Erik G. Knudsen

Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Erik G. Knudsen

Erik G. Knudsen

Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP

Biography

Erik G. Knudsen is a partner in the Corporate Department and Private Equity Buyouts & Investment Group.

Mr. Knudsen focuses his practice on complex business transactions, including leveraged buyouts, strategic mergers, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures, reorganizations, growth equity and venture capital investments, and divestitures. He has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, internet, technology, real estate, distribution and manufacturing.

Representative matters include:

* Avalign Technologies and RoundTable Healthcare Partners in leveraged buy-outs of Advantis Medical, Nemcomed and NGInstruments
* Bain Capital in sale of FCI Burndy to Hubbell
* Bioniche Pharma and RoundTable Healthcare Partners in various product acquisitions and development projects
* California Cryobank in its acquisition of Donor Egg Bank
* Consortium of investors (including CVCI and ABN AMRO) in sale of Mobiltel to Telekom Austria
* Copain Wines in sale to Jackson Family Wines
* CorePharma and RoundTable Healthcare Partners in product acquisitions from GlaxoSmithKline
* Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EVHC), its operating subsidiaries and affiliates in multiple transactions, including the acquisitions of Emergency Physicians Medical Group, Northwest Tucson Emergency Physicians, Questcare Medical Services, Emergency Medical Associates of New Jersey, Scottsdale Emergency Associates, Phoenix Physicians, Life Line Ambulance Service and Guardian Healthcare Group
* Flying J in various asset sales in connection with its Chapter 11 reorganization
* Francisco Partners in the leveraged buy-out of Ichor Systems
* GKN in acquisition of Teleflex Aerospace Manufacturing Group
* Global Logistic Properties in the acquisition of a $4.55 billion U.S. logistics portfolio from Industrial Income Trust
* GREE International, the Western arm of GREE, in acquisition of DragonSoul, the critically-acclaimed mobile role playing game (RPG) developed by PerBlue, and in sale of War of Nations to RockYou
* GTCR and Devicor Medical Products in leveraged buy-out of Breast Care Business of Ethicon Endo-Surgery
* Health Evolution Partners in the leveraged buy-out of Freedom Innovations
* Industrial Growth Partners in the sale of O'Brien Corp to Ametek
* Longitude Capital and NovaQuest Capital in the leveraged buy-out of California Cryobank
* Odyssey Investment Partners and management in sale of Norcross Safety Products to Honeywell
* Olympus Partners in equity and subordinated debt investment in Atlas Industrial Services
* Olympus Partners in leveraged buy-out of Norwesco
* ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ONNN) in multiple transactions, including acquisition of Aptina Imaging, divestiture of the Ignition IGBT Business, and sale of the Transient Voltage Suppressor and Thyristor Business to Littelfuse, Inc.
* OWP/P in merger with Cannon Design
* RoundTable Healthcare Partners in multiple transactions, including leveraged buy-out of Aqua Pharmaceuticals, sale of Bioniche Pharma to Mylan, and sale of MedAssist to Firstsource
* Sensata Technologies in acquisition of Honeywell's "Automotive on Board" sensors business
* Silver Lake Sumeru in equity investment in Opera Solutions
* Silver Lake Sumeru in sale of i2 Holdings Limited to IBM
* SoftBank in multiple transactions, including the initial $1.26 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in Miami-based Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor, and a subsequent second-step transaction to acquire the remaining outstanding interests
* Tomkins Ltd. in sale of Dexter Axle to Sterling Partners and in sale of Aquatic US Holdings to Sterling Partners
* Vector Capital in leveraged buy-out of Motorola Solutions' Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Broadband Networks businesses
* Versa Capital in acquisition of assets of InPhonic
* Westfire in sale to Tyco SimplexGrinnell
* Windjammer Capital in leveraged buy-out of JWC Environmental
* York Capital and JMA Ventures in the buy-out of the Bay Club Co

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Education
J.D.
Class of 2004

Chicago-Kent College of Law, is a law school affiliated with Illinois Institute of Technology. It is the second oldest law school in the state of Illinois, and one of two law schools in the United States with a three-year legal writing program, the other being the University of Minnesota Law School.

B.A.
Class of 1999

As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877 – attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.

Career History
Partner
Current

Morrison & Foerster is a firm of exceptional credentials. Their name is synonymous with a commitment to client service that informs everything that they do. They are recognized throughout the world as a leader in providing cutting-edge legal advice on matters that are redefining practices and industries.

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Prior

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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BlackBerry Ltd. purchases Cylance, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Khosla Ventures LLC, Fairhaven Capital Management LLC, Citi Ventures, Inc., In-Q-Tel, Dell Technologies Capital, Founders Equity Partners

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GI Partners purchases California Cryobank LLC from Golub Capital Partners LLC, Longitude Capital Management Co. LLC, NovaQuest Capital Management LLC

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HTC Global Services, Inc. purchases Ciber, Inc. /North American Ops from CMTSU Liquidation, Inc.

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Erik G. Knudsen is affiliated with Morrison & Foerster LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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