Corey D. Fox - Partner

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Corey D. Fox

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Chicago
Phone: +1 312-862-3234
Fax: +1 312-862-2200
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Professional Profile

Corey Fox is a partner in Kirkland's corporate transactional group. His practice is primarily focused on counseling private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in structuring, negotiating and executing complex business transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, purchases and sales through bankruptcy, carve-out transactions, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, dividends and equity financings as well as general corporate matters.

Corey has led representative matters ranging in size from several million dollars to over $3.5 billion in a variety of industries, including financial services, computer software and hardware, manufacturing, education, retail, apparel, agriculture, restaurant, consumer services and automotive. Corey has handled such matters on behalf of, among other distinguished private equity clients, Sun Capital Partners, Thoma Bravo, Audax, CHS Capital and Chicago Growth Partners, as well as many of their portfolio companies.

Corey is a member of Kirkland's Chicago Recruiting Committee and Chicago Secretarial Review Committee.


Representative Matters

The following are selected examples of Corey's representations:

Representative Acquisitions

  • Private equity sponsor in $3.6 billion going-private acquisition of a leading application performance infrastructure provider.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a designer and manufacturer of foam products for the bedding and furniture industries and subsequent add-on acquisition.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of software solutions provider and subsequent add-on acquisitions.

  • Private equity sponsor in going-private acquisition and subsequent add-on acquisitions of a collection of premier fashion brands.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a leading provider of special and alternative education programming and subsequent add-on acquisitions.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a provider of end-to-end network performance visibility solutions.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a chain of 480 leading fast-casual restaurants.

  • Private equity sponsor in going-private acquisition of a publicly listed French provider of network application services and subsequent add-on acquisition.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a leading packaging provider.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a leading provider of quick-oil-change services.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a network monitoring software business.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a majority ownership interest in a leading grower, packager and distributor of branded and private-label fresh produce.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a leading chain of fast-casual seafood restaurants.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a cotton spinning mills business.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of a manufacturer of high performance magnets.

Representative Dispositions

  • Private equity sponsor in a restructuring and subsequent initial public offering of a luxury apparel business valued at approximately $725 million.

  • Private equity sponsor in sale of a network security and data protection business valued at approximately $1.25 billion.

  • Private equity sponsor in sale of a cotton spinning mills business.

  • Private equity sponsor in sale of a software provider to higher education institutions.

  • Private equity sponsor in sale of a leading provider of postsecondary health care education.

  • Private equity sponsor in sale of multiple apparel brands.

  • Private equity sponsor in $710 million sale of a provider of cybersecurity threat and compliance solutions to a publicly listed company.

  • Private equity sponsor in sale of a tax solutions software provider to a publicly listed company.

  • Private equity sponsor in sale of a network monitoring software business to a publicly listed company.

Representative Bankruptcy & Distressed Transactions

  • Sale of assets of a global leader in manufacturing of structural metal components for the automotive industry pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code for approximately $1 billion.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of aluminum and glass business pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and subsequent add-on acquisitions.

  • Private equity sponsor in acquisition of body armor and ballistics protection business pursuant to Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and subsequent add-on acquisitions.

  • Sale of assets of a large restaurant chain pursuant to a Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

  • Sale of assets of a leading retail music chain pursuant to a Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.


Other Distinctions

Selected by Super Lawyers magazine as an Illinois Rising Star in each of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

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