Press Release May 08, 2007

Goodwin Procter Ranked Top For 1Q M&A Activity

BOSTON, May 8, 2007¬†— Private Equity Analyst recently ranked Goodwin Procter LLP among the most active law firms in the private equity industry. The firm ranked 6th overall in the U.S. based on volume of private equity and venture capital deals closed in 2006. For buyout deals alone, the firm ranked 5th nationwide.

In addition to transactional work, Goodwin Procter was also recognized for its Fund Formation practice. The firm ranked 23rd overall for fund formation projects with a final close in 2006, and 12th for representation of general partners.

Goodwin Procter’s Private Equity Practice focuses on buyouts, recapitalizations and portfolio company transactions, representing both single investors and “clubs.” Attorneys in the group handle the full life cycle of clients’ investments¬†— from fundraising to exit and each step in between. Highlights of the firm’s activity include representing JMI Equity in the $1.3 billion club buyout of Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR); helping Behrman Capital sell Tandem Health Care, Inc. for $620 million; and working with TA Associates on numerous buyouts such as S&B Industries Inc., eSecLending LLC, Global 360, Inc., American Access Care (AAC) and Alma Lasers, Ltd.

Private Equity Analyst is a premier source for analysis, insight and data on the buy-side of the private equity market. The publication’s annual legal advisor ranking is considered one of the benchmarks of the industry.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property and products liability.