Katerina S. Papacosma concentrates her practice on advising public and private companies on a broad range of corporate matters, including private equity transactions, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity investments and co-investments, recapitalizations, public offerings such as IPOs, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance matters.
Katerina graduated from Boston University School of Law, where she was the executive editor of the American Journal of Law & Medicine, vice president of the International Law Society, and alumni chair of the Women’s Law Association. During law school, Katerina served as a law clerk in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. She also spent a semester working for the Joint Committee on Financial Services at the Massachusetts State House.
As an undergraduate, Katerina spent a semester abroad working for the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, focusing on human rights and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. She also interned for a PAC in Washington, DC.
Katerina is fluent in French and Greek.
Represented abeo Management Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary Genascis, LLC, in its acquisition of the ambulatory surgical care division of Surgical Synergies, Inc.
Represented Acme Packet, Inc. in connection with its $2.1 billion acquisition by Oracle
Represented Agero, Inc. in the sale of its connected vehicle services division to Sirius XM Radio Inc. for $530 million in cash, and in its acquisitions of MBSi Capital Corp. and SwoopMe
Represented the owners of the Apple Montessori Schools group of companies in their sale of the business to private equity firm Spanos Barber Jesse & Co.
Represented Argyle Executive Forum, LLC in its sale to private equity firm The Wicks Group of Companies
Represented Blue Bell Mattress Company in a transaction involving a leveraged recapitalization and the acquisition of a 70 percent equity interest in Blue Bell by private equity firm Longroad Asset Management, a deal nominated by The M&A Advisor and ACG New York as a finalist for “Manufacturing Deal of the Year,” “Consumer Deal of the Year,” and “Leveraged Buyout of the Year,” and selected as “Leveraged Buyout of the Year”
Represented private equity firm Bunker Hill Capital in its acquisitions of Vesta Partners, US and its foreign subsidiaries, Dyno Merchandise and its domestic and foreign companies, Hubbardton Forge, ASPEQ Heating Group, and Taos Mountain. Also represented Bunker Hill Capital in its sales of SunBrite TV, California Family Fitness, the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, and the Rizing group of companies
Represented private equity firm Bunker Hill Capital and its portfolio company ASPEQ Heating Group in the acquisition of Brasch Manufacturing Co.
Represented Celect, Inc. in its sale to NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE)
Represented private investment firm Coppermine Capital and its portfolio company Bake Fresh Bakeries in the acquisitions of Diana’s Bakeries and Sky Blue Bakery
Represented Financial Recovery Technologies LLC in its acquisition of IRSS LLC
Represented private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co. in its acquisition of a majority equity stake in PF Baseline Fitness, a high-growth franchisee of Planet Fitness health clubs
Represented MBSi Corp. in its acquisitions of My Recovery System Inc. and Vendor Transparency Solutions LLC
Represented MedVentive, Inc., a medical practice management software company, in its sale to McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK)
Represented Merck Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Tilos Therapeutics, Inc. a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics targeting the latent TGFβ complex for the treatment of cancer, fibrosis, and autoimmune disease, for total potential consideration of up to $773 million, including an upfront payment as well as contingent milestone payments
Represented private equity firm New State Capital Partners and its portfolio company Central Conveyor in the acquisition of KCI, Inc.
Represented global software company PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) in its investments in Matterport Inc., a company that offers immersive 3D technology and spatial capture solutions
Represented Rhythm (NASDAQ: RYTM) in its filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission related to its $115 million initial public offering and subsequent $174 million public offering
Represented Rhythm (NASDAQ: RYTM) in its licensing agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited whereby it acquired exclusive, worldwide rights to develop and commercialize RM-853
Represented Rhythm and its wholly owned subsidiary Motus Therapeutics, Inc. in its grant of an exclusive option to be acquired by Actavis plc (now Allergan plc), and its subsequent acquisition by Allergan plc
Represented Sanken North America, Inc. in a minority investment by private placement of shares purchased by private equity firm One Equity Partners for $291 million
Represented Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. in its $1.3 billion merger to acquire Sealy Corporation
Represented Waters Corporation in its acquisition of Blue Reference, Inc.
Represented private equity firm The Wicks Group of Companies in its disposition of The Gordian Group to Warburg Pincus, LLC, its leveraged acquisition of Northstar Travel Media and subsequent disposition to Wasserstein Partners, its leveraged acquisitions of the assets of McMurry, Inc., The Magazine Group, Inc. (TMG Custom Media), and Manifest Digital, three previously unrelated content-marketing companies, and the combination of the three businesses into Manifest, LLC, and its leveraged acquisitions of Bisnow and Invo HealthCare
Represented private equity firm The Wicks Group of Companies and its portfolio company Northstar Travel Media in the acquisitions of Thomas, Townsend and Kent Inc. (d/b/a Your Travel Insider), the China and Singapore assets of Contineo Media, the Singapore assets of Wired Ventures Pte. Ltd. (Web in Travel), Resort Industry Marketing, LLC (Mountain Travel Symposium), and Sterling Valley Systems, Inc. (d/b/a Inntopia) and its domestic and foreign subsidiaries
Venture Capital Financings — Represented multiple privately held growth companies in venture capital financing transactions and with general corporate matters, including IDSS Holdings, Inc., Life Image Inc., Pragya Systems Corp., Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Stemgent, Inc., and VaxInnate Corporation
Ongoing representation of several private equity sponsors and venture capital firms in connection with portfolio company acquisitions and investments
Represented strategic investors including a leading multinational e-commerce company and a worldwide online payments system company in investment transactions in the retail & e-commerce industries
Boston University School of Law, 2011, Juris Doctor
Bowdoin College, 2008, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2017, 2018)
Executive Editor, American Journal of Law & Medicine (2010–2011)
National Merit Scholar
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG); ACG Deal Hunters Committee member – Boston
Women’s Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE)
The Metropolitans (Boch Center) - Steering Committee member