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Angelo Bonvino
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A partner in the Corporate Department, Angelo Bonvino is co-head of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice and a former member of the firm’s Management Committee. Angelo is a nationally recognized mergers and acquisitions attorney who focuses on private equity investments. He has extensive experience in advising private equity, strategic and hedge fund clients in their M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, carve-out transactions, restructuring and recapitalization transactions. Angelo’s transactional work has earned him national recognition as a “Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year” by The Deal and as a leading private equity lawyer by Chambers and The Legal 500.

EXPERIENCE

Angelo's private equity and hedge fund clients include Oak Hill Capital Partners, Kohlberg & Company, Ares ManagementKPS Capital Partners, MacAndrews & Forbes, The Carlyle Group, Pamplona Capital Management and Wellspring Capital Partners.

Angelo's recent experience includes representation of:

  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in its:
    • acquisition of an equity stake in Mercer Advisors from Genstar Capital and Lovell Minnick Partners;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Vertex Group, to DFW Capital Partners;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Accentcare, to Advent International;
    • investment in VetCor Group Holdings Corp., alongside several other investors;
    • acquisition of Safe Fleet Holdings, LLC from The Sterling Group;
    • acquisition of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.;
    • acquisition of Sovernet Communications;
    • acquisition of Oxford Networks from Novacap and Bank Street Capital Partners;
    • acquisition of FirstLight Fiber from Riverside Partners, in FirstLight's acquisitions of 186 Communications and Finger Lakes Technologies Group and in FirstLight's sale to Antin Infrastructure Partners;
    • sale of Vantage Oncology, LLC, to McKesson Specialty Health;
    • acquisition of Imagine! Print Solutions and in Imagine's acquisition of Midnight Oil Agency;
    • acquisition of Berlin Packaging LLC from Investcorp and in Berlin Packaging's acquisitions of Bruni Glass, Diablo Valley Packaging and Vivid Packaging Inc.;
    • sale of its controlling interest in the Hillman Companies, Inc. to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC;
    • investment in SmartPak Equine LLC in connection with its acquisition by Henry Schein Inc.;
    • sale of Security Networks to Monitronics International; and
    • acquisition of an approximately 80 percent interest in Earth Fare from Monitor Clipper Partners.
  • Kohlberg & Co. in its:
    • merger of its portfolio company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, with Aimbridge Hospitality;
    • acquisition of three packaging plants from Bemis Healthcare Packaging Europe;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Franklin Energy Group, to Abry Partners;
    • acquisition of Nelipak Corporation, Inc. from Mason Wells;
    • sale of its portfolio company, e+CancerCare, to Integrated Oncology Network LLC;
    • acquisition of Senneca Holdings, Inc. from Audax Private Equity;
    • sale of Spectrum Plastics Group to affiliates of AEA Investors LP;
    • acquisition of SpecialtyCare;
    • sale of NBG Home to Sycamore Partners;
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, Alita Care, LLC, of Bournewood Health Systems;
    • sale of its portfolio company, HawkeyePedershaab, Inc., to Forsyth Capital Investors, LLC;
    • acquisition of Interstate Hotels & Resorts and in Interstate’s acquisitions of the management platform of Gateway Hospitality Group and the management agreements of 82 premium-branded, select and full-service hotels, plus one restaurant, from White Lodging;
    • acquisition of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare;
    • acquisition of a majority stake in Sunspire Health and in Sunspire Health's acquisition of the Princeton, Texas 40-bed residential treatment operations of Caron Treatment Centers;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Aurora Casket Company, to Matthews International Corporation;
    • acquisition of AM Conservation Group, AM Conservation’s investments in Service Concepts and GoodCents, AM Conservation’s merger agreement with Franklin Energy and Franklin Energy’s acquisition of PlanetEcosystems, Inc.;
    • acquisition of Plantation Patterns by NBG Home, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co.;
    • acquisition of PPC Industries Inc. from AEA Investors and in PPC Industries' acquisitions of Xeridiem Medical Devices and VitalMed, Inc. and its merger with Pexco LLC;
    • sale of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC to GI Partners;
    • acquisition of a majority of the equity interests in Troon Golf, LLC.;
    • sale of SouthernCare Holdings, Inc.;
    • acquisition of Nellson Nutraceutical LLC and in Nellson's acquisition of Le Groupe Multibar Inc.;
    • acquisition of Sabre Industries, Inc. and in Sabre's acquisition of FWT, LLC;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Hoffmaster Group, Inc., to Metalmark Capital; and
    • sale of its portfolio company, Thomas Nelson, to HarperCollins Publishers.
  • KPS Capital Partners in its:
    • sale of Crenlo Cab Products, LLC to Angeles Equity Partners;
    • affiliate’s acquisition of Esterline Interface Technologies group of businesses from TransDigm Group Incorporated;
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, Autokiniton Global Group, of Tower International;
    • sale of Chassis Brakes International Group to Hitachi Automotive Systems;
    • sale of Genesis Attachments, LLC to NPK Construction Equipment, Inc.;
    • acquisition of Howden from Colfax Corporation;
    • acquisition of the fitness business of Brunswick Corporation, including the Life Fitness brand;
    • sale of the attachments division of its portfolio company, International Equipment Solutions, to Stanley Black & Decker;
    • sale of Expera Specialty Solutions, LLC to Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj;
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, Autokiniton Global Group, LP, of L&W, Inc.;
    • acquisition of C&D Technologies Inc. and its affiliates and in C&D's acquisition of Trojan Battery Company, LLC;
    • acquisition of DexKo Global Inc. and its affiliates;
    • acquisition of TaylorMade Golf Company from adidas AG;
    • acquisition of WHA Holding SAS (Winoa) and its affiliates;
    • sale of Anchor Glass Container Corporation to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and BA Glass B.V.;
    • sale of United Copper Industries to Southwire Company, LLC;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Motor Coach Industries International, Inc., to New Flyer Industries, Inc.;
    • sale of Waupaca Foundry, Inc. to Hitachi Metals, Ltd.;
    • acquisition of Electrical Components International, Inc., in ECI's acquisition of Fargo Assembly Company and Whitepath Fab Tech, Inc. and in ECI’s sale to an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.;
    • sale of its portfolio company, North American Breweries Holdings, to Cerveceria Costa Rica;
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, International Equipment Solutions, LLC, of CWS Industries (Mfg) Corp. and Kodiak Mfg., Inc.;
    • acquisition of Siac do Brasil Ltda. from SIAC S.p.A. and its affiliates;
    • formation of W Foundry International, Inc. and acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc. from ThyssenKrupp Budd Company;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Attends Healthcare, to Domtar Corporation; and
    • acquisition of Paladin Brands Holding and Crenlo from Dover Corporation.
  • Wellspring Capital Management in its:
    • acquisition of SupplyOne;
    • acquisition and sale of Tradesmen International, LLC;
    • acquisition of Hoffmaster Group, Inc.;
    • sale of ProAmpac to Pritzker Group Private Capital;
    • sale of National Seating & Mobility;
    • acquisition of AdvoServ;
    • merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings, LLC and in ProAmpac's acquisition of Coating Excellence International;
    • acquisition of Help At Home, Inc.;
    • sale of its portfolio company Checkers & Rally's Restaurants to Sentinel Capital Partners;
    • acquisition of Swift Worldwide Resources from Gresham Private Equity and in Swift's merger with Air Energi Group;
    • acquisition of National Seating & Mobility, Inc. from Ridgemont Equity Partners;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Omni Energy Corporation, to Gibson Energy Inc.;
    • going-private acquisition of OMNI Energy Services Corp.; and
    • sale of Vatterott College to TA Associates.
  • The Carlyle Group and its portfolio company Prime Clerk, a New York-based claims administrator, in the sale of Prime Clerk to Duff & Phelps, a New York-based valuation and corporate finance advisor.
  • MacAndrews & Forbes in:
    • connection with the initial public offering of common stock by vTv Therapeutics, Inc.; and
    • its acquisitions by its subsidiary, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, of the creative services and media services divisions of Ascent Media Group.
  • Performance Sports Group in its:
    • sale of substantially all the assets of the company and its North American subsidiaries to Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and Sagard Capital Partners in connection with Performance Sports Group's restructuring process;
    • acquisition of an exclusive perpetual, worldwide patent and technology license from Q30 Sports, LLC;
    • acquisition of the Easton Baseball/Softball business from Easton-Bell Sports;
    • initial public offering of common shares in the U.S.;
    • acquisition of Combat Sports;
    • acquisition of Cascade Helmet Holdings, Inc.; and
    • acquisition of Maverik Lacrosse.

Angelo has also authored several articles, including: an article in The M&A Journal discussing the filing requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976; an article in ABA Business Law Today about the increased use of earnouts by buyers and sellers in private transactions to reach a consensus on purchase price; an article in International Financial Law Review, discussing how to formulate and negotiate the complex but important working capital adjustments in an acquisition; and, an article in The Deal discussing the importance of being mindful of, and ensuring compliance with, relevant stock exchange rules in private investments in public equities (PIPEs).

Angelo served as an articles editor for the Brooklyn Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

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