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.
Sandvik (Sweden) in its acquisition of CGTech, a global market leader in software for numerical control simulation, verification and optimization
Artemis Capital Partners in its acquisition of BioDot, Inc.
Artemis Capital Partners in the sale by its portfolio company, Adcole Corporation, of Adcole Maryland Aerospace to AE Industrial Partners
Broadway Technology LLC in its sale to ION Investment Group
Maven Machines in its $7 million Series A financing from Allos Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Riverfront Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital and existing private investors
TRS Global, a portfolio company of Tuckerman Capital, in the sale of its subsidiary, TRS Ireland to StandardAero
Benshaw Inc., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Aucom Electronics LTD
OptimizeRx Corp. in its $16 million acquisition of RMDY Health
Marketing Evolution in its $26.1 million growth funding from Energy Impact Partners, Insight Venture Partners and Zetta Venture Partners
Glam Seamless in its sale to Beauty Industry Group
The Predictive Index in a $50 million Series B financing from General Catalyst
Sun Capital Partners in its acquisition of Regal Beloit’s Drive Technologies Business
Trusst Lingerie in its $2 million Series A financing led by Break Trail Ventures
TTYL in its $1.25 million Series Seed financing from Floodgate Fund
Demilec, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Huntsman Corporation
Aclara, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Hubbell Incorporated.
Maestro Health, a portfolio company of SV Health and Oak HC/FT, in its sale to AXA Group
Maya Design in its sale to The Boston Consulting Group
ModCloth in its sale to Jet.com
Vets First Choice in its acquisition of Roadrunner Pharmacy
Denali Sourcing Services in its sale to WNS (Holdings) Ltd
RevZilla Motorsports in its strategic alliance with Cycle Gear
Gemini Investors in its recapitalization of Skin & Beauty Center Inc
KP Corporation, a portfolio company of Gemini Investors, in its acquisition of Consolidated Press Printing
GiftCards.com in its sale to Blackhawk Network
True Textiles, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Duvaltex
PEMCO World Air Services, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, in its sale to Air Transport Services Group Inc.
Safety Products Group, a portfolio company of Gemini Investors, in its sale to Tractel
Portware in its sale to FactSet Research
TractManager, Inc., a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, in its acquisition of MD Buyline
Sun Capital Partners in the sale of its affiliate, Cornerstone Research & Development Company, to Integrity Nutraceuticals, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital
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