Dean G. Zioze

Member / Chair, Mergers & Acquistions Practice vCard


  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • Colby College (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Dean is Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, venture-backed and closely-held companies and executives in executing middle-market mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of industries, including medical technology and health care, technology and software, industrial and manufacturing, media and marketing, publishing, retail and consumer products and financial services. His experience includes strategic acquisitions and divestitures, including private equity transactions, management buyouts, cross-border deals, distressed sales, carve-out transactions, complex earn-out arrangements, equity and debt financings, and recapitalizations.

Dean also regularly counsels closely-held and venture-backed emerging growth companies as well as private equity-backed portfolio companies, including in connection with capital raising transactions, general corporate matters and exit strategies.  Representative clients for whom Dean serves as outside general counsel include Cheetah Medical, 4G Clinical, Edgile, Evolv Technologies and SiOnyx.

Representative Matters

Dean has represented:

  • Philips Healthcare and Philips Lighting in connection with dozens of middle-market mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions in the areas of diagnostic imaging, patient monitoring solutions, therapeutic temperature management, sleep and respiratory, consulting, clinical informatics, image guided therapy solutions, oral care, medical lighting and other lighting and energy management solutions, services and products.
  • Jacqueline's Wholesale Bakery, Inc., a leading manufacturer of frozen cookie dough for the in-store bakery and foodservice channels, in connection with its sale to Rich Product Corporation.
  • Associated Home Care, a private-duty home health aide provider, in connection with its sale to Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED), a leading home health and hospice care company.
  • Frazier Healthcare Ventures, a middle-market private equity firm, in a cross-border platform acquisition of a medical footware company and a follow-on acquisition.
  • Altenex, a provider of comprehensive renewable energy advisory and procurement services, in connection with its sale to Edison Energy. 
  • SiOnyx, a semiconductor process company, from inception through to its acquisition by a leading private equity firm.  
  • Edgile, a cybersecurity consulting firm, in connection with a minority investment transaction with ABRY Partners. 
  • Verathon, a medical device portfolio company of a middle-market private equity firm, in connection with the sale of the company to Roper Industries.
  • D.W. Healthcare Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, in connection with several transactions, including the acquisition of a clinical research organization.
  • Reveal Imaging Technologies, a venture capital-backed manufacturer of explosive and other threat detection products and services, as outside general counsel and in connection with the sale of the company to Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC), a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions.
  • Alloy, a media and marketing company, in connection with dozens of acquisitions in the e-commerce and media and marketing industry, including acquisitions involving college and high school media, display media, advertising services, and social network marketing.
  • A privately-held distributor of industrial supplies in connection with its sale to a strategic competitor. 
  • A New Hampshire-based manufacturer of advanced composite adhesive materials in its sale to a Fortune 500 manufacturer of building materials.
  • A closely-held, Boston-based utility contractor in connection with the sale of a majority interest in the company to a private equity firm.
  • The owners of a UK-based food distributor in connection with its sale to a US-based private equity firm.
  • A family-owned automobile repair company in connection with a recapitalization transaction.
  • A private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a specialty metals manufacturer.
  • A founder of a credit card processing company in a connection with a private equity-led recapitalization.
  • The founder of a food product company in connection with the sale of the company to one of the world’s largest food companies.
  • The management team of a financial advisory and investment banking firm in a going-private transaction led by a private equity firm.
  • A venture capital-backed drug screening life sciences company in its sale to a publicly-traded life sciences company.
  • A magazine publisher in connection with numerous acquisitions and divestments.
  • Two closely held providers of laser and lamp-based illumination systems in their sale to an Ireland-based company.
  • A European-based, privately-held pharmaceutical company in a merger of equals with a US-based, privately-held pharmaceutical company.
  • The management team of a regional insurance company in a private equity-led recapitalization.
  • A closely held point-of-sale software and hardware provider in its sale to a provider of business management and e-commerce systems software.
  • A global consulting firm in connection with an acquisition of a closely-held health care-focused consulting firm.
  • A privately-held provider of search technology solutions in its sale to a global software and service provider.
  • Two privately-held, advertising-based software companies in their sale to a US-based software company.
  • A US-based sports information services business in its sale to a Canadian-based sports information provider.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2017 – 2018)
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list: Mergers & Acquisitions (2011 – 2017)
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list: Rising Star – Mergers & Acquisitions (2005)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for M&A: Middle-Market (2015 – 2017)