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Leo M. Greenberg

Leo M. Greenberg

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New York, NY, USA

Leo Greenberg is a corporate partner in Kirkland's New York office. Leo serves as counsel to large and middle market buyout funds and their portfolio companies in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, growth capital investments, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, corporate restructurings and workouts. Leo has broad experience counseling clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, media, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, financial services, logistics/transportation services, oil and gas services and retail.

Leo is listed in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a "rising star" whose clients describe him as "commercial, extremely hard-working and extremely relationship-focused."

Representative Matters

Select Acquisitions & Divestitures

  • Apax Partners and Hub International Limited in the pending $4.4 billion sale of Hub to funds advised by Hellman & Friedman LLC.
  • The Blackstone Group in its approximately $26 billion acquisition proposal for Dell Inc.
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners in its sales of Rave Cinemas and the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club.
  • Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. in its leveraged acquisitions of Gamo Outdoor, S.L., a Barcelona-based manufacturer of premium airguns, and Royal Robbins, a designer, manufacturer, marketer and retailer of outdoor and travel apparel.
  • Palladium Equity Partners in its sale of Wise Foods, a well-known brand and maker of salty snacks.
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners in various leveraged acquisitions of portfolio companies ranging from $100 million to $500 million, including its acquisition of Vistage International, a CEO membership organization, and HD Supply's IPVF business.
  • Apax Partners and Spyder Active Sports in the sale of Spyder to Authentic Brands Group.
  • Apax Partners in its $1 billion leveraged acquisition of Paradigm Geophysical, an E&P subsurface software solution provider.
  • Apax Partners in its $1.2 billion sale of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor.
  • Apax Partners in its $2 billion dual leveraged acquisition of Epicor Software Corporation (effectuated by public tender offer) and Activant Group Inc., software solution providers.
  • Epicor Software Corporation, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, in its acquisition of Solarsoft, a software solution provider.
  • Bankrate, Inc., a portfolio company of Apax Partners, in its $350 million leveraged acquisitions of NetQuote, Inc and Credit Cards, Inc., providers of insurance and credit card leads.
  • Zelnick Media in its leveraged acquisition of Cannella Response Television Inc. and affiliates, a direct response television media supplier.
  • Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. in its sale of Seroyal International, a dietary supplement distributor, and its sale of Wilson Farms, a convenience store chain.

Select Equity Investments

  • Zelnick Media in its minority equity investments in Airvana Corp., a femtocell solutions provider, and Tekelec, Inc., a telecommunications hardware and software producer.
  • Alothon Group in various equity co-investments in Brazilian operating companies.
  • 3i Group in its minority equity investment in Quintiles Transnational Corp., a provider of pharmaceutical clinical trial services.
  • CVC Capital Partners in its purchase of 50% of the equity interests of Pilot Travel Centers LLC, a travel center owner and operator.

Select Recapitalization Transactions

  • Wise Foods, a portfolio company of Palladium Equity Partners, in its 2012 debt recapitalization.
  • Cannella Response Television, a portfolio company of Zelnick Media and Palladium Equity Partners, in its 2011 debt recapitalization.
  • Spyder Active Sports, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, in its 2010 equity and debt recapitalization.
  • Airxcel Inc., a portfolio company of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., in its 2011 equity and debt recapitalization.

Select Private Funds

  • Avista Capital Partners in the formation of its various managed private equity funds.
  • Ladder Capital Finance in the formation of its loan origination and commercial mortgage-backed securities trading platform.

Practice Areas

  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate
  • Leveraged Acquisitions
  • Private Funds


  • 2005, Connecticut
  • 2006, New York


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 2005 magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Fordham Law Review, Dean's List 2002-05
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S.Ed., Secondary Education 1997
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Biology 1996 Dean's List 1995-96

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