Joshua “Josh” Soszynski is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. Mr. Soszynski has experience representing clients on an array of domestic and cross-border transactional matters, with particular expertise representing private equity funds and their investment professionals and portfolio companies. He has advised clients on both public and private company leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, divestitures, growth capital investments, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, corporate restructurings and workouts. His experience spans a variety of industries, including health care, technology, media, consumer products, manufacturing, financial services, logistics/transportation services, and retail.  In addition, Mr. Soszynski frequently advises private equity sponsors on governance and compensation matters.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Mr. Soszynski was a partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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

Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Saw Mill Capital in numerous auctions, acquisitions and dispositions, including its sales of Pexco Custom Plastic Extrusion, NetShape Technologies, Jason, Inc., and Gateway Packaging Company and its acquisition of Victory Energy Corporation*
  • Lincolnshire Management in numerous auctions, acquisitions and dispositions, including with respect to Allison Marine Contractors, High Performance Industries, Diablo Sport, MSD Performance, and Amports, Inc.*
  • Cerberus Capital Management in various matters, including its acquisition of Staples’ European business, the formation of Iron Horse Acquisition Inc. (SPAC), and its bid to acquire Westinghouse Electric Company
  • GlobalLogic and Apax Partners in the sale of Apax Partners’ ownership stake in GlobalLogic to CPPIB and Partners Group*
  • Advent International in its acquisitions of CCC Information Services Inc. and inVentive Health*
  • Corning in connection with the unwinding of its 73-year-old Dow Corning joint venture with Dow Chemical in exchange for 100% of a newly formed corporation that will hold a 40% stake in Hemlock Semiconductor Group and approximately $4.8 billion in cash*
  • Warburg Pincus in its $1.8 billion sale of Coyote Logistics to UPS*
  • IGATE Corporation in its $4.04 billion merger with Cap Gemini S.A.*
  • London Stock Exchange Group plc in its $2.7 billion acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Frank Russell Company*
  • Apax Partners and Hub International Ltd. in the $4.4 billion sale of Hub to funds advised by Hellman & Friedman LLC*
  • Apax Partners in its leveraged acquisition of GlobalLogic*
  • Apax Partners in its dual leveraged acquisition and combination of One Call Care Management and Align Networks*
  • Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation in its merger with Encore Capital Group Inc.*
  • DHL in its exit of its North American air cargo business*
  • FTSE in its bid to acquire certain securities index assets from an international bank*
  • iGATE Corporation in its $1.3 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Patni Computer Systems and the related high-yield bond offering and Indian mandatory tender offer*

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Transactions

  • Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and its controlling stockholder, 3G Capital Partners Ltd., in connection with a business combination with Justice Holdings Ltd., a London Stock Exchange-listed public investment vehicle, resulting in a partial sale of Burger King to the Justice shareholders for $1.4 billion and a New York Stock Exchange listing of Burger King*
  • Saw Mill Capital’s sale of Jason Inc. to Quinpario Acquisition Corp., a blank check company*

Equity Investments

  • Advent International in its 50/50 investment (with existing owner Thomas H. Lee Partners) in inVentiv Health, valuing the company at approximately $4 billion*
  • 3i Group plc in its investment in Q Holding*
  • ABRY Partners in its preferred investment in AFS Technologies Inc.*
  • Apax Partners in its $330 million PIPE (private investment in public equity) preferred investment into iGATE Corp.*

Recapitalization Transactions

  • Jason Inc. in its 2010 out-of-court restructuring and amendment of existing credit facilities*
  • The Dwyer Group Inc. in its 2013 dividend recapitalization through amendment of its existing credit facilities*
  • CCC Information Services, Inc. in its 2018 dividend recapitalization.
  • RS Energy Group, in its 2017 and 2018 dividend recapitalizations.

Private Funds

  • Lincolnshire Management in the formation of its leveraged buyout fund Lincolnshire Equity Fund IV LP*
  • Audax Group in the formation of its mezzanine debt fund Audax Mezzanine Fund III LP*
  • WAFRA Investment Advisory Group, Inc. in connection with its formation of Capital Constellation LP

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Member, New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association

Member, Private Equity Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2016, 2017)

Member, New York Private Equity Network

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J.D., 2007
Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Biology, 2004
Syracuse University

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