Chris Scheurer

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Practices
Industries
International
Education
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, JD, Editorial Board, Law Review, 1992
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, BS, magna cum laude, 1989
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • Tennessee
Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Market Trends Subcommittee, ABA's Business Section Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (Publisher of ABA Deal Points Studies) 

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Girls on the Run International, 2011-present

Grants Panelist, Arts & Sciences Council

Alumni Advisory Council, University of Tennessee College of Law

Coach, Myers Park Trinity Little League

Coach, Charlotte Youth Soccer

Chris concentrates on complex business transactions with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and related general corporate counseling. He represents national, regional and local clients, on both buy and sell sides, in acquisitions and divestitures, including asset transactions, stock transactions, and cash and stock mergers.

He advises clients with respect to selection of entity, capitalization and other formation-related matters. He has led transactions ranging from a few million dollars to more than $1 billion in a variety of industries such as financial institutions, software and technology, transaction processing, food service, aerospace and defense, manufacturing and business services.

While earning his law degree from the University of Tennessee School of Law, Chris was on the moot court board. As an undergraduate, he was a Neyland Scholar and National Merit Scholar.

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Chris Scheurer
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Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Representation of a Fortune 500 Company in its sale to another public company for $2.4 billion.

Represented private equity fund in the sale of the leading barre fitness concept business to another private equity firm.

Representation of a leading foodservice and support services company in its acquisition by subsidiary merger of a major Northeastern contract food service company.

Representation of a leading global manufacturer of windows, doors, and treated composite trim and panels in its acquisition of the assets of a manufacturer of folding and multislide door systems.

Representation of a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry of the assets of a leading experiential marketing agency.

Representation of a leading global manufacturer of windows, doors, and treated composite trim and panels in its acquisition of the stock of a stile and rail wood door manufacturer.

Representation of a global provider of innovative key and asset control solutions in its sale to a private equity firm.

Representation of a leading orthotics and prosthetics manufacturer in its acquisition of a major manufacturer and distributor of orthotic and prosthetic fabrication supplies.  

Representation of a leading foodservice and support services company in its acquisition of a major independent contract management firm.

Representation of a major international food service company in a divestiture of a division to a private equity firm.

Representation of a Charlotte-based community bank in multiple acquisitions of financial institutions.

Representation of a major international food service company in its acquisition of leading beverage services company.

Representation of a major international food service company in its acquisition of leading healthcare laundry business from private equity firm.

Representation of a major manufacturing conglomerate based in New Jersey in its acquisition of multiple fire safety companies.

Representation of a major healthcare facilities management company in its acquisition by merger of another leading facilities management services company.

Representation of a major international food service company in complex, multiparty sale and purchase of vending business assets.

Representation of a Charlotte-based aerospace and defense company in acquisition of privately held airborne data systems company.

Representation of a major financial institution in divestiture of retail corporate bond broker-dealer.

Representation of a U.K.-based venture capital company in two investments in “green” technology companies.

Representation of a major financial institution in connection with purchase of entities holding real property developments in a transaction valued at approximately $400 million.

Representation of a Charlotte-based publicly held community bank in $1.1 billion sale to major financial institution.

Representation of a publicly held Southeastern real estate development company in $75 million divestiture of home-building business.

Representation of a major financial institution in negotiation and documentation of complex commercial relationship with another major financial institution.

Representation of a Charlotte-based publicly held community bank in its sale of its employee benefits administration division.

Representation of a Charlotte-based optical disc manufacturer in multiple mezzanine financings.

Representation of a life sciences research consumables company in a series of four acquisitions building the company from $0 in revenue to $185 million in one year.

Representation of a private building materials company in a $20 million sale of substantially all of its assets.

Representation of a Charlotte-based publicly held community bank in its $100 million acquisition of another publicly held community bank via a cash and stock merger.

Representation of a major financial institution in carve-out sale of $400 million sale of credit card processing business.

Representation of a major financial institution in the purchase of the stock of a $50 million health care payment software company.

Representation of a New York-based venture capital firm in its $3.5 million Series E investment in a data center services provider.

Representation of a management team of a national life sciences research consumables company in its $100 million capitalization.

Representation of a controlling shareholder of Charlotte-based optical disc manufacturer in leveraged recapitalization in a transaction valuing the recapitalized company at approximately $42 million.

Representation of a major North American food service company in complex restructuring of a $50 million restaurant business.

Representation of a major financial institution in its negotiation of a $200 million joint venture with another major financial institution.

Representation of a major financial institution in its acquisition of a publicly held credit card processing company in a cash merger valued at $1.6 billion.

Representation of a major North American food service company in $170 million tender offer for an airport food service company.

Representation of a major financial institution in its purchase of the stock of a software company for approximately $35 million.

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," M&A: Middle Market , North Carolina, Legal 500 US, 2017

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A, North Carolina, Chambers USA, 2017

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2010-2017

Named to "40 Under 40," Charlotte Business Journal, 2006

Graduate, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Leadership School, 2005

Panelist, "M&A Negotiation Trends: Insights from the 2015 Private Target Deal Points Study," American Bar Association Webinar, March 2016
Panelist, "M&A Negotiation Trends: Insights from the 2013 Private Target Deal Points Study," American Bar Association Webinar, June 2014
Speaker, "Current Developments in Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Agreements: Lessons Learned from the Market Meltdown," Lorman’s Fundamentals of Acquisitions Transactions in North Carolina, December 2008
Speaker, "What's 'Market'? ABA Deal Points Study for Private Company M&A," CLE International's Private Equity and Mezzanine Finance Seminar, November 2008
Panelist, "Under the Sheets of a Bank Merger," Furman University, September 2008
Speaker, "Negotiating the Deal," Lorman's Selected Strategies on Mergers and Acquisitions in North Carolina, May 2007