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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.

CONTACTS

David P. McLean Partner T: +1 214 932 6401
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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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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Leader in corporate access information

Representation of A2 Access, a leader in corporate access information, in connection with its company sale to Dealogic, an international financial software company.
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Falfurrias Capital Partners

Representation of Falfurrias Capital Partners in its sale of Dorsey, Wright & Associates to Nasdaq for $225 million.
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Private equity firm

Representation of a private equity firm with its co-investment in an IT company, which plans to grow through additional add-on acquisitions of similar companies.
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Management shareholders of a software company

McGuireWoods represented the management shareholders of a software company in its $960 million dollar sale to publically traded technology company.
Representative Matter

Solar power solutions provider

Representation of BBOXX Limited, a provider of solar power solutions to off-grid consumers in the developing world, in relation to the Series A funding from Khosla Impact Fund 1, LLC and Synergy Growth Nominee Limited, and related matters.
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Global Financial Services Firm

Represented private equity fund in the restructure and buy-out of controlling interest in joint venture and negotiation of complex multi-party licensing agreement concerning nationally branded merchandise.
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Leading distributor and importer of wines

Representation of the equity sponsor private equity firm and its portfolio company, a leading distributor and importer of wines, in an add-on acquisition of a Florida-based wine importer and distributor for an undisclosed amount. The firm also handled the financing aspects of the acquisition, including amendments to the company's senior and mezzanine credit facilities.
Representative Matter

Private equity fund

Represented an equity sponsor in a leveraged buyout of an industry leader in prefabricated, pre-engineered small metal buildings from the company's ESOP.
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New York-based investment partnership

Representation of a New York-based investment partnership in the closing of a $108 million credit facility for their portfolio company.
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Energy-focused merchant bank/private equity fund

Represented an energy-focused merchant bank/private equity fund in the stock acquisition of an investment research firm. As a result of the acquisition, the company is able to serve as a broker-dealer for energy transactions.
Representative Matter

Venture capital investor

Represented a venture capital investor in connection with a $20 million Series B venture financing in a company that owns and operates a new digital out of home television network for the McDonald's chain.
Representative Matter

Private equity fund

Represented the equity sponsor in the sale of its controlling interest in an independent, national commercial equipment finance and leasing company to another private equity firm.
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Mezzanine fund

Represented a provider of mezzanine capital in its mezzanine investment in a lab company, which the lab company used to help fund an acquisition.  
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Victoria Leigh Archer
Counsel
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
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
Associate
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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Simon J Cox Simon J. Cox
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1721
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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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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Dave Dargatis David G. Dargatis
Senior Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050
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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
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
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
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
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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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
Associate
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5129
F: +1 703 712 5227
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Scott L Glickson Scott L. Glickson
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 321 7652
F: +1 312 698 4585
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Seth Goldsamt Seth T. Goldsamt
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2162
F: +1 212 715 6267
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Richard S Grant Richard S. Grant
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8234
F: +1 310 956 3134
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Meredith E Green Meredith E. Green
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2082
F: +1 704 444 8816
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7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 19, 2015
Chicago, IL
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Hot Topics for the 2016 Proxy/Annual Reporting Season

November 17, 2015
Complimentary Webinar Series
Event

Strategic Risk & Compliance Trends for Private Equity

November 10, 2015
Complimentary Webinar
Event

SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

October 27, 2015
Complimentary Webinar Series
Event

RBIC Program: State of the Industry and Market Update

October 15, 2015
Complimentary Webinar
Event

Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

October 6, 2015
Dallas, TX
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10th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference

Healthcare Finance and Growth

September 17, 2015
Charlotte, NC
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Capital Raising and Deal Making in 2015

May 6, 2015
Atlanta, GA
Speaking Engagement

Key Aspects in Mezzanine Financing

December 4, 2014
Live Webinar
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FCPA Transactional Diligence:

Can You Be Commercial and Compliant?

December 3, 2014
New York, NY
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6th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 18, 2014
Chicago, IL
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Physician Practice Mergers: A Primer for Any Specialty

November 13, 2014
Complimentary Webinar Series
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CFTC’s Proposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps – Cross-Border Matrix

November 30, 2015
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CFTC’s Proposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps – America’s Next Top Model

October 13, 2015
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Physician practice mergers in nephrology

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September 29, 2015
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Financial Entity Update

CFTC’s Proposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps – Dude, Where’s My Collateral?

September 15, 2015
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SEC and FinCEN Delivering One-Two Punch to Private Equity

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September 9, 2015
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CFTC’s Proposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps – Goofy Haircut

August 24, 2015
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Financial Entity Update

CFTC’s Proposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps – Know Thyself

August 3, 2015
Article

The SEC Considers Updating the Accredited Investor Definition

Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor
June 2015
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