Margaret A. Gibson, P.C. - Partner

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Margaret A. Gibson, P.C.

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Chicago
Phone: +1 312-862-2223
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Professional Profile

Meg Gibson concentrates her practice on business transactions and counseling, with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, private fund formations, restructurings and secondary transactions.

Meg was named one of “The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago” by Crain’s Chicago Business in the inaugural edition of the publication. Additionally, Meg has been recognized by Legal Media Group in their Expert Guides: The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by Their Peers in the Banking, Finance and Transactional: Private Equity category from 2012-2017 and was acknowledged as one of the top Private Equity practitioners in their Women in Business Law Guide. She has been named in the 2012-2014 editions of The Legal 500 U.S., where she was singled out for her “combination of tenacity and ability to put clients at ease,” as well her capacity to apply “a consistent but balanced approach to negotiations.” The IFLR1000 cited her for receiving “considerable praise from peers.”


Representative Clients

A&M Capital; Alvarez & Marsal; Bank of America; Capella Healthcare; Centauri Health Solutions; Centerra Group; Citadel; CIVC Partners; Corrum Capital; Curo Health Services; Frontenac Company; GTCR; JR Capital; Prairie Capital; Resource Land Holdings; Ridgemont Equity Partners; ValueAct Capital; VikingPeak Energy; Woodbury Strategic Partners; and Worldwide Express


Representative Matters

M&A Transactions

  • A&M Capital Advisors in its acquisition and sale of Centerra Group (f/k/a G4S Government Solutions)

  • Bank of America in connection with the provision of $2.3 billion of bridge equity financing to fund Tishman Speyer’s acquisition of Archstone-Smith Trust and Archstone-Smith Operating Trust for $22.2 billion

  • Bank of America as co-sponsor in connection with the $39 billion acquisition of Equity Office Properties Trust

  • Capella Healthcare in its sale to RegionalCare Hospital Partners

  • CIVC Partners in connection with its acquisition of EPIC Technologies

  • Convergent Capital Management Inc. in connection with its acquisition of 13 asset management firms and its subsequent sale to City National Bank

  • Dolan McEniry Capital Management in its partial sale to iM Square

  • Frontenac Company in connection with its preferred stock (PIPE) investment in Gevity HR (symbol: GVHR)

  • Frontenac Company its acquisition and subsequent sale of TrialGraphix

  • GTCR and Capella Healthcare in the $900 million sale of Capella to Medical Properties Trust

  • GTCR and Curo Health Services in connection with the acquisition of multiple home care and hospice businesses and subsequent sale to THL

  • GTCR in connection with its acquisition and subsequent sale of APS Healthcare

  • GTCR in connection with its acquisition and subsequent sale of Regency Healthcare Holdings

  • GTCR in connection with its acquisition and subsequent sale of ATI Physical Therapy

  • Maxcom Telecomunicaciones (MX) in connection with its recapitalization and U.S. initial public offering

  • Prairie Capital in connection with combined acquisition and sale of EVI Technologies and Instantel

  • Prairie Capital in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Navman Wireless Holdings

  • RBS (now Pollen Street Capital) in connection with its acquisition of Erno Laszlo

  • RBS (now Pollen Street Capital) in connection with its significant minority equity co-investment to fund Babcock & Brown’s going private acquisition of Coinmach Corporation

  • Ridgemont Equity Partners in connection with its simultaneous acquisition of Worldwide Express, Fusion Logistics and Unishippers Global Logistics to form Worldwide Express Global Logistics

  • Royal Bank of Scotland in connection with its equity investment in the $24.7 billion leveraged buyout of Alltel Corp. by TPG Capital and GS Capital Partners

  • Consortium of six investors in connection with their equity investment in $12.3 billion Univision going-private transaction

Fund Formations

  • ABN AMRO Private Equity Fund

  • A&M Capital Fund (sponsor representation)

  • A&M Capital Opportunities Fund (sponsor representation)

  • Bank of America - numerous affiliated funds and spin-offs

  • CIVC Funds I - IIIA (limited partner representation)

  • CIVC Fund IV

  • Frontenac VIII Limited Partnership

  • JR Capital

  • Prairie Capital Funds I-VI

  • Prudential Capital Partners, L.P. (general partner representation)

  • RBS Debt Fund

  • Resource Land Fund IV

  • Seaport Capital Partners Funds III and IV

  • Woodbury Strategic Partners Fund, L.P.

Secondary and Spin-Out Transactions

  • Bank of America in connection with the $1.9 billion sale of its private equity funds portfolio to Axa Private Equity

  • Bank of America in connection with the spin-out of Ridgemont Equity Partners

  • Corrum Capital in connection with the spin-out from Sterling Stamos Capital

  • Bank of America in connection with the spin-out of CIVC Partners Bank of America in connection with the spin-out of North Cove Partners

  • Bank of America in connection with the spin-out of Nexus Partners

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the sale of its Asia private equity portfolio to a consortium of four private equity firms, including Paul Capital, HarbourVest Partners Asia, LGT Capital Partners and Axiom Asia


Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Gift of Adoption Fund, National Board, President

  • Kenilworth Union Church, Board of Trustees, Former General Counsel

  • Northwestern Law Board, Member

  • Northwestern Law School Reunion Committee, Co-Chair

  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), Foundation Board Member

  • University of Michigan, Dean's Advisory Council

  • University of Michigan, Economics Department Leadership Council

Firm Management

  • Budget Subcommittee (Co-Chair)

  • Business Development Committee

  • Finance Committee

  • Private Equity Newsletter (Editor)

  • Private Equity Business Development Group (Chair)


Other Distinctions

  • Listed in Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides: The World’s Leading Lawyers Chosen by Their Peers in Banking, Finance and Transactional: Private Equity, 2012-2017

  • Listed in The Legal 500 U.S., 2007, 2012-2014

  • Listed in the Illinois Super Lawyers list for Mergers and Acquisitions, 2005-2006, 2008–2013

  • “very talented and bright corporate transactional attorney”, The Legal 500 U.S. 2014

  • “combination of tenacity and ability to put clients at ease”, The Legal 500 U.S. 2013

  • “applies a consistent but balanced approach to negotiations”, The Legal 500 U.S. 2012

  • “experienced, smart and hardworking”, The Legal 500 U.S. 2007

  • “received considerable praise”, IFLR1000 2007


Publications

  • “Navigating Down Round Financings: A Guide for VCs,” The Venture Capital Review

  • “The Intractable Debt/Equity Problem: A New Structure for Analyzing Shareholder Advances,” Northwestern Law Review

  • Editor and contributor to Kirkland Private Equity Newsletter (PEN)


Seminars

  • University of Michigan's Ross School of Management Women Who Fund Forum, Keynote Speaker, September 29, 2016

  • University of Michigan Seminar, Speaker: Economics at Work, October 30, 2015

  • Kellogg School of Management Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference, Moderator: Founding the Private Equity Firm, February 20, 2013

  • Kellogg Business School, Guest Lecturer, Private Equity: Wall Street, Hedge Funds and LBO Funds, 2013 and 2009

  • Kellogg School of Management Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference, Moderator: Fundraising in the New Private Equity Environment, February 15, 2012

  • Kellogg School of Management Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference: Value Creation in the New Decade, Moderator, February 9, 2011

  • Private Equity World: Latin America, Speaker: Case study: Maxcom Telecomunicaciones initial public offering, June 5, 2008

  • 5th Annual Global M&A Conference, Panelist, May 8-9, 2008

  • Kellogg School of Management Private Equity Conference, Moderator: Large-cap vs. Mid-cap Private Equity, February 21, 2007

  • Kellogg School of Management Private Equity Conference, Moderator: Present Opportunities and Future Challenges, February 1, 2006

  • Kellogg School of Management Private Equity Conference, Moderator: Why Venture Capital Investing by Corporations Makes Sense, March 9, 2005

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers General Counsel Forum, Moderator: Post Sarbanes-Oxley Regulated Era, November 18-19, 2004

  • State Treasurer’s Conference - Alternative Asset Vehicles, September 13, 2004

  • Kellogg School of Management Private Equity Conference, Moderator: The Future of VC Investment in Technology Companies, March 3, 2004

  • Continuing Education Institute’s Advanced Strategies for Private Investment Funds, Guest Lecturer: Secondary Interests Issues for Private Equity Funds, November 18, 2003


Prior Experience

  • Sullivan & Cromwell, 1987-1989

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