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Mergers and Acquisitions

Overview

We represent U.S. and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions.

Our attorneys handle significant transactions in every major industry sector, including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Information and technology
  • Life sciences and medical devices
  • Emerging companies
  • Health care
  • Chemicals
  • Real estate
  • Energy
  • Professional services

Our Team
Nutter’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice ranges from lower middle-market transactions to multibillion dollar deals.

We represent both strategic and financial buyers and sellers in the full range of transactions, including private equity recapitalizations, platform acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, and all forms of liquidity events.

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • WegoWise, Inc.

    Nutter represented WegoWise, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software solutions to owners and managers of buildings to help understand, track, and improve building utility efficiency, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF), a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions in the real estate and legal markets.

  • Northeast Retirement Services, Inc.

    Nutter advised Northeast Retirement Services, Inc., a leading provider of plan accounting, transfer agency, fund administration, trust and retirement plan services, in its acquisition by Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU), a transaction valued at approximately $146 million.

  • Epoxy Technology Inc.

    Nutter advised Epoxy Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance specialty epoxy, UV, and hybrid adhesives, in its acquisition by Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and health care business services companies.

  • Hometown Financial Group Inc.

    Nutter represented Hometown Financial Group, Inc., the bank holding company of bankESB (Easthampton, MA) and bankHometown (Oxford, MA), in connection with its acquisition of Pilgrim Bank, a Massachusetts-chartered co-operative bank headquartered in Cohasset, MA, and its bank holding company, Pilgrim Bancshares, Inc. (OTCMKTS: PLRM).

  • Coastal Heritage Bank

    Nutter represented South Shore Mutual Holding Company, the mutual holding company for Coastal Heritage Bank, a $517.1 million-asset community bank headquartered in Weymouth, MA, in its merger with Equitable Bancorp, MHC, the mutual holding company for Equitable Bank, a $332.9 million asset community bank headquartered in East Weymouth, MA.

  • North Shore Bank

    Nutter advised North Shore Bank in its pending merger with Beverly Bank.

  • Powerhouse Dynamics

    Nutter represented Powerhouse Dynamics, a software company based in Newton, MA, when it was acquired by merger by Middleby Corporation, a publicly traded commercial and residential cooking and industrial process equipment company based in Elgin, IL. Powerhouse Dynamics uses cloud-based controls and analytics to deliver enterprise-wide operational efficiency, food safety, and energy efficiency solutions to portfolios of small commercial facilities, including restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, and more.

  • Hans Kissle Company, LLC

    Nutter represented Hans Kissle Company, LLC, a manufacturer of private label and branded foods for retail, foodservice, club, and convenience store customers throughout the United States, in its acquisition by Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a Japanese diversified industrial holding company. The total value of the transaction was approximately $108 million.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of Pension Studio, a third party retirement plan administrator with offices in Florida and New England.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of Billings and Company, LLC, an Iowa-based recordkeeping and qualified plan administration company.

  • Lallemand USA, Inc.

    Nutter advised Lallemand USA, Inc. when it acquired Scott Laboratories Inc. (USA) and Scott Laboratories Ltd. (Canada), privately-held companies specializing in value-added products for the North American wine, craft brewing, and distilled spirits industries.

  • Lallemand USA, Inc.

    Nutter represented Lallemand USA, Inc. in its acquisition of the Hutchinson, MN yeast manufacturing operations of Ohly. 

  • Boston Biomedical Associates, LLC

    Nutter represented Boston Biomedical Associates, LLC, a full service medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical clinical research organization (CRO), in its acquisition by Factory CRO USA Group, LLC, a global leader of specialization in medical device trials.

  • Group RHI

    Nutter represented Group RHI, a rapidly growing player in the retirement services industry, in its acquisition of America’s 401k, LLC, a Dallas, TX-based, independent third party administrator focused on serving small businesses in offering qualified retirement plans to their employees, and Retirement Investment Administrators, LLC, a recordkeeping and qualified plan administration company also based in Dallas, TX.

  • Palisade Corporation

    Nutter represented Palisade Corporation, an Ithaca, New York-based provider of risk modeling and decision analysis software, in its recapitalization by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, MO.

  • PeoplesBancorp, MHC

    Nutter represented PeoplesBancorp, MHC, a Massachusetts mutual holding company, and the bank holding company of PeoplesBank, a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank, both of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in connection with its acquisition of First Suffield Financial, Inc., a Connecticut corporation and the bank holding company of The First National Bank of Suffield, a national bank, both of Suffield, Connecticut. The total value of the transaction was approximately $60 million.

  • MNB Bancorp

    Nutter advised MNB Bancorp, the parent company of The Milford National Bank and Trust Company, a national bank, both of Milford, Massachusetts, in its acquisition by Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB). Independent is the parent company of Rockland Trust Company. The total value of the transaction was approximately $54 million.

  • Dribbble

    Nutter advised Dribbble, a social media community of artisan designers on the Internet, when it was acquired by Tiny Capital, a private equity firm.

  • Liberty Bay Credit Union

    Nutter represented Liberty Bay Credit Union in its merger with Hingham Federal Credit Union.

  • Kombrewcha

    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.

    Nutter advised Lallemand USA, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of the global yeast manufacturing company, in its asset acquisition of a yeast manufacturing plant and business based in North Dakota.

  • First Commons Bank, N.A.

    Nutter advised First Commons Bank, N.A., in its merger with Brookline Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL). The total value of the transaction was approximately $55.958 million. 

  • OSRAM

    Nutter represented OSRAM, one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturers with headquarters in Munich, Germany, in its acquisition of Digital Lumens Inc., a Boston-based company that specializes in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

  • Commerce Bancshares Corp.

    Nutter represented Commerce Bancshares Corp. and its subsidiary, Commerce Bank & Trust Company, in its merger with Berkshire Hills Bancorp. Inc. (NYSE: BHLB), in an all-stock transaction valued at $209 million.

  • Meetinghouse Bancorp, Inc.

    Nutter represented Meetinghouse Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: MTGB), the holding company for Meetinghouse Bank, in its merger with Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank, in a transaction valued at approximately $17.8 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.

  • Collaborative Consulting, LLC

    Nutter represented Collaborative Consulting, LLC in its acquisition by CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc.

  • LINTEC USA Holding, Inc.

    Nutter advised LINTEC USA Holding, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based LINTEC Corporation (TYO: 7966), in its acquisition of VDI, LLC, a functional film manufacturer headquartered in Kentucky.

  • Long Term Solutions, Inc.

    Nutter advised Long Term Solutions, Inc. (LTS), a provider of in-home nursing assessments for the long-term care insurance industry, in its sale to Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM). Based in Natick, MA, LTS provides a suite of planning and support services to insurance companies, employers, and direct to individuals and families throughout the United States.

  • ESB Bancorp, MHC

    Nutter represented ESB Bancorp, MHC in its merger with Hometown Community Bancorp, MHC.

  • Fidelity Bank

    Nutter represented Fidelity Bank in its merger with Barre Savings Bank.

  • North Shore Bank

    Nutter represented North Shore Bank in its merger with Merrimac Savings Bank.

  • Madico, Inc.

    Nutter advised Madico, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive, solar, safety, and security films, in its acquisition of select assets of ClearPlex Corporation, an established supplier of protection films based in Draper, Utah.

  • 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.

  • Clintara

    Nutter advised Clintara in its sale to strategic acquirer Bracket Global, LLC.

  • Admune Therapeutics LLC

    Nutter advised Admune Therapeutics LLC in its sale to Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research.

  • Harvey Building Products, Inc.

    Nutter represented Harvey Building Products in its sale to Dunes Point Capital after a full auction process.

  • Lallemand, Inc.

    Nutter advised Lallemand USA, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of a global yeast manufacturing company, when it acquired 100% of the equity of USA Yeast Company, LLC, a yeast manufacturing plant and business based in Mississippi.

  • North Middlesex Savings Bank

    Nutter represented North Middlesex Savings Bank in its merger with Marlborough Savings Bank.

  • 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.

  • Institution for Savings

    Nutter advised Institution for Savings in Newburyport and its Vicinity, a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank, in its acquisition of Rockport National Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: RPOR) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Rockport National Bank, a national bank, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $28.3 million.

  • CIRCOR International, Inc.

    Nutter represented CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR), a leading provider of valves and other highly engineered products for markets including oil and gas, power generation, and aerospace and defense, in its acquisition of Critical Flow Solutions (CFS) for $210 million.

  • Connecticut River Bancorp, Inc.

    Nutter represented Connecticut River Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: CORB) and its subsidiary, Connecticut River Bank, N.A., a national bank, both of Charlestown, NH, in its merger with Mascoma Mutual Financial Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Mascoma Savings Bank, in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.7 million.

  • Bank of New Hampshire

    Nutter advised Bank of New Hampshire and its parent BNH Financial, a mutual holding company, in their acquisition of Community Guaranty Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary Community Guaranty Savings Bank, a New Hampshire guaranty savings bank. The combined entity has approximately $1.4 billion in assets and 23 branch offices throughout New Hampshire.

  • Adams Community Bank

    Nutter advised Adams Community Bank, a mutual savings bank based in Adams, MA, in its acquisition of The Lenox National Bank, a national bank located in Lenox, MA. 

  • Centrix Bank & Trust

    Nutter advised Centrix Bank & Trust, based in Bedford, NH, in connection with its acquisition by Eastern Bank Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $134 million.

  • North Brookfield Savings Bank

    Nutter advised North Brookfield Savings Bank, a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank, in its merger with FamilyFirst Bank, a Massachusetts-chartered co-operative bank.

  • Greenfield Cooperative Bank

    Nutter advised Greenfield Cooperative Bank, a co-operative bank based in Greenfield, MA, in its merger with The Northampton Cooperative Bank, a mutual co-operative bank based in Northampton, MA.

  • Granite Savings Bank

    Nutter advised Granite Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank based in Rockport, MA, in its merger with Cape Ann Savings Bank, a mutual savings bank based in Gloucester, MA.

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