Thomas Kesoglou is the Office Managing Partner of Ice Miller's New York office, where he leads the firm’s Private Equity practice. Mr. Kesoglou represents private equity funds, mezzanine funds, SBICs, BDCs, family offices and independent sponsors providing strategic and legal advice in their investment strategies, including leveraged buyouts, mezzanine financings, growth capital transactions, early and late stage private equity investments and secondary transactions.  Mr. Kesoglou also advises these investors in connection with the management of their portfolio companies, including acquisitions, dispositions, follow-on debt or equity investments, bridge loans, restructurings, recapitalizations, employment matters, stock plans and other general corporate matters. 



Mr. Kesoglou serves as outside general corporate counsel to a number of privately held and emerging growth companies in connection with growth capital transactions, acquisitions and other general corporate matters. Mr. Kesoglou represents privately held companies in connection with the sale of their business to strategic or financial investors.  He also represents large U.S. and foreign corporations in connection with their investment and M&A activities in the United States.

In addition to advising his clients, Mr. Kesoglou actively seeks transaction opportunities to refer to financial investors in order to facilitate introductions and transaction opportunities.

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.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Mr. Kesoglou practiced in the private equity group at McCarter & English LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP in New York. 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. 
Reported and Representative Cases


Representative Transactions
Represented Boathouse Capital LP in its successful exit in OBBCO Safety & Supply
Representation of Boathouse Capital LP, a $120 million private equity firm that invests in mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S., in the sale of its investment in OBBCO Safety & Supply, Inc., a value-added industrial safety supply distributor selling personal protective equipment ranging from hard hats and fall protection to gas detection equipment and hazardous material handling gear to Motion Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company.
Represented Convene in connection with a Series B capital raise
Representation of Convene, a progressive developer and provider of specialized conference spaces and integrated services for off-site professional meetings and office buildings, in connection with a $20 million Series B extension round headed by Brookfield Property Partners.
Represented White Wolf Capital in its recapitalization of a Florida-based information technology, consulting and recruiting company
Representation of White Wolf Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations and investments in leading middle market companies, in its recapitalization of CSI IT, LLC, a company that is primarily focused on providing permanent and contract IT resources to augment a client’s existing staff while implementing or upgrading complex systems.
Represented Aero Precision LLC with its acquisition of Fall Machine Company, Inc.
Representation of 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 Fall Machine Company, Inc., a New Hampshire-based precision CNC manufacturer of components, parts and assemblies for customers in the military/weapons, aerospace, defense and telecommunications industries.
Represented White Wolf Capital in its acquisition of a Connecticut-based manufacturing company of modern sporting rifles
Representation of White Wolf Capital LLC, a private equity firm focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations and investments in leading middle market companies, in its acquisition of Stag Arms LLC, a manufacturer of modern sporting rifles based in New Brittain, CT.
Represented OFS Capital Corporation in its investment in Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc.
Representation of OFS Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:OFS), a business development company providing capital to middle market companies, including senior secured, unitranche, second-lien and mezzanine loans, in a debt and equity investment in Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc ("SPS").  OFS partnered with Periscope Equity and Centerfield Capital Partners to provide financing for the strategic merger of SPS and MicroMass Communications, Inc. SPS is a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency. MicroMass Communications, Inc. is a healthcare communications agency with unique expertise in human health behavior.
Represented Balance Point Capital Partners in its investment of a Connecticut-based bottleless water cooler business
Representation of Balance Point Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests unitranche, mezzanine and equity capital in select lower middle market companies, in its investment in Onesource Water, the third largest bottleless water cooler service provider in the nation, based in Farmington, CT.
Represented White Wolf Capital in its acquisition of a majority stake in a Canadian-based manufacturing company
Representation of 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 Technicut Tool, Inc. based in Ontario, Canada, a manufacturer of high-precision machined metal components.
Represented Convene in connection with recapitalization transaction
Representation of Convene, a progressive developer and provider of specialized conference spaces and integrated services for off-site professional meetings, in connection with a recapitalization transaction and the issuance of Series A Preferred Units to Conversion Venture Capital, a family office based in New York and Boathouse Capital, a private equity firm that invests in mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses.
Represented Alcentra Capital Corporation with its second lien financing of Alpine Disposal, Inc.
Representation of Alcentra Capital Corporation, a business development company that provides debt and equity capital to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisition financing and growth capital, in connection with its $14.0 million second lien commitment to Alpine Disposal, Inc., the largest privately held commercial waste, recycling and compost collection company in Colorado.
Represented OFS Capital Corporation in its investment in CaddieMaster Enterprises, Inc. and its affiliates
Representation of OFS Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:OFS), a business development company providing capital to middle market companies, including senior secured, unitranche, second-lien and mezzanine loans, in purchasing senior secured notes and warrants of CaddieMaster Enterprises, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, a leading provider of caddie services to golf courses throughout the United States.
Represented Boathouse Capital LP in its investment in Universal Survey & SurveyHealthCare
Representation of Boathouse Capital LP, a private equity firm that invests in mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S., in its investment in Universal Survey & SurveyHealthCare, a leading provider of survey data collection services.
Represented Aero Precision LLC with its acquisition of Ballistic Advantage LLC
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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
Representation of 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
Representation of 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.
Representation of 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
Representation of 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 Alcentra Capital Corporation with its investment in Global Telecom & Technology, Inc.
Representation of Alcentra Capital Corporationa business development company 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.
Representation of 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.
Represented Boathouse Capital LP in its investment in OBBCO Safety & Supply
Representation of Boathouse Capital LP, a $120 million private equity firm that invests in mezzanine debt and equity into lower middle market businesses across the U.S., in its investment in OBBCO Safety & Supply, Inc., a value-added industrial safety supply distributor selling personal protective equipment ranging from hard hats and fall protection to gas detection equipment and hazardous material handling gear.
Represented iDevices, LLC in connection with its bridge financing
Representation of iDevices, LLC, an app-enablement and development consulting company, in connection with its bridge financing provided by a family office investing in technology companies.
Represented Venturus Capital, LLC in its investment in Onehub, Inc.
Representation of Venturus Capital, LLC, a private equity firm investing in technology companies, in its investment in Onehub, Inc., a technology company that helps businesses share and control files in the cloud.
Represented iDevices, LLC in connection with capital raise
Representation of iDevices, LLC, an app-enablement and development consulting company, in connection with the issuance of preferred equity to a group of investors, including Connecticut Innovations and Stonehenge Capital.
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