William (Billy) Hutchens focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. He represents domestic and international financial and strategic buyers, sellers and investors in connection with public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, venture capital and other private equity investments, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, and similar transactions. Billy also regularly advises on a variety of general corporate matters, including organizational matters, corporate governance, equity incentive matters and commercial contracts.

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  • Represented Neurovance, a venture-funded company focused on developing a novel ADHD therapy, in its sale to Otsuka Pharmaceutical pursuant to which Otsuka paid US$100 million up front, plus additional contingent consideration payable upon achievement of post-closing milestones
  • Represented H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a Miami, Florida-based private equity firm, in multiple add-on acquisitions for its portfolio company Harrison Gypsum, LLC (d/b/a ACG Materials), a national provider of rock, minerals and related products, including the acquisitions of Pinnacle Materials, LLC’s Eagle Ford Division, The Gravel Company, LLC, J.A. Jack & Sons, Inc., and Art Wilson Co.
  • Represented Peak Rock Capital, LLC, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, in multiple platform and add-on acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Atlas Paper Mills, LLC, Accurate Paper Recycling, Inc., Roses Southeast Papers, LLC, Hunter’s Specialties, Inc., and Buck Bomb, Inc.

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University of Minnesota Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 2008
University of Notre Dame, BA, 2003


William J. Hutchens

Publications et événements / Médias

Chicago, IL / Speaking Engagements / March 6, 2020

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / September 6, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / September 28, 2017

New York, New York / McDermott Event / May 18, 2017