Mahoney, Paul M.

Paul M. Mahoney Jr.

Partner
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Paul Mahoney represents middle and lower middle market private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as owner-operated businesses, in their varied investment activities and strategic transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. He serves on the Firm's Executive Committee.

Paul Mahoney represents middle and lower middle market private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as owner-operated businesses, in their varied investment activities and strategic transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. He serves on the Firm's Executive Committee.

After his private equity client's acquisition of a target company, Paul advises that portfolio company on its strategic priorities, including add-on acquisitions and dispositions, structuring management equity and other incentives, corporate governance matters, debt and equity recapitalizations and restructurings, and the company's ultimate sale to a strategic or financial acquiror.

Paul's involvement in the full lifecycle of a private equity investment affords him the perspective to appreciate the various constituents' concerns and priorities when planning and implementing a client's strategies. This allows him to anticipate issues and craft creative and cost-effective solutions.

Paul’s experience includes the representation of:

  • KPS Mid-Cap Investments, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, in the acquisition of Libertas Copper LLC (dba Hussey Copper)
  • Nautic Partners in several transactions, including:
    • Its acquisition of Community Medical Group (CMG), a leading at-risk primary care provider serving Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Health Insurance Marketplace program patients in Miami-Dade County, Florida, from private equity firm Pine Tree Equity Partners and co-investors, and its sale of CMG to Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC)
    • Its formation of Healthy Eyes Advantage through the acquisition of four businesses that collectively provide purchasing services and management support to more than 10,000 independent eye care professionals, creating the largest alliance of eye care professionals in the country
    • Its acquisition of Family Physicians Group (FPG), an at-risk primary care provider serving Medicare Advantage and Managed Medicaid HMO patients in Greater Orlando, Florida, and its sale of FPG to Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM)
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with Company management, of ExactCare Pharmacy, a leading pharmacy focused on improving medication adherence for patients with chronic conditions and on multiple medications
    • Its sale of Oasis Outsourcing, a leading professional employer organization, to Stone Point Capital
    • Its acquisition, in partnership with management, of QoL meds, a specialty pharmacy serving the mental health community, its later combination of QoL meds with Genoa Healthcare, creating the nation’s market leading behavioral health specialty pharmacy company and its sale of Genoa Healthcare, a QoL Company, to Advent International
    • Its leveraged acquisition of Superior Vision Holdings, Inc., a comprehensive eye care company, Superior Vision’s acquisition of Block Vision and its sale of Superior Vision to Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with Company management, of Healthcare Payment Specialists (HPS), a provider of payment and reimbursement solutions to hospitals and other health care systems, and its sale of HPS to TransUnion Healthcare Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of TransUnion (NYSE: TRU)
    • Its leveraged acquisition of American Imaging Management, Inc. (AIM), a radiology benefit management and technology company, and its sale of AIM to WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP)
    • The formation and funding of Axia Health Management, LLC, a provider of preventive health and wellness programs to insurance companies and employers, Axia's five add-on acquisitions and its sale of Axia to Healthways, Inc., a public company
  • Silver Oak Services Partners in several transactions, including:
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with management and co-investors, of BBG, a leading national provider of commercial real estate appraisals, environmental and property assessments and related advisory services, BBG’s add-on acquisitions and other strategic initiatives which expanded the business from 21 to 37 locations under Silver Oak’s ownership, and the sale of BBG to Incline Equity Partners
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with management, of Keystone Partners, a leading career management and leadership development consulting firm, and Keystone’s add-on acquisition of the career transition and leadership development business operations of Kensington International
    • Its acquisition, in partnership with management, of The Tranzonic Companies, a value-added supplier of consumable maintenance, cleaning, safety and hygiene products to commercial and industrial end markets, Tranzonic’s add-on acquisitions and its sale of Tranzonic to PNC Riverarch Capital
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with management and co-investors, of Brilliant Staffing, a leading provider of temporary and permanent finance, accounting and IT professionals in the Greater Chicago, Midwest and South Florida labor markets
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with the founder and management, of Construction Labor Contractors (CLC), a leading provider of temporary staffing of skilled tradesmen for the commercial construction market, CLC’s multiple add-on acquisitions and its sale of CLC to Tradesmen International, a portfolio company of private equity funds managed by Blackstone Capital Partners
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with Company management, of Legacy Farms, a leading fresh vegetable and fruit grower, shipper and wholesaler to grocers and foodservice providers
    • Its acquisition of Accent Food Services, a distributor of fresh food, snacks and break room refreshment services, Accent’s 16 add-on acquisitions under Silver Oak’s ownership and its sale of Accent to Audax Private Equity
    • Its leveraged recapitalization of National Distribution & Contracting, Inc. (NDC), a master distributor of medical, dental and veterinary supplies, in partnership with management, certain NDC stockholders and co-investors, and its sale of NDC to private equity firm Court Square Capital Partners
    • Its recapitalization, in partnership with management and co-investors, of Commercial Cleaning Systems, LLC, a leading provider of commercial janitorial services across the Western United States
  • OrionCKB, an agency focused on helping clients scale their advertising on social media, in its sale to digital marketing agency Elite SEM, a portfolio company of Mountaingate Capital
  • American Partners Inc., a staffing firm specializing in information technology professionals, in its sale to BG Staffing, a private equity-backed staffing company
  • Schooner Capital in its growth equity investment in Seventh Generation, Inc., the preeminent consumer brand in North America of authentic, safe and environmentally responsible products for the home
  • Gilbane Building Company in its acquisition of Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc., a provider of building, infrastructure and environmental services to the U.S. federal government, including the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy
  • Lilliputian Systems, Inc., a developer of energy efficient batteries for cell phones and other portable consumer electronics, in a $28 million venture capital financing with Altira Group, Stata Venture Partners and the Company's current investors
  • Seaport Capital in its leveraged acquisition of American Internet Services, Inc., a provider of data center co-location services
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1992
  • B.A.,

    cum laude

    , Dartmouth College, 1989
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Association for Corporate Growth, Boston Chapter
    • Member, Dartmouth Club of Rhode Island
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021)
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2015-2020)
    • Named, Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America®, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2017)
Professional History
    • Member, Locke Lord Executive Committee