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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  is currently serving a second term 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 Acon Investments, Eve Partners, General Electric, General Motors, The Home Depot, H.I.G. Capital, Kemira Chemicals, Mahindra & Mahindra, Oxford Industries, Roper Technologies, SK Capital, Truist Banks, 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 is serving a second term on the University of Florida Board of Trustees (appointed by two different Florida governors and confirmed by the Florida senate) and is currently chairing the search committee to select the 13th President of the University of Florida.  Rahul also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of Crawford & Company (NYSE), and the Westminster Schools.

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J.D., University of Florida, with honors

B.A., University of Florida, with honors

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October 19, 2022
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October 6, 2022
Rahul Patel, chair of the presidential search committee for the University of Florida, comments on Sen. Ben Sasse potentially becoming the next president for the university

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Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Kodru Equipment, LLC Kodru Equipment is a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Oxford Industries in its acquisition of Johnny Was. Johnny Was sells a broad line of women’s apparel, accessories and home goods. Its products are available via ecommerce, in its 61 stores across 24 states and in a broad array of wholesale accounts.

Advised United Parcel Service of America (“UPS”) in an equity investment in CommerceHub, where concurrently CommerceHub entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM).

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Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Kodru Equipment, LLC Kodru Equipment is a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Oxford Industries in its acquisition of Johnny Was. Johnny Was sells a broad line of women’s apparel, accessories and home goods. Its products are available via ecommerce, in its 61 stores across 24 states and in a broad array of wholesale accounts.

Advised United Parcel Service of America (“UPS”) in an equity investment in CommerceHub, where concurrently CommerceHub entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM).

Advised ACON Investments, through its portfolio company Diverzify+, in its acquisition of Resource Colorado. Resource is a major commercial flooring contractor based in Colorado offering a full range of flooring services, including specification and design support, product care and maintenance and start-to-finish project management.

Advised Tacoma Investment in the acquisition of a group of home hospice companies and operators commonly known as Dignity Hospice and Highland Hospice.

Advised SK Capital Partners in an investment in VDM Holdings, LLC. VDM is the leading producer of merchant phosgene in North America.

Advised Omni Logistics, a portfolio company of private equity funds EVE Partners and Ridgemont Equity Partners, in its acquisition of Air & Ground World Transport (“AGW”).

Advised private equity firm Tacoma Investment in connection with the acquisition of a group of home healthcare companies and operators commonly known as One Point Health. One Point is a Texas-based home health provider, offering comprehensive and personalized care for patients.

Represented Roper Technologies in its acquisition of viGlobal. viGlobal provides end-to-end talent management software to professional services organizations, including 500 law firms worldwide.

Advised Cox Enterprises in its acquisition of Axios Media Inc, and related spin out of Axios’ HQ business into a separate entity. Axios is a digital media company that produces long-form journalism, industry-focused newsletters, podcasts, an HBO series and operates local newsrooms in more than 20 U.S. cities. One of the co-founders of Axios, Jim VandeHei, also previously co-founded the media company Politico.

Advised Cox Enterprises in a strategic investment in Mucci Farms, a 60-year industry leader with a network of thousands of acres of indoor grown fruits and vegetables.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Southwest Valve & Equipment Inc. in an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow Technologies.

Advised Palm Beach Capital in the sale of its portfolio company MyUS to Aramex. MyUS is a leading, US-headquartered, technology-driven and cross-border e-Commerce platform, providing package forwarding solutions to customers who shop from retailers based in the US, UK and China.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) in the creation of a joint venture in India with InterGlobe Enterprises, an Indian travel and hospitality conglomerate. The joint venture will provide logistics services and solutions in India under the brand MOVIN.

Advised United Parcel Service of America (“UPS”) in connection with the acquisition of Delivery Solutions. Delivery Solutions is an e-commerce logistics orchestration platform that allows retailers to access same-day delivery services from dozens of delivery providers, like Uber and Lyft. Delivery Solutions provides post-purchase tracking, visibility, and communication tools for the end-consumer.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of MGA Systems from Polaris Partners. MGA Systems supplies commercial lines submission, underwriting, rating, policy issuance, and data reporting and analysis solutions, along with an integrated policy administration system, to the insurance marketplace throughout the United States.

Represented H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Newman Regency Group, an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow TechnologiesNewman Regency Group is a manufacturers’ representatives of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised EVE Partners in connection with the acquisition of Fiasco Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Energy Transport Logistics. ETL provides manufacturers and freight forwarders with less-than-truckload and drayage solutions for freight arriving at and departing from major U.S. air and ocean ports.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of Cents Systems, Inc. (“CCS”). CCS is in the business of designing, developing and providing laboratory information management systems to a variety of different laboratories, including to toxicology, molecular, public health, clinical, start-up, reference, cannabis, water and environmental, food and beverage, genetic and other laboratories. CCS also provides laboratory technology consulting and medical decision-making software related to the foregoing.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in connection with its acquisition of Shape, Inc. in an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow TechnologiesShape is a manufacturers’ representatives of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in connection with its acquisition of Engineered Equipment Solutions, Inc. in an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow TechnologiesEngineered Equipment Solutions is a manufacturers’ representatives of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) in an all-stock merger of equals with Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP), pursuant to which SWM will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of NP representing an implied combined enterprise value of approximately $3 billion. Following the closing of the transaction, SWM shareholders will own approximately 58 percent of the combined company, and NP shareholders will own approximately 42 percent of the combined company. SWM is a leading global performance materials company. NP is a leading global manufacturer of specialty materials focused on filtration media, specialty coatings, engineered materials and imaging & packaging.

Advised Range Media Partners in an equity raise through a private placement of preferred units to A+E Networks and a related a production agreement, pursuant to which A+E Studios will serve as co-producer with Range Media on various scripted television projects. Range Media is a talent management firm backed by Steven Cohen’s Point72 Ventures Investments, LLC with a roster of talent managers and executives, from across film, TV, music, talent representation, production, activism, branded content and venture strategy, including Emilia Clarke, Keira Knightley, Bradley Cooper, Gabrielle Union, Benicio Del Toro, Danny McBride, Anna Kendrick, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Michael Bay and M. Night Shyamalan and musical artists Jack Harlow and Wale.

Advised Noble Investment Group, LLC in connection with (i) the sale of a 49% ownership stake to Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc and (ii) the investment by Host as a limited partner in the newly formed Noble Hospitality Fund V.

Advised ACON Investments in its acquisition of Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc. and Pro Installations, Inc. from Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Shaw and Pro Installations is the largest commercial flooring contractor in the U.S.

Advised Roper Technologies in the acquisition of American LegalNet, a provider of “Desktop to Courthouse” workflow solutions that include eDockets, Docket Direct, Forms WorkFlow, Smart Dockets, Docket Alerts and eFiling Portal.

Advised Roper Technologies in connection with the acquisition of Horizon Lab Systems, LLC from The F. Dohmen Co. Horizon Lab Systems, LLC’s Laboratory Information Management System collects, processes and tests samples that impact millions of people – ensuring water and crop safety, disease readiness and management of other mission-critical health issues.

Advised CORL Technologies and Meditology Services in a sale to Primus Capital Partners. CORL is a leading provider of tech-enabled managed services and software for vendor risk management and compliance to healthcare organizations. Meditology provides information risk management, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory compliance advisory, audit, and technical assessment services for the healthcare industry.

Advised American Global Logistics in connection with the majority of the outstanding equity of Amalie Trade Compliance Consulting, a consulting firm providing logistics related trade compliance consulting, advisory services, programs and playbooks to multinational companies.

Advised Cox Enterprises in connection with its investment in Level Home, Inc., a technology company whose focus is on redefining the smart home.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in connection with its acquisition of The Henry P. Thompson Company, a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Cox Enterprises in an investment in OpenGov, Inc., a technology company which helps government and other civic entities by offering cloud-based software designed uniquely for public sector budgeting, accounting, citizen service, and financial management.

Advised H.I.G. Capital, through its portfolio company USALCO, in a merger with G2O Technologies, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital, to combine their respective chemical water treatment businesses.

Advised Sara Blakely in connection with the sale of Spanx to Blackstone for $1.2 billion.

Advised Roper Technologies in the sale of its CIVCO Radiotherapy to Blue Wolf Capital for $120 million. CIVCO Radiotherapy is in the business of R&D and manufacturing of radiotherapy patient positioning and immobilization devices and products.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in the acquisition of Altivia Chemical, a water treatment business including ferric and ferrous sulfate production facilities located in Houston, Texas.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Tesco Controls, an ESOP-owned integrator and manufacturer of electrical and process control systems for water treatment, wastewater treatment, transportation, lighting and renewable energy applications.

Advised ACON Investments in connection with the sale of its portfolio company Igloo Products, one of the leading manufacturers of passive cooling boxes and drinkware products for the outdoor market, to Dometic Group for $900 million.

Advised United Parcel Service of America, Inc. in its acquisition of Roadie, Inc., a company providing same-day delivery and last mile logistics services through its proprietary software platform and its crowdsourced network of drivers.

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

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of MISCOwater, a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Arbor Pharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of KKR, in its definitive merger agreement with Azurity Pharmaceuticals for $700 million.

Advised Sharecare in its acquisition of CareLinx, a leading digital on-demand platform of tech-enabled care providers.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc.(NYSE: ROP) in its definitive agreement to divest ZETEC, its nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions business, to Eddyfi/NDT for $350 million.

Advised Sharecare in its $3.8 billion SPAC merger with Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.

Advised H.I.G. Capital and its portfolio company, DCL, in its acquisition of Sun Chemical's perylene and quinacridone business.

Advised ACON Investments in its acquisition of Diverzify Intermediate LLC.

Advised Sharecare, a leading digital health company, in its acquisition of doc.ai, a Silicon Valley-based company accelerating digital transformation in healthcare using edge computing and privacy-preserving infrastructure including artificial intelligence.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. ( NYSE: SWM), in its £402.9 million (approximately $551.9 million) proposed acquisition by AMS Holdco 2 Limited to acquire Scapa Group plc, a company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) in the $800 million sale of its UPS Ground Freight, Inc. to TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII).

Advised USALCO, LLC, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, in its acquisitions of Al Chem Specialties, LLC and CalChem, LLC.

Advised EVE Partners, LLC, through its affiliates Omni Holdco, LLC, in the sale of a controlling interest in Omni to Ridgemont Equity Partners, with a significant continued equity investment by EVE and the other existing investors in Omni, at an enterprise value of approximately $1.011 billion.

Advised EVE Partners, LLC, through its affiliates Omni Logistics, LLC, in the $112.5 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Mach 1 Global Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Advised Omni Logistics, an an affiliate of our client EVE Partners, LLC, in its new capital investments by affiliates of The Pritzker Organization and funds managed by Churchill Asset Management, including the Teachers Insurance And Annuity Associate of America and TPS Investors Operating Fund as well as partial redemptions of equity held by Omni’s existing investors.

Advised Tellus in its acquisition by Netsmart Technologies.

Advised Vigilant Gear Holdings LLC on its acquisition of the business of Lone Wolf Distributors, a manufacturer and distributor of outdoor recreational equipment.

Advised Novelis, Inc. in the $330 million sale to American Industrial Partners of its rolled aluminum products manufacturing business.

Advised Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $365 million acquisition of the EPSi business from Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX).

Advised H.I.G. Capital and its portfolio company, Eze Castle Integration, Inc., in its acquisition of COMGroup Holding LLC (d/b/a Alphaserve).

Advised Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of Team TSI.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of a controlling stake in USALCO, LLC.

Advised ACON in its acquisition of Pine Environmental Services.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) in its definitive agreement to divest its transmission electron microscope business to Ametek Inc. (NYSE: AME) for $925 million.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary Deltek, Inc., in its definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding equity of Avitru, LLC from private equity firm Alpine Investors.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its definitive agreement to divest its scientific imaging businesses to Teledyne Technologies Incorporated for $225 million.

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

Advised Insightpool LLC in its sale of Trendkite Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC in its sale of its paper chemicals business to Nalco Company, 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 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 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 United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Zone Solutions, LLC.

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

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

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 SunTrust Bank in its acquisition of Pillar Financial, LLC.

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 PCI Medical, Inc.

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News

In the News · Source: Middle East Forbes, MarketScreener, Reuters, Construction Business News, TradeArabia and Blogarama

October 19, 2022
K&S advises Access USA Shipping, also known as MyUS, on its $265M merger with Aramex

In the News · Source: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times

October 6, 2022
Rahul Patel, chair of the presidential search committee for the University of Florida, comments on Sen. Ben Sasse potentially becoming the next president for the university

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Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Kodru Equipment, LLC Kodru Equipment is a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Oxford Industries in its acquisition of Johnny Was. Johnny Was sells a broad line of women’s apparel, accessories and home goods. Its products are available via ecommerce, in its 61 stores across 24 states and in a broad array of wholesale accounts.

Advised United Parcel Service of America (“UPS”) in an equity investment in CommerceHub, where concurrently CommerceHub entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM).

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Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Kodru Equipment, LLC Kodru Equipment is a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Oxford Industries in its acquisition of Johnny Was. Johnny Was sells a broad line of women’s apparel, accessories and home goods. Its products are available via ecommerce, in its 61 stores across 24 states and in a broad array of wholesale accounts.

Advised United Parcel Service of America (“UPS”) in an equity investment in CommerceHub, where concurrently CommerceHub entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM).

Advised ACON Investments, through its portfolio company Diverzify+, in its acquisition of Resource Colorado. Resource is a major commercial flooring contractor based in Colorado offering a full range of flooring services, including specification and design support, product care and maintenance and start-to-finish project management.

Advised Tacoma Investment in the acquisition of a group of home hospice companies and operators commonly known as Dignity Hospice and Highland Hospice.

Advised SK Capital Partners in an investment in VDM Holdings, LLC. VDM is the leading producer of merchant phosgene in North America.

Advised Omni Logistics, a portfolio company of private equity funds EVE Partners and Ridgemont Equity Partners, in its acquisition of Air & Ground World Transport (“AGW”).

Advised private equity firm Tacoma Investment in connection with the acquisition of a group of home healthcare companies and operators commonly known as One Point Health. One Point is a Texas-based home health provider, offering comprehensive and personalized care for patients.

Represented Roper Technologies in its acquisition of viGlobal. viGlobal provides end-to-end talent management software to professional services organizations, including 500 law firms worldwide.

Advised Cox Enterprises in its acquisition of Axios Media Inc, and related spin out of Axios’ HQ business into a separate entity. Axios is a digital media company that produces long-form journalism, industry-focused newsletters, podcasts, an HBO series and operates local newsrooms in more than 20 U.S. cities. One of the co-founders of Axios, Jim VandeHei, also previously co-founded the media company Politico.

Advised Cox Enterprises in a strategic investment in Mucci Farms, a 60-year industry leader with a network of thousands of acres of indoor grown fruits and vegetables.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Southwest Valve & Equipment Inc. in an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow Technologies.

Advised Palm Beach Capital in the sale of its portfolio company MyUS to Aramex. MyUS is a leading, US-headquartered, technology-driven and cross-border e-Commerce platform, providing package forwarding solutions to customers who shop from retailers based in the US, UK and China.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) in the creation of a joint venture in India with InterGlobe Enterprises, an Indian travel and hospitality conglomerate. The joint venture will provide logistics services and solutions in India under the brand MOVIN.

Advised United Parcel Service of America (“UPS”) in connection with the acquisition of Delivery Solutions. Delivery Solutions is an e-commerce logistics orchestration platform that allows retailers to access same-day delivery services from dozens of delivery providers, like Uber and Lyft. Delivery Solutions provides post-purchase tracking, visibility, and communication tools for the end-consumer.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of MGA Systems from Polaris Partners. MGA Systems supplies commercial lines submission, underwriting, rating, policy issuance, and data reporting and analysis solutions, along with an integrated policy administration system, to the insurance marketplace throughout the United States.

Represented H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Newman Regency Group, an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow TechnologiesNewman Regency Group is a manufacturers’ representatives of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised EVE Partners in connection with the acquisition of Fiasco Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Energy Transport Logistics. ETL provides manufacturers and freight forwarders with less-than-truckload and drayage solutions for freight arriving at and departing from major U.S. air and ocean ports.

Advised Roper Technologies in its acquisition of Cents Systems, Inc. (“CCS”). CCS is in the business of designing, developing and providing laboratory information management systems to a variety of different laboratories, including to toxicology, molecular, public health, clinical, start-up, reference, cannabis, water and environmental, food and beverage, genetic and other laboratories. CCS also provides laboratory technology consulting and medical decision-making software related to the foregoing.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in connection with its acquisition of Shape, Inc. in an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow TechnologiesShape is a manufacturers’ representatives of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in connection with its acquisition of Engineered Equipment Solutions, Inc. in an add-on transaction for its existing platform, United Flow TechnologiesEngineered Equipment Solutions is a manufacturers’ representatives of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) in an all-stock merger of equals with Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP), pursuant to which SWM will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of NP representing an implied combined enterprise value of approximately $3 billion. Following the closing of the transaction, SWM shareholders will own approximately 58 percent of the combined company, and NP shareholders will own approximately 42 percent of the combined company. SWM is a leading global performance materials company. NP is a leading global manufacturer of specialty materials focused on filtration media, specialty coatings, engineered materials and imaging & packaging.

Advised Range Media Partners in an equity raise through a private placement of preferred units to A+E Networks and a related a production agreement, pursuant to which A+E Studios will serve as co-producer with Range Media on various scripted television projects. Range Media is a talent management firm backed by Steven Cohen’s Point72 Ventures Investments, LLC with a roster of talent managers and executives, from across film, TV, music, talent representation, production, activism, branded content and venture strategy, including Emilia Clarke, Keira Knightley, Bradley Cooper, Gabrielle Union, Benicio Del Toro, Danny McBride, Anna Kendrick, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Michael Bay and M. Night Shyamalan and musical artists Jack Harlow and Wale.

Advised Noble Investment Group, LLC in connection with (i) the sale of a 49% ownership stake to Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc and (ii) the investment by Host as a limited partner in the newly formed Noble Hospitality Fund V.

Advised ACON Investments in its acquisition of Shaw Contract Flooring Services, Inc. and Pro Installations, Inc. from Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Shaw and Pro Installations is the largest commercial flooring contractor in the U.S.

Advised Roper Technologies in the acquisition of American LegalNet, a provider of “Desktop to Courthouse” workflow solutions that include eDockets, Docket Direct, Forms WorkFlow, Smart Dockets, Docket Alerts and eFiling Portal.

Advised Roper Technologies in connection with the acquisition of Horizon Lab Systems, LLC from The F. Dohmen Co. Horizon Lab Systems, LLC’s Laboratory Information Management System collects, processes and tests samples that impact millions of people – ensuring water and crop safety, disease readiness and management of other mission-critical health issues.

Advised CORL Technologies and Meditology Services in a sale to Primus Capital Partners. CORL is a leading provider of tech-enabled managed services and software for vendor risk management and compliance to healthcare organizations. Meditology provides information risk management, cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory compliance advisory, audit, and technical assessment services for the healthcare industry.

Advised American Global Logistics in connection with the majority of the outstanding equity of Amalie Trade Compliance Consulting, a consulting firm providing logistics related trade compliance consulting, advisory services, programs and playbooks to multinational companies.

Advised Cox Enterprises in connection with its investment in Level Home, Inc., a technology company whose focus is on redefining the smart home.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in connection with its acquisition of The Henry P. Thompson Company, a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Cox Enterprises in an investment in OpenGov, Inc., a technology company which helps government and other civic entities by offering cloud-based software designed uniquely for public sector budgeting, accounting, citizen service, and financial management.

Advised H.I.G. Capital, through its portfolio company USALCO, in a merger with G2O Technologies, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital, to combine their respective chemical water treatment businesses.

Advised Sara Blakely in connection with the sale of Spanx to Blackstone for $1.2 billion.

Advised Roper Technologies in the sale of its CIVCO Radiotherapy to Blue Wolf Capital for $120 million. CIVCO Radiotherapy is in the business of R&D and manufacturing of radiotherapy patient positioning and immobilization devices and products.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in the acquisition of Altivia Chemical, a water treatment business including ferric and ferrous sulfate production facilities located in Houston, Texas.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of Tesco Controls, an ESOP-owned integrator and manufacturer of electrical and process control systems for water treatment, wastewater treatment, transportation, lighting and renewable energy applications.

Advised ACON Investments in connection with the sale of its portfolio company Igloo Products, one of the leading manufacturers of passive cooling boxes and drinkware products for the outdoor market, to Dometic Group for $900 million.

Advised United Parcel Service of America, Inc. in its acquisition of Roadie, Inc., a company providing same-day delivery and last mile logistics services through its proprietary software platform and its crowdsourced network of drivers.

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

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of MISCOwater, a manufacturers’ representative of process equipment for water treatment and wastewater treatment.

Advised Arbor Pharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of KKR, in its definitive merger agreement with Azurity Pharmaceuticals for $700 million.

Advised Sharecare in its acquisition of CareLinx, a leading digital on-demand platform of tech-enabled care providers.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc.(NYSE: ROP) in its definitive agreement to divest ZETEC, its nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions business, to Eddyfi/NDT for $350 million.

Advised Sharecare in its $3.8 billion SPAC merger with Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp.

Advised H.I.G. Capital and its portfolio company, DCL, in its acquisition of Sun Chemical's perylene and quinacridone business.

Advised ACON Investments in its acquisition of Diverzify Intermediate LLC.

Advised Sharecare, a leading digital health company, in its acquisition of doc.ai, a Silicon Valley-based company accelerating digital transformation in healthcare using edge computing and privacy-preserving infrastructure including artificial intelligence.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. ( NYSE: SWM), in its £402.9 million (approximately $551.9 million) proposed acquisition by AMS Holdco 2 Limited to acquire Scapa Group plc, a company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Advised United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) in the $800 million sale of its UPS Ground Freight, Inc. to TFI International Inc. (NYSE and TSX: TFII).

Advised USALCO, LLC, a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, in its acquisitions of Al Chem Specialties, LLC and CalChem, LLC.

Advised EVE Partners, LLC, through its affiliates Omni Holdco, LLC, in the sale of a controlling interest in Omni to Ridgemont Equity Partners, with a significant continued equity investment by EVE and the other existing investors in Omni, at an enterprise value of approximately $1.011 billion.

Advised EVE Partners, LLC, through its affiliates Omni Logistics, LLC, in the $112.5 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Mach 1 Global Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Advised Omni Logistics, an an affiliate of our client EVE Partners, LLC, in its new capital investments by affiliates of The Pritzker Organization and funds managed by Churchill Asset Management, including the Teachers Insurance And Annuity Associate of America and TPS Investors Operating Fund as well as partial redemptions of equity held by Omni’s existing investors.

Advised Tellus in its acquisition by Netsmart Technologies.

Advised Vigilant Gear Holdings LLC on its acquisition of the business of Lone Wolf Distributors, a manufacturer and distributor of outdoor recreational equipment.

Advised Novelis, Inc. in the $330 million sale to American Industrial Partners of its rolled aluminum products manufacturing business.

Advised Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its $365 million acquisition of the EPSi business from Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX).

Advised H.I.G. Capital and its portfolio company, Eze Castle Integration, Inc., in its acquisition of COMGroup Holding LLC (d/b/a Alphaserve).

Advised Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) in its acquisition of Team TSI.

Advised H.I.G. Capital in its acquisition of a controlling stake in USALCO, LLC.

Advised ACON in its acquisition of Pine Environmental Services.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) in its definitive agreement to divest its transmission electron microscope business to Ametek Inc. (NYSE: AME) for $925 million.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiary Deltek, Inc., in its definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding equity of Avitru, LLC from private equity firm Alpine Investors.

Advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its definitive agreement to divest its scientific imaging businesses to Teledyne Technologies Incorporated for $225 million.

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

Advised Insightpool LLC in its sale of Trendkite Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Advised Georgia-Pacific LLC in its sale of its paper chemicals business to Nalco Company, 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 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 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 United Parcel Service, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests of Zone Solutions, LLC.

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

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

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 SunTrust Bank in its acquisition of Pillar Financial, LLC.

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 PCI Medical, Inc.

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Credentials

J.D., University of Florida, with honors

B.A., University of Florida, with honors

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