Gabriel L. Valdes focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and venture capital investments and financings involving primarily private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, and other private companies.
Gabriel also advises his clients on a broad range of corporate counseling and sophisticated transactions, and draws on his experience with clients in a variety of industries and market capitalization to offer practical and creative advice.
Represented Validor Capital in its acquisitions of (1) The Marwin Company, an Ohio-based manufacturer of high-quality pressed steel products which provides critical parts for the manufacturing industry throughout the United States and across the world, and (2) The Boehm Pressed Steel Co., a South Carolina-based manufacturer of quality building specialties, including folding attic stairways, bi-fold doors, mirror bi-folds & by-pass units and pocket door frames
Represented Capricorn Healthcare & Special Opportunities in its acquisitions of (1) Care Hospice, Inc., a provider of hospice care in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Arkansas, South Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia, (2) Healthy Living at Home, a cooperative of 26 separately owned and operated home health and hospice companies across California, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada, and (3) Altruista Health, Inc., a health care technology company specializing in the design, development, implementation, and sale of population care management solutions and related software tools and data analytics
Represented H.I.G. Growth Partners in its acquisitions of (1) Just Home Healthcare Services, a New Jersey-based cooperative of and for nonprofit agencies focused on providing long-term care to adults and children and (2) Northstar Psychological Services, Inc., a leading provider of community-based behavioral health services to individuals and families across Georgia, and (3) Futures Behavior Therapy Center, LLC, a company specializing in the delivery of high-quality clinical care to children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders
Represented H.I.G. Middle Market, LLC in its acquisition of Empire Today, LLC, an Illinois-based home improvement and home furnishing company, specializing in installed carpet, flooring and window treatments
Represented H.I.G. Capital in its sale of Amerijet International, Inc., a provider of multi-modal cargo transportation and logistics services to individuals and industries in the United States and internationally
Represented Comvest Partners in its acquisitions of (1) Lasko Operation Holdings, LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of home comfort and convenience products (including air purifiers, fans, heaters, outdoor living products, humidifiers and other products) to customers in the United States and internationally, and (2) D&S Residential Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of residential services and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky
Represented General Catalyst Partners in (1) its Series D investment in Brighter Inc., a web-based platform that connects patients, providers, and payers and (2) connection with various add-on acquisitions of behavioral hospitals in Texas and Louisiana
Represented Boyne Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Levin Home Care, a home health care services company
Represented Krebs Brewing Co. in connection with its acquisition of Prairie Artisan Ales, an Oklahoma-based craft brewery
Represented sellers in numerous transactions including the sales of (1) Caring People, a home health and private duty nursing provider with operations in Florida, New Jersey and New York to Silver Oak Services Partners, (2) Avadyne Health Holdings, Inc., a provider of outsourced revenue cycle services and proprietary workflow software solutions, to MTS Health Investors, LLC, (3) Valued Pharmacy Services, a multidisciplinary pharmacy benefit management consulting business, to NFP, and (4) Washington Radiology Associates, P.C., a prominent radiology practice with six locations throughout the Washington, DC metro area, to Audax Private Equity
Daily Business Review, Dealmaker, M&A, August 12, 2014
Daily Business Review, Dealmaker, Finance, May 6, 2014
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Kenneth W. Gemmill Prize for the best paper in the field of taxation
University of Pennsylvania Law School, Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
Penn Club of Miami
University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association
University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Certificate in Business and Public Policy
Florida International University Honors College, BBA, summa cum laude
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