Mark L. Opitz represents private equity firms, public companies, venture capital funds, entrepreneurs, and emerging companies across many industries, including technology, manufacturing, and retail. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, strategic investments, recapitalizations, venture capital investments, joint ventures and governance matters. His experience includes transactions ranging from several million dollars to more than $1 billion.
Mark is the leader of the corporate and business transactions practice in the Pittsburgh office, where he also serves as hiring partner.
Mark is also actively involved in Pittsburgh’s emerging business and technology community. He regularly advises entrepreneurs and emerging companies at all stages—including formation, financing, growth and exit—and provides them with real-world and creative solutions. He frequently speaks on start-up, emerging business, and venture capital topics and serves as a coach and judge at investor and venture fairs and business plan competitions and is a member of the Board of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association.
Represented Aclara, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Hubbell Incorporated.
Represented Maestro Health, a portfolio company of SV Health and Oak HC/FT, in its sale to AXA Group.
Represented Maya Design in its sale to The Boston Consulting Group.
Represented ModCloth in its sale to Jet.com.
Represented Vets First Choice in its acquisition of Roadrunner Pharmacy.
Represented Denali Sourcing Services in its sale to WNS (Holdings) Ltd.
Represented RevZilla Motorsports in its strategic alliance with Cycle Gear.
Represented Gemini Investors in its recapitalization of Skin & Beauty Center Inc.
Represented KP Corporation, a portfolio company of Gemini Investors, in its acquisition of Consolidated Press Printing.
Represented GiftCards.com in its sale to Blackhawk Network.
Represented True Textiles, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Duvaltex.
Represented PEMCO World Air Services, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Air Transport Services Group Inc.
Represented Safety Products Group, a portfolio company of Gemini Investors, in its sale to Tractel.
Represented Portware in its sale to FactSet Research.
Represented TractManager, Inc., a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, in its acquisition of MD Buyline.
Represented Sun Capital Partners in the sale of its affiliate, Cornerstone Research & Development Company, to Integrity Nutraceuticals, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
Represented Harry’s Fresh Foods, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to JGC Foods LLC, the food-focused subsidiary of Seattle-based Joshua Green Corporation.
University of Notre Dame Law School, 2006, J.D.
Saint Louis University, 2003, B.S.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Board of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association
Member, Association of Corporate Growth, Pittsburgh Chapter