Joshua Gray is an associate in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department. Clients rely on Josh’s counsel on mergers and acquisitions, private capital finance, technology licensing, intellectual property, employment, equity compensation, corporate governance, and regulatory reporting matters. Clients in a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, software, hardware, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, industrial, and food and beverage, turn to Josh for guidance on a wide variety of transactions.
Notable Experience and Client Impact
Mergers and Acquisitions
Josh is experienced in representing buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border transactions. He has guided acquirers and targets through auctions, structured earn outs and valuation adjustments, and counseled officers and directors on fiduciary duties in the context of significant corporate transactions. Recent transactions include:
- Representation of Harvey Building Products in its sale to Dunes Point Capital after a full auction process
- Representation of Northeast Retirement Services in its $140 million sale to Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU) after a full auction process
- Representation of Commerce Bancshares in its $220 million sale to Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB)
- Representation of McCarthy Capital in its recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Bamboo Rose
- Representation of Atlas Devices in its recapitalization by Anvil Capital
- Representation of Wincove Private Holdings in its its recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Aloi Solutions
- Representation of a privately-held international manufacturing company in a number of strategic acquisitions of complementary, worldwide businesses
- Representation of a privately-held beverage company in its acquisition by a publicly-traded strategic buyer
- Representation of a strategic pharmaceutical industry buyer in its acquisition of and early-stage drug development company with a purchase price in excess of $1 billion, including earn-outs
- Representation of a venture-backed consumer software company in its acquisition by a Fortune 50 strategic buyer
Emerging Company Capital Finance
As a member of Nutter’s Emerging Companies Practice Group, Josh assists early stage clients in formulating strategies to realize their business goals and in building the foundation necessary to secure third party investment. Josh has represented issuers and investors in angel, venture capital and growth capital financings representing an aggregate of over $500 million in investments in emerging growth companies. Josh has also represented emerging growth companies and underwriters in initial public offerings raising an aggregate of over $250 million. Josh continues his professional involvement outside the firm as a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Boston Bar Association.
Nutter represented Kombrewcha (the first alcoholic Kombucha) in its sale to a strategic acquirer.
- Deep River Snacks
Nutter advised Deep River Snacks, makers of premium better-for-you snacks based in Connecticut, in its sale to Arca Continental, the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and parent company of Wise Snacks, Bokados, and Inalecsa. Nutter had been long time general counsel to Deep River Snacks, and had advised the company in its ongoing commercial dealings, intellectual property matters, and its venture capital transactions.
- Lallemand USA, Inc.
Advised Lallemand USA, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of the global yeast manufacturing company, in its asset acquisition of yeast manufacturing plant and business based in North Dakota.
- Atlas Devices
Nutter advised Atlas Devices, LLC, a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of rapid access solutions, in its recapitalization by Anvil Capital.
- Commerce Bancshares Corp.
Nutter is representing Commerce Bancshares Corp. and its subsidiary, Commerce Bank & Trust Company, in its pending merger with Berkshire Hills Bancorp. Inc. (NYSE: BHLB), in an all-stock transaction valued at $209 million.
- Wincove Private Holdings LP
Nutter advised Wincove Private Holdings, LP, an investment holding company with offices in Boston and New York, when it led a recapitalization of Aloi Solutions, LLC.
- Northeast Retirement Services, Inc.,
Advised Northeast Retirement Services, Inc., a leading provider of plan accounting, transfer agency, fund administration, trust and retirement plan services, in its pending acquisition by Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU), a transaction valued at approximately $140 million.
- McCarthy Capital
Nutter represented McCarthy Capital, a private equity investment firm, when it led a recapitalization and growth equity investment in Seven10 Storage Software, LLC to further accelerate growth.
- Harvey Building Products, Inc.
Sale to Dunes Point Capital
- McCarthy Capital
Nutter represented McCarthy Capital, a private equity investment firm, when it partnered with Bamboo Rose, a provider of the digital B2B Marketplace for retailers, to continue its expansion.
- Netra, Inc.
Nutter represented Netra, Inc., a leader in Visual Intelligence and Search, when it closed $1.85 million in Series Seed financing led by Launchpad Venture Group and NXT Ventures with participation from Zelkova Ventures, Mark Cuban, Berwind LLC, and other prominent angels.
News & Insights
- Nutter serves as legal advisor to Harvey Building Products in its acquisition by Dunes Point Capital10.05.2015
Education & Admissions
New York University School of Law, J.D.
Syracuse University, B.A., cum laude
Prior to joining Nutter, Josh worked as an associate at an international law firm in Boston. His professional experience also includes serving as a program manager for the New England Clean Energy Council, where he focused on the expansion of cleantech-led economic development initiatives, including fundraising and program design for the creation of a regional clean technology innovation network. During law school, he was a senior staff editor for the New York University Environmental Law Journal.
Josh has represented issuers and investors in angel, venture capital and growth capital financing representing an aggregate of over $500 million in investments in emerging growth companies