Eric L. Issadore
Eric Issadore is a partner in the private equity transactions group in the San Francisco office. Eric represents clients in a range of corporate matters with particular focus on working with private equity firms and strategic investors in the structuring and negotiation of leveraged buy-outs, public and private mergers and acquisitions and joint venture arrangements. Eric also works with public and private buyers and sellers, private equity funds, and financial advisors in transactions ranging in deal value from less than ten million to several billion dollars. His experience spans transactions in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Eric relocated to the firm’s San Francisco office in 2013 after spending three years in the firm’s London office where he advised clients on high yield debt offerings, acquisitions and general corporate, financing and securities matters.
- Represented Golden Gate Capital and Express Oil in the combination of Express Oil and Mavis Discount Tire, creating one of the largest independent automotive service platforms in the U.S.
- Represented Silver Lake Partners in its acquisition of Weld North Education, a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade.
- Represented middle-market private equity firm BV Investment Partners in its sale of TriCore Solutions to Rackspace, a leading managed cloud services provider.
- Represented Golden Gate Capital in its acquisition of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers from Carousel Capital.
- Represented CCMP Capital Advisors in connection with its acquisition of Badger Sportswear, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of team uniforms, performance athletic wear and fanwear.
- Represented Golden Gate Capital in its acquisition of Bob Evans Restaurants, the operator of family restaurants in 18 states, primarily in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the United States.
- Represented Blackstone and Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc. in the creation with McKesson Corporation of a new health care information technology company, combining substantially all of Change Healthcare’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions business.
- Represented China Oceanwide in connection with its acquisition of International Data Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, International Data Corporation, IDG Communications and IDG Ventures.
- Represented Silver Lake Partners in its approximately US$4.5 billion take-private, along with Thoma Bravo, of SolarWinds, Inc.
- Represented Bain Capital in its US$1.2 billion sale of CRC Health Group to Acadia Healthcare Company.
- Represented TPG Real Estate in connection with its US$120 million investment in and subsequent sale of self-storage company, LifeStorage, LP.
- Represented Castanea Partners in its acquisition of the Thymes, LLC, a creator of curated fragrance collections across the bath and body and home fragrance categories.
- Represented Genstar Capital in the sale of a significant interest in Insurity, a provider of core insurance processing and data integration and analysis solutions, to TA Associates.
- Represented TPG in the sale of Aptalis, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, to Forest Laboratories, Inc. for approximately $2.9 billion.
- Represented HIG Capital in its US$392 million tender offer for, and acquisition of, American Pacific Corporation (AMPAC), a leading custom manufacturer of fine chemicals and specialty chemicals within its focused markets in the pharmaceutical, aerospace and defense, fire protection and water treatment industries.
- Represented Liberty Global Inc. in connection with various high yield financings, including the financing for its approximate €3.16 billion acquisition of Germany's third-largest cable TV operator Kabel BW Erste Beteiligungs GmbH AB and its approximate €2.6 billion high yield offering to finance the acquisition of Unitymedia GmbH.
- Represented Altice VII S.à r.L. in connection with its acquisition of Groupe Outremer Telecom S.A. and the fold-in of certain business owned by Altice VII into the existing restricted financing group and in connection with its take-private and refinancing of HOT-Telecommunications Systems Ltd., an Israeli telecommunications company.
- Featured, “Top 40 under 40: Eric L. Issadore,” The Daily Journal (August 12, 2020)
- Featured, “Rising Star: Ropes & Gray’s Eric Issadore,” Law360 (August 12, 2020)
- Co-author, "Private Equity PIPE Dreams in 2014," Daily Journal (December 18, 2014)
- JD, magna cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 2008; Managing Editor of Articles, Villanova Law Review
- BS, University of Virginia, 2004
Admissions / Qualifications
- California, 2014
- Massachusetts, 2008