Debo O. Adesina Senior Counsel

Debo Adesina advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, as well as corporate governance matters. He has counseled domestic and international clients in a number of industries including energy and infrastructure, consumer products, manufacturing, business services, technology, media and telecommunications, and healthcare.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Debo was a corporate lawyer for national law firms. From 2014 to 2016, he was a vice president in the financial advisory services group at Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, where he assisted private equity and corporate clients in strategic transactions. Debo also previously served as counsel to a startup energy and infrastructure investment fund.

Debo received his BS in Accounting and Finance in 2000 from Purdue University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2009. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Texas and is also a certified public accountant.

Experience

Represented a private investment firm in its proposed acquisition of a West Coast-based leisure air-transport services company.

Represented a private investment firm in its acquisition of a West Coast-based residential and commercial building restoration company.

Represented a private equity fund in its investment in an ophthalmic and ocular surgery practice.

Represented a private equity fund in its investment in an oncology practice.

Represented a private equity fund in its add-on acquisition of a drug testing company.

Representation of a publicly-traded business development company in its sale of a business process outsourcing provider that specializes in printing, fulfillment and call center services.

Representation of Wire Mesh Corp., a manufacturer of welded wire products, and its affiliate, Optimus Steel, LLC, in the $92.5 million acquisition of the Texas-based assets and facilities of Gerdau SA (NYSE: GGB), a Brazil-based steel conglomerate.

Represented a portfolio company of a private equity fund in the acquisition of certain oil and gas assets in North Dakota.

Represented a private equity fund in its investment in a newly-formed management team and the acquisition of certain oil and gas assets in Oklahoma.

Represented a newly formed oil and gas company in connection with capital raising efforts with prospective private equity investors.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a food and beverage company.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a transportation and logistics company.

Represented a minority stockholder of a private equity-backed company in a proposed recapitalization.

Represented a global industrial manufacturing company in a cross-border acquisition of a Canadian competitor.

Represented a publicly-held energy company in its acquisition of certain oil and gas assets in North Dakota.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a wireless communications distributor.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a grocery supply company.

Represented a private equity fund in the restructuring of a food and beverage portfolio company.

Represented a private equity fund in the sale of an urgent care healthcare company.

Represented a consumer retail company in its sale to a strategic competitor.

Represented an independent sponsor in its acquisition of a food inspection company.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a specialty manufacturing company.

Represented a private equity fund in its proposed acquisition of an automotive parts supplier with significant operations in Asia.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of an entertainment research and marketing services company.

Represented a private equity fund in the sale of an education services company.

Represented a private equity fund its acquisition of a marketing services company.

Represented a private equity fund in its proposed acquisition of a European telecommunications and logistics company.

Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a US-based lens manufacturer with significant operations in Asia.

Represented a publicly-held fuel-sensor manufacturing and distribution company in its acquisition of a European competitor.

Represented a private equity fund in its proposed acquisition of a chain of pain-management service providers.

Represented a private equity fund in its sale of a packaging company.

Represented a private equity fund in its proposed sale of a national chain of fitness centers.

Represented a private equity fund in its proposed sale of hotel and resort centers.

Represented a private equity fund in its portfolio company’s add-on acquisition of an alarm monitoring company.

Represented an employee-owned insurance brokerage company in its acquisition by a regional competitor.

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