Timothy (Tim) Rupp advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies in acquisitions and dispositions of assets and businesses, as well as debt and minority equity investments. He also advises privately held companies in a variety of industries in connection with debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and other general corporate matters. Prior to practicing law, Tim worked as a CPA for Deloitte.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Tim was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm.
Smith Transport, Inc, in its $170 million sale to Heartland Express, Inc.
Overland, Pacific & Cutler, LLC in its sale to TranSystems Corp.
Platinum Equity in its acquisition of Unical Aviation
Centerfield, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, in its acquisition of Datalot from an investment fund affiliate with Lightyear Capital
10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. in its business combination with REE Automotive. The transaction reflects a pro forma equity value for the combined business of approximately $3.6 billion.
Centerfield, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, in its acquisition of Savings.com
ALC Schools in its sale to Palladium Equity Partners
Platinum Equity in the acquisition by its portfolio company, Centerfield, of Digital Ventures
Platinum Equity and The Gores Group in the sale of their portfolio company Data Blue to Court Square Capital Partners
Platinum Equity in the sale of MXD Group to Ryder Integrated Logistics
Platinum Equity in its binding offer to acquire Johnson & Johnson’s LifeScan business
Simmons Feed ingredients in its acquisition of Pet Poultry Products
Overland, Pacific & Cutler in its recapitalization and financing
Nexturn Partners in its equity financing and acquisition of Notary Direct
Platinum Equity in the sale of Quark Software to Parallax Capital Partners
Redox Power Systems in its Series A financing
Data Blue in its acquisition of LPS Integration
Platinum Equity in its acquisition of the Cox Target Media (Valpak) business from Cox Media Group
TD Service Financial Corp in its sale to First American Financial Corporation
Platinum Equity in its acquisition of the Network Power business (subsequently rebranded as Vertiv) from Emerson
The Hale Global private equity group in its carve-out acquisition of the Market News International business from Deutsche Borse
BDS Marketing in its combination with Apollo Retail Specialists
Platinum Equity in the sale of DMS Healthcare to Digirad Corporation
Printronix in the sale of its thermal/AIDC printer business to TSC Auto ID Technology Company, headquartered in Taiwan
Platinum Equity in the sale of Bridge Terminal Transport Services to XPO Logistics
MegaPath in the sale of its Managed Services business to GTT Communications
MegaPath in the sale of its Network Services business to Global Capacity
Boot Barn Holdings in its registered secondary offering
Boot Barn Holdings in its initial public offering
Platinum Equity in the sale of Active Aero Group to RoadRunner Transportation Systems
Platinum Equity in the sale of Keystone Automotive Operations to LKQ Corporation
Oromo Technologies in its offering of Series A units
Hale Global in its acquisition of a majority interest in Patch from AOL
PennyMac Financial Services in its registered secondary offering.
PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. in its initial public offering
Riordan, Lewis & Haden in the sale of One Industries to Transom Capital Group
The IMS Company in its acquisition by Zodiac Aerospace
US Renal Care in its acquisition by Leonard Green & Partners
Glam Media in its acquisition of Ning
The St. John Companies in its merger with Precision Dynamics Corporation
Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe in its acquisition of Transtar Industries
SM&A in its acquisition by Odyssey Investment Partners
Hale Capital Partners in its acquisition and subsequent sale of LocationLogic to TeleCommunication Systems Inc.
Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, in the sale of Bradshaw International Inc. to Arbor Private Investment Corporation
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in its acquisition of Wetzel’s Pretzels
California State University at Fullerton, 1990, Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration
University of Southern California Law School, 1997, Juris Doctor
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Costa Mesa, CA, The Best Lawyers in America (2022, 2023)
Recognized, Corporate Law, Costa Mesa, CA, The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
California Bar Association
Certified Public Accountant (1993)
Editor-in-chief, Southern California Law Review, University of Southern California