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Gregory M. Sale

Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 881-5477
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Gregory Sale is counsel in the Corporate group, concentrates his practice in two areas: alternative investments and securities, and middle market mergers and acquisitions.
 
In the alternative investments and securities arena, Mr. Sale represents public pension funds, corporate funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds, hedge funds and other pooled investments.  He also advises clients on public and private offerings of equity and debt and counsels clients on securities law compliance matters under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
 
With respect to middle-market mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Sale primarily represents companies in sales to strategic acquirers, as well as to venture capital funds, private equity funds and other financial investors.  He has developed significant industry experience representing mergers and acquisitions clients in sectors including software, renewable energy and pharmaceuticals.
 
In addition, Mr. Sale regularly provides clients with corporate governance advice and counseling regarding commercial contracts, as well as general corporate and commercial matters. 
Gregory Sale is counsel in the Corporate group, concentrates his practice in two areas: alternative investments and securities, and middle market mergers and acquisitions.
 
In the alternative investments and securities arena, Mr. Sale represents public pension funds, corporate funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds, hedge funds and other pooled investments.  He also advises clients on public and private offerings of equity and debt and counsels clients on securities law compliance matters under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.
 
With respect to middle-market mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Sale primarily represents companies in sales to strategic acquirers, as well as to venture capital funds, private equity funds and other financial investors.  He has developed significant industry experience representing mergers and acquisitions clients in sectors including software, renewable energy and pharmaceuticals.
 
In addition, Mr. Sale regularly provides clients with corporate governance advice and counseling regarding commercial contracts, as well as general corporate and commercial matters. 

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law (2005)
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    Articles Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
  • B.B.A., Emory University (2002)
    with distinction
    Dean's List
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Admissions

  • Not Admitted in Georgia
  • Texas
  • New York

Representative Engagements

Mr. Sale has advised public pension funds and other institutional investors on numerous alternative investments transactions, including:

  • Represented a public pension fund in a $300 million investment in a hedge fund focused on investments in Japanese equities
  • Represented a public pension fund in a $150 million investment in a private equity fund focused on investments in the debt securities and bank debt of distressed companies
  • Represented a public pension fund in a $150 million investment in a private equity fund focused on investments in companies within the technology, technology-enabled, and related growth industries
  • Represented the subsidiary of a prominent branded network payment systems company in a $25 million strategic investment in a private equity fund focused on investments in companies within the technology and technology-related industries

Mr. Sale has advised on numerous middle-market Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities transactions across several industries, including:

  • Represented a private software-as-a service company in a $115,000,000 sale of stock to a public acquirer
  • Represented a private contract management services company in a $55,000,000 sale of stock to a group of private equity funds 
  • Represented a real estate asset management client in a $319,000,000 commercial bank-financed acquisition of nine apartment properties through the acquisition of the stock of the entity owning the properties
  • Represented a private pharmaceutical company in a $25,000,000 asset sale to a strategic acquirer
  • Represented a private pharmaceutical company in connection with two round of private equity financing totaling $9,000,000, and the company’s subsequent merger with a publicly-traded company
  • Represented a private pub and restaurant chain in a $6,000,000 recapitalization with commercial bank financing
  • Represented a private web-based social networking company in connection with two rounds of venture capital financing totaling $2,000,000
  • Represented a group of affiliated private staffing companies as borrowers in a $7,500,000 credit facility