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Robert E. Burwell

  • Represented Tatcha, a privately held prestige skincare company, in connection with its 2019 sale to Unilever in transaction valued at approximately $500 million
  • Represented Presidio Investors, an Austin, TX and Oakland, CA-based capital investment firm focused on buyouts in lower middle market companies, in the simultaneous acquisition of 15 regional home automation companies
  • Represented Brooks Automation, a Nasdaq-listed leader in automation solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences industries, in the sale of the company's Semiconductor Cryogenics business to Edwards Vacuum LLC ( a member of the Atlas Copco Group) for $675 million in cash
  • Represented Myriad Genomics, a Nasdaq-listed molecular diagnostics company, in its acquisition of Counsyl, Inc., a molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine company for $375 million in cash and Myriad common stock
  • Represented lead investor in Great Brands, a Brooklyn-based direct-to-consumer sneaker brand, in its sale to Steve Madden
  • Represented Tatcha, a privately held skincare company, in connection with a minority investment by Castanea Partners
  • Represented Series A and Series B investors in Draper James LLC, a lifestyle brand company formed by Reese Witherspoon
  • Represented Myriad Genomics, a Nasdaq-listed molecular diagnostics company, in its acquisition of Assurex Health, an informatics-based precision medicine company for up to $410 million
  • Represented Calera Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, in a leveraged recapitalization of a supplier of wallcoverings to the corporate, healthcare, hospitality and education building markets
  • Represented original founding team in reacquiring Salary.com from IBM in a leveraged acquisition transaction
  • Represented Blue Belt Technologies, a medical device company, in a $275 million sale to Smith & Nephew
  • Represented a staffing company in a leveraged recapitalization transaction involving publicly traded principal debt and equity investor Main Street Capital
  • Represented LinQuest Corporation, a space- and communications-related engineering services company, in a leveraged recapitalization transaction
  • Represented a consulting and technology services company in a sale to a strategic acquirer
  • Represented co-founder in recapitalization and buyout transaction led by technology-focused investment firm
  • Represented Charlotte Russe in the acquisition of a children’s clothing company through a pre-packaged bankruptcy transaction
  • Represented a privately held food service company in its acquisition of the franchisor of the Shakey's chain of pizza restaurants   
  • Represented Jurlique, an Australian skincare company controlled by a private equity firm, in connection with its $335 million sale to a Japanese buyer
  • Represented JH Partners, a private equity firm, focused on consumer and marketing-driven growth companies, on its investments in 12 different companies
  • Represented Italian luxury linens company Frette SRL in a sale to a London-based private equity firm
  • Represented lifestyle brand NapaStyle in the sale of its flagship store and related assets
  • Represented Tatcha, a San Francisco-based skincare company, and Peace Love World LLC, a Florida apparel company, in the negotiation of multi-year master sales agreements with QVC
  • Represented Genstar Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, on its leveraged acquisitions of a spring manufacturer and a leading supplier of enterprise software and software as a service (SaaS) solutions for health services providers
  • Represented a music publisher, a private equity portfolio company, in connection with its sale to a leading music rights management company   
  • Represented Bumble Bee Foods, North America’s largest branded seafood company, on acquisition matters
Case Study
Mintz helped a manufacturer and retailer of luxury skin care products negotiate a favorable agreement to sell products through a televised home shopping network. The agreement protects the company’s future rights to distribute products through multiple channels.