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Patrick J. Sweeney

Officer

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2006

B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2001

Profile

Patrick Sweeney provides business-minded counsel to middle-market companies across a range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general outside counsel advice.

Patrick understands the business needs of his clients from an insider's perspective.  He was in-house counsel for a private equity-sponsored company in the apparel industry. His experience in a corporate legal department gives Patrick practical insight into the range of issues businesses face.

Patrick provides strategic M&A counsel to buyers and sellers, with particular focus in the manufacturing, distribution and professional service industries.

He also devotes a significant portion of his practice representing borrowers and lenders in a range of financing transactions. He handles commercial and industrial loans, real estate based transactions and conventional asset-based loans. 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Community/Civic Activities

  • University City Children's Center, Board of Directors, secretary

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011, 2013-2015
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best M&A Providers, 2016 

Experience

Representative Matters

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Represented management team in buy-out of private equity sponsor of a distribution and service business utilizing tax credit financing.
  • Represented majority shareholders in sale of health care company in a $40 million-plus transaction with strategic public-company buyer.
  • Represented seller in asset sale of industrial container distribution business to strategic buyer.
  • Represented buyer in asset acquisition of mortgage banking business from industry competitor.
  • Represented buyer in equity acquisition of software company serving the sports industry.
  • Represented buyer in asset acquisition of 50-plus automotive parts retail locations throughout northeastern United States from industry competitor.
  • Represented equity holders in sale of health care IT company in a $225 million-plus transaction with strategic buyer.
  • Represented buyer in asset acquisition of distressed manufacturing business out of state court receivership.
  • Represented buyer in asset acquisition of retail fixture manufacturing company from industry competitor.
  • Represented seller in sale of trademark portfolio of apparel company to strategic buyer.
  • Represented seller in sale of coffee roasting and wholesale business to private equity buyer.
  • Represented seller in $53 million sale of tradeshow products manufacturing business to strategic buyer.

Recapitalization transactions

  • Represented equity holders of health care IT company in connection with a $40 million investment from private equity group to fund a dividend recapitalization to equity holders.
  • Represented buyer in $17 million management buy-out of food import and distribution business.
  • Represented shareholders in a sale of retail company to management utilizing SBA financing.
  •  Represented equity holders of insurance marketing company in connection with a $45 million investment from private equity group to fund a dividend recapitalization to equity holders.
  • Represented shareholder in a sale of equity in an insurance brokerage to remaining shareholder group through a leveraged buy-out.

Debt and equity financings

  • Represented private utility company in private placement transactions to raise private debt and equity financing.
  • Represented borrower in issuance of $39 million in taxable industrial revenue bonds to fund the expansion of automotive parts manufacturing facility.
  • Represented investor in $3.5 million convertible note investment in chocolate company coupled with issuance of equity warrants.
  •  Represented pharmaceutical company in private placement to raise $15 million equity investment.
  •  Represented borrower in issuance of $2.8 million in Missouri BUILD bonds to fund the expansion of manufacturing facility.
  • Represented borrower in issuance of $5.6 million in taxable and tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds to fund the expansion of trade fixture manufacturing facility.
  • Represented borrower in the placement of $75 million unsecured debt.

Case Studies

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements