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Bruce I. March

Bruce I. March is Co-Chair of the Global Corporate Practice. Bruce focuses on representing private equity funds, family offices and other financial sponsors in all aspects of their investment activity, including leveraged buyouts of public and private companies, recapitalizations of private companies, growth equity investments in public and private companies and start-up investments. He also regularly counsels public and private companies, including entrepreneurial family owned businesses and portfolio companies of financial sponsors, in virtually all aspects of their business, including add on acquisitions, financing transactions, joint ventures and general corporate and corporate governance matters. His experience includes representing clients across numerous industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products, business services, and media, entertainment and technology, among others.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and recapitalizations
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Strategic transactions, including carve-outs, joint ventures and business combinations with SPACs
  • Corporate governance and compliance programs
  • Development and implementation of strategic business, financial and transactional plans

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of significant private equity funds and family offices in acquisition and investment transactions.
  • Broad representation of public and private companies (including leading industry consolidators) in mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions.
  • Representation of public and private companies, ranging from significant industry leaders to emerging growth and entrepreneurial family businesses.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2011-2020
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2018-2020
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A - Large Deals ($1bn+), 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2004, 2005, 2009-2016, 2020
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year – Corporate International Category," 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate International Category," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, "Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm)" for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd., ACG New York Champion’s Award, 2013
  • 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, Winning Team, "Middle-Market Deal of the Year," Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year and Professional Services, ACG New York Champions Awards, 2012
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmakers of the Year Finalist," International Corporate (M&A) Category, 2011
  • Member, Winning Deal Team, "Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $100mm)," The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards, 2011
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., No.1 corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual "Legal Industry Research Study," (ninth year), 2002-2009, 2011 (2010 study did not include rankings by city)
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - International Corporate (M&A) Category, 2010
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year Finalist - Corporate Finance Category, 2009
  • Selected, South Florida Business Leader magazine, The Leaders of South Florida Business, The Power Issue, 2009
  • Recipient, South Florida Business Journal, Key Partners, Legal-Business Category, Award Winner, 2008
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Domestic Corporate Category, 2008
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year Finalist - Domestic Corporate Category, 2007
  • Board Member, Kids in Distress 
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, The New York Bar

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., Economics, cum laude, Brandeis University, 1984
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York