William J. Hutchens - McDermott Will & Emery


Billy focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. He represents private equity sponsors and public and private companies in connection with domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, direct investments, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations and similar transactions. Billy also regularly advises on various 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