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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Victor Zanetti

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Victor B. Zanetti has a broad corporate and securities practice that focuses on a variety of matters with a specific emphasis in mergers and acquisitions transactions for both buyers and sellers, including representation of private equity funds, family offices and venture capital growth funds in M&A and corporate finance transactions, as well as founders and selling owners of privately held businesses to both private equity funds and strategic buyers.

Vic represents private equity funds in connection with acquisition, follow-on and sale transactions for portfolio companies involved in various industries, including manufacturing and sales, professional sports, business services, health care services, industrial services and other service industries. Vic was involved in the transaction named "2016 Healthcare Deal of the Year" by M&A Atlas Awards. He also regularly is engaged as special counsel to founders and selling owners in negotiating retained equity stakes when selling their businesses to finance buyers. He also represents both investment funds and recipient public companies in private investments in public equity (PIPE) transactions, involving convertible debt, convertible preferred stock, warrants and related investments. Vic represents owners of professional sports franchises in a variety of matters.


JD, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, with honors; BA, University of Notre Dame, with honors

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is ‘superb in every respect’. The practice has particularly deep sector knowledge in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, sports, financial services and investment funds, and also fields lawyers with deal experience in education, manufacturing, transportation, media and technology, among other areas. Matthew Brown is ‘a superstar, who anticipates and solves every problem before anyone asks, and he has a clear understanding of business and legal strategies’; Brown acted for Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor in the high-profile bid for and successful purchase of the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader and Straight Dope from Wrapports. Team head Mark Grossmann, who divides time between the Chicago and New York offices, assisted Victory Park Capital Advisors with the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Katy Industries, a manufacturer, importer and distributor of commercial cleaning and consumer storage products. Other key matters for the group included advising Svoboda Capital Partners on separate transactions, including the sale of DataBank Holdings, a national provider of business process automation solutions, to Kyocera Document Solutions; and acting for Meta Financial Group in numerous acquisitions, including the acquisition of substantially all of the assets and specified liabilities of Specialty Consumer Services to expand its presence in the tax services space. Other recommended attorneys include Stephen Antion in Los Angeles, Century City’s Daniel Peters and Chicago-based Jeffrey Patt and Kimberly Smith. Mara Glaser McCahan is a key Washington DC contact; Russell Black is a notable Charlotte name; and New York-based Farzad Damania is also highly rated. In Dallas the team recently hired Mark Solomon, Peter Bogdanow, David Washburn and Victor Zarnetti from the legacy Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP firm.

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