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Brian McPeake is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Private Equity Group and is co-leader of the firm’s FinTech Practice. He focuses his practice on advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Mr. McPeake advises clients on a range of domestic and cross-border transactional matters, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and divestitures, growth equity investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations and general corporate and securities law matters. He also has experience advising private equity funds on structuring and completing investments and managing portfolio companies across a range of industries, including technology and software, financial services and fintech, healthcare and business services.


J.D., 2004 Boston College Law School (cum laude) M.S., 2004 Boston College B.A., 2001 Boston College (cum laude)

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Private equity buyouts

Within: Private equity buyouts

Goodwin's impressive national practice has strong teams in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. It covers a range of transactions from growth equity to large leveraged buyouts and high-value exits. The team 'does a terrific job on technology sector transactions', 'brings a winning combination' through 'deep dives into all relevant aspects of a target's business', 'attentiveness to the complexities of the deal itself and super-responsiveness under often difficult circumstances'. In 2018, it enhanced its standing in Silicon Valley through the hire of Scott Joachim and David Johanson from Fenwick & West LLP; the two add particular expertise in fintech. Real estate and healthcare are also strong sectors for the national team. Clients include TA Associates, Pamplona Capital Management, Bain Capital Ventures and JMI Equity. Boston's John LeClaire and Michael Kendall head the practice alongside Andrew Weidhaas in Los Angeles, who is 'deeply knowledgeable and skilled, but also exceptionally user friendly'. New York partner Stuart Rosenthal led the team that advised Primus Capital on its $400m sale of portfolio company Hyperwallet to PayPal. Boston partner Jon Herzog is regularly advises TA Associates, which he assisted with its acquisition of software company Flexera. New York's Chris Nugent has 'an incredible sense of urgency and desire to achieve the best outcome'. San Francisco partner Brian McPeake is also recommended.

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