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George Hagerty

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George Hagerty's practice consists of advising companies, private equity firms, and investment banks in the areas of public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and domestic and international securities offerings. George has practiced law for more than 25 years, including several years in each of New York City and London. George has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating private equity investments, stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, tender offers, leveraged buy-outs, going-private transactions, and acquisition financings. He advises a number of public companies by assisting them with regulatory compliance, stock exchange rules, corporate governance issues, and filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). George also has a wide range of experience representing issuers and investment banks in domestic and international private placements and public offerings of debt and equity, including Rule 144A, Regulation S, and dual-listed offerings.


George's awards and rankings include: Legal 500 US, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts - Private Equity Buyouts, 2007 and 2011-2013; Chambers USA, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007-2013; Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2014; Law Week Colorado, Best Private Equity Lawyer - Barrister's Best, 2013.


Member, American Bar Association; Member, Colorado Bar Association; Registered Foreign Lawyer, The Law Society of England and Wales


JD, University of Virginia School of Law (1988); BA, cum laude, Harvard University (1985).

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a broad private equity practice, with core centres of expertise in Northern Virginia, Denver, Houston and California. Despite the departure of Alexander Johnson in New York to Latham & Watkins LLP in early 2019, the firm has built on its fine record in certain sectors such as life sciences, healthcare and financial services. Having expanded its team in northern California in recent years, it has seen further growth in technology deals; notably it advised Silver Lake Partners on the sale of Quorum Business Solutions to Thoma Bravo in 2018. Key clients include Acon Investments, Excellere Capital Management and The Anschutz Corporation. Northern Virginia partner Robert Welp and Denver's George Hagerty are the most senior members of the private equity team, while Denver partner Mark Kurtenbach and Houston's Gregory Hill are also key figures.

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