September 17, 2018
McGuireWoods represented Tiger Peak Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, in acquiring a majority stake in Voice Comm, a premier supply chain management company for mobile device accessories in North America. Tiger Peak led the investment in partnership with company management and Tiger Peak’s equity investors, including Rockwave Capital and Seven Shores. Terms were not disclosed.
Lawyers from multiple McGuireWoods offices and practices, including M&A, private equity, debt finance, tax, securities and capital markets, and labor and employment assisted Tiger Peak in closing the deal Sept. 10. Pittsburgh partner Thomas Zahn led the deal team, which included Chicago partner Greg Hawver, Pittsburgh associates Jason Kreps, Benjamin Hantz and Susan Barrett, and Chicago associate Keithan Hedrick. Partner Gerald Thomas in Atlanta and partner Penny Zacharias, counsel Victoria Archer and Dawn Cutlan Stetter, and associate Maria Sasinoski in Pittsburgh also assisted in the transaction.
“This was an important strategic investment for Tiger Peak as it continues to grow its portfolio, and we were pleased to help our client complete this deal,” Zahn said. “This underscores McGuireWoods’ nationwide capabilities representing the unique needs of independent sponsors.”
Tiger Peak focuses on investing in North American middle-market companies in manufacturing, business services, aerospace and defense, federal services, healthcare and other regulated industries. The deal marks Tiger Peak’s second institutional investment since its 2016 founding.
Mergers & Acquisitions magazine named McGuireWoods “Law Firm of the Year” in its Mid-Market M&A Awards, honoring the firm for the growth of its deal work and for innovative, client-focused private equity initiatives. McGuireWoods is the first law firm to implement a nationwide program connecting independent sponsors with potential capital providers for specific private equity deals.
The firm will host its second annual national conference for independent sponsors and capital providers Oct. 2-3 in Dallas. Tiger Peak managing partner Haran Narulla will be a panelist at the conference.