Dario D. Avram

Dario D. Avram

Education

University of California, San Diego (B.A., 2003)
The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2007)

Bar Admissions

New York
District of Columbia
California

Darío Avram is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Financial Transactions Group, resident in the firm’s San Francisco and New York offices. His transactional practice is focused on financings and private equity matters, with additional experience in restructurings.

Mr. Avram regularly represents private equity sponsors, as well as public and private companies, in a variety of U.S. and cross-border transactions in connection with acquisitions, secured loans and revolving facilities and restructurings, ranging in value from tens of millions to over two billion dollars.

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  • Represented Main Post Partners in its investment in Fortis Solutions Group, a provider of labeling and packing solutions for consumer packaged goods companies, which is headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. Main Post Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, focuses on investing in proven growth companies across the consumer value chain to provide operational and strategic support to its management partners.

  • Represented Janus Global Operations, a provider of integrated stability operations, in its sale to DC Capital Partners, an Arlington, Virginia-based middle market private equity firm focused on investing in Government Services and Engineering & Construction Services businesses.

  • In re Real Industry, Inc., et al. (Bankr. D. Del.).
    Counsel to Real Industry, Inc., Real Alloy Holding, Inc. and their affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Real Industry is a publicly traded holding company and Real Alloy Holding, Inc. and its affiliated debtors are primarily engaged in the aluminum recycling business.

  • Represented Francisco Partners and its portfolio company HealthcareSource HR, Inc. in obtaining a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Vikus Corporation, a provider of end-to-end hiring software built to meet the specific needs of senior care providers.

  • Represented Windjammer Capital Investors and its portfolio company Flinn Scientific, a multi-line supplier of manufactured and purchased science education products and curricula, in its acquisition of WhiteBox Learning LLC, a leading software as a service (SaaS) provider in the education space. Windjammer Capital Investors is a middle-market focused private equity firm that invests in marketing leading niche manufacturers, specialty distributors and B2B service providers operating in a broad set of underlying markets.

  • Represented Accela, Inc., a provider of civic engagement software solutions for state, county and municipal governments, in its sale to Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based middle-market private equity firm that focuses on the business services, consumer and retail, industrials, communications and healthcare sectors.

  • Represented Francisco Partners and its portfolio company eSolutions, Inc. in its acquisition of RemitDATA, Inc., a healthcare technology company that provides comparative data analytics software.

  • Represented Francisco Partners and its portfolio company Avangate, Inc., a global ecommerce and subscription billing platform, in obtaining a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of 2Checkout.com, Inc.

  • Represented Francisco Partners and its portfolio company HealthcareSource HR, Inc. in its acquisition of the Centricity Contingent Staffing business from the healthcare IT division of General Electric.

  • Represented LBO France and its portfolio company, McIntosh Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, in obtaining new senior secured credit facilities to refinance existing indebtedness and support future growth.

  • In re Maxus Energy Corporation, et al.
    (Bankr. D. Del.). Counsel to Maxus Energy Corporation and four affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Maxus and its affiliated debtors are engaged primarily in the business of managing various oil and gas-related interests, as well as providing environmental remediation management services.

  • In re Sungevity, Inc., et al.
    (Bankr. D. Del.). Counsel to Sungevity, Inc., and three affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Sungevity and its affiliated debtors are engaged primarily in the business of providing design, installation, financing and maintenance services for residential solar energy systems.

  • Represented Sugarfina, Inc., a gourmet candy boutique, in obtaining new secured credit facilities to support future growth. 

  • Represented Novadaq Technology Inc., a medical device company, in obtaining new secured credit facilities to support future growth.

  • Represented Cherokee Global Brands, a global brand marketing platform, in obtaining a senior secured credit facility to support its acquisition of Hi-Tec Sports, a producer and distributor of sportswear and accessories.  

  • Represented Auris Surgical Robots, a technology company in the field of surgical robotics, in obtaining a senior secured credit facility to support its acquisition of Hansen Medical, a medical robotics company.

  • Represented The Capital Partnership, a private investment office and asset manager, in its acquisition of Northgate Capital, a private equity and venture capital firm.

  • Represented Gryphon Investors in its acquisition of Jensen Hughes and the subsequent add-on acquisition of Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation.

  • Represented Thoma Bravo in its acquisitions of MedeAnalytics, Inc. and DigiCert.

  • Represented Strategic Value Partners, LLC in the refinancing of the indebtedness of Klöckner Pentaplast.

  • Represented New Mountain Capital in both U.S. and cross-border acquisitions, including the acquisitions of Alex Mann (UK acquisition), ABB Concise, and ODG.

  • Represented Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. in its acquisition of Gamo Outdoor, SL.

  • Represented Townsquare Media in various transactions, including the acquisition of significant assets from Cumulus Media, Peak Broadcasting and the 2015 refinancing of all existing indebtedness.

  • Represented Olympus Partners in its acquisition of NPC International and the refinancing of the indebtedness of Phoenix Services International.

  • Represented Southwire Company in its acquisition of Coleman Cable, Inc.

  • Represented Saw Mill Capital in its acquisition of Janus International Corporation and the subsequent add-on of Steel Storage Europe.

  • Represented Trilantic Capital Partners in its acquisitions of Traeger Pellet Grills and the Addison Group (and the subsequent add-on acquisition of CVPartners, Inc.).

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