Thomas E. Zahn

Senior Counsel

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  • Duquesne University, School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Executive Articles Editor, Duquesne Law Review, 2007
  • Carnegie Mellon University, BS, Managerial Economics, 1999
  • Pennsylvania

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member, Allegheny County Bar Association

Tom focuses his practice on corporate and private equity transactions. He regularly represents public and private companies and private equity funds in a wide variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, control and minority investments, recapitalizations, commercial transactions, and corporate governance matters.

His transactional experience extends across numerous borders and spans a wide array of industries, including aerospace, consumer goods, energy, entertainment, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, metals, mining, retail, and technology.

Tom brings a partner approach to client engagements and leverages McGuireWoods’ firm-wide emphasis on matching world-class service and capabilities with an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver tremendous value to his clients. He also regularly acts as outside general counsel for private equity portfolio companies and other private companies that have limited internal legal support resources.

Prior to practicing law, Tom was a strategic sourcing consultant for a global supply chain company now owned by SAP, where he advised numerous companies on cutting-edge strategies for achieving their corporate purchasing objectives.

"My unique blend of legal and business experience enables me to bring a broad and practical perspective to bear when serving my clients."

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Thomas Zahn
T: +1 412 667 7906F: +1 412 667 7962Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

Representation of one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset management firms in its $55 million debt and equity investment in two healthcare providers.

Representation of LLR Partners in connection with its purchase of all of the equity interests of Learn-It Systems.

Representation of LLR Partners in its $35 million investment in SDG Holding Company, the parent company of Schweiger Dermatology Group.

Representation of JWI Capital and Squire Ridge Company in their purchase of Allegheny Performance Plastics, LLC from Allegheny Performance Plastics, Inc.

Representation of American Capital, Ltd. in its sale of The Meadows, its portfolio company, to Alita Care, LLC.

Representation of a provider of medical alert and medication dispensing systems in its sale to the largest independent provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems in North America.

Representation of Acacia Partners in its investment in Vision Radiology, a teleradiology medical practice.

Representation of Acacia Partners in its acquisition of Sutherland Perennials Group, a provider of high-quality fabrics, outdoor furniture and interior design products.

Moderator, "Benefits and Challenges of Partnering with Independent Sponsors from the Viewpoint of a Capital Provider," 2017 Independent Sponsor Conference, October 5, 2017
Moderator, "The Next Wave of Consolidation in PPM Models: Emergency Medicine, Allergy, Opthalmology and What Else is Next?," 14th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 22, 2017
Moderator, "Healthcare Investing for Historically Non Healthcare Funds (aka – How to Get Smart in Healthcare Investing)," 13th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference, February 23, 2016