Hughes, Andrew K.

Andrew K. Hughes

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Andrew Hughes focuses his practice on corporate transactions. He advises lower middle market private equity firms, their portfolio companies and large public companies in acquisitions, sales and restructurings. Andrew also provides general counsel to growth stage companies.

Andrew Hughes focuses his practice on corporate transactions. He advises lower middle market private equity firms, their portfolio companies and large public companies in acquisitions, sales and restructurings. Andrew also provides general counsel to growth stage companies.

Andrew closes transactions in many different industries, including frequent deals in the technology, services, aerospace and defense manufacturing and health care industries.

A sampling of Andrew's recent experience includes the representation of:

Technology

  • B2B Gateway, a provider of services facilitating data connectivity between manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, in its sale to TrueCommerce
  • Becklar, LLC, parent company of both Freeus (a manufacturer and distributer of personal medical emergency monitoring devices) and AvantGuard Monitoring Centers (provider of personal medical emergency and building alarm monitoring services), in an investment transaction with BV Investment Partners
  • PTC Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company providing SaaS solutions in internet of things, augmented reality, computer-aided design and product lifecycle management, in its acquisition of Onshape Inc., a SaaS product development platform, for approximately $470 million
  • PTC Inc. in its acquisition of Frustum Inc., a software company using artificial intelligence to generate design options, for approximately $70 million
  • ABCYA.com, LLC, a developer of online educational games for kids, in its sale to IXL Learning, Inc.

Services

  • Silver Oak Services Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on leading business, health care and consumer services companies, in several transactions, including:
    • Sale of portfolio company BBG, Inc., a commercial real estate appraiser, to Incline Equity Partners
    • Recapitalization of Keystone Partners, a provider of comprehensive outplacement, career management, executive coaching and leadership development services
    • Sale of The Tranzonic Companies, a supplier of disposable maintenance, cleaning, personal care and safety products to the “away-from-home” marketplace, to PNC Riverarch Capital
    • Recapitalization of Brilliant Staffing, a provider of temporary and permanent finance, accounting and IT professionals, in partnership with management and co-investors
    • Sale of Construction Labor Contractors, a leading provider of temporary staffing of skilled tradesmen for the commercial construction market, to Tradesmen International, a portfolio company of private equity funds managed by Blackstone Capital Partners

Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing and Other Manufacturing

  • Quantic Electronics in several transactions involving manufacturers of electronic components used in the aerospace and defense industries, including:
    • Acquisition of Technical Research and Manufacturing, Inc.
    • Acquisition of Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc.
  • Evans Capacitor Company, a manufacturer of electronic components used in the aerospace and defense industries, in its acquisition by Arcline Investment Management
  • Stevens Manufacturing, a manufacturer of precision parts used in the aerospace and defense industries, in its acquisition by Essex Industries
  • J.H. Whitney, a lower middle market private equity firm, in its acquisition of Southern Aluminum, a manufacturer of linen-less aluminum tables
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of construction vehicles and equipment, in its acquisition of H.E. Parts International, LLC, a producer of replacement and improvement component parts for large construction and mining vehicles, for approximately $240 million
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., as U.S. counsel in its acquisition of Bradken Limited, a manufacturer and distributor of casting products for the mining industry, for approximately $690 million (AUS)

Health Care

  • Silver Oak Services Partners in its recapitalization of Caring People, a home health care provider, and several later add-on acquisitions
  • Superior Vision, a provider of vision and eye health solutions, in its sale to CenterBridge Partners
  • Genoa Healthcare, a network of pharmacies, in its sale to Advent International
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Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College, 2001
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 2001
  • Rhode Island