Rey Pascual is a partner in the Corporate department of Paul Hastings and chairs the firm's Atlanta Corporate practice. His practice focus is mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, private equity and investment management. Mr. Pascual is viewed by his clients as a strategic advisor and has been lauded for his "sharp business instincts" and his ability to "understand the practical implications and legal ramifications of business decisions."
Mr. Pascual has represented companies, investment banking and private equity firms and venture capital investors in numerous private and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and investment transactions, including two recent Atlanta-based IPOs.
Representative transactions include:
- Sale of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. to Vista Equity Partners for $644 million;
- Initial Public Offering of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: GWAY);
- Acquisitions of multiple hospice businesses by Halcyon Healthcare, LLC, a Health Evolution Partners portfolio company;
- Acquisitions of multiple environmental services businesses by Montrose Environmental Corporation;
- Representation of investor groups in investments in Montrose Environmental Corporation, RightCare Solutions, Inc., PowerWorks Electric, LLC, ExamWorks, Inc., Wafer Reclaim Services, LLC and Cinchcast;
- Sale of SurgeryWorks, Inc. to AmSurg Corp.;
- Acquisitions of healthcare information technology companies by Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.;
- Issuance and sale by ExamWorks Group, Inc. of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 9% Senior Unsecured Notes;
- Representation of majority stockholder in recapitalization of Iron Data Solutions, Inc. by Arlington Capital Partners;
- Representation of Independent Trustees of Stadion Investment Trust in TA Associates’ majority investment in Stadion Money Management, LLC;
- Acquisition of MES Group, Inc. by ExamWorks Group, Inc. for $210 million;
- Initial Public Offering of ExamWorks Group, Inc. (NYSE: EXAM);
- Acquisition of over 30 specialty healthcare companies with an aggregate purchase price in excess of $250 million by ExamWorks Group, Inc.;
- Sale of TurboChef Technologies, Inc. to The Middleby Corporation for $200 million;
- Acquisition and recapitalization of NRI Construction, Inc. by Atlanta Equity Investors, LLC;
- Sale of Kurt Salmon Associates, Inc. to Management Consulting Group PLC for $125 million;
- Sale of Surgical Information Systems, LLC to Vista Equity Partners;
- Sale of DVT Corporation, an Arcapita portfolio company, to Cognex Corporation for $115 million;
- Sale of PracticeWorks, Inc. to Eastman Kodak Company for $500 million;
- Acquisition of controlling interest in TurboChef Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVEN);
- Acquisition of Trophy Radiologie S.A. in Paris, France, for $53 million;
- Public Offering by TurboChef Technologies, Inc.;
- Public Offering by PracticeWorks, Inc.; and
- Initial Public Offering of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Mr. Pascual’s securities and mergers and acquisitions experience also includes substantial engagements in Latin America, where he facilitates transactions by effectively combining his language skills and deep understanding of the culture and business environment with his substantial transactional experience. Representative transactions include:
- Representation of Banco Hipotecario S.A., the Argentine national mortgage bank, in its multi-billion-dollar privatization and $250 million initial public offering;
- Banco Hipotecario S.A. in two issuances under its Global Medium Term Note Program ($150 million and $30 million); and
- Representation of investor group in acquisition of Grupo Numar in Costa Rica and Nicaragua ($100 million).
Mr. Pascual’s investment management focus is on the representation of numerous investment companies, investment advisers and hedge funds in the Southeast and nationally. For many years, Mr. Pascual chaired the largest Southeastern-based investment management practice. In that capacity, he has led the formation of dozens of mutual funds and hedge funds; and has represented investment advisers in numerous corporate, transactional, compliance and regulatory matters, including SEC examinations, investigations and enforcement procedures, and fund boards in connection with best practices and governance matters. Mr. Pascual has also represented the Independent Distribution Consultant of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in connection with the distribution plan for $125 million to mutual fund investors related to CIBC’s SEC settlement for late-trading and market timing. In 2009, Mr. Pascual was a nominee for independent counsel of the year by Fund Directions.
Accolades and Recognitions
Mr. Pascual has been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Corporate/Mergers and Acquisition Law by prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2004. Since 2007, he has also been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America for corporate law and mergers and acquisition law, and was listed in Who’s Who Legal: Georgia 2007 mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Pascual has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine every year since 2004. In 2004, he was also recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a Who’s Who in Law.
Mr. Pascual received a J.D. from the Creighton University School of Law (magna cum laude), where he was a member of the Creighton Law Review. He received his baccalaureate degree from Syracuse University (cum laude).