Avista Capital Partners’ Acquisition of GCM Holding Corporation

Ropes & Gray acted as legal advisor to Avista Capital Partners, and William Blair & Company acted as financial advisor and Paul Hastings LLP acted as legal advisor to GCM on the deal.

Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on growth-oriented healthcare businesses, executed the acquisition of GCM Holding Corporation from May River Capital LLC, an investor in lower middle-market industrial growth businesses.

Based in Silicon Valley, GCM is a leading outsourced manufacturer of high-precision components and assemblies, providing an integrated platform of manufacturing solutions primarily for the MedTech industry, as well as select Diversified Industrial end markets. Within MedTech, the Company manufactures products for high-growth segments such as robotic assisted surgery, radiotherapy, diagnostic technology, and other vital equipment. The company operates three manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Dongguan, China.

The Ropes & Gray team representing Avista includes private equity partners David Blittner (Picture) and Bob Rivollier (both of New York), tax partner Ben Rogers (San Francisco), benefits partner Alexandra Alperovich (New York), intellectual property transactions partner Violetta Kokolus(New York), environmental partner Peter Alpert (Boston), life sciences regulatory & compliance partner Kellie Combs (Washington, D.C.), strategic transactions partner Eric Wu (Shanghai), benefits partner Megan Bisk (Boston), finance partner Stephanie Birkmann (New York), finance counsel Arek Maczka (New York), litigation & enforcement partner Ama Adams (Washington, D.C.) and health care partner Deborah Gersh (Chicago).

Involved fees earner: Ama Adams – Ropes & Gray; Alexandra Alperovich – Ropes & Gray; Peter Alpert – Ropes & Gray; Stephanie Birkmann – Ropes & Gray; Megan Bisk – Ropes & Gray; David Blittner – Ropes & Gray; Kellie Combs – Ropes & Gray; Deborah Gersh – Ropes & Gray; Violetta Kokolus – Ropes & Gray; Arek Maczka – Ropes & Gray; Bob Rivollier – Ropes & Gray; Benjamin Rogers – Ropes & Gray; Eric Wu – Ropes & Gray;

Law Firms: Ropes & Gray;

Clients: Avista Capital Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti