Andrew Hamilton is a transactional lawyer who focuses his practice on representing clients in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions transactions in a wide variety of industries, including technology, life sciences, consumer products, digital health, energy, clean technology, and fintech. Involved in the successful representation of many businesses, Andrew strives to develop a trusted advisor relationship with clients. In this role, an important aspect of his work involves providing advice on strategies and preparation for a sale or exit event, whether anticipated in the short or long term, and Andrew often handles the ultimate sale or exit transaction for clients he has represented for many years.
Andrew typically represents startup, early-stage, and emerging growth enterprises, as well as family-owned businesses, throughout their entire life cycles, including business plan development, equity financings, corporate restructurings, and sale and other change-of-control transactions. As an extension of his relationship-oriented approach, Andrew spends significant time working in the role of outside general counsel for clients, assisting with corporate governance and board matters, executive employment agreements, customer and other commercial agreements, and other general corporate matters, and he remains closely involved in the coordination of legal advice provided to clients in important areas such as intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits, and executive compensation.
Andrew is a frequent lecturer on topics of interest to entrepreneurs and investors, and is actively involved in supporting the Mid-Atlantic entrepreneurial community as a board member of both Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT) and Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures (MADV), and as a member of the Physical Sciences Investment Advisory Committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. He is also a board member of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
Oncoceutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing imipridones, a novel class of compounds, in its sale up to $450 million to Chimerix
Edison Partners in its $9.5 million investment in Howser, a real estate brokerage and home services company
Traliant, a provider of online workplace compliance training solutions, in the majority investment from PSG
LiquidHub, Inc. (a systems integrator, enterprise architecture and customer engagement firm) in its $500 million sale to CapGemini
Ethos Health Communications (a scientific writing and marketing firm) in its $41 million sale to Precision Medicine Group
Allison Crane & Rigging, Inc. (a leading provider of crane and rigging rental equipment) in its $77 million sale to TNT Crane and Rigging, a portfolio company of private equity firm First Reserve Group
SLM Corporation (Salle Mae) in its strategic investment in Deserve, Inc.
Miria Systems, Inc. in its sale to Output Services Group, Inc.
Dowler Holdings, LLC (an operator of Planet Fitness health clubs) in its sale to Sunshine Fitness Growth Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of TSG Consumer Partners
Grand Slam Asset Acquisition in its acquisition of AgriStats, Inc. (an agriculture data provider) from Eli Lilly and Company
CoreDial, LLC (a provider of unified communications systems) in its growth equity investment with LLR Partners
NewSpring Growth Capital in its venture capital investment in Dstillery, Inc.
Amp Electrical Distribution Services, Inc. in connection with its formation and capitalization with Element Partners and several operating company acquisitions
Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Inc. (a leading mobile telematics provider) in its $500 million investment and recapitalization transaction with Softbank Vision Fund (transaction pending)
University of Notre Dame, 1988, B.A.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1993, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, CleanTech Law, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2020, 2021)
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 United States (2018–2020)