Private Equity

Overview

"Baker & Hostetler combines great service with deep expertise and national reach."

– Chambers USA 2021

The Private Equity team gets deals done cost-effectively and in a timely fashion. We focus on the essentials, drawing on the experience of more than 220 business attorneys coast to coast. Clients trust us to guide them through critical issues involving tax, real estate, intellectual property, debt finance, ERISA and environmental law.

Our team represents venture capital and private equity funds, as well as their portfolio companies and growth-oriented businesses. We maintain deep, long-term client relationships on both sides of the fence, maneuvering our investment fund clients through the full life cycle of their capital raising, investment and allocation activities while helping middle-market and portfolio companies execute their growth strategies.

Full range of capabilities
  • We guide our investment fund clients through multiple rounds of investments and portfolio acquisitions.
  • We assist in developing management structures and incentive compensation programs.
  • We advise our private equity clients on achieving liquidity goals from the initial investment to exit events, paying close attention to corporate structure, asset value preservation and tax efficiencies.
  • We have represented early-stage, mid-stage and sector-specific funds in investments across the United States and internationally.
  • In our transactional work, our focus on successful deals wins us the respect of the parties on the other side of the table, and our clients appreciate the climate of trust that we foster.
  • We help our clients meet new regulatory and tax challenges and, when appropriate, take advantage of innovations in deal structure, such as the use of representation and warranty insurance and the structuring of co-investment transactions.

Select Experience

  • Represented long-standing firm client Blue Point Capital Partners in its acquisition of VanSeal Corporation and the disposition of its portfolio company, The Hilsinger Company, to Windjammer Capital. Blue Point invests in middle-market companies through its Cleveland, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; and Seattle, Wash., offices.
  • Represented Cyprium Investment Partners LLC, a New York- and Cleveland-based private investment firm that specializes in non-control investments, in its control acquisition of the Uniloy Blow Molding Business of Milacron LLC and its preferred equity and mezzanine debt investments in Arbor Contract Carpet Inc., Endura Products LLC and Unix Packaging LLC.
  • Our General Counsel Services team provides daily legal services to TPG Global LLC, a leading private equity firm with billions of dollars in assets under management.
  • Our General Counsel Services team provides daily legal services to Sixth Street Partners LLC, a global multiplatform investment firm with billions of dollars in assets under management.
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Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Partner Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Dallas
Partner Columbus
Partner Orlando
Corporate Practice Associate
Corporate Practice Associate Dallas
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Partner New York
Counsel Dallas
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Partner Atlanta
Partner Orlando
Partner Atlanta
Partner Atlanta
Counsel Dallas
Counsel Denver
Partner New York
Associate Chicago
Associate Chicago
Partner New York
Partner New York
Partner Dallas
Partner Cleveland
Partner New York
Associate New York
Counsel Denver
Associate Atlanta
Corporate Practice Associate
Corporate Practice Associate Dallas
Partner Cincinnati
Counsel Dallas
Associate Seattle
Partner Chicago
Partner Houston
Associate Dallas
Partner Cleveland
Associate Cleveland
Associate Dallas
Partner New York
Associate Columbus
Partner Seattle
Partner Cleveland
Associate Columbus
Corporate Practice Associate
Corporate Practice Associate Dallas
Associate Seattle
Associate New York
Partner New York
Partner Dallas
Chairman Washington, D.C.
Partner Dallas
Associate Chicago
Partner Costa Mesa
Partner Chicago
Associate Cleveland
Associate New York
Partner Cleveland
Associate New York
Of Counsel Atlanta
Partner Dallas
Partner Cleveland
Associate Houston
Partner Cleveland
Associate Dallas

Experience

  • Represented long-standing firm client Blue Point Capital Partners in its acquisition of VanSeal Corporation and the disposition of its portfolio company, The Hilsinger Company, to Windjammer Capital. Blue Point invests in middle-market companies through its Cleveland, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; and Seattle, Wash., offices.
  • Represented Cyprium Investment Partners LLC, a New York- and Cleveland-based private investment firm that specializes in non-control investments, in its control acquisition of the Uniloy Blow Molding Business of Milacron LLC and its preferred equity and mezzanine debt investments in Arbor Contract Carpet Inc., Endura Products LLC and Unix Packaging LLC.
  • Our General Counsel Services team provides daily legal services to TPG Global LLC, a leading private equity firm with billions of dollars in assets under management.
  • Our General Counsel Services team provides daily legal services to Sixth Street Partners LLC, a global multiplatform investment firm with billions of dollars in assets under management.
  • Represented Third Point LLC in a transaction in which Global Blue, a leading provider of tax-free shopping and payment solutions, became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with Far Point Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company co-sponsored by Third Point LLC and former NYSE President Thomas Farley.
  • Represented Citymark Capital, a national real estate private equity fund, in five separate joint venture transactions in the multifamily housing sector and two sale transactions.
  • Represented Cision US Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based investment firm GTCR LLC, in multiple acquisition and divestiture transactions.
  • Represented MPE Partners, a Boston- and Cleveland-based private equity firm focused on lower middle-market buyouts, in its sale of Polytek Development Corp., a manufacturer of specialty polymers, to Arsenal Capital Partners, as well as multiple add-on acquisitions for its portfolio company Bettcher Industries.
  • Represented Chicago-based private equity firm Invision Capital II, L.P. in numerous acquisitions and financing transactions focused on the middle market.
  • Represented Talisman Capital Partners and Sarnova Inc.’s management team in the sale of Sarnova to Patricia Industries and Investors AB.

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A & Private Equity in Florida (2011 to 2016)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2016)
    • National Tier 2
    • Metro Cleveland, Tier 1
    • Metro Columbus, Tier 2
    • Metro Denver, Tier 3
    • Metro Orlando, Tier 2.
  • The Deal: Firm to Watch
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2020 BTI Client Service 30 for the sixth consecutive year.

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