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Rahul Patel focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic corporate transactions. He is co-chair of the firm’s Global Private Equity/M&A practice and  recently completed a term of service on our Policy Committee, the firm’s governing and management group. He has been at the firm for over twenty years.

Rahul represents leading companies and private equity funds such as General Electric, HD Supply, H.I.G. Capital, Kemira Chemicals, Mahindra & Mahindra, Oxford Industries, Roper Technologies, SunTrust Banks, the Avantha Group, T.V. Asia and UPS in a broad range of merger and acquisition, joint venture, and other control and non-control transactions. A significant portion of Rahul’s corporate work focuses on cross-border transactions.

Rahul has been rated as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500. He was appointed by the Florida governor (and confirmed by the Florida senate) to the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Rahul also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Crawford & Company (NYSE), the Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, and the Westminster Schools.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Florida, with honors

B.A., University of Florida, with honors

Georgia

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March 13, 2018
Rahul Patel, John Anderson, Sawyer Duncan, Audrey Rogers and others advise BlueLinx Corp. on the $413M acquisition of Cedar Creek Holdings

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Recent transactions Rahul has led over the last five years

Advised Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding membership interests of Auto & Boat Relocation Services, LLC. 

Advised Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of our client Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc., as it signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding membership interests of CTEMS, LLC. 

Advised H.I.G. Capital, LLC in its acquisition of LANSCO Colors.

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Recent transactions Rahul has led over the last five years

Advised Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding membership interests of Auto & Boat Relocation Services, LLC. 

Advised Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of our client Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc., as it signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding membership interests of CTEMS, LLC. 

Advised H.I.G. Capital, LLC in its acquisition of LANSCO Colors.

Advised a subsidiary of our client HD Supply, Inc. in its acquisition of AH Harris Intermediate Acquisition, Inc. and its subsidiaries for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $380 million.

Advised BlueLinx Corporation in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $413 million.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of all of the equity interests of Eze Castle Integration.

Advised Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of CTEMS LLC.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its definitive agreement to divest its transmission electron microscope business to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for $925 million.

Advised Insightpool LLC in its sale of Trendkite Inc.

Advised Sharp Details, Inc. in its sale to PrimeFlight Aviation Services, Inc.

Advised EVE Partners LLC in its acquisition of the freight forwarding, supply chain management and value-added warehousing distribution services business of J.S. International Shipping Corp.

Advised GE Digital Holdings LLC in its acquisition of ServiceMax, Inc. at a purchase price of $915 million, via reverse triangular merger.

Advised SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm with a focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors, in its acquisition of D.B. Western Inc – Texas, a leading technology-driven producer of formaldehyde and derivatives. 

Advised the CEO and Senior Management team of Nature's Bounty on its sale to KKR.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in the sale of its Waterworks division to portfolio companies of private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Supply for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.5 billion. 

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC as it announced that its subsidiary Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC entered into a definitive agreement with Ingevity Corporation whereby Ingevity will purchase a significant portion of Georgia-Pacific’s pine chemicals business for $315 million.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Zone Solutions, LLC.

Advised The UPS Store, Inc., an affiliate of our client United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of area franchise territory rights in various Georgia store locations from Peachtree Etc., Inc.

Advised The UPS Store, Inc., an affiliate of our client United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of area franchise territory rights in various Arkansas and Tennessee store locations from A-Bee Inc.

Advised Marken Limited, a subsidiary of our client United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of  Taiwan-based Touchdown International Logistics Co., Ltd. pursuant to a share purchase agreement.

Advised The UPS Store, Inc., in its acquisition of area franchise territory rights and other assets related to various Florida store locations from GramFlans, Inc.

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC in its sale of its paper chemicals business to Nalco Company, LLC.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, LLC.

Advised United Parcel Service as it entered into a Series B Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement for the purchase of shares of Series B Preferred Stock issued by Deliv, Inc.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of PCI Medical, Inc. 

Advised Access USA Shipping, LLC in a recapitalization transaction in which it repurchased approximately 25% of its outstanding equity interests.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of the remaining 80.1% of the outstanding capital stock of GeneInsight, Inc. from Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Advised Oxford Industries, Inc., in its acquisition of 100% of the equity of Southern Tide LLC, a lifestyle apparel brand. for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $85 million. 

Advised the management team of Calabrian Corporation, a producer and supplier of sulfur dioxide and sulfur derivatives, as the corporation agreed to sell, all of their shares in Calabrian to an affiliate of Ineos Group Limited.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in  its transaction with Interior Specialists, Inc., a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. LLC, pursuant to which ISI acquired the Interior Solutions division of HD Supply, comprised of all of the equity interests of Creative Touch Interiors, Inc. and the assets used primarily in the HD Supply Interior Solutions business.

Advised Alstom Croatia and Alstom Russia in its sale of certain gas turbine consulting and design businesses in Russia and Croatia to Infosys.

Advised Suprajit Engineering Limited in its acquisition of  Wescon Controls, LLC, a portfolio company of the UK-based private equity firm Nova Capital.

Advised H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C.  in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity interests of Dominion Colour Corporation.

Advised SunTrust Bank in its acquisition of Pillar Financial, LLC.

Advised Telomere Inc., a subsidiary of Sunquest Information Systems, which is a subsidiary of our client, Roper Technologies, Inc., in its acquisition of UNIConnect LC.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in its sale of its hardware business solutions unit, HD Supply Distribution Services, LLC, to Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

Advised GE Oil & Gas UK Limited, a subsidiary of our client General Electric Company as it completed a definitive agreement with McDermott International Inc. with respect to the formation of a 50/50 joint venture to provide front end engineering and design consulting services to customers in the off-shore Oil & Gas industry.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity of Data Innovations LLC from the private equity firm Battery Ventures.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity of SWITA Holdings, Inc. from the private equity firm TA Associates.

Advised UPS Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of our client United Parcel Service, Inc., in its acquisition of Parcel Pro, Inc. and five other related entities. 

Advised GE Aviation in its acquisition of Accenture’s minority interest in Taleris, a joint venture that was formed by GE Aviation and Accenture in the US and UK in 2012.  In connection with the acquisition, GE Aviation also acquired patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks from Accenture and entered into a patent license agreement with Accenture.

Advised Advanced Disposal in its sale of the assets related to its three waste transfer stations in Vermont to Casella Waste Systems, Inc. 

Advised Sara Blakely (owner of Spanx) and Jesse Itzler (co-founder of Marquis Jets), as one buyer, and Jeff Seaman (CEO of Rooms To Go), as a separate buyer, in their acquisition of a minority ownership interest in the Atlanta Hawks as part of the acquisition of the Atlanta Hawks by an ownership group led by Tony Ressler (co-founder of Ares Capital Management L.P.) and which also includes Grant Hill. 

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc., as it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire On Center Intermediate Holdings, Inc. from the private equity firm Accel-KKR. 

Advised UPS Capital Corporation in its acquisition of the assets comprising the insured parcel service division of G4S plc., a publicly held UK entity.

Advised The Avantha Group in the divestiture of one of its subsidiary companies, Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, Inc. to Anthelio Healthcare Solutions.

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC in an equity investment in LACorr Packaging LLC. 

Advised  Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Atlantic Health Partners, LLC.

Advised Kemira Chemicals, Inc.in its acquisition of Soto Industries, LLC. 

Advised Organic Holdings LLC in its sale of all of its outstanding equity to Twinlab Consolidation Corporation.

Advised GE Power and Water in its acquisition of UK based Blade Dynamics Limited.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in an asset purchase transaction with Anixter, Inc., pursuant to which Anixter acquired the Power Solutions segment of HD Supply for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $825 million. 

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc.in its acquisition of 100% of the equity of Atlas Database Software Corp.

Advised Kemira Chemicals, Inc. in its acquisition of Polymer Services, LLC.

Advised Apollo Industries, Inc. in its sale to Plaze, Inc., an affiliate of the investment firm Pritzker Group. 

Advised SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in its acquisition of Lantana Oil & Gas Partners.

Advised affiliates of The Prudential Insurance Company of America with its investment in First Heritage Credit, LLC.

Advised Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as agent, in connection with a $40,000,000 term loan to Vertex Energy Operating, LLC.

Advised Roper Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of Innovative Product Achievements, LLC.

Advised Sunquest Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Roper Industries, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of a minority interest in GeneInsight, Inc. from Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Advised Roper Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of Strata Decision Technology Holdings.

News

In the News · Source: PE Hub, Private Equity Wire, StreetInsider, Metro Atlanta CEO, ABF Journal, Global Banking & Finance Review and Law360

March 13, 2018
Rahul Patel, John Anderson, Sawyer Duncan, Audrey Rogers and others advise BlueLinx Corp. on the $413M acquisition of Cedar Creek Holdings

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Matters

Recent transactions Rahul has led over the last five years

Advised Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding membership interests of Auto & Boat Relocation Services, LLC. 

Advised Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of our client Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc., as it signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding membership interests of CTEMS, LLC. 

Advised H.I.G. Capital, LLC in its acquisition of LANSCO Colors.

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Matters

Recent transactions Rahul has led over the last five years

Advised Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding membership interests of Auto & Boat Relocation Services, LLC. 

Advised Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of our client Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc., as it signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the outstanding membership interests of CTEMS, LLC. 

Advised H.I.G. Capital, LLC in its acquisition of LANSCO Colors.

Advised a subsidiary of our client HD Supply, Inc. in its acquisition of AH Harris Intermediate Acquisition, Inc. and its subsidiaries for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $380 million.

Advised BlueLinx Corporation in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $413 million.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of all of the equity interests of Eze Castle Integration.

Advised Jack Cooper Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of CTEMS LLC.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its definitive agreement to divest its transmission electron microscope business to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for $925 million.

Advised Insightpool LLC in its sale of Trendkite Inc.

Advised Sharp Details, Inc. in its sale to PrimeFlight Aviation Services, Inc.

Advised EVE Partners LLC in its acquisition of the freight forwarding, supply chain management and value-added warehousing distribution services business of J.S. International Shipping Corp.

Advised GE Digital Holdings LLC in its acquisition of ServiceMax, Inc. at a purchase price of $915 million, via reverse triangular merger.

Advised SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm with a focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors, in its acquisition of D.B. Western Inc – Texas, a leading technology-driven producer of formaldehyde and derivatives. 

Advised the CEO and Senior Management team of Nature's Bounty on its sale to KKR.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in the sale of its Waterworks division to portfolio companies of private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Supply for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.5 billion. 

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC as it announced that its subsidiary Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC entered into a definitive agreement with Ingevity Corporation whereby Ingevity will purchase a significant portion of Georgia-Pacific’s pine chemicals business for $315 million.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Zone Solutions, LLC.

Advised The UPS Store, Inc., an affiliate of our client United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of area franchise territory rights in various Georgia store locations from Peachtree Etc., Inc.

Advised The UPS Store, Inc., an affiliate of our client United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of area franchise territory rights in various Arkansas and Tennessee store locations from A-Bee Inc.

Advised Marken Limited, a subsidiary of our client United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of  Taiwan-based Touchdown International Logistics Co., Ltd. pursuant to a share purchase agreement.

Advised The UPS Store, Inc., in its acquisition of area franchise territory rights and other assets related to various Florida store locations from GramFlans, Inc.

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC in its sale of its paper chemicals business to Nalco Company, LLC.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, LLC.

Advised United Parcel Service as it entered into a Series B Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement for the purchase of shares of Series B Preferred Stock issued by Deliv, Inc.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of PCI Medical, Inc. 

Advised Access USA Shipping, LLC in a recapitalization transaction in which it repurchased approximately 25% of its outstanding equity interests.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of the remaining 80.1% of the outstanding capital stock of GeneInsight, Inc. from Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Advised Oxford Industries, Inc., in its acquisition of 100% of the equity of Southern Tide LLC, a lifestyle apparel brand. for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $85 million. 

Advised the management team of Calabrian Corporation, a producer and supplier of sulfur dioxide and sulfur derivatives, as the corporation agreed to sell, all of their shares in Calabrian to an affiliate of Ineos Group Limited.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in  its transaction with Interior Specialists, Inc., a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. LLC, pursuant to which ISI acquired the Interior Solutions division of HD Supply, comprised of all of the equity interests of Creative Touch Interiors, Inc. and the assets used primarily in the HD Supply Interior Solutions business.

Advised Alstom Croatia and Alstom Russia in its sale of certain gas turbine consulting and design businesses in Russia and Croatia to Infosys.

Advised Suprajit Engineering Limited in its acquisition of  Wescon Controls, LLC, a portfolio company of the UK-based private equity firm Nova Capital.

Advised H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C.  in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity interests of Dominion Colour Corporation.

Advised SunTrust Bank in its acquisition of Pillar Financial, LLC.

Advised Telomere Inc., a subsidiary of Sunquest Information Systems, which is a subsidiary of our client, Roper Technologies, Inc., in its acquisition of UNIConnect LC.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in its sale of its hardware business solutions unit, HD Supply Distribution Services, LLC, to Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

Advised GE Oil & Gas UK Limited, a subsidiary of our client General Electric Company as it completed a definitive agreement with McDermott International Inc. with respect to the formation of a 50/50 joint venture to provide front end engineering and design consulting services to customers in the off-shore Oil & Gas industry.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity of Data Innovations LLC from the private equity firm Battery Ventures.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity of SWITA Holdings, Inc. from the private equity firm TA Associates.

Advised UPS Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of our client United Parcel Service, Inc., in its acquisition of Parcel Pro, Inc. and five other related entities. 

Advised GE Aviation in its acquisition of Accenture’s minority interest in Taleris, a joint venture that was formed by GE Aviation and Accenture in the US and UK in 2012.  In connection with the acquisition, GE Aviation also acquired patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks from Accenture and entered into a patent license agreement with Accenture.

Advised Advanced Disposal in its sale of the assets related to its three waste transfer stations in Vermont to Casella Waste Systems, Inc. 

Advised Sara Blakely (owner of Spanx) and Jesse Itzler (co-founder of Marquis Jets), as one buyer, and Jeff Seaman (CEO of Rooms To Go), as a separate buyer, in their acquisition of a minority ownership interest in the Atlanta Hawks as part of the acquisition of the Atlanta Hawks by an ownership group led by Tony Ressler (co-founder of Ares Capital Management L.P.) and which also includes Grant Hill. 

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc., as it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire On Center Intermediate Holdings, Inc. from the private equity firm Accel-KKR. 

Advised UPS Capital Corporation in its acquisition of the assets comprising the insured parcel service division of G4S plc., a publicly held UK entity.

Advised The Avantha Group in the divestiture of one of its subsidiary companies, Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, Inc. to Anthelio Healthcare Solutions.

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC in an equity investment in LACorr Packaging LLC. 

Advised  Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Atlantic Health Partners, LLC.

Advised Kemira Chemicals, Inc.in its acquisition of Soto Industries, LLC. 

Advised Organic Holdings LLC in its sale of all of its outstanding equity to Twinlab Consolidation Corporation.

Advised GE Power and Water in its acquisition of UK based Blade Dynamics Limited.

Advised HD Supply, Inc. in an asset purchase transaction with Anixter, Inc., pursuant to which Anixter acquired the Power Solutions segment of HD Supply for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $825 million. 

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc.in its acquisition of 100% of the equity of Atlas Database Software Corp.

Advised Kemira Chemicals, Inc. in its acquisition of Polymer Services, LLC.

Advised Apollo Industries, Inc. in its sale to Plaze, Inc., an affiliate of the investment firm Pritzker Group. 

Advised SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in its acquisition of Lantana Oil & Gas Partners.

Advised affiliates of The Prudential Insurance Company of America with its investment in First Heritage Credit, LLC.

Advised Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as agent, in connection with a $40,000,000 term loan to Vertex Energy Operating, LLC.

Advised Roper Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of Innovative Product Achievements, LLC.

Advised Sunquest Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Roper Industries, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of a minority interest in GeneInsight, Inc. from Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Advised Roper Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of Strata Decision Technology Holdings.

News

In the News · Source: PE Hub, Private Equity Wire, StreetInsider, Metro Atlanta CEO, ABF Journal, Global Banking & Finance Review and Law360

March 13, 2018
Rahul Patel, John Anderson, Sawyer Duncan, Audrey Rogers and others advise BlueLinx Corp. on the $413M acquisition of Cedar Creek Holdings

View all

Credentials

J.D., University of Florida, with honors

B.A., University of Florida, with honors

Georgia