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  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1998
  • B.S., Seton Hall University, magna cum laude, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

AM&AA (Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors), President of New York Chapter, 2011-2015

AM&AA (Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors), Board Member and Co- Founder of New York Chapter

American Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

New York Bar Association

SBIA (Small Business Investor Alliance)

ACG (Association for Corporate Growth)

Thomas Kesoglou

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    F: 212.935.5904

Thomas Kesoglou is a corporate partner in McCarter & English’s New York office, where he is one of the leaders of the firm’s Private Equity practice. 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 2014 AM&AA Conference Chair of the Year and 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.

Representative Matters

Represented Aero Precision LLC with its acquisition of Ballistic Advantage LLC
We represented Aero Precision LLC, a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital, a private equity firm focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations and investments in leading middle market companies, in the acquisition of Ballistic Advantage LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of firearm components and accessories, branded products, apparel and related supplies.
Represented Praesidian Capital in First-Lien debt for House of Television Rentals, Inc.
We represented Praesidian Capital, a leading provider of senior and subordinated debt for small and mid-sized companies, in providing first-lien debt for House of Television Rentals, Inc. (“HOTV”) to recapitalize the company.  HOTV is a household appliance, furniture and electronics rent-to-own business.
Represented Alston Capital Partners, LLC in connection with a growth equity investment in a leading provider of industrial cleaning services
We represented Alston Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on the environmental and specialty manufacturing sectors in the lower middle market, in connection with a growth equity investment in a leading provider of industrial cleaning services.  The Company’s specialty services include hydroblasting, vacuum services, chemical cleaning, and hydrocutting provided to refineries and chemical plants located throughout the United States.
Represented White Wolf Capital LLC in Leveraged Recapitalization
We represented White Wolf Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations and investments in leading middle market companies, in its leveraged recapitalization of Aero Precision, Inc.
Represented RKL Building Specialties Co., Inc. in the sale of its assets to Hohmann & Barnard, Inc.
We represented RKL Building Specialties Co., Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of custom stone and masonry products, in the sale of its assets to Hohmann & Barnard, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathway, Inc. and the world's largest manufacturer of reinforcing, anchoring and other masonry construction products.
Represented Convene in connection with Senior Secured Growth Financing
We represented Convene a progressive developer and provider of specialized conference spaces and integrated services for off-site professional meetings, in connection with the issuance of Senior Secured Notes to Tamarix Capital Partners, L.P.  and Boathouse Capital LP, both of which are private equity funds that invest in debt and equity in lower middle market companies.
Represented BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners with its investment in Global Telecom & Technology, Inc.
We represented BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners, a private equity and mezzanine fund that provides debt and equity capital to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisition financing and growth capital, in connection with its purchase of senior subordinated notes and warrants and its PIPE investment in Global Telecom & Technology, Inc., a US based company that provides wide area networks, Internet access, and managed data services.
Represented Colortree Group, Inc. with its acquisition of Direct Impressions, Inc.
We represented Colortree Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Boathouse Capital, a $120 million private equity firm that invests mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S., in the acquisition of Direct Impressions, Inc., a graphic arts company specializing in printing, mailing and direct-mail marketing services.


2014 AM&AA Summer Conference
AM&AA Panel hosted by McCarter & English
So Much Capital - Which Fits Best For Your Deal
AM&AA 2013 Summer Conference, Chicago, IL
Deal Sourcing Networking Event: The New York Chapter of Alliance of M&A Advisors
AM&AA, New York, NY