Sean P. Fogarty

Partner

Fax: 404.873.8151

Biography

Sean is a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Sean spends the majority of his time counseling middle market businesses, financial investors, private equity sponsors and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. and Central America on specific transactions and general operational issues. He has deep experience in all aspects of a corporate transactional practice, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and corporate governance. His clients come from a variety of industries such as transportation & distribution, foodservice, fitness, pest control, benefits administration and pharmaceuticals. Sean has also served as one of the firm’s leaders in the franchising industry, bringing his M&A and corporate counseling experience to franchisors and large, multi-unit franchisees.

Experience

  • Represented seller of industry leading niche beef processing facility

  • Representing industry leading wholesale book seller for colleges and universities in all mergers and acquisition, fundraising, financing, and generate corporate activities.

  • Representing various private equity-owned acquisition platform across multiple industries.

  • Representing industry leader in the foodservice business, Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), in its domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring matters.

  • Represented sellers of market leading healthcare cost containment service provider for self-funded employers, public entities, municipalities, labor unions, brokers, and consultants.

  • Represented family-owned employee benefits management company and captive insurance provider in exit transaction.

  • Represented seller in control transaction and joint venture involving activated carbon production facility.

  • Represented issuer in $150,000,000 exchange offer to refinance high-yield notes.

  • Represented buyer in leveraged acquisition of majority control of refrigerated trucking and brokerage business, including all related equity, debt and restructuring issues, and the reorganized company in multiple follow on acquisitions.

  • Represented global ocean and air freight forwarder and logistics provider in connection with multiple acquisitions and roll-up of various domestic competitors with an Asian footprint.

  • Oversee representation of franchisors in the fitness, pest control, restaurant, and hospitality industries.

  • Represented management in an MBO in the refrigerated warehouse space.

  • Represented owners of industry leading seller of used packaging and process equipment and machinery.

Credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor — 2004
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts — 1999,

    With Distinction

  • State of Georgia 2004
    • Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Board Member, 2013-18 and Board Chair, 2016

Recognition

  • “Rising Star,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2011, 2014-16

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