Geoffrey C. Cockrell Partner

Geoff is the chair of the firm's private equity group, and serves on the firm’s Board of Partners. He has a wide scope of experience in mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions.

His mergers and acquisition experience, representing private equity sponsors, strategic purchasers and sellers extends across a diverse number of industries with a primary focus on healthcare provider services transactions. Geoff is a national contributor both at conferences and in publications on a wide array of issues unique to the private equity industry. He regularly contributes to Law360’s Healthcare and Private Equity sections, and is an author of The Healthcare Investor, a blog on healthcare finance topics.

Experience

Healthcare and Life Sciences Experience

Representation of Sheridan Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in the acquisition, disposition and portfolio work for a number of its portfolio companies  including, Atlantic Vision Partners, Dermatologists of Central States and Synergy Physical Therapy Holdings

Representation of Chicago Pacific Founders, a strategic healthcare investment fund, in the acquisition of Long Island Vision Management

Representation of Ridgemont Equity Partners in the acquisition of Perimeter Healthcare, Speech Pathology Group, Sunvera and related portfolio work

Representation of Audax Group, in acquisitions and dispositions for a number of its healthcare portfolio companies.  

Representation of Linden Capital Partners, in the acquisition work for its orthodontic platform Smile Doctors.

Representation of LLR Equity Partners, a private equity fund, in several acquisitions and dispositions including its investment in NuMotion (a complex wheelchair distributor) and in Vivere, LLC, a Texas fertility clinic chain.

Representation of Silver Oak Service Partners, a private equity fund, in acquisition of a dental services organization.

Representation of Pharos Capital, a private equity fund, in acquisition of physical therapy management company.

Representation of Golub Capital, a senior debt fund, the financing of numerous sponsor-backed acquisition of healthcare and life science companies.

Representation of HCP & Company, a private equity fund, in acquisition of Trumpet Behavioral Health.

Representation of Shore Capital Partners, a private equity fund, in acquisition of dental services organization.

Representation of Irving Place Capital, a private equity fund, in acquisition of National Surgical Hospitals.

Representation of Madison Capital Funding, a senior debt fund, the financing of numerous sponsor-backed acquisition of healthcare and life science companies.

Representation of HIG, a private equity fund, in acquisition of NovaMed.

Representation of Monroe Capital, a senior debt fund, the financing of numerous sponsor-backed acquisition of healthcare and life science companies.

Representation of Bostwick Laboratories in sale to MetalMark Capital.

Representation of HealthMark Partners in sale of ambulatory surgery center management business to USPI.

Representation of Surgery Center of Joliet in sale to Provena St. Joseph Hospital.

Representation of a Chicago hospital system in multiple acquisitions of physician practice groups.

Representation of I-Cyt Mission Technology, Inc. in sale to Sony Corporation of America.

Representation of a Chicago hospital system in major acquisition of regional hospital.

Representation of an Indiana ambulatory surgery center in restructuring transaction with regional hospital system.

Representation of Rosetta Partners, a life sciences private equity fund, in its investment in a Wisconsin innovator of a revolutionary wound infection-fighting drug.

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1997
  • Wheaton College, BA, Business/Economics, cum laude, 1993

Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Member, Illinois Venture Capital Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Illinois State Bar Association

  • Illinois

Named a Client Service "All Star," BTI Consulting, 2009, 2015, 2019

Recognized in "Readers' Choice Awards", Top Author in Healthcare, M&A, and Life Sciences, JD Supra, 2019

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Private Equity Buyouts, Illinois, Legal 500 US, 2018

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," M&A: Middle Market, Illinois, Legal 500 US, 2017-2018

Named to "Illinois Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2010

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