Thomas Kesoglou is a partner in McCarter & English's Corporate, Securities and Financial Institutions Practice Group. Mr. Kesoglou represents private equity funds, mezzanine funds, venture capital funds, SBICs and BDCs providing strategic and legal advice in connection with a variety of corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mezzanine financings, early and late stage private equity and venture capital investments, secondary transactions and fund formations. Mr. Kesoglou also advises these investors in connection with the management of their portfolio companies, including follow-on acquisitions, follow-on debt or equity investments, bridge loans, restructurings, recapitalizations (including dividend recapitalizations), employment matters, stock plans and other general corporate matters.
Mr. Kesoglou serves as outside general counsel to a number of privately held and emerging growth companies. Mr. Kesoglou also represents several U.S. and foreign corporations in connection with their investment activities in the United States, including mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to advising his clients, Mr. Kesoglou actively seeks transaction opportunities to refer to private equity investors in order to facilitate transactions and increase deal flow for private equity investors.
Mr. Kesoglou is a frequent public speaker on corporate legal matters and has authored several articles published in leading magazines, including Buyouts, Financier Worldwide, and The Deal. He was named “AM&AA Chapter Leader of the Year” in January 2013 by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors and was appointed as Chairman of its 2013 summer conference and 2014 winter conference.
Mr. Kesoglou began his legal career in the New York office of Goodwin Procter LLP in its Private Equity Group. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Kesoglou worked as an investment banker in the Real Estate Finance and Securitization Group of CIBC World Markets in New York.