Allison D. Gargano regularly advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, Fortune 500 companies, and emerging market companies on domestic and multijurisdictional transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, carveout spinoffs, strategic investments, dispositions, co-investments, and minority investments. Allison also counsels on general corporate and compliance matters. Allison has over a decade of private equity experience. Allison mainly represents clients across the retail, consumer products, healthcare, life sciences, and financial services industries. She serves as co-leader of the firm’s retail and ecommerce industry team and pro bono chair for the New York office.
Freeman Spogli and its portfolio company, Kamps, Inc., in its acquisition of Buckeye Diamond Logistics, Inc.
Freeman Spogli in its acquisition of Kamps Pallets, Inc.
Freeman Spogli in its acquisition of Five Star Food Service
Freeman Spogli in its acquisition of Café Rio Inc.
Freeman Spogli in its leveraged recapitalization of Batteries Plus Bulbs
Freeman Spogli in its investment in Osprey Packs
Freeman Spogli in its acquisition of Plantation Products
Probo Medical, LLC, a portfolio company of Varsity Healthcare Partners, in its sale to Avista Capital Partners
Varsity Healthcare Partners in its acquisition of Surgical Affiliates Management Group, Inc.
Varsity Healthcare Partners in its recapitalization and growth capital partnership with Probo Medical LLC
Varsity Healthcare Partners in its investment in Colonial Family Practice
A middle-market private equity firm in the following:
investment a technology-enabled service provider to the investment management industry
investment a company that developed a video player software for embedding videos onto web pages that is used by news, video-hosting companies, and for self-hosted web videos
acquisition of a manufacturer and distributor of products to global life science markets
acquisition of a provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software
Sponsors in the leveraged recapitalization of totes Isotoner Corporation
Lincoln Peak Capital Management, LLC in its strategic minority investments in Anchor Capital Advisors and BBR Partners
Mergers & Acquisitions
Zurn Water Solutions Corporation, formerly known as Rexnord Corporation, in its $1.7 billion stock for stock merger with Elkay Manufacturing Company, a market leader in the growing commercial drinking water solutions business
Rexnord Corp, a multiplatform industrial leader, in its definitive agreement with Regal Beloit Corp. under which Rexnord will separate its Process & Motion Control segment by way of a tax-free spin-off to Rexnord shareholders and then combine it with Regal in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction creating a $10 billion PMC business
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. in its acquisition of Sealy Corporation and its related placement of $375 million senior notes
Beacon Trust Company in its acquisition of Tirschwell & Loewy, Inc., an independent registered investment adviser
Bank of America in the sale of its alternative investment feeder fund business to iCapital
Sandvik AB in its acquisition of Varel International Energy Services
Ferguson Enterprises in its acquisitions of S.W. Anderson Sales Corp. and Blackman Plumbing and its sale of Endries International Inc.
Clearpool Group in its sale to BMO Financial Group
Cambridge Global Payments in its sale, for approximately C$900 million, to Fleetcor
UBM plc in the sale of PR Newswire
Advance Publications in its acquisition of 1010data
SamsonCapital Advisors LLC, a fixed income investment management firm, in its acquisition by Fiera Capital Corporation, a Canadian investment firm
The MDE Group, Inc., and its affiliate Acertus Capital Management LLC, in their acquisition by Beacon Trust Company
Stifel Financial Corporation in its acquisition of Legg Mason Investment Counsel & Trust Co., N.A. (LMIC) from Legg Mason, Inc.
HF2 Financial Management, a special purpose acquisition company, in its purchase of a majority of the equity of Zais Group
Silvercrest Asset Management Group Inc. in its initial public offering of securities
OM Asset Management Limited, a subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, in its initial public offering of securities
Bel Air Investment Advisors and Bel Air Securities in their sale to Fiera Capital Corporation
AIG Advisor Group in the acquisition of Woodbury Financial Services from Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company
Georgetown University Law Center, 2011, Juris Doctor
Stonehill College, 2008, Bachelor of Arts
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: Private equity buyouts, The Legal 500 US (2022, 2023)