Ed Amer, a partner in Goodwin's Private Equity Group, represents private equity and venture capital firms, operating companies and investors in a broad range of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, carve-outs, exits, growth equity financings and general corporate representation, with a particular focus on the healthcare and life science industries. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. Amer worked as a lighting technician in the motion picture industry.





Mr. Amer’s recent representations include:


  • Teva Pharmaceuticals in the sale of its Plan B One Stop product and related assets to Foundation Consumer Healthcare.
  • Agilux Laboratories, an Ampersand Capital Partners portfolio company, in its sale to Charles River Laboratories.
  • TA Associates in its acquisition of National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance, a group purchasing organization serving public agencies and educational institutions.
  • Confluent Medical in its acquisition of Interface Catheter Solutions, a contract manufacturer of balloon catheter systems.
  • MPI research, an early stage drug development clinical research organization, in its sale to Avista Capital Partners.
  • DigiCert, a leading digital certificate provider, in its majority acquisition by Thoma Bravo.
  • ViraCor-IBT Laboratories, a premier specialty diagnostics laboratory, in its acquisition by Eurofins Scientific.*


  • Brammer Bio, a cell and gene therapy biologics contract development and manufacturing organization, in its acquisition of a biologics manufacturing facility from Biogen.
  • Ampersand Capital Partners and 1315 Capital in their acquisition of Genoptix, an oncology diagnostics company, from Novartis.
  • Avista Pharma in its acquisition of the GMP contract manufacturing, development and animal health services business of Scynexis.

Growth Equity:

  • Ampersand Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Corpus Medical, a contract developer and manufacturer of interventional medical devices.
  • Primus Capital Partners in its investment in EnableComp, a healthcare technology company providing workers compensation reimbursement services.
  • Florida Biologix in its merger with Brammer Biopharmaceuticals, forming Brammer Bio, and simultaneous growth equity investment.
  • Ampersand Capital Partners in its minority investment in CutisPharma, an industry leader in prescription compounding pharmaceuticals.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin. 

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2015, Mr. Amer was a partner at Locke Lord in Boston.


In law school, Mr. Amer served on the Boston College Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

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J.D., 2004
Boston College Law School

(magna cum laude)

B.A., 1992
Bowdoin College



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