Howard S. Glazer

Partner

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  • JD, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1990; Order of the Coif
  • MBA (Accounting), with Distinction, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • BS (Finance), magna cum laude, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1986; Beta Gamma Sigma
  • BA (Political Science), magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, 1986

Qualifications

  • California, 2008
  • Massachusetts, 1991
  • New York, 1991
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2015-2018)
  • Legal 500 (2014)

Howard S. Glazer

Partner

Howard Glazer has broad transactional experience and has built a practice focused on providing pragmatic advice in connection with structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations, preferred equity investments, workouts and restructurings. Howard represents private equity sponsors such as Altamont Capital Partners, GI Partners, Genstar Capital, TPG Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital. In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been providing the firm’s clients with proactive guidance on how to navigate legal aspects of the crisis. 

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Howard worked in the Creditors' Rights department of a major New York law firm, where his experience ranged from representing a Creditors Committee in a contested multibillion-dollar Chapter 11 proceeding to representing financial institutions and distressed companies in workouts and restructurings.

Experience

  • Represented McAfee, a publicly held cybersecurity company, in its pending over $14 billion acquisition by an investor group comprised of Advent International, Permira Advisers, Crosspoint Capital, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, GIC and ADIA.
  • Represented McAfee in its $4 billion sale of its Enterprise business to Symphony Technology Group.
  • Represented GI Partners and Daxko, the health and fitness industry's leading software and integrated payments provider, in the recapitalization of Daxko.
  • Represented GI Partners in its investment in Aras, a developer of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software.
  • Represented Alliance HealthCare Services, a provider of radiology and oncology solutions, in its $820 million sale to Akumin.
  • Represented Francisco Partners and TPG Capital in their $4 billion joint acquisition of Boomi, a provider of cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS), from Dell Technologies.
  • Represented TPG Capital in a simultaneous carve-out of AT&T’s U.S. video business (DIRECTV) and investment in the newly carved out business.
  • Represented Evergreen Coast Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in DreamBox Learning, the leading education technology provider that pioneered intelligent adaptive learning.
  • Represented Altamont Capital Partners in its acquisition of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, an owner and operator of a chain of dine-in movie theaters.
  • Represented Altamont Capital Partners in its acquisition of Specialized Packaging Group, a manufacturer packaging materials and supplies.
  • Represented Altamont Capital Partners in its investment in Kinetic Advantage, a developer of an online floorplan finance platform for independent auto dealers.
  • Represented Altamont Capital Partners in its sale of Colorado Boxed Beef, a distributor of meat, poultry and seafood products, to Quirch Foods.
  • Represented Genstar Capital portfolio company Alera Group, an insurance brokerage and wealth management firm, in its merger with Propel Insurance.
  • Represented Genstar Capital in the recapitalization of Association Member Benefits Advisers (AMBA), a national, affinity-based membership and marketing insurance agency.
  • Represented Genstar Capital in its definitive agreement to acquire Advarra, a leading provider of compliance solutions critical to the drug development process, from Linden Capital Partners.
  • Represented Altamont Capital Partners in its majority equity investment into The Juice Plus Company, a direct seller of whole food-based nutritional products.
  • Represented Belden, Inc. in its acquisition of Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions. The cash deal was valued at $710 million.
  • Representing Mammoth Mountain in its acquisition to acquire the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts near Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. Both resorts are operated by Snow Summit Ski Corp.

Publications

  • JD, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1990; Order of the Coif
  • MBA (Accounting), with Distinction, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • BS (Finance), magna cum laude, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1986; Beta Gamma Sigma
  • BA (Political Science), magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, 1986

Qualifications

  • California, 2008
  • Massachusetts, 1991
  • New York, 1991
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2015-2018)
  • Legal 500 (2014)
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