Christopher B. Parsons

Counsel

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2003; Administrative Editor, Boston University Law Review
  • BA (Chemistry), Highest Distinction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2003
  • New York, 2004
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2016-2018)

Christopher B. Parsons

Counsel

Christopher Parsons focuses on representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity investments, joint ventures and other transactions. Christopher regularly advises both private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a variety of matters including acquisition and disposition transactions, preferred equity investments, governance arrangements among investors, management equity investments and other general corporate matters.

Experience

  • Represented Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in its formation of NaviHealth, a provider of risk-based products and services relating to post-acute care, and NaviHealth’s acquisition of SeniorMetrix, a provider of decision-support technology for post-acute care
  • Represented Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in its investment in Oxford Finance, a specialty lender to companies in the life sciences and healthcare services industries
  • Represented MultiPlan Inc. in the sale of its EquiClaim subsidiary, a provider of post-payment healthcare claims audit and recovery services, to Emdeon
  • Represented Berkshire Partners in its investment in Melissa & Doug, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of children’s toys
  • Represented Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in its acquisition of K2M, Inc., a medical device company that focuses on products used to treat complex spinal disorders
  • Represented Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in the sale of AGA Medical Holdings, Inc., a provider of medical devices for structural heart defects and vascular abnormalities, to St. Jude Medical in a $1.1 billion cash and stock tender offer
  • Represented Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and its portfolio company Viant, Inc., a provider of healthcare payment solutions, in Viant’s combination with MultiPlan Inc., a portfolio company of another private equity sponsor
  • Represented the first lien lenders to Plastech Engineered Products, Inc. in a joint venture transaction with Johnson Controls, Inc., which joint venture acquired the assets of the Plastech interiors business through a credit bid transaction under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Represented NSTAR in a joint venture transaction with Northeast Utilities, which joint venture was formed to develop and construct a proposed electrical transmission project