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Samuel J. Welt

Tel: +1-212-373-3451
Fax: +1-212-492-0451

Tel: +1-212-373-3451
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0451

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A partner in the Corporate Department, Sam Welt is a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. Sam focuses his practice on advising private equity and strategic clients on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, restructurings, general corporate transactions and equity and debt financings.


Sam’s private equity clients include Berkshire Partners, General Atlantic, Golden Gate Capital, Kohlberg & Co., Palladium Equity Partners, Roark Capital Group and Wellspring Capital Management, as well as their portfolio companies.

Some of his recent experience includes representing:

  • Angelo Gordon in its $2.7 billion sale to TPG
  • Kohlberg & Co. in:
    • its pending acquisition of Worldwide Clinical Trials
    • its investment in United Digestive
    • its acquisition of a 50% stake in United States Infrastructure Corporation (USIC) from Partners Group at an enterprise value of $4.1 billion
    • its acquisition of Ob Hospitalist Group from Gryphon Investors
    • its sale of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services to an affiliate of GI Partners
    • the sale of HawkeyePedershaab to Forsyth Capital Investors
    • SpecialtyCare, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co., in its sale to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners
    • Nellson Nutraceutical, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co., in its acquisition of Genysis Brand Solutions and its acquisition of certain assets associated with the nutritional bar and powder manufacturing operations of NBTY, Inc.
    • NBG Home, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co., in its acquisition of Design Solutions International
    • Aurora Casket Company, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co., in its sale to Matthews International Corporation
  • Berkshire Partners in its investment in Mielle Organics and subsequent sale of the company to P&G Beauty
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Berkshire Partners in their acquisition of FoodChain ID from Paine Schwartz Partners
  • General Atlantic and Aperture New Holdings, a portfolio company of General Atlantic and the parent company of OptionsHouse, in the acquisition of Aperture by E*TRADE Financial Corporation
  • General Atlantic in:
    • its strategic investment in Flint Group
    • its acquisition and initial public offering of European Wax Center
    • its investment in ThreatLocker
  • Buying consortium of General Atlantic and Silver Lake in their acquisition of A Place for Mom, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus
  • An affiliate of Roark Capital in its $1.6 billion acquisition of the ServiceMaster Brands businesses from ServiceMaster Global Holdings and in ServiceMaster’s subsequent acquisition of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK
  • Funds affiliated with Palladium Equity Partners in its investment in CircusTrix Holdings
  • CircusTrix Holdings in:
    • its acquisition of Rockin’ Jump Holdings
    • its acquisition of Sky Zone and Sky Zone Franchise Group
  • Golden Gate Capital in its acquisition of Securly from the company’s shareholders and in Securly’s subsequent acquisition of Eduspire Solutions
  • Wellspring Capital Management in:
    • the merger of its portfolio company, Prolamina Corporation, with Ampac Holdings
    • its acquisition of Hoffmaster Group
  • Sidewalk Labs, an application platform provider for addressing urban problems and an affiliate of Alphabet Inc., in a number of transactions, including in its spin-off and merger of its infrastructure platform business with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Oaktree Capital Management in:
    • the launch of a joint venture with Redwood Trust to invest in business-purpose bridge loans originated by CoreVest American Finance Lender
    • its investment in Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
  • Blackstone Growth, alongside Atairos, in its minority investment in GeoComply Solutions
  • Cigna Corporation in:
    • its acquisition of Brighter Inc.
    • its investment in Omada Health
  • TAO Group in the acquisition of a 62.5% equity stake in a newly formed TAO Group by The Madison Square Garden Company
  • L3Harris Technologies in the $1 billion sale of its airport security and automation business to Leidos Holdings
  • LS Power Equity Advisors in the sale of Calhoun Energy Center to East Alabama Generating, a subsidiary of Harbert Power Fund V
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pattern Energy Group Inc. in its approximately $6.1 billion all-cash acquisition by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
  • Bioverativ Inc. in its $11.6 billion acquisition by Sanofi

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