude and OrionCKB.
  • Represented Staples in its acquisition by Sycamore Partners for $6.9 billion.
  • 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 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

  • Law Week Colorado – Recognized Partner Keith Trammell as a Barrister’s Best and a Best Private Equity Lawyer (2016, 2017, 2018) and Lawyer of the Year (2018).
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Named our Corporate Practice among the best in 2012–2018, with sources saying that WilmerHale provides “excellent service and quality advice and representation.” The 2018 edition of Chambers USA also ranked WilmerHale as a leading firm in the following regions and practices: Massachusetts for Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment; Massachusetts and Washington DC for Corporate/M&A; and Nationwide for Startups & Emerging Companies.
  • 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.
  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers® – In the 2010–2019 “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.

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