Education

Stanford Law School
JD, 1973

University of Rochester
BA, 1970, cum laude

Admissions

Massachusetts

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Andrew E. Taylor, Jr.

Partner

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“a leader in the Boston fund formation space … sought after by private organizations for his general strategic business advice and assistance with corporate governance issues"

Chambers USA

Sandy Taylor is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Lawdragon 500 Dealmakers in America.  Mr. Taylor was also named in The Legal 500 for middle market private equity buyouts.

Practice Focus

Private Equity:  represents firms in fund formation activities, portfolio company investments, restructuring and recapitalizations of existing investments and exit transactions.

Private Companies:  advises on strategic business matters, contract negotiation and corporate governance matters, mergers & acquisitions, equity financings, private placements, recapitalizations and exit transactions.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented healthcare venture capital firm in $900 million fund formation.  
  • Represented electronic components manufacturer in $65 million sale to buyout firm.
  • Represented oil field services firm in $360 million fund formation.
  • Represented environmental services firm in $200 million fund formation.
  • Represented mezzanine fund in $165 million fund formation.
  • Represented syndication of venture capital funds in $175 million equity financing of early stage pharmaceutical company to finance acquisition.
  • Represented Canadian-based firm in $250 million fund formation.
  • Represented mezzanine fund in acquisition of software company.
  • Represented private equity firm in sale of snack manufacturer.
  • Represented advisor to institutional investors in organization of series of funds-of-funds.
  • Represented venture capital funds in numerous first, second and later round financings.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Plan Ahead to Avoid Fateful Mishandling of Succession,” co-author, Buyouts, October 2011.
  • “The SEC Changeup on Private Equity Fund Registration,” co-author, Corporate Finance Law360, August 2011.
  • “After Fallout, Financial Power Shifts to LPs,” quoted, Boston Business Journal, February 2010.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Taylor is a member of the Boston Bar Association.

 

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