Erik G. Knudsen

Partner | Denver • San Francisco | (303) 592-2264(415) 268-7830
(303) 592-2264
(415) 268-7830

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

Erik 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 Experience

  • AccentCare’s management team in the sale of AccentCare from Oak Hill Capital to Advent International
  • Avalign Technologies and RoundTable Healthcare Partners in leveraged buy-outs of Advantis Medical, Nemcomed and NGInstruments
  • Bain Capital in the sale of FCI Burndy to Hubbell
  • Bioniche Pharma and RoundTable Healthcare Partners in various product acquisitions and development projects
  • BlackBerry in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Cylance
  • California Cryobank in its acquisition of Donor Egg Bank and its sale to GI Partners
  • Ciber in multiple transactions, including sale of Infor practice to Infor and 363 sale of U.S. and Indian businesses to HTC Global
  • Compex Legal Services in its sale to Windjammer Capital
  • Consortium of investors (including CVCI and ABN AMRO) in sale of Mobiltel to Telekom Austria
  • Copain Wines in the sale to Jackson Family Wines
  • CorePharma and RoundTable Healthcare Partners in product acquisitions from GlaxoSmithKline
  • DigiCert’s management team in the sale of Digicert to Clearlake Capital and TA Associates
  • Divvy in its 2.5 billion sale to
  • Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc., its operating subsidiaries and affiliates in multiple transactions, including the acquisitions of Horizon Eye Specialists, 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
  • Excellere Partners in its investment in Concord Technologies
  • 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 the acquisition of Teleflex Aerospace Manufacturing Group
  • GLP Pte. Ltd. in multiple transactions, including the acquisition of a $4.55 billion U.S. logistics portfolio from Industrial Income Trust
  • GREE International, the Western arm of GREE, in the acquisition of DragonSoul, the critically-acclaimed mobile role playing game (RPG) developed by PerBlue, and in sale of War of Nations to RockYou
  • Greenlane Holdings in its acquisition of DaVinci
  • Greenlane Holdings  in its merger with KushCo
  • Greenlane Holdings  in its acquisition of Eyce
  • GTCR and Devicor Medical Products in the leveraged buy-out of Breast Care Business of Ethicon Endo-Surgery
  • Health Evolution Partners in the leveraged buy-out of Freedom Innovations
  • Huck Capital in its partnership with Schneider Electric
  • IDIQ in its sale of 51% of IDIQ to affiliates of Corsair Capital
  • 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
  • NerdWallet in its acquisition of Fundera
  • Odyssey Investment Partners and management in the sale of Norcross Safety Products to Honeywell
  • Olympus Partners in multiple transactions, including the equity and subordinated debt investment in Atlas Industrial Services and leveraged buy-out of Norwesco
  • onsemi (Nasdaq: ONNN) in multiple transactions, including in the acquisition of the East Fishkill Facility from Global Foundries, the acquisition of Aptina Imaging, the divestiture of the Ignition IGBT Business, and the sale of the Transient Voltage Suppressor and Thyristor Business to Littelfuse, Inc.
  • OWP/P in the merger with Cannon Design
  • RoundTable Healthcare Partners in multiple transactions, including the leveraged buy-out of Aqua Pharmaceuticals, the sale of Bioniche Pharma to Mylan, and the sale of MedAssist to Firstsource
  • Sensata Technologies in the acquisition of Honeywell's "Automotive on Board" sensors business
  • Silver Lake Sumeru in multiple transactions, including the equity investment in Opera Solutions and 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 multiple transactions, including the sale of Dexter Axle to Sterling Partners and in sale of Aquatic US Holdings to Sterling Partners
  • Unity Technologies in its acquisition of Obvioos
  • Vector Capital in the leveraged buy-out of Motorola Solutions' Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Wireless Broadband Networks businesses
  • Versa Capital in the acquisition of assets of InPhonic
  • Westfire in the sale to Tyco SimplexGrinnell
  • Windjammer Capital in the leveraged buy-out of JWC Environmental
  • York Capital and JMA Ventures in the buy-out of the Bay Club Co
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