Mark L. Opitz represents private equity firms, public and private companies, venture capital funds, entrepreneurs, and emerging companies across many industries, including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), leveraged buyouts, strategic investments, divestitures, 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 Artemis Capital Partners in its acquisition of BioDot, Inc.
Represented Artemis Capital Partners in the sale by its portfolio company, Adcole Corporation, of Adcole Maryland Aerospace to AE Industrial Partners
Represented Broadway Technology LLC in its sale to ION Investment Group
Represented Maven Machines in its $7 million Series A financing from Allos Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Riverfront Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital and existing private investors
Represented TRS Global, a portfolio company of Tuckerman Capital, in the sale of its subsidiary, TRS Ireland to StandardAero
Represented Benshaw Inc., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Aucom Electronics LTD
Represented OptimizeRx Corp. in its $16 million acquisition of RMDY Health
Represented Marketing Evolution in its $26.1 million growth funding from Energy Impact Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Zetta Venture Partners
Represented Glam Seamless in its sale to Beauty Industry Group
Represented The Predictive Index in a $50 million Series B financing from General Catalyst
Represented Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Regal Beloit’s Drive Technologies Business
Represented Trusst Lingerie in its $2 million Series A financing led by Break Trail Ventures
Represented TTYL in its $1.25 million Series Seed financing from Floodgate Fund
Represented Demilec, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Huntsman Corporation
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
Recognized, 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards, The M&A Advisor (2018)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Board of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association
Member, Association of Corporate Growth, Pittsburgh Chapter