Dennis F. Adams III


Dennis Adams

Dennis Adams is an associate in Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice and is based in New York. Mr. Adams 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.

Mr. Adams 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.; in 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.
  • Aquiline Capital Partners in its acquisition of Ontellus.
  • Atos S.E. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the information technology outsourcing business of Xerox Corporation.
  • Aurora Resurgence Management Partners and Equity Group Investments in the sale of SIRVA, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Black Knight, Inc. in its acquisition of Optimal Blue LLC, in a transaction that implies an enterprise value of $1.8 billion.
  • The Blackstone Group in the acquisition by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities 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.; in its $510 million sale of Bolthouse Farms and in its $300 million sale of Kelsen Group A/S.
  • Centerbridge Partners in its $1.2 billion acquisition of IPC Systems, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company in its global licensing and research collaborations with, and equity investments in, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Avidity Biosciences LLC and Sitryx Therapeutics Limited; and in a global licensing and research collaboration with an affiliate of ImmuNext 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 sale of General Electric Railcar Services LLC to Wells Fargo & Co.
  • Genstar Capital in its acquisitions of Orion Advisor Solutions (a portfolio company of TA Associates) and Brinker Capital, creating a wealthtech advisory services company and in its sale of Pretium Packaging, LLC.
  • Giant Eagle, Inc. in its acquisition of Ricker Oil Company, Inc.
  • Guidepost Growth Equity in its majority investment in ThinkHR Corporation.
  • 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 in its acquisition of Recon Instruments, Inc.
  • J.C. Flowers in its $149 million acquisition of a majority stake in Vericity, Inc.
  • Kainos Capital in its acquisition of Olde Thompson Inc.
  • 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 in, together with The Carlyle Group (as sponsor of JenCap Holdings LLC), the formation of Galway Insurance Holdings with Oak Hill contributing EPIC and Carlyle contributing JenCap and Galway's acquisition of Quaker Special Risk and in EPIC’s 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; in its acquisitions of a majority interest in DoubleVerify, Inc. and VectorLearning; VectorLearning, as parent of LLC, in RedVector’s acquisition of Convergence Training, LLC; in its investments in Topgolf Entertainment Group and VitalSmarts; and in its sales of VectorLearning and World Endurance Holdings, Inc.
  • Providence Strategic Growth Partners in its acquisitions of BirdDogHR, ExakTime Innovations, Inc. and Pixel Labs, LLC (n/k/a Assembly); in its investment in DivvyCloud Corporation; in its investment, alongside Silversmith Capital Partners, in Validity, Inc.; in its investment in Blue Star Sports (n/k/a Stack Sports) and in Blue Star’s acquisitions of Bonzi Technology, Inc. and Pointstreak Sports Technologies, Inc.; in its investment in and sale of a majority stake in LogicMonitor Inc.; in its investment in Skybox Security, Inc.; in Pineapple Payments LLC’s acquisition of Payline Data Services LLC; in its sale of YourCause Holdings, LLC; and together with EverCommerce in the sale of a significant ownership stake in EverCommerce to Silver Lake.
  • 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 Simplecast and Stitcher.
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity and Accel Partners in their acquisition of XebiaLabs, Inc.
  • 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

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