Rachel Pugliese is a senior associate in the Private Equity & Investment Funds Group at Nixon Peabody LLP. She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate work. She has represented both public and private buyers and sellers in a variety of transactions, specifically focusing on the middle market.
Today, I concentrate my practice on the following areas:
I advise buyers and sellers, both strategic and financial, with respect to acquisitions and divestitures that they are considering with purchase prices ranging from very modest valuations to billions of dollars. For example in a recent divestiture, I helped our public-company client to sell a manufacturing business and, throughout the sale process, I knowledgeably managed my team from the beginning of the deal to the closing, while always focusing on my clients’ business goals.
I represent private equity investors in connection with their portfolio company acquisitions and exits. I also advise portfolio companies of private equity clients with respect to their deals and corporate governance issues.
I serve as outside general counsel for early to late stage companies, which includes assisting with corporate formation and governance items, executive and incentive compensation, commercial agreements and other ongoing general corporate matters.
I see a busy and competitive outlook for middle market and private equity transactions, with deal flow picking up this year. Nixon Peabody is also making an effort to bring even more deals together with our NP Capital Connector program, which is a proprietary referral service program that matches companies looking for debt or equity funding or companies looking to make a sale or purchase with a respective potential transaction partner.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude
Loyola College in Maryland, B.B.A., magna cum laude
Rachel is a Committee Member on the Women of Leadership Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth New York.