William K Baker

Associate

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2013; Boston University Law Review
  • BA (International Relations, Chinese), summa cum laude, Tulane University, 2010; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2013

William K Baker

Associate

Will’s practice focuses on representing private equity sponsors and strategic investors in the structuring and negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, dispositions, joint ventures, and other investments across a range of industries, including consumer products and retail, health care, technology, and entertainment. Will also regularly advises clients on general corporate and governance matters.

Experience

  • Represented Advent International and Mediq B.V. in the sale of Byram Healthcare, a leading domestic distributor of medical supplies, to Owens & Minor
  • Represented Castanea Partners in its acquisition of Proenza Schouler, a luxury fashion brand
  • Represented Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. in its $2.6 billion whole-business securitization
  • Represented Freeman Spogli & Co. in:
    • its acquisition of Regent Holding Company, a global designer and wholesaler of home décor and accent products, and subsequent add-on acquisition of Illume, a leading home fragrance, lifestyle and beauty brand
    • its acquisition of Integrated Supply Network, the largest independent wholesale distributor of automotive tools, equipment and supplies throughout North America and the United Kingdom
  • Represented Kohlberg & Company in:
    • its acquisition of Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., the leading provider of structural integrity management services to power utilities and telecommunications providers across the transmission and distribution infrastructure grid
    • its partnership with U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc., a leading international specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker
    • its sale of Risk Strategies Company, a commercial property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage firm, to Kelso & Company
  • Represented Summit Partners and Paradigm Outcomes in Paradigm’s add-on acquisition of ForeSight Medical, a leading provider of surgical management solutions in the workers’ compensation marketplace
  • Represented TPG Capital in its sale of Vertafore, a provider of adaptable technology solutions for the insurance industry, to Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners
  • Represented TPG Capital and Cirque du Soleil in Cirque du Soleil’s acquisition of Blue Man Group, a global live entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show
  • Represented Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in:
    • its creation of a joint venture with Tenet Healthcare Corporation and United Surgical Partners International
    • its sale of Solstas Lab Partners Group, a full-service commercial laboratory, to Quest Diagnostics.
    • its sale of TransFirst Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of payment technology solutions to merchants in the United States, to Vista Equity Partners
  • Pro Bono:  Administers and participates in Rosie’s Place CORI Sealing Clinic, a monthly clinic started by Ropes & Gray attorneys in an effort to assist women at the shelter with CORI sealing matters