Dennis F. Adams III

Biography

Dennis Adams

Dennis Adams is counsel in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Dennis participates in the representation of Firm clients in a variety of matters relating to the licensing, acquisition, development, sale, use and commercial exploitation of intellectual property and technology.

Dennis has been part of the teams advising on the technology and intellectual property aspects of the following matters:

  • Advent International Corporation in its acquisitions of Culligan International Company, Noosa Yoghurt, LLC and Distribution International, Inc.; its acquisitions of Clearent Corp. and FieldEdge and the simultaneous merger of the two companies; and Culligan in its acquisition of OASIS Corporation.
  • Aimbridge Hospitality Holdings, LLC in its sale to Advent International.
  • American Securities LLC in its acquisitions of Emerald Performance Materials and NAPA Management Services Corporation.
  • Apergy Corporation (n/k/a ChampionX Corporation) in a Reverse Morris Trust acquisition of ChampionX (f/k/a Nalco Champion) from Ecolab Inc. creating an entity with a combined $7.4 billion enterprise value.
  • Atos S.E. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the information technology outsourcing business of Xerox Corporation.
  • Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I, a SPAC sponsored by Austerlitz Acquisition Sponsor, LP I, an affiliate of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC, in its $3.2 billion business combination with Wynn Interactive, Ltd.
  • Avista Capital Partners and MPI Research, Inc. in the sale of MPI Research to Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. and Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. in its acquisition of Organogenesis Inc., creating a company with an anticipated initial enterprise value of approximately $673 million.
  • Benefytt Technologies, Inc. in its $625 million take-private by Madison Dearborn Partners.
  • Berkshire Partners in its majority recapitalization of National Carwash Solutions Inc. (a portfolio company of AEA Investors).
  • Black Knight, Inc. in its acquisition of Optimal Blue LLC, in a transaction that implied an enterprise value of $1.8 billion.
  • Blackstone in the acquisition of Concert Golf Partners.
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (BPY) in BPY's $14.4 billion acquisition of the approximately 66% of common stock that it did not already own of GGP Inc. (f/k/a General Growth Properties Inc.).
  • Campbell Soup Company in its $2.2 billion sale of Campbell International, Inc.; its $510 million sale of Bolthouse Farms; and its $300 million sale of Kelsen Group A/S.
  • Centerbridge Partners in its $1.2 billion acquisition of IPC Systems, Inc.
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners, together with Robert Long and Blair Ramey of Sanofi’s North American Consumer Healthcare division, in the formation of Bridges Consumer Healthcare LLC and Bridges' acquisitions of the North American rights to ThermaCare® HeatWraps and Clarion Brands, LLC.
  • Churchill Capital Corp IV, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $11.75 billion merger with Lucid Motors.
  • CVC Growth Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Icario, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company in its global licensing and research collaborations with, and equity investments in, Precision BioSciences, Inc., Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Avidity Biosciences LLC and Sitryx Therapeutics Limited; its up to $1.25 billion research and collaboration agreement with MiNA Therapeutics, Ltd.; its up to $998 million license agreement to acquire the exclusive worldwide rights for CNTX-0290; and a global licensing and research collaboration with an affiliate of ImmuNext Inc.
  • EQT Infrastructure in its sale of Synagro Technologies, Inc.
  • First Data Corporation in its acquisition of Acculynk.
  • General Electric Capital Corporation in the sale of its North American tank car rail assets and railcar repair business to Marmon Holdings, Inc. and its sale of General Electric Railcar Services LLC to Wells Fargo & Co.
  • Genstar Capital in its sale of Pretium Packaging, LLC and, together with TA Associates, in the acquisition of Orion Advisor Solutions, following the merger of Orion and Brinker Capital.
  • Giant Eagle, Inc. in its acquisition of Ricker Oil Company, Inc.
  • Government Brands Holdings, LLC (at the time, an indirect portfolio company of PSG and Greater Sum Ventures) in a recapitalization by PSG and TPG Tech Adjacencies, with Greater Sum Ventures exiting.
  • GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, in its $2.6 billion business combination with Mirion Technologies, Inc. (at the time, a portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners).
  • Healthcare Merger Corp., a SPAC sponsored principally by Shulman Ventures and MTS Health Partners, in its merger with SOC Telemed in a transaction that implies an initial enterprise value of $720 million.
  • The Home Depot, Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of The Company Store Group, LLC.
  • Intel Corporation in its $16.7 billion acquisition of Altera Corporation and its acquisition of Recon Instruments, Inc.
  • Kantar Health, LLC in its $375 million sale by The Kantar Group Limited (a portfolio company of Bain Capital).
  • Lenovo Group Ltd. in its approximately $2.9 billion acquisition of the Motorola Mobility smartphone business from Google Inc.
  • L’Oréal USA in its $1.3 billion acquisition of the CeraVe, AcneFree and AMBI skincare product brands from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (n/k/a Bausch Health Companies).
  • Major League Baseball Players Association in its joint venture with the National Football League Players Association and Redbird Capital that formed OneTeam Partners, LLC.
  • Montagu Private Equity in its $490 million acquisition of the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and tissue processing businesses of RTI Surgical, Inc.
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners and its portfolio company EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants (EPIC) in the merger of EPIC and JenCap Holdings, LLC (a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group); and EPIC in its acquisitions of Integro Holdings Inc. and Prime Risk Partners Inc.
  • OMERS in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Premise Health Holding Corp.
  • Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition of KPA Services, LLC; its acquisitions of a majority interest in DoubleVerify, Inc. and VectorLearning; its investments in Topgolf Entertainment Group and VitalSmarts; its sales of VectorLearning and World Endurance Holdings, Inc.; and VectorLearning, as parent of RedVector.com. LLC, in RedVector’s acquisition of Convergence Training, LLC.
  • PSG in its acquisitions of BirdDogHR, ExakTime Innovations, Inc., Pixel Labs, LLC (n/k/a Assembly) and a majority stake in Kenect, LLC; its investments in Blue Star Sports (n/k/a Stack Sports), DivvyCloud Corporation and Skybox Security, Inc.; its investment, alongside Silversmith Capital Partners, in Validity, Inc.; its investment in and sale of a majority stake in LogicMonitor Inc.; its sale of YourCause Holdings, LLC; together with EverCommerce, in the sale of a significant ownership stake in EverCommerce to Silver Lake; Blue Star’s acquisitions of Bonzi Technology, Inc. and Pointstreak Sports Technologies, Inc.; and Pineapple Payments LLC’s acquisition of Payline Data Services LLC.
  • PSP Investments as lead investor in a Series A investment round for Integral Health, Inc. that had a pre-money valuation of $400 million.
  • Quest Diagnostics Inc. in its acquisition via a 363 asset sale of certain assets of True Health Diagnostics and its parent, THG Holdings.
  • RealPage, Inc. in its acquisition of Investor Management Services, LLC.
  • Sanofi in its exclusive licensing agreement with MannKind Corporation.
  • Signet Jewelers Limited in its approximately $1.4 billion acquisition of Zale Corporation.
  • SiriusXM in its acquisitions of 99% Invisible, Simplecast and Stitcher.
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity and Accel Partners in their acquisition of XebiaLabs, Inc.
  • Topgolf International, Inc. (a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners, Dundon Capital Partners and WestRiver Group) in its $2.5 billion merger of equals with Callaway Golf Company.
  • TPG Capital in its minority investment in Rodan + Fields.
  • Trive Capital in its $330 million acquisition of EarthLink, LLC.
  • Verizon Communications Inc. in its acquisition of Intel Media from Intel Corporation.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC in its $4.6 billion sale of substantially all of its global business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P.
  • Willis Group Holdings plc in its $18 billion merger of equals with Towers Watson & Co.
  • Wyndham Destinations, Inc. in its $166 million sale of Wyndham Vacation Rentals LLC to Vacasa LLC.
  • Yahoo! Inc. in its $4.5 billion sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications Inc.