Brandon Howald is a partner and Vice Chair of the Firm's Global Private Equity Practice. Mr. Howald focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other corporate and securities law matters. Mr. Howald has represented private equity funds, public companies, and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, equity investments and other corporate transactions, and he has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with securities offerings. He has also assisted companies in connection with securities law compliance and reporting and general corporate and business matters. In addition, Mr. Howald has represented companies and executives in connection with employment agreements and equity incentive plans and agreements. He has represented clients in matters in various industries, including, among others, technology, software, data centers, healthcare, fitness, services, food and beverage, apparel and consumer products.
Accolades and Recognitions
The Legal 500 U.S., M&A Corporate and Commercial - Private Equity Buyouts
Chambers USA, M&A and Private Equity - California
IFLR1000, Notable Practitioner in California for M&A and Private Equity
Recognized by BTI Consulting Group as one of only 325 lawyers nation-wide honored as Client Service All-Stars (2018)
Recognized as a Southern California "Rising Star" attorney by Law and Politics magazine
University of Southern California, M.B.A., 1999
University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1999
University of California Berkeley, B.A., 1994
Mr. Howald is the Chair of the Technology Committee of KidWorks (a non-profit serving children, youth and their parents)
Member of the State Bar Association of California
Representation of various private equity firms, including GI Partners, Compass, Endeavour Capital and Seidler Equity Partners, in connection with acquisitions, investments, sales and/or other transactions
GI Partners in connection with its majority investment in American Residential Services
Compass Diversified Holdingsin connection with the acquisition of Marucci Sports, LLC
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC and GI Partners in connection with the sale of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC to an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
GI Partners in connection with the acquisition of Single Digits Inc.
GI Partners in connection with the simultaneous acquisition of California Cryobank and Cord Blood Registry
GI Partners in connection with its acquisition of Consillo and Advanced Discovery
L Squared Capital Partners in connection with an acquisition
Fitness International, LLC (formerly LA Fitness International, LLC) in multiple acquisitions
GI Partners and its portfolio company Peak 10 in connection with Peak 10's acquisition of ViaWest from Shaw Communications for $1.675 billion
GI Partners in connection with the sale of the Waypoint portfolio of rental properties to Colony Starwood Homes for approximately $815 million
The Compass Group in connection with the acquisition of 5.11 Tactical® for $400 million
GI Partners in connection with the acquisition of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
The ERGObaby Carrier, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of New Baby Tula, LLC
Plum Healthcare Group in connection with the sale of Plum Healthcare Group to Bay Bridge Capital Partners
The Telx Group, Inc. in connection with the sale of The Telx Group, Inc. to ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners