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Angelo Bonvino

Tel: +1-212-373-3570
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Tel: +1-212-373-3570
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0570

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A partner in the Corporate Department, Angelo Bonvino is Global Co-Head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group 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, as a leading private equity lawyer by Chambers and The Legal 500, and as one of Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Dealmakers in America.”


Angelo’s private equity and hedge fund clients include Oak Hill Capital, Kohlberg & Co., Ares Management, KPS Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group, Wellspring Capital Partners and Wynnchurch Capital.

Angelo’s recent experience includes representation of:

  • Oak Hill Capital and its portfolio companies in various transactions, including its:
    • acquisition of a controlling interest in Greenlight Networks
    • agreement to invest in and partner with U.S. Oral Surgery Management
    • partnership with Trinity Consultants management and employees, in the acquisition of Trinity Consultants from Levine Leichtman
    • MetroNet in its co-investment by KKR and Oak Hill Capital
    • acquisition of a controlling stake in Technimark Holdings
    • investment and partnership with American Veterinary Group
    • take-private acquisition of Otelco, Inc.
    • investment, alongside Riverside Partners, in Calero Software to finance Calero’s merger with MDSL
    • 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, alongside Pamlico Capital, in Vast Broadband
    • investment in VetCor Group, alongside several other investors
    • acquisition of Safe Fleet Holdings from The Sterling Group
    • acquisition of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants
    • 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 to McKesson Specialty Health
    • acquisition of Imagine! Print Solutions and in Imagine’s acquisition of Midnight Oil Agency
    • acquisition of Berlin Packaging from Investcorp and in Berlin Packaging’s acquisitions of Bruni Glass, Diablo Valley Packaging and Vivid Packaging
    • sale of its controlling interest in the Hillman Companies to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors
    • investment in SmartPak Equine in connection with its acquisition by Henry Schein Inc.
    • sale of Security Networks to Monitronics International
    • acquisition of an approximately 80% interest in Earth Fare from Monitor Clipper Partners
  • Kohlberg & Co. and its portfolio companies in various transactions, including its:
    • growth investment in United Digestive
    • investment in [solidcore]
    • acquisition of a 50% stake in United States Infrastructure Corporation (USIC) from Partners Group for an enterprise value of $4.1 billion
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, PCI Pharma Services, of Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. from Permira
    • acquisition of Ob Hospitalist Group from Gryphon Investors
    • acquisition of Myers EPS from Graham Partners
    • acquisition of DecoPac from Snow Phipps Group
    • acquisition of a majority stake in Parts Authority
    • acquisition, alongside Mubadala Investment Company, of a majority stake in PCI Pharma Services from Partners Group
    • 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 from Mason Wells
    • sale of its portfolio company, e+CancerCare, to Integrated Oncology Network
    • acquisition of Sabre Industries in Sabre’s acquisition of FWT, LLC and in Sabre’s sale to The Jordan Company
    • acquisition of Senneca Holdings from Audax Private Equity
    • sale of Spectrum Plastics Group to affiliates of AEA Investors
    • acquisition of SpecialtyCare and its subsequent sale to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners
    • sale of NBG Home to Sycamore Partners
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, Alita Care, of Bournewood Health Systems
    • sale of its portfolio company, HawkeyePedershaab, to Forsyth Capital Investors
    • 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
    • acquisition of Plantation Patterns by NBG Home, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co.
    • acquisition of PPC Industries from AEA Investors and in PPC Industries’ acquisitions of Xeridiem Medical Devices and VitalMed and its merger with Pexco
    • sale of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services to GI Partners
    • acquisition of a majority of the equity interests in Troon Golf
    • sale of SouthernCare Holdings
    • acquisition of Nellson Nutraceutical and in Nellson’s acquisition of Le Groupe Multibar
    • sale of its portfolio company, Hoffmaster Group, to Metalmark Capital
    • sale of its portfolio company, Thomas Nelson, to HarperCollins Publishers
  • KPS Capital Partners and its portfolio companies in various transactions, including its:
    • $4.4 billion sale of its portfolio company Howden, a provider of air and gas handling products, technologies and services, to Chart Industries, Inc.
    • acquisition of the porcelain enamel, glass coatings, forehearth colorants and frit-based metallurgical products businesses of Prince International Corporation
    • $3.45 billion acquisition of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope (OBE)
    • $1.7 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in the Primary Products Business in North America and Latin America of Tate & Lyle PLC
    • $3.4 billion sale of its portfolio company DexKo to Brookfield Business Partners
    • sale of its portfolio company TaylorMade Golf Company to Centroid Investment Partners
    • acquisition of Metra Holdings S.p.A. and Metra S.p.A.
    • its approximately $2.7 billion acquisition of the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business from Crown Holdings
    • acquisition of the rod lift solutions unit of Lufkin from Baker Hughes and in Lufkin’ s acquisition of the North American Land Rod Lift Business of Schlumberger N.V.
    • acquisition of IKG from Harsco Corporation
    • sale of Crenlo Cab Products to Angeles Equity Partners
    • affiliate’s acquisition of Esterline Interface Technologies group of businesses from TransDigm Group
    • 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 to NPK Construction Equipment
    • acquisition of Howden from Colfax Corporation and Howden’s subsequent acquisition of Compressor Products International from EnPro Industries
    • 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 to Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, Autokiniton Global Group, of L&W, Inc.
    • acquisition of C&D Technologies and its affiliates and in C&D’s acquisition of Trojan Battery Company
    • acquisition of DexKo Global 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
    • sale of its portfolio company, Motor Coach Industries International, to New Flyer Industries
    • sale of Waupaca Foundry to Hitachi Metals
    • acquisition of Electrical Components International in ECI’s acquisition of Fargo Assembly Company and Whitepath Fab Tech and in ECI’s sale to an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management
    • sale of its portfolio company, North American Breweries Holdings, to Cerveceria Costa Rica
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, International Equipment Solutions, of CWS Industries (Mfg) Corp. and Kodiak Mfg
    • acquisition of Siac do Brasil Ltda. from SIAC S.p.A. and its affiliates
    • formation of W Foundry International and acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca from ThyssenKrupp Budd Company
    • sale of its portfolio company, Attends Healthcare, to Domtar Corporation
    • acquisition of Paladin Brands Holding and Crenlo from Dover Corporation
  • Wellspring Capital Management and its portfolio companies in various transactions, including its:
    • acquisition of Rohrer Corporation
    • acquisition of SupplyOne and in SupplyOne’s acquisition of Bell Container
    • acquisition and sale of Tradesmen International
    • acquisition of Hoffmaster Group
    • sale of ProAmpac to Pritzker Group Private Capital
    • sale of National Seating & Mobility
    • acquisition of AdvoServ
    • merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings and in ProAmpac’s acquisition of Coating Excellence International
    • acquisition of Help At Home
    • 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 from Ridgemont Equity Partners
    • sale of its portfolio company, Omni Energy, to Gibson Energy
    • going-private acquisition of Omni Energy
    • sale of Vatterott College to TA Associates
  • The Carlyle Group in its:
    • investment, alongside Brigade Capital Management and Ares Management Corporation, in Guitar Center in connection with the company’s chapter 11 case
    • sale of its portfolio company Prime Clerk to Duff & Phelps

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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