Andrew P. Rocks counsels clients on a wide variety of business law matters, focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) (including spin-offs and other divestitures, joint ventures, strategic investments, and recapitalizations), private equity, venture capital investments, and general corporate and securities law matters
His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to private equity funds and their portfolio companies to entrepreneurs and emerging businesses across many industries, including technology, retail, consulting, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and energy. Andrew represents many of his clients, including emerging companies and portfolio companies of his private equity clients, through their entire life cycle, guiding these clients through the negotiation and implementation of employment arrangements, incentive equity plans, and other start-up matters, equity and debt financings, corporate restructurings, and sale transactions.
He routinely advises on complicated transaction structures involving pre-transaction restructurings, equity rollover components, the use of representations and warranties insurance, and earnouts, among other things, on behalf of both buy-side and sell-side clients. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Andrew was an associate in the New York office of another major international law firm.
HRSoft, a provider of a SaaS platform that is an industry-leading low-code platform that empowers enterprises to take control of employee compensation, rewards, and performance management, in the investment by Bow River Capital’s Software Growth Equity
Sommer Maid Creamery, a family-owned and operated dairy, in its sale to Honor Foods
Fanatics, an online sports retailer, in its $1.5 billion funding round, which now values the company at $27 billion
Fanatics Commerce, a division of Fanatics Holdings Inc., in its $250 million acquisition of Mitchell & Ness, a premier brand offering authentic vintage jerseys and apparel collections for Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Soccer, and various National Collegiate Athletic Association schools
Fanatics—which operates online stores and sells products for over 300 teams, brands, and leagues from Manchester United and Nike to America’s National Football League—in its 50-50 joint venture with Hillhouse Capital—Asia’s largest equity firm—to expand into Shanghai, with the aim of localizing operations, including product design, sourcing, and licensing
Qualia in its acquisition of Adeptive Software, the developer of ResWare, a complementary title and escrow production software well known within the real estate industry
PTC Therapeutics, Inc. in its acquisition of Censa Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of a clinical-stage investigational therapy for orphan metabolic diseases
LifeShield, a home security provider and a portfolio company of Hawk Capital, in its $25 million sale to ADT
BP Products North America in its joint acquisition with ArcLight Capital Partners LLC of all of the outstanding shares of Thorntons Inc., a gasoline and convenience store chain with more than 190 locations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
Harte Hanks in the $112 million sale of its Trillium Software business to Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. backed Syncsort Incorporated
Health Net, Inc. in its $6.8 billion sale to Centene Corporation
Campbell Soup Company in its $231 million acquisition of Garden Fresh Gourmet
Villanova University School of Law, 2012, J.D., cum laude