McGuireWoods advised Dallas private equity firm Latticework Capital Management and its portfolio company, American Veterinary Group (AVG), in its sale to Oak Hill Capital, a New York private equity firm. The deal closed March 16, 2021.
Latticework is a growth-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. McGuireWoods has advised Latticework in numerous transactions, including its 2015 investment in AVG, which has grown to a network of 150 veterinarians in 50 practices and urgent care clinics throughout the South and Southeast.
Dallas partner Akash Sethi led the McGuireWoods deal team, which included associates Ryan Durham and Erin Ball. Partner Gerald V. Thomas II and associate Ashlin Aldinger assisted on tax issues and partner Brent Justus advised on antitrust issues.
“We were proud to represent Latticework and AVG throughout the company’s growth and eventual sale to Oak Hill Capital and to leverage our significant capabilities in healthcare private equity deals for our clients’ benefit,” Sethi said.
McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the leading law firms for U.S. and global M&A deals, including private equity transactions. The firm earned top 10 rankings for U.S. and global M&A deals completed in 2020 in league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg.