Private Equity and Venture Capital

McGuireWoods addresses the unique, intersecting needs of private equity funds and those doing business with them, including institutional investors, family offices, investment advisors, lenders and portfolio companies. We represent funds at all points of the continuum from early-stage venture and growth capital to middle-market and control buyout funds. We also represent mezzanine funds and senior lenders providing debt financing for private equity deals.

In just the last five years, we have represented more than 100 private equity funds, each with nuanced needs. We are equally adept at representing the special needs of fundless sponsors as we are with funds of funds. This volume and diversity of experience has enabled us to develop concentrations that align with the investment strategy of the funds such as control and non-control buyout, SBIC, mezzanine finance, and senior and subordinated debt strategies.

Our clients come to us for depth of experience that cuts across legal practice and industry lines. We weave and leverage our resources to assemble teams that bring what each client needs — strength in regulation (particularly Dodd-Frank Act compliance and SBIC licensing and compliance), transactions (M&A, debt finance, capital markets), governance (securities compliance, entity formation), and specialty niches (energy, healthcare, life sciences, finance, supply chain management, technology and privacy). Our ability to understand industry and sector-specific regulations and trends and to distill this information for our clients translates into actionable, strategic business advice.

Investments

We are experienced in all types of private equity investing, including LBOs, roll-ups, minority and preferred stock investments, “going private” transactions, mezzanine and convertible debt, and purchases of troubled companies in or out of bankruptcy. We realize the importance of tax consequences, reconciling management’s interests with the investors’ interests, exit strategy, and control. As a result, we are active in evolving markets and economies, and can advise our clients on current trends in myriad deal terms, from purchase price multiples and earnouts to liability and indemnification basket strategies.

Fund Formation

We have a core group of partners who focus on representing general partners and institutional limited partners in forming buyout private equity funds, mezzanine finance funds, and venture capital funds. Our lawyers also have formed industry-focused funds, including healthcare, energy, real estate, life sciences and technology funds, as well as fund of funds.

SBICs

McGuireWoods is home to some of the nation’s most experienced Small Business Investment Companies lawyers. Our lawyers have represented numerous SBIC funds on a variety of issues — from filing the Management Assessment Questionnaire and handling licensing and transactional work to assisting with the sale of SBIC funds portfolios. We also counsel SBIC funds on day-to-day regulatory matters.

Mezzanine Financing

Mezzanine financing has been an attractive option for many of our clients who need additional capital for acquisitions or expansion and growth, or who have money to lend to companies with good track records for aggressive terms and returns. We represent issuers and investors in the full range of mezzanine financing transactions. Our clients include banks, institutional non-bank lenders, hedge funds and other investors, as well as private equity portfolio companies and other borrowers. The extensive experience and perspective gained from this history are sources of value we offer mezzanine funds, as well as equity funds making investments alongside mezzanine funds, in financings, creditors’ rights matters and bankruptcies.

Private Equity and Venture Capital

CONTACTS

David P. McLean Partner T: +1 214 932 6401
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Private equity firm

Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of a 32-unit wing franchisor restaurant chain for an undisclosed amount. The chain operates 11 company-owned and franchises 21 other stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
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Equity/mezzanine sponsor

Represented an equity/mezzanine sponsor, in connection with the acquisition of a dental practice and an infusion of capital to fund additional practices.
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Private equity firm

Represented a private equity firm in the formation of a hybrid fund.
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Private equity firm

Represented a private equity firm with AUM of $200 million and a focus on mezzanine investments in the formation of an SBIC fund.
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Privately-held investment management firm

Represented a privately-held investment management firm with AUM of $90 million that provides mezzanine debt and equity capital in the formation of a buyout/control fund.
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Private investment firm

Represented a private investment firm with a focus on the lower middle market in the formation of a fund.
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Private investment firm

Representing a private investment firm in the formation of a senior secured debt lending fund specializing in loans to small and micro-cap companies.
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French Family Group Invests in U.S. Biotechnology Company

Representation of Intralytix, Inc., a leader in bacteriophage technology, in connection with a $17.5 million equity investment by Lesaffre, a France-based manufacturer and marketer of innovative solutions for biotechnology.
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Online Educational Platform Partners with Private Equity Firm

Representation of a private equity firm in its $77 million acquisition of a leading provider of online and mobile learning solutions.
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Zabel Exits Puritan Products Investment

Representation of Zabel Companies, a private investment firm, in its sale of Puritan Products, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals and custom chemical blends, to Avantor Performance Materials, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital.
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Acquisition of Web Hosting Company

Representation of an investment management group in its acquisition, through a portfolio company, of the assets of a web hosting company.
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Acquisition of Web Hosting Services Provider

Representation of an investment management group in its acquisition, through a portfolio company, of a provider of web hosting services.
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$32 Million Buyout of Concrete Rehabilitation, Structural Repair and Strengthening Company

Representation of a private equity firm in its $32 million buyout of a target specializing in the repair, restoration, strengthening, protection and maintenance of concrete structures.
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Intermodal Chassis Leasing Company Secures $125 Million Investment

Representation of an investment capital firm in its $125 million investment in an intermodal chassis leasing company.
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Medical Software and Service Company Invests in Medical Device Startup

Representation of a provider of leading-edge medical software solutions in its $1.25 million investment in a medical devices and equipment startup.
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$15 million investment

Representation of Kayne Partners, a private equity firm, in its $15 million investment in DiCentral, a leading global provider of B2Bi Managed Services.
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Tennessee Industrial Electronics Advances Electronic Repair Expertise

Representation of Tennessee Industrial Electronics, a portfolio company of Charlotte-based private equity firm Summit Park, in its acquisition of The Parker Group Companies.
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Senior Credit Facilities Provide for Healthcare Purchase

Representation of Capital One Healthcare in its financing of RoundTable Healthcare Partners’ $140 million acquisition of Symmetry Surgical.
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Highlander Partners Support Fuerst Day Lawson Holdings Ltd. Expansion

Representation of Highlander Partners, LP, a leading middle market private investment firm, it its acquisition of Fuerst Day Lawson Holdings, a UK-based food and beverage manufacturer and supplier.
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Recapitalization of a provider of vehicle service contracts

Represented Summit Park in its recapitalization of C.A.R.S. Protection Plus, a leading provider of vehicle service contracts.
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Debo Adesina Debo O. Adesina
Senior Counsel
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6416
F: +1 469 372 3883
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Heather M Welch Heather Welch Arbogast
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4459
F: +1 410 659 4477
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default mcguire woods image Victoria Leigh Archer
Counsel
Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7902
F: +1 412 667 7966
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Bradley S Austin Bradley S. Austin
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8992
F: +1 704 373 8840
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Joel Bannister Joel Bannister
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6412
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Kevin Boardman J. Kevin Boardman
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6403
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Jeff Brooker Jeffrey D. Brooker
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6417
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Bryan P Bylica Bryan P. Bylica
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 3617
F: +1 312 698 4533
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Geoffrey C Cockrell Geoffrey C. Cockrell
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8272
F: +1 312 698 4572
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J. D Costa J. D. Costa
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2236
F: +1 704 353 6192
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Robert A Crawford Robert A. Crawford
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2264
F: +1 704 353 6155
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Anne Croteau Anne E. Croteau
Partner
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 919 755 6695
F: +1 919 755 6594
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Dave Dargatis David G. Dargatis
Senior Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050
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Jeremy Davis Jeremy Davis
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1645
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Mehboob R Dossa Mehboob R. Dossa
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1627
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Ryan A. Durham Ryan A. Durham
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6466
F: +1 214 273 7496
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Justin Earley Justin Whitmel Earley
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1267
F: +1 804 698 2262
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Jon Finger Jon W. Finger
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6404
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Hanna Frank Hannah Thompson Frank
Partner
Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7936
F: +1 412 402 4194
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Mark E Freedlander Mark E. Freedlander
Partner
Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7928
F: +1 412 667 7967
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Tristan Freeman Tristan Freeman
Associate
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7026
F: +1 212 715 6274
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Benjamin Galea Benjamin C. Galea
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8233
F: +1 312 698 4503
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Art Gambill Art Gambill
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5741
F: +1 404 443 5691
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James Gelman James Gelman
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7023
F: +1 212 548 2174
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Emily M McIntosh Emily M. Gerritz
Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5129
F: +1 703 712 5227
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Event

9th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chicago, IL
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Building for the Future

Today's Top Issues in Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Chicago, IL
Event

2017 Independent Sponsor Conference

October 5, 2017
Dallas, TX
Speaking Engagement

Kayo Womens Private Equity: 5th Annual Conference

October 2-3, 2017
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting 2017

September 14-16, 2017
Chicago, IL
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12th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference

Healthcare Finance and Growth

September 12, 2017
Charlotte, NC
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2017 Capital-Raising and Deal-Making

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
New York, NY
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8th Annual Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Conference

November 10, 2016
Chicago, IL
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New DIP Financing Product for Community and Regional Banks

November 2, 2016
Complimentary Webinar
Event

Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

October 26, 2016
Dallas, TX
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Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

October 20, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
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11th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference

Healthcare Finance and Growth

October 11, 2016
Charlotte, NC
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Capital Raising and Deal Making in 2016

June 1, 2016
Chicago, IL
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SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

May 24, 2016
Complimentary Webinar Series
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Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

May 10, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Speaking Engagement

2016 Danish Biotech Conference

April 12-13, 2016
New York, NY
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Dermatology Practice Transactions: Key Issues and Trends

March 15, 2016
Complimentary Webinar
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Article

Cyber Security for Investment Managers

Risk & Compliance
Jul-Sep 2017
Legal Alert

Maximizing the Value of Your R&W Insurance Policy

McGuireWoods Insurance Recovery Blog
May 18, 2017
Legal Alert

The WannaCry Cyberattack: Steps Businesses Must Take Now

Password Protected
May 15, 2017
Legal Alert

Brexit - UK Files for Divorce From European Union

What Should Companies Do Now to Prepare?

March 29, 2017
Legal Alert

Reps & Warranties Insurance In M&A Deals – Getting the Deal Done

Insurance Recovery Blog
March 6, 2017
Legal Alert

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – December 2016

December 14, 2016
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