Garrett T. Charon

Partner

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2005
  • BA, summa cum laude, Colgate University, 2002

Qualifications

  • New York, 2006
  • Shortlisted, The Deal Middle Market Awards - PE Dealmaker of the Year (2020)
  • Law360 Rising Star (2018)
  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2020)
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star Awards - Best in Private Equity (2018-2019)

Garrett T. Charon

Partner

Garrett Charon is a partner in the firm’s private equity transactions group in the New York office. He represents private equity sponsors and other investment management firms in a wide range of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, going-private deals, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and dispositions. He counsels clients throughout the entire life cycle of their investments – from initial investment in a portfolio company through ultimate exit – on corporate governance and management equity matters, add-on acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, leveraged recapitalizations, capital markets liquidity events, securities law matters, and other commercial and strategic considerations. Garrett also advises alternative asset managers, including leading global asset management consolidators and medium-to-smaller-sized advisory firms, in a variety of strategic transactions, platform acquisitions and minority investments in other advisory firms.

Garrett has advised clients on large acquisitions across many industries and verticals, including financial services, software, health care, industrials, consumer/retail, business services and asset management. He represents many leading private equity firms on a regular basis, including CCMP Capital, New Mountain Capital, Partners Group and TPG Capital. Clients have described Garrett as “effective beyond his years of practice” and “very strong…[with] a style and tone that [are] very constructive and solutions-oriented.” He has also been recognized as a Rising Star for 2018 by both Law360 and New York Super Lawyers.

Experience

  • Represented Partners Group in its acquisition of Wedgewood Pharmacy, a leading specialty pharmacy business focused on animal health
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its investment in HomeX, an innovative home services platform for both homeowners and service providers
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in the sale of its portfolio company, Cytel, a leading provider of statistical software and advanced analytics for clinical trial design and biometrics execution, to Nordic Capital and Astorg
  • Represented CCMP Capital in the sale of its portfolio company, Truck Hero, a leading provider of functional aftermarket accessories for pickup trucks and Jeeps, to a consortium led by L Catterton
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of Tinuiti, a leading independent performance marketing firm focused on digital marketing and media
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of HealthComp, a leading independent third party administrator of health care benefits for self-funded employers
  • Represented W2O Group, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in the acquisition of Swoop.com and IPM.ai, businesses that use machine learning, artificial intelligence and real-world data to serve clients in the health care and life sciences industries
  • Represented Ontario Systems, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in the acquisition of SwervePay, a leading payment solutions platform for clients in the health care and accounts receivable management industries
  • Represented Alerian, a portfolio company of Aretex Capital Partners, in the acquisition of S-Network Global Indexes, a leading index publisher and developer
  • Represented W2O Group, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in the acquisition of 21GRAMS, a strategic and creative marketing, advertising and patient/medical education agency serving clients in the pharmaceutical and health care industries
  • Represented MAG Aerospace, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in the acquisition of AASKI Technology, a leading provider of professional services for planning, designing, implementing, securing, and managing highly complex, mission-critical networks and systems for government clients
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in the combination of its portfolio companies Signify Health and Remedy Partners, and the subsequent IPO of Signify Health, Inc., a leading health care platform that leverages advanced analytics, technology, and nationwide health care provider networks to create and power value-based payment programs
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in the sale of its portfolio company, Convey Health Solutions, a leading provider of technology-enabled and advisory solutions for health plans, to TPG Capital
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its acquisition of Ontario Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software designed to improve operations and revenue recovery for clients in the health care industry and the accounts receivable management market as well as federal, state, and local governments
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in the sale of its portfolio company Equian, a leading provider of payment processing services for health care companies and insurers
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its equity investment in W20 Group, a leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing communications to the health care sector
  • Represented Partners Group in its equity investment in Blue River PetCare, a leading US operator of veterinary hospitals
  • Represented New Mountain Capital, and its portfolio company Signify Health, in the acquisition of TAVHealth, a leading platform for collaborating with risk-bearing and community-based organizations to address social determinants of health
  • Represented CCMP Capital, and its portfolio company Truck Hero, in Truck Hero’s acquisition of Lund International, a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded automotive accessories
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its equity investment in Remedy Partners, a leading technology, data, analytics, and services provider for the health care bundled payments sector
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its investment in Beeline, a global leader in cloud software solutions that help companies manage their seasonal, project-based and temporary workforces
  • Represented Aretex Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, in its acquisition of Alerian, a leading provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its investment in MAG Aerospace, a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions
  • Represented Partners Group in its investment in GlobalLogic, a leader in digital product engineering services
  • Represented Orangewood Partners in its partnership with ABDD Capital to acquire a Taco Bell franchisee business based in the Louisville, Kentucky market
  • Represented CCMP Capital and its portfolio company Founder Sport Group in the acquisitions of Alleson Athletic, a leading manufacturer of in-stock uniforms and custom sublimated garments and Teamwork Athletic Apparel, a pioneer in sublimation technology in the team uniform space
  • Represented Partners Group in its acquisition of USIC, a leading provider of underground utility locating services
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in its investment in Cytel, a leading global provider of innovative analytical software and services to the life sciences industry
  • Represented CCMP Capital in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Eating Recovery Center, a leading provider of specialized treatment for individuals with eating disorders
  • Represented CCMP Capital and a consortium comprised of CCMP, MSD Partners, L.P. and Alberta Investment Management Corporation, in the acquisition of Hayward Industries, a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial pool equipment
  • Represented CCMP Capital in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Truck Hero, a leading provider of highly functional aftermarket accessories for trucks and Jeeps
  • Represented New Mountain Capital and its portfolio company Ciox Health in the acquisition of ArroHealth, a leading provider of chart retrieval and risk adjustment services for health plans and provider groups
  • Represented CCMP Capital in its acquisition of Badger Sportswear (n/k/a Founder Sport Group), a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality team uniforms, performance athletic wear and fanwear
  • Represented Partners Group in its acquisition of Pacific Bells, a large Taco Bell franchisee business, and World Wide Wings, a large Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee business, each based in Portland, Oregon*
  • Represented CCMP Capital in its investment in Jamieson Laboratories, Canada’s largest manufacturer and distributor of natural vitamins, minerals, concentrated food supplements, herbs and botanical medicines*
  • Represented Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital, in its $3.025 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises, a luxury cruise operator*
  • Represented CVC Capital in its acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, a leading global loss adjusting and claims management firm, from a shareholder group led by Stone Point Capital and Fairfax Financial Holdings*
  • Represented Octagon Credit Investors, a manager of specialized credit asset classes, and its owners in the sale of Octagon to Conning & Company*
  • Represented Providence Equity Partners in its investment in Merganser Capital Management, an investment advisory firm specializing in fixed income management*

*Representation completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray

Publications

  • JD, magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2005
  • BA, summa cum laude, Colgate University, 2002

Qualifications

  • New York, 2006
  • Shortlisted, The Deal Middle Market Awards - PE Dealmaker of the Year (2020)
  • Law360 Rising Star (2018)
  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2020)
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star Awards - Best in Private Equity (2018-2019)
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