Chris Nugent, a partner in the firm’s Private Equity group, has extensive experience advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, growth equity financings, strategic investments, restructurings and dispositions. In addition, Mr. Nugent frequently advises private equity funds on governance matters, as well as on compensation arrangements for investment professionals, senior advisors and operating executives.

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Mr. Nugent’s work for private equity funds and their portfolio companies includes representing:

  • Frazier Healthcare and its portfolio company, Packaging Coordinators, Inc., in connection with the carve-out of the commercial and clinical packaging businesses from each of AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc.
  • Insight Venture Partners in connection with the sale of its portfolio company, trivago GmbH, to Expedia, Inc.
  • Palladium Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition of Teasdale Quality Foods, Hoopeston Foods and Zateca Foods
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in connection with the acquisition of Medpace Inc.
  • Frazier Healthcare and New Enterprise Associates, and their portfolio company, DSI Renal, in connection with the acquisition of dialysis centers from each of Fresenius Medical Care and Davita
  • Palladium Equity Partners in the acquisition American Gilsonite Holding Corp.
  • Apollo Capital Management in connection with the carve-out of the Kroll investigative services business from Marsh & McLennan Cos.
  • CCMP Capital Advisors in connection with the acquisition of Francesca’s Holdings Corporation
  • Palladium Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition of Taco Bueno Restaurants
  • The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in connection with its investment in Kabel Deutschland
  • Soros Fund Management in connection with the sale of its interest in the DreamWorks SKG live action film library to Viacom
  • Apollo Capital Management in connection with its reorganization, strategic sale to ADIA and CALPERS, and initial public offering  
  • The Bear Stearns Merchant Banking group in connection with its spin-out as an independent private equity firm following JPMorgan’s acquisition of The Bear Stearns Companies
  • CCMP Capital Advisors, J.P. Morgan Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners in connection with the going private of ARAMARK Corporation
  • Freeman Spogli & Co. in connection with the going private of PETCO Animal Supplies
  • SkyTerra Communications, a portfolio company of Apollo Capital Management, in the acquisition of Hughes Network Systems
  • Apax Partners, Inc. and Spectrum Equity Investors in the acquisition of NEP Supershooters, L.P.


Mr. Nugent was recognized by the M&A Advisor as a winner of its 2013 “40 under 40” award, and was named a “Rising Star” in the New York legal community by the New York Law Journal. Mr. Nugent was recently listed among the Legal 500 United States’ “Leading Lawyers,” and won The 2013 ACG New York Champion’s Award for “Cross Border Deal of the Year” for his work on the acquisition of AndersonBrecon Inc. and Brecon Holdings Limited by Packaging Coordinators, Inc. In law school, Mr. Nugent was a member of the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

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J.D., 1999
Fordham University School of Law
B.A., American Government, 1995
Georgetown University

(Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society)



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