Andy Barton is a partner in Goodwin’s ERISA & Executive Compensation practice. He focuses on executive compensation and the related tax and securities law issues that arise in the private equity realm — in acquisitions as well as in the day-to-day operations of portfolio companies. Mr. Barton represents both private equity sponsors and portfolio company management in the negotiation, design and implementation of cash- and equity-based compensation arrangements for management teams. He also advises on general matters arising in diligence and transaction documents, including rollover arrangements and the Section 280G parachute vote process. In addition, Mr. Barton assists public companies with day-to-day executive compensation matters and annual and periodic filing obligations. He has also assisted clients with executive compensation matters arising in bankruptcy.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Mr. Barton was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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Mr. Barton’s representative experience includes the following:

Private Equity Transactions

  • Vista Equity Partners in its $1.79 billion acquisition of Marketo, Inc.*
  • Vista Equity Partners in its $644 million acquisition of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc.*
  • Vista Equity Partners in its $1.05 billion acquisition of The Active Network, Inc.*
  • Vista Equity Partners, along with TA Associates and Aptean's executive management team, in its investment in Aptean*
  • Bain Capital and Vista Equity Partners in their $2.7 billion acquisition of Vertafore*
  • Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in their $6.9 billion acquisition of BMC Software, Inc.*
  • Warburg Pincus in its investment in Nexera Holding LLC*
  • Warburg Pincus in its joint venture with Fiserv Inc.*
  • Warburg Pincus in its PIPE and tender offer for Cyren*
  • Warburg Pincus in the acquisition of Practice Velocity by DocuTAP, a Warburg portfolio company*
  • Trilantic Capital Partners in its acquisition of Taymax Group Holdings LLC*
  • Trilantic Capital Partners in its investment in OrthoLite*
  • Trilantic Capital Partners in its investment in Home Franchise Concepts*
  • Trilantic Capital Partners in its investment in Traeger Pellet Grills*
  • THL Partners in its acquisition of Art Van Furniture*
  • THL Partners in its acquisition of Phillips Pet Food & Supplies*
  • THL Partners in its acquisition of Give & Go Prepared Foods*
  • Silver Lake in its acquisition of Cast & Crew Entertainment Services*
  • KKR in its acquisition, along with Anchor Equity Partners and Ticket Monster management, of a controlling interest in Ticket Monster from Groupon in a transaction based on a fully diluted valuation of $782 million*
  • Pamplona Capital Management in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Coinmach Service Corp. and AIR-serv Group LLC*
  • Lovell Minnick Partners in its majority investment in SRS Acquiom*
  • Vista Equity Partners in its sale of Marketo, Inc., the leading provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, to Adobe Inc. for $4.75 billion*
  • Vista Equity Partners in its sale of Websense to Raytheon for $1.9 billion*
  • Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital and BMC Software in the sale of BMC from a private investor group led by Bain and Golden Gate to KKR*Shermco Industries in its sale to Gryphon Investors*
  • Cyanco International, LLC in its sale to Cerberus Capital Management L.P.*

M&A Transcations

  • Baxalta in connection with Shire plc’s unsolicited acquisition proposal and subsequent $32 billion negotiated sale*
  • Pershing Square Capital Management, working with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, in its $53 billion unsolicited takeover bid for Allergan, Inc.*
  • Pershing Square Capital Management in its acquisition of a 9.8% stake in Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.*
  • Community Health Systems, Inc. in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc.*
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in its $2.07 billion acquisition of Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc.*
  • Akorn, Inc. in its $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.*
  • CSC ServiceWorks, Inc., and its controlling shareholder Pamplona Capital Management, in their $524 million acquisition of Mac-Gray Corporation*
  • Travelport Worldwide Limited in its $4.4 billion sale to Siris Capital Group, LLC and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp.*
  • Clearwire Corporation in Sprint's acquisition of the stake in Clearwire that Sprint did not already own, implying a $14 billion enterprise value for Sprint and the unsolicited competing offer for Clearwire by DISH Networks*
  • Equity One in its $15.6 billion merger with Regency Centers Corporation, creating the pre-eminent shopping center REIT in the U.S.*

Restructuring Transactions

  • Cenveo, Inc. and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York*
  • iHeartMedia, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division*
  • Energy Future Holdings Corp. and its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware*
  • Energy Future Holdings in its $18.7 billion sale of the company and its stake in Oncor Electric Delivery Co. to NextEra Energy*IPOs and Spinoffs

IPOs

  • NRG Energy Inc. in its spin-off of NRG Yield, Inc.*
  • Travelport Worldwide Limited in its initial public offering*
  • Zoes Kitchen, Inc. in its initial public offering*
  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation in its initial public offering*
* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

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J.D., 2009
University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., Political Science & Religion, 2003
Syracuse University
(summa cum laude, Newell Rossman Scholar)

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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Honorable Theodore H. Katz

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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
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