Zachary Lupu, Goodwin Procter LLP Partner, practices Private Equity Law

Zachary Lupu

Zachary Lupu
New York
+1 212 813 8899
Zach Lupu is a partner in the firm’s Private Equity group. His practice focuses on representing middle-market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, sale transactions, recapitalizations, growth equity financings, joint ventures, carveouts and management equity arrangements.


Zach’s representative matters include:

  • Advised Quad Partners in connection with its:
    • Preferred equity investment in 15Five
    • Disposition of Streamline Brands to Youth Enrichment Brands
    • Acquisition of Berlitz Corporation and ELS and combination with ILSC Education Group to form Language Education Holdings
    • Acquisition of eSpark
    • Preferred equity investment in Vivi
    • Disposition of Cayuse to Primus Capital*
    • Acquisition of SchoolAdmin*
    • Acquisition of The Gardner School*
    • Acquisition of Watermark (f/k/a Taskstream) and subsequent disposition to TCV*
    • Acquisition of Interfolio and subsequent disposition to Insight Partners*
    • Portfolio company Cayuse’s acquisition of NTM Consulting Services
    • Portfolio company Streamline Brands’ acquisition of Saf-T-Swim*
    • Disposition of Endeavor Schools to Leeds Equity Partners*
    • Portfolio company Watermark (f/k/a Taskstream)’s acquisitions of LiveText and Tk20*
  • Advised Lumos Capital Group in connection with its:
    • Preferred equity investment in Transfr
    • Preferred equity investment in BookNook
    • Preferred equity investment in Podium Education
    • Preferred equity investment in OpenClassrooms*
    • Preferred equity investment in Ironhack*
    • Preferred equity investment in Ellevation*
  • Advised MFG Partners in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of The Mellott Company
    • Acquisition of AZ Wire & Cable
    • Acquisition of CST Utilities
    • Portfolio company The Mellott Company’s acquisition of NorX
  • Advised Perceptyx, a portfolio company of TCV, in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of Cultivate
    • Acquisition of Waggl*
    • Acquisition of CultureIQ*
    • Carve-out and acquisition of Kantar’s Employee Insights business*
  • Advised Watermark (f/k/a Taskstream), a portfolio company of TCV, in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of Aviso Retention
    • Acquisition of SmartCatalog*
    • Acquisition of EvaluationKit*
    • Acquisition of Digital Measures*
  • Advised Stone Point Capital in connection with its: 
    • Acquisitions and combination of Verisys Corporation and Aperture Health*
    • Disposition of Enhanced Capital to P10 Holdings*
    • Recapitalization of Prima Capital Advisors*
    • Disposition of Newport Group to Kelso & Company*
    • Acquisition of Rialto Capital*
    • Acquisition of Gordon Brothers Group*
    • Acquisition of Harbor Group Consulting and subsequent disposition to Alliant Insurance Services*
    • Disposition of Access Point Financial to Wafra Capital Partners*
    • Acquisition of Stretto (f/k/a Bankruptcy Management Solutions)*
    • Preferred equity investment in SumRidge Partners*
    • Portfolio company Oasis Outsourcing’s acquisitions of Fortune Industries, Staff One HR and DHR*
    • Portfolio company Harbor Group Consulting’s acquisition of Jensen Insurance Solutions*
    • Disposition of APCO to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan*
    • Disposition of Preferred Concepts to Alliant Insurance Services*
  • Advised Guardian Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of Precision Roll Solutions
  • Advised Storable, a portfolio company of EQT, in connection with its acquisition of Molo*
  • Advised Education Growth Partners in connection with its investment in TIGER 21*
  • Advised York Capital in connection with its disposition of Sound Royalties to GoDigital Music Group*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Zach was a private equity M&A associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and a capital markets associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

While in law school, Zach was a member of the Fordham Law Review Editorial Board.




Fordham University School of Law

(magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)


Cornell University



  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Zach has been recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Corporate Law in 2021, 2022 and 2023. 


Co-author, “M&A in the USA”, Lexology Navigator, January 8, 2019