Kevin Jerome Madden

Of Counsel | Boston
(617) 648-4741


Ethos Capital in its majority control acquisition of Donuts, Inc. Named a Mergers & Acquisitions 2022 Deal of the Year.

Honey Birdette, the fast-growing, luxury lingerie and lifestyle brand, and its sellers, in the USD333 million sale to PLBY Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLBY), a leading pleasure and leisure lifestyle company and owner of Playboy.

American Healthcare Investors on the anticipated acquisition of its business by Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, a healthcare-focused real estate investment trust.

LIVEKINDLY Collective, a collection of heritage and startup brands on track to become one of the world’s largest plant-based food companies, on the commercial and intellectual property aspects of its establishment, together with RCL Foods, of a plant-based joint venture, LIVEKINDLY Collective Africa.

Boston-based NorthBridge Partners on the final close of NB Partners Fund III, LP. NorthBridge launched Fund III in March 2020, together with Park Madison Partners, a New York-based capital and advisory firm focused on the global real estate alternative investments industry.

Greenlane Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNLN), a global house of brands and one of the largest sellers of premium cannabis accessories, child-resistant packaging, and specialty vaporization products, in its agreement to merge with KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: KSHB).

Freedom 3 Capital and ASG Grocers in ASG's acquisition of a grocery distributor and F3's related equity investment.

Phesi, a data-driven provider of AI-powered clinical development analytics products and solutions for biopharmaceutical companies, in securing a $10 million investment from Sensyne Health (LSE: SENS), a clinical AI technology company, as part of an exclusive strategic collaboration.

Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. in connection with a joint venture with Bayer to create Unfold Bio, Inc., a new venture to focus on innovation in vegetable varieties with the goal of lifting the vertical farming space to the next level of quality, efficiency and sustainability. We also assisted Temasek in the initial Series A financing and negotiation of a licensing agreement between Bayer and Unfold Bio.

Abry Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm, in connection with the sale of its portfolio company, Music Reports Inc., to MidOcean Partners, a New York-based alternative middle market private equity asset manager.

Palo Alto Networks, an internet and software security company, in its acquisition of Zingbox, an IoT cybersecurity company.

Ethos Capital on its acquisition of Public Interest Registry (PIR), a nonprofit generic top-level domain registry that operates multiple domains, including one of the world’s largest (.ORG), and all of its assets from the Internet Society. (Terminated)

Klein Tools, manufacturer of professional grade tools and related equipment for tradespeople, in its acquisition of Ergodyne, maker of safety work gear, from its parent company Tenacious Holdings.

The equity holders of N2 Biomedical, a provider of coating and surface treatment for medical and dental applications, in its sale to Ampersand Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.

An individual seller in his sale of Gerawan Farming, a family peach farming business, to Wawona Packing Co., a fruit and packing company that is backed by Paine Schwartz, a private equity firm.

The equity holders of Brahmin, the maker of high quality leather accessories, in its sale to Markel Corporation.

Seajoy Seafood Corporation, one of the largest vertically integrated shrimp farming businesses in Central and South America, in its sale to Cooke Aquaculture.

A Boston-based private equity firm and its portfolio companies in buy-side (including leveraged buy-outs) and sell-side mergers, stock and asset sales transactions, including cross-border transactions, valued between $15 million to $950 million.

A New York-based private equity firm in connection with two acquisitions in the food manufacturing and services business.

A national homecare nursing company in connection with its sale.

Searchers in the formation of search funds and fundraising, acquisitions, and ongoing corporate matters.

A data analytics company in its sale to a clinical trial SaaS company.

An online backup services company in a strategic transaction.

An internet and healthcare company in its sale to a global health services company.

A long-term care pharmacy in its sale to a strategic acquirer.

A dermatology practice in its sale to a portfolio company of a U.S.-based private equity fund.

A privately held manufacturing and tool company in connection with several strategic transactions and operations.

A major cloud computing company in the acquisition of companies in various countries, valued between $5 million and $500 million.

Venture-backed technology companies in a variety of preferred equity financings.

Legal 500 US 2022

Ranked Practice: M&A / Corporate and Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts

Mergers & Acquisitions 2022

Deal of the Year, Team Member