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Kelly L Padgett

Of Counsel, Corporate Department
71 South Wacker Drive
Suite 4500
Chicago, IL
United States

Fax: 1(312) 499-6161


Kelly L. Padgett is Of Counsel in the Chicago office of Paul Hastings. She practices in the areas of private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate governance matters. She has represented public and private companies and private equity funds in a variety of transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, carve-out acquisitions, corporate restructurings and cross-border transactions in the oil and gas, technology, healthcare and distribution and manufacturing industries.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2011

  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2007

Recent Representations

  • Represented Cortec Group in connection with:

    • its formation of Companion Pet Partners;

    • its acquisition of Lap of Love;

    • numerous add-on acquisitions for its platform Eye Academy of America;

    • its acquisition of Aspen Medical Products;

    • its acquisition of Window Nation; and

    • its acquisition of Groome Transportation.

  • Represented H.I.G. Capital in connection with:

    • its acquisition of Hart & Cooley;

    • its acquisition and sale of AVI-SPL (and numerous add-on acquisitions);

    • its acquisition of Medusind Solutions; and

    • its sale of WBB (and numerous add-on acquisitions).

  • Represented Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company in connection with:

    • its acquisition of Medicus Healthcare Solutions; and

    • its acquisition of Health-E Commerce.

  • Represented Millennium Trust Company in connection with numerous add-on acquisitions, including the acquisition of certain assets of The Bancorp Bank, SunWest Trust, E* Trade, and Transamerica.

  • Represented Grey Mountain Partners in connection with:

    • its sale of 48forty Solutions; and

    • its sale of Kronos Foods.

  • Represented May River Capital in its acquisition of Unibloc-Pump.

  • Represented Pfingsten Capital in its acquisition of Omega Systems Consultants.

  • Represented Clover Capital Partners in its sale of Main Street Gourmet.

  • Represented Flexera Software in its acquisition of RISC Networks.

  • Represented MVP Holdings in the formation of Great Salt Plains Midstream, LLC, a midstream joint venture between MVM Midstream LLC (an entity formed with Energy Spectrum) and Chisholm Midstream (a subsidiary of Chisholm Oil & Gas).

  • Represented TierPoint, LLC in connection with:

    • its acquisition of CoSentry; and

    • its acquisition of Windstream's data center business.

  • Represented KBR Inc. in its acquisition of Weatherly Inc., Plinke GmbH and Chematur Ecoplanning Oy.

  • Represented Marubeni America Corporation in its acquisition of multiple direct-to-the-installer automotive parts suppliers.

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity
Oil and Gas




Illinois Bar
Texas Bar
Tennessee Bar
North Carolina Bar


Vanderbilt Law School, J.D. 2011
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. 2007

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