Marc E. Harrison

Marc E. Harrison

Shareholder

Marc E. Harrison focuses his practice on counseling private equity funds and their portfolio companies, family offices, independent sponsors, and public companies in a broad variety of industries on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, purchases, equity financings, incentive equity and general corporate matters. Marc's practice also includes co-investment arrangements and joint ventures. Marc regularly advises clients on representation and warranty insurance. Additionally, Marc has significant experience in intellectual property focused joint ventures and related licensing and technology development arrangements.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Corporate restructuring and recapitalizations
  • Joint ventures
  • Securities offerings 
  • Corporate governance
  • Secured financing transactions

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Brentwood Associates:
    • in its acquisition and subsequent sale of iconic American shoemaker Allen Edmonds Corporation  – 2016.
    • in the acquisition of J.McLaughlin, a preeminent designer, marketer and multi-channel retailer of classic American sportswear with modern relevance  – 2015.
    • in its partnership with Z Gallerie, a leading multi-channel lifestyle retailer  – 2014.
    • in its acquisition of Marshall Retail Group, a leading specialty retailer for high-foot-traffic marketplaces with locations in major casino-hotels and airports across the United States  – 2014.
    • in the acquisition of Soft Surroundings, a direct marketer and specialty retailer of branded apparel, accessories, beauty products and home furnishings  – 2012.
    • in the acquisition of Sundance Holdings Group, LLC, a leading multichannel direct marketer and specialty retailer of women's apparel and accessories, jewelry and home furnishings founded by Robert Redford in 1989  – 2012.
  • Represented Arlington Capital:
    • and its portfolio company Avalign Technologies in its acquisition of Millennium Surgical Corporation, a provider of high-quality specialty surgical instruments  – 2017.
    • and its portfolio company Ontario Systems in its acquisition of Columbia Ultimate Business Systems, a provider of revenue cycle management software  – 2016.
    • in its acquisition of Ontario Systems, a market leading provider of revenue cycle management (RCM) software and solutions to health care providers, outsourced RCM and accounts receivable management firms, and government clients  – 2015.
    • in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Micron Technologies, a leading global provider of particle size engineering technologies for bioavailability enhancement of pharmaceuticals  – 2014. 
  • Represented Young Innovations Inc., a portfolio company of Linden LLC, in its acquisition of American Eagle Instruments, a provider of dental products  – 2017.
  • Represented Young Innovations Inc., a portfolio company of Linden LLC, in its acquisition of The Orthodontic Store, Inc., a provider of orthodontic products – 2016.
  • Represented Digital Marine Solutions in its purchase of the marine division of Jeppesen from The Boeing Corporation – 2016.
  • Represented Orora Ltd. in its acquisition of The Garvey Group, a provider of print and distribution solutions to large-format, packaging, entertainment, retail, outdoor and environmental, transit, point-of-purchase/POS, and signage markets in the United States – 2017.
  • Represented Orora Ltd. in its acquisition of Graphic Tech, a provider of pre-press, printing, and bindery services – 2017.
  • Represented Encore Capital Group, Inc. in its purchase of Atlantic Credit & Finance (ACF), a leader in credit card collections services – 2014.
  • Represented Stepan Company in its acquisition of chemical manufacturing assets from The Sun Products Corporation – 2015.
  • Represented Stepan Company in its acquisition of the North American Polyester Resins business of Bayer MaterialScience – 2013.
  • Represented Falconhead Capital, LLC in the sale to Monomoy Capital Partners of Escort Inc., a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of radar and laser detectors and automotive accessories – 2013.
  • Represented Healthsense, Inc., a leading provider of aging services technologies in connection with its acquisition by merger of WellAware Systems, Inc., a provider of vital wellness monitoring systems – 2013.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Private Equity Turnaround of the Year – Middle Markets," for the acquisition of The Wet Seal by Versa Capital Management, 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards, "Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Under $500MM)” for the Chapter 11 of The Wet Seal, Inc., 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, M&A Advisor Awards, "Retail Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year" for acquisition and restructuring of The Wet Seal, Inc. and its debtor affiliates by Mador Lending, LLC, an affiliate of Versa Capital Management, LLC, 2015
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Representations, Various Charitable Organizations

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006
    • Member, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 
    • Academic Tutor, Civil Procedure 
    • Recipient, “CALI Excellence Award,” Civil Procedure, Law and Poverty, and International Commercial Arbitration
  • B.A., Philosophy, English, Loyola University Chicago, 2001
Admissions
  • Illinois