H. Ramsey White III Partner

Ramsey has an extensive private equity and mergers & acquisition practice. For over 20 years Ramsey has regularly represented private equity funds, strategic acquirers, and fundless sponsors in connection with leveraged buyouts, sales of portfolio companies, growth capital investments, mezzanine loans, and venture capital investments.

Ramsey also regularly represents closely held businesses and their owners in connection with sales of their company to strategic or financial buyers. Many of these transactions involve one or more sellers “rolling-over” equity and having post-closing employment with the buyer. Ramsey routinely helps his sell-side clients address the additional complexities that come from these situations. 

Prior to his legal career Ramsey was an accountant with PriceWaterhouse, and he uses his strong tax, accounting, and finance background to help his clients navigate many of the complex issues that arise during transactions.

Experience

Representation of Zabel Companies, a private investment firm, in its sale of Puritan Products to Avantor Performance Materials, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital.

Representation of a leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) software in its acquisition of a cloud-based human resources system.

Representation of Super Color Digital, a global visual solutions and printing company, in its acquisition of City Lites, an innovative digital fabrication and signage company. 

Representation of solar developer in sale of solar energy projects.

Representation of private equity group in acquisition of distributor.

Representation of private equity group in acquisition of automotive services company.

Representation of Founders/management team in the sale of controlling interest in their IT services company to private equity group.

Representation of private equity group in its mezzanine and preferred equity investment in media company.

Representation of entrepreneur sellers in their sale of a healthcare services business to a private-equity backed acquirer.

Representation of a German acquirer of US-based chemical “dossier” business.

Representation of management team of private-equity owned manufacturer in sale of company to new private equity group.

Representation of private equity group in its LBO acquisition of prefabricated building manufacturer.

Representation of private equity group in its non-control investment in specialty retailer.

Representation of a public holding company in the sale of its textile and thread manufacturer subsidiary to a private equity fund.

Representation of a private equity group in its LBO acquisition of an optical manufacturer.

Representation of an international strategic acquirer in its acquisition of an IT Services company.

Representation of a private equity group (fundless sponsor) in its LBO acquisition of manufacturer.

Representation of a fundless sponsor in its sale of its ambulatory company to a private equity group.

Representation of a mezzanine lender in its acquisition financing for a laboratory company.

Representation of a financial services company in a restructuring of its incentive equity program.

Representation of a family office in its non-control investment in company in financial services industry.

Representation of a mezzanine lender in its investment in the direct marketing industry.

Representation of a portfolio company in its add-on acquisition in the environmental services industry.

Representation of principals in private equity fund in a fund restructuring.

Representation of a private equity fund in a fund restructuring.

Representation of a private equity group in its sale of portfolio company in the industrial cleaning industry.

Representation of a private equity group in its shared-control investment in the industrial cleaning industry.

Representation of a strategic acquirer of company in the printing industry.

Representation of a mezzanine lender in its investment in the industrial cleaning industry.

Representation of a private equity fund in connection with investor issues.

Representation of a strategic acquirer of company in the chemical industry.

Representation of a private equity group in acquisition in the manufacturing industry.

Representation of a family office in connection with venture capital investment.

Representation of a fundless sponsor in connection with non-control investment in oil and gas services industry.

  • North Carolina

Finalist, "Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year," The Deal, 2019

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

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Member, Wake Forest Law Review, 1999
  • Wake Forest University, BS, 1993

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Member, Mecklenburg County Bar 

  • Moderator, "Advice for New Independent Sponsors," 2019 Independent Sponsor Conference, October 3, 2019
  • Moderator, Distressed M&A: Buying and Selling Financially Troubled Companies, August 27, 2009
  • Co-chair, Private Equity Fund Formation and Fundraising 2009, March 4, 2009
  • Speaker, "Private Equity Fundraising: Current Market Trends," Fall 2008 Private Equity Webinar Series (Fundraising Series), September 5, 2008
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