Amanda McGrady Morrison

Partner

Amanda Morrison
  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2000; Member, Board of Student Advisers
  • BA (History), summa cum laude, Wake Forest University, 1997; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2001
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly  “Top Women of Law” (2020)
  • Corporate Counsel  “Women’s Legal Awards – Private Practice” (2019) 
  • Law360 “MVP in Private Equity” (2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014-2015)
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Rising Star (2014-2020)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2005-2008, 2010-2016)

Amanda McGrady Morrison

Partner

Amanda McGrady Morrison advises a broad range of clients on M&A transactions. She is co-head of the firm’s private equity industry group and has significant experience leading leveraged buyouts and dispositions of companies, as well as guiding minority investments, recapitalizations and restructurings. Amanda also regularly assists clients with corporate governance matters and routinely counsels asset managers in connection with fund formation, internal operations and transactions. Some of her clients include Advent International, Cinven, Cove Hill Partners, HarbourVest Partners, TPG Capital, State Street, Summit Partners and Summit Rock Advisors.

Amanda is recognized as a leading lawyer for M&A and private equity transactions, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and the International Financial Law Review.

Amanda is also co-chair of the firm’s Women’s Forum, which sponsors a wide range of initiatives aimed at promoting and supporting our female attorneys and clients.

Experience

  • Represented Advent International in the:
    • take-private acquisition of Forescout Technologies, a leader in device visibility and control
    • acquisition of Olaplex, a prestige and professional hair care brand
    • sale of Byram Healthcare, a leading distributor of medical supplies, from Mediq B.V. to Owens & Minor
  • Represented Cinven Partners in its investment in Drake Software, a provider of software for tax preparers
  • Represented Summit Partners in the:
    • recapitalization of LifeStance Health, a leading provider of outpatient behavioral health services, with TPG Capital
    • acquisition of Abode Healthcare, a leading provider of home health and hospice services
    • acquisition of Sound Physicians, a leading provider of hospitalist, intensivist, emergency medicine, telehealth and physician advisor services
    • investment in U.S. Renal Care, Inc., a leading provider of dialysis services
    • acquisition and recapitalization of Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of complex and catastrophic medical management to the U.S. workers’ compensation industry, and subsequent sale to OMERS Private Equity
    • investment in and sale of DuPage Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician group
    • investment in PharmScript, a leading pharmacy provider to long-term care and post-acute care facilities
    • acquisition and sale of ABILITY Network, a provider of web-based work-flow solutions for the health care industry
  • Represented Cove Hill Partners in the: 
    • acquisition of Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider in the outdoor recreation sector for safety education and agency management solutions
    • acquisition of LiveAuctioneers, a leading online live-auction source for fine and decorative art, antiques, jewelry and vintage collectibles
    • investment in NetDocuments, a secure cloud-based content services platform for law firms and corporate legal and compliance departments
    • acquisition and sale of Storable, a leading provider of software, payments, insurance and marketplace solutions to the self-storage industry
    • investment in Gamma Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of engineering simulation software
  • Represented TPG Capital in the:
    • acquisition of Beaver-Visitec International, a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of ophthalmic and other specialty microsurgical products 
    • sale of Vertafore, a provider of adaptable technology solutions for the insurance industry, to Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners
    • take-private acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical, a developer and manufacturer of generic drugs and proprietary pharmaceuticals
    • take-private acquisition of IMS Health, a provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and health care industries
  • Represented Silver Lake Partners, Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, KKR, Providence Equity Partners and TPG Capital in the US$11.3 billion take-private of SunGard Data Systems, a global leader in integrated software and processing solutions primarily for financial services
  • Represented Bare Escentuals, a premium cosmetics company, in its sale to Shiseido

Publications

  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2000; Member, Board of Student Advisers
  • BA (History), summa cum laude, Wake Forest University, 1997; Phi Beta Kappa

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2001
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly  “Top Women of Law” (2020)
  • Corporate Counsel  “Women’s Legal Awards – Private Practice” (2019) 
  • Law360 “MVP in Private Equity” (2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2014-2015)
  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Rising Star (2014-2020)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2005-2008, 2010-2016)
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