The Carlyle Group. We represent the Technology Buyout Group of Carlyle in connection with certain of its private equity investments, including its $3.9 billion acquisition of CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV; www.commscope.com), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, and the acquisition and subsequent sale of Open Link Financial, a provider of investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the financial services industry, to Hellman & Friedman.
MSouth Equity Partners. We represent MSouth Equity Partners in connection with its acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalizations of middle-market companies, with businesses principally focused in the areas of business services, distribution and specialty manufacturing companies. Recent engagements include the acquisition of a value-added environmental risk management and engineering consulting service, the acquisition of a leading distributor of fresh produce in the Mid-Atlantic region, the investment into a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging equipment, the acquisition of a leading provider of industrial cleaning services and the disposition of a commercial staffing service.
Pamlico Capital. We represent Pamlico, formerly known as Wachovia Capital Partners, in connection with its investment activities and portfolio company management. Recent engagements for Pamlico include the leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations of a number of their current portfolio companies, including Lightower Fiber Networks, Hosting.com, ATX Networks and CLEARLINK Technologies; the acquisition of a substantial minority equity position in Greenway Medical Technologies; and the sale of American Renal Associates, a national provider of kidney dialysis services, to Centerbridge Partners in 2010.
Ridgemont Equity Partners. We represent Ridgemont, the former Banc of America Capital Investors private equity team spun off from Bank of America in 2010, in connection with certain of its private equity investment activities and portfolio company management. Recent engagements for Ridgemont include the leveraged acquisitions of Unite Private Networks and AccentHealth.
The Gores Group. We represent the Gores Group in connection with certain of its private equity transactions. We recently represented Gores in its acquisition of Alpheus Communications, L.P., one of the largest fiber network and data center operators in Texas, and in the disposition of the 36 cable systems that we helped its portfolio company, Cobridge Communications, acquire from Charter Communications in 2010.