Geoffrey J. Rahie

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Geoffrey J. Rahie

Geoffrey J. Rahie

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Winston & Strawn LLP, Geoffrey J. Rahie, Associate, Chicago. Geoff Rahie is an associate in Winston & Strawn’s corporate department who concentrates his practice in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, venture capital, and other general corporate transactions.

Mr. Rahie has experience representing Motorola, Inc., Morningstar, Inc., Hub Group, Inc., and Water Street Healthcare Partners in various acquisitions and divestitures. In addition, Mr. Rahie has represented Motorola Ventures, the global strategic arm of Motorola, and Bay Valley Foods, LLC, an affiliate of Treehouse Foods, in a variety of venture capital investments.

Education:

Mr. Rahie received a B.B.A. in Accounting in 2001 and an M.S., magna cum laude, in Accountancy in 2002, both from the University of Notre Dame. He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2005.

New Development: Winston & Strawn Represents DeVry in its Acquisition of U.S. Education Corporation.

Matters:


Lear Corp. Acquisition of Guilford Mills
Lear Corporation
Representaiton of Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, in connection with its $257 million acquisition of Guilford Mills, a global leader in automotive and specialty fabrics.

Digital Insurance Sale to Fidelity National Financial
Digital Insurance Holdings, Inc.
Representation of Digital Insurance, an Internet Healthcare Group portfolio company, in connection with its sale to Fidelity National Financial.

Precision Dynamics Sale to Brady Corporation
Precision Dynamics Corporation
Representation of Precision Dynamics Corporation, a Water Street Healthcare Partners portfolio company, in connection with its $300 million sale to Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC).

Acquisition of Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum Brands by Beam Inc.
Beam Inc.
Representation of Beam Inc. in connection with its $605 million acquisition of the Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum brands from White Rock Distilleries, Inc. The acquisition involved the purchase of substantially all of the assets of White Rock Distilleries.

Nuveen Investments, Inc. - Gresham Investment Management, LLC
Nuveen Investments LLC
Represented Nuveen Investments, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of a 60% stake interest in Gresham Investment Management LLC, a pioneer and leader in the management of diversified commodity portfolios using commodity futures.

Sale of CareCentrix to Summit Partners
Representation of CareCentrix, Inc., a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners and provider of home healthcare benefits management services, in its sale to Summit Partners.

Caribbean Development Bank $150 Million Senior Notes Offering
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
Winston & Strawn represented the Caribbean Development Bank in connection with a $150 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of senior notes. The Caribbean Development Bank is a multilateral financial institution dedicated to the development of the economies of its Caribbean member countries.

$55 Million Cross-Border Financing for KRG Capital''s Acquisition of Focus Corp.
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
Winston & Strawn represented Harris Nesbitt Corp, as lead arranger, and Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent, in a $55 million cross-border syndicated bank financing for KRG Capital Partners, LLCÆs acquisition of The Focus Corporation Ltd.

Benchmark Medical Holdings $150 Million First and Second Lien Financings
Heller Financial, Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented a major diversified financial institution, as administrative agent and arranger, in connection with an aggregate of $150 million in first and second lien senior secured credit facilities to Benchmark Medical Holdings, Inc., the nation''s third largest provider of musculoskeletal rehabilitation services.

Tate & Lyle Acquisition of Continental Custom Ingredients, Inc.
Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented Tate & Lyle Americas, Inc. in its acquisition of Continental Custom Ingredients, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flavor ingredients for food and beverage products.

Hub Group $38 Million Acquisition of Comtrak Inc.
Hub Group, Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented Hub Group, Inc. in its $38 million acquisition of Comtrak Inc.''s trucking business and assets.

Kanbay $165 Million Acquisition of Adjoined Consulting
Capgemini Financial Services USA Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented Kanbay International, Inc. in connection with its $165 million acquisition of Adjoined Consulting, Inc. Kanbay is a global IT services firm focused on the financial services industry.

Focus Corporation $115 Million Syndicated Cross Border Financing
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
We represented Harris Nesbitt Corp, as lead arranger, and Bank of Montreal, as administrative agent, in connection with a $115 million syndicated cross border bank financing for Focus Corporation to finance its acquisition of The Cadastral Group Inc. Focus Corporation, which is controlled by KRG Capital Partners, LLC, is a consulting firm providing engineering, geomatics, planning, and project management services to energy, environmental, infrastructure, land development and resource clients.

Austrian Pharma Company Acquisition of Parenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ebewe Pharma
Winston & Strawn represented an Austrian pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of Parenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a U.S.-based generic pharmaceutical company.

Deutsche Bank Acquisition Financing for Texas Petrochemicals
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas/Deu
Winston & Strawn represented Deutsche Bank in connection with a $115 million ABL revolving facility and $280 million term and pre-funded letter of credit facility for Texas Petrochemicals to finance its acquisition of the C4/MTBE assets of Huntsman International.

Tharco Packaging Acquisition of Capital City
Tharco Packaging, Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented Tharco Packaging, a portfolio company of Tricor Pacific Capital, in its asset acquisition of Capital City, Lone Star CCC, LP''s Austin, Texas-based corrugated box container business.

Morningstar Acquisition of S&P Mutual Fund Data Business
Morningstar, Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented Morningstar, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Standard & Poor''s mutual fund data business.

Nuveen Investments Acquisition by Private Equity Group Led By Madison Dearborn Capital Partners
Nuveen Investments LLC
Winston & Strawn represented Nuveen Investments, Inc., a NYSE-listed provider of diversified investment services to institutional and high-net-worth investors, in connection with its all-cash $6.3 billion acquisition by a group of private investors led by Madison Dearborn Capital Partners.

Morningstar Acquisition of Hemscott Businesses
Morningstar, Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented Morningstar, Inc. in its acquisition of the Hemscott Businesses of Ipreo Holdings LLC. The acquired businesses include significant operations in the United Kingdom, India, and the United States.

Smurfit-Stone Acquisition of Calpine Corrugated
Smurfit Stone Container Corporation
Winston & Strawn represented Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation in its acquisition of a 90 percent interest in Calpine Corrugated, LLC, an independent corrugated container producer in Fresno, Calif., which included the negotiation of a $40 million equipment financing provided by CIT and a $12 million working capital facility provided by Union Bank of California.

Acquisition of Calpine Corrugated, LLC
Smurfit Stone Container Corporation
We represented Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation in its acquisition of a ninety percent interest in Calpine Corrugated, LLC, an independent corrugated container producer in Fresno, CA., which included the negotiation of a $40 million equipment financing provided by CIT and a $12 million working capital facility provided by Union Bank of California.

Acquisition of Tenfore Systems Group by Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Winston & Strawn represented Morningstar, Inc. in the cross-border acquisition of the Tenfore Systems group, a global provider of real-time market data, with operations in a number of key markets, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Nuveen Investments Acquisition of Winslow Capital Management
Nuveen Investments LLC
Winston & Strawn represented Nuveen Investments, Inc. in its acquisition of all of the outstanding stock of Winslow Capital Management, Inc.
Legal Services:


Mergers and Acquisitions;

Private Equity LBOs/Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures;

Venture Capital/Growth Equity/Emerging Companies.




Education:
University of Michigan
JD, 2005;


Admissions:
Illinois.


Court Admissions:
Northern District of Illinois.

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Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings purchases ClearPath Diagnostics LLC from Shore Capital Partners LLC

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REVELSTOKE CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC purchases Fast Pace Medical Clinic Pllc from Shore Capital Partners LLC

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Brady Corp. purchases Precision Dynamics Corporation from Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC

Awards & Honors
2014
M&A Advisor - 40 Under 40, Legal Advisor
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