Todd A. Hentges has two decades of experience representing clients’ interests in a wide range of corporate-based matters and in a broad variety of industries, ranging from technology and healthcare to sports and entertainment. Todd’s specific areas of experience are in the areas of private equity and strategic entity mergers and acquisitions, including auction processes, international carve-out transactions, and special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, transactions; real estate acquisitions and financings; limited liability company operating agreements; commercial contracts and licensing agreements; private placement investments; borrower-side loans; initial public offerings; and general corporate representation. Todd continually strives to provide clients with focused and scalable trusted business partner advice.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Todd was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm.
FinTech Acquisition Corp. V, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, in its definitive business combination agreement with eToro Group, Ltd., the world’s leading social investment network. The enterprise value of eTore Group is approximately $9.6 billion.
10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. (VCVC), a publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company, in its business combination with REE Automotive, an automotive technology leader headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, creating the cornerstone for tomorrow's zero-emission vehicles
23andMe, a consumer genetics and research company with a mission to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome, in its merger with VG Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Virgin Group
FinTech Acquisition Corp. IV in its $975 million merger with Perella Weinberg Partners, a company that provides independent strategic and financial advice to a broad client base globally, including corporations, institutions, governments, sovereign wealth funds and private equity investors
Insurance Acquisition Corp. in its approximately $440 million “de-SPAC” business combination with Shift Technologies, Inc.
Vertiv Group Corporation, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity and a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, in its $5.3 billion “de-SPAC” business combination with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp
Platinum Equity and its portfolio company, Pontus Holdings, LLC, in the $400 million sale of its Embedded Power business to Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., and in the $80 million sale of its Embedded Computing business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc.
a provider of at-home, hospice and assisted living memory care services in its real estate development financing investment from Artemis Real Estate Partners
Vertiv Group Corporation, a portfolio company of Platinum Equity, in its acquisitions of a manufacturer of rack power distribution Units and associated data center power products, and a manufacturer of custom air handling systems
Vertiv Group Corporation in the $1.25 billion sale of its ASCO Power business to Schneider Electric
Platinum Equity in its $4 billion acquisition of Network Power, a provider of thermal management, A/C and D/C power, transfer switches, services, and information management systems for the data center and telecommunications industries, from Emerson Electric
Acquisitions by private equity fund client Platinum Equity of a power solutions and controls company, a third party logistics company, an insurance services company, a healthcare products company, a diagnostic imaging company, and a telecommunications products and services company
Acquisitions by private equity and mezzanine debt fund client Prudential Capital of a precious metals resale company, an auto parts and glass company, a paper packaging company, an equipment rental company, and an auto parts company, as well as a minority interest in an ATM business
Acquisitions by Platinum Equity of a software products and services company and of a inventory management products and services company in going-private transactions
Acquisitions by private equity fund client Caltius Equity of a healthcare technology and services organization, a casting services company, and a beauty care products company
Acquisition by strategic entity client Ingram Micro of home integration solutions business and a point-of-sale products and systems business
Assisted in the acquisitions of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Detroit Pistons, as well as the potential acquisition of a hockey team and a sports league, and the organization of two sports agencies
Assisted a senior living memory care client in its RIDEA restructuring with Welltower, as well as its ongoing acquisition and financing of real estate development projects
Assisted a worldwide real estate developer in its ongoing US real estate investment activities
Assisted a variety of strategic operating companies in licensing, distribution, development, and services agreements, including for content licensing and distribution, product licensing and distribution, and consulting services
Sales by Platinum Equity of a sports protective gear products company, a metal power products company, a third party logistics company, a wheel manufacturing company, a software products and services portfolio company, a metal products and services portfolio company, a small engines transmission portfolio company, and a telecommunications products and services portfolio company
Sales by Caltius Equity of a government website design company, a process controls company, a bicycle manufacturing company, and a human resource services company
Sale of an enterprise management software company by its shareholders
Sale of a fabless semiconductor company by its shareholders
Borrowings by Platinum Equity’s portfolio companies in steel, healthcare products, insurance services and other industries
Borrowings by private equity client Freeman Spogli’s portfolio companies in the retail food and retail furniture industries
Borrowings and related equity recapitalizations of a network equipment reseller and of a healthcare products company
Borrowings by Caltius Equity’s portfolio companies in the healthcare and manufacturing industries
Initial public offering preparation and registration documentation for a medical device company, a memory subsystems company and a magazine company, and underwriter representation in connection with the initial public offering of a biotechnology company
Periodic reporting review and compliance for a memory subsystems company, a dialysis services company and a project management consulting services company
Private placements by third-party investors in development-stage medical device, nutraceuticals, set-top box, bid-management software, and ophthalmic pharmaceutical companies, and in a growing senior care provider company
Ongoing corporate representation of a fire protection and life safety company, a medical device company, an assisted senior living company, a healthcare products company, and a software products company, among others
San Diego State University, 1997, Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature
University of Minnesota Law School, 2000, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: Private equity buyouts, The Legal 500 US (2021)
Shortlisted, Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year, The Deal Awards New York (2020)
Listed, The Legal 500 US (2016)
Listed, Super Lawyers, Southern California Rising Stars (2009–2010)