Eric Carlson

Eric J. Carlson

Eric J. Carlson
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Eric Carlson is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. He represents private equity and venture capital firms, operating companies and investors in a broad range of strategic transactions, including leveraged buyouts, carve-outs, exits, growth equity financings and general corporate and governance matters.


Mr. Carlson has advised clients on domestic and cross-border transactions across a range of industries. His recent experience includes advising:*


  • Charlesbank Capital Partners in its acquisitions of Tecomet and Hearthside Food Solutions.
  • MAV Beauty Brands (TSE: MAV), a portfolio company of TA Associates, in its acquisitions of Cake Beauty and Renpure.
  • Plaskolite in its carve-out acquisitions of business lines from Covestro AG (OTCMKTS: CVVTF) and Lucite International.
  • InviCRO in its sale to Konica Minolta.
  • Wyless Group in its sale to KORE Wireless.
  • Fullbeauty Brands, a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners, in its sale to Apax Partners.
  • Innovative Food Processors, an Ampersand Capital Partners portfolio company, in its sale to Balchem.
  • Dynex Technologies, an Ampersand Capital Partners portfolio company, in its sale to Telegraph Hill Partners.
  • Halifax Group in its acquisition of PromptCare.
  • Agilux Laboratories, an Ampersand Capital Partners portfolio company, in its sale to Charles River Laboratories.
  • Boston Dynamics, an advanced robotics development company, in its acquisition by Google, Inc.*

Private Financings

  • BioInnovation Capital in its investments in several early-stage life sciences companies, including Avexegen, Edpiodyne, Graphwear, Mitokinin and Photoswitch Biosciences.
  • Ampersand Capital Partners in growth investments in Nexcelom Bioscience and NEOMED Laboratories.
  • JMI Equity in its growth investment in Higher Logic.
  • Gelesis, a medical product developer focused on treating weight loss and obesity, in growth equity financings. Gelesis is a portfolio company of PureTech Ventures.

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.




Suffolk University School of Law

(magna cum laude)


Babson College

(magna cum laude)



  • Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

In law school, Mr. Carlson was an articles editor for the Transnational Law Review.