Gregory A. Bauer

Partner

Greg Bauer
  • JD, with honors, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1997
  • BA, John Carroll University, 1993

Qualifications

  • Illinois, 2014
  • Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
  • The Legal 500 USA (2012)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007–2010)

Gregory A. Bauer

Partner

Gregory A. Bauer (Greg) is a leveraged finance attorney in Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office. Greg focuses his practice on commercial lending transactions and routinely represents equity sponsors, borrowers, institutional investors, lenders and mezzanine funds in secured and unsecured lending transactions and debt placements. 

Greg has structured, negotiated and documented financing transactions of various types, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt placements; acquisition facilities; asset-based loans; venture capital financings; sponsor lines of credit; and general working capital facilities. He also has negotiated debtor-in-possession and other bankruptcy-related financings, workouts, restructurings and secured party sale transactions.

In addition, Greg regularly advises private equity clients and other borrowers on all aspects of acquisition financing, recapitalizations and portfolio restructuring transactions, including sponsors focused on distressed mergers and acquisitions and turnarounds.

Experience

  • Represented QHP Capital in connection with financing for its acquisition of CoPilot, a developer of healthcare technology for patient reimbursement programs.
  • Represented CIVC Partners in connection with financing for its strategic minority investment in Signers National, a tech-enabled insurance distribution platform.
  • Represented GHO Capital Partners in connection with financing for its acquisition of Sapio Sciences, an integrated lab informatics platform company.
  • Represented QHP Capital on the formation of a single asset continuation fund backing Catalyst Clinical Research, a global contract research organization.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of Medi-Weightloss, a provider of weight loss solutions. 
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of DISA Global Solutions, a tech-enabled provider of employee screening, compliance and workplace health & safety solutions, and advised DISA Global Solutions in connection with financing for an add-on acquisition of Global HR Research, a provider of employee testing, screening and compliance management solutions.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of Salon Lofts Group, a company that leases a chain of spaces to independent beauty professionals.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of Rensa Filtration, a manufacturer of air filtration products for use in commercial and industrial systems.
  • Represented Gauge Capital in connection with financing for its acquisition of Vimergy, a manufacturer of organic food supplements.
  • Represented BV Investment Partners in connection with financing for its acquisition of Source Advisors, a provider of tax consulting services.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of Monarch Landscaping Companies, a commercial landscape management firm.
  • Represented Gauge Capital in connection with financing for its acquisition of Exigo, a provider of PaaS for direct selling companies.
  • Represented Audax Group in its sale of Smart Care Equipment Solutions, a provider of comprehensive commercial kitchen equipment repair and maintenance services.
  • Represented McNally Capital in connection with financing for its acquisition of The Smith & Oby Company, a HVAC and plumbing mechanical contractor.
  • Represented Gauge Capital in connection with financing for its acquisition of 7 Mindsets Academy, a provider of social-emotional learning curriculum and professional development to K-12 schools.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of Integrate.com, a developer of enterprise software for marketing and advertising, and advised Integrate.com on the amendment of its credit agreement and related incremental facility for general corporate purposes.
  • Represented GHO Capital Partners in connection with financing for its investment in Biocare Medical, a life sciences company focused on oncology related diagnostic reagents and instrumentation.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of Veterinary Practice Partners, a provider of practice management services intended for the veterinary industry, and advised Veterinary Practice Partners on the amendment of its credit agreement and related incremental credit facility.
  • Represented BV Investment Partners in connection with financing for its investment in EMS Management & Consultants, one of the largest U.S. providers of revenue cycle management and technology solutions for the emergency medical services (EMS) industry.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with the creation of Renovo Home Partners, a newly established platform providing home repair and remodel products and services.
  • Represented GHO Capital Partners in connection with refinancing of its portfolio company Genesis Research, a provider of research and data analytics services for the life sciences industry.
  • Represented Audax Group in connection with financing for its acquisition of a controlling interest in Centerline Communications, a company that specializes in the development, operations and maintenance of telecommunications networks. 

Publications

  • JD, with honors, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1997
  • BA, John Carroll University, 1993

Qualifications

  • Illinois, 2014
  • The Legal 500 USA (2012)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007–2010)
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