Anthony Cahill

Anthony Cahill counsels leading private equity funds through equity investments, debt financings and investment exits. He also advises technology companies across a broad range of industries (including software, alternative payment systems, e-commerce, internet-of-things, healthcare and life sciences) in the areas of early-stage formation and strategy, commercial transactions, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and other general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Choate, Mr. Cahill served as Counsel for Telerik Inc., where he advised on all legal aspects of the company’s business, including counseling the company in its $263 million sale. Prior to the sale, he led the company’s outbound software licensing program and collaborated with the sales, engineering and business development teams to draft and negotiate complex technology licenses (on-premise, SaaS and OEM).

Practice Focus

Private Equity: counsels private equity funds and their portfolio companies through all phases of their investment process, including recapitalizations, growth equity investments, add-on acquisitions and sale transactions.

Business & Technology: advises companies in a variety of industries in significant commercial transactions, equity incentive compensation and general corporate matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions: assists in corporate transactions for public and private companies, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures.

Fund Formation: represents sponsors in fund formation, management company and general partner structuring and governance matters, and creation of separate account and special purpose investment programs.

Representative Engagements

Representative Transactions:

  • Represented underwriters in over $1.2 billion in public debt offerings for public utility companies
  • $240 million sale of translation and localization software-as-a-service platform.
  • $112 million investment in global, cloud-based unified communications platform.
  • $50 million sale of company in baked goods industry to strategic acquirer.
  • $36 million leveraged buyout of leading mid-Atlantic complex audiovisual and communications solutions provider.
  • $30 million investment in company providing mission critical software to asset managers, investment advisors and broker-dealers.
  • $25 million investment in company creating  online musical instrument marketplace for musicians.
  • Represented private equity fund in connection with the formation of, and $23 million investment in, platform investment company to form largest managed IT services provider in the Northeast United States.
  • $9 million cross-border investment in Canadian financial comparison platform.

Representative Clients:

  • Represented Merchant Customer Exchange, a payment provider developing and implementing mobile wallet products, in its payment platform licensing agreement with, and subsequent sale to, J. P. Morgan Chase.
  • Ongoing representation of Digital Map Products, a provider of cloud-based location technology and content solutions for businesses and governments, including its cross-border acquisitions of DMTI Spatial and Mexico Business Directory.
  • Ongoing representation of Locus Robotics, a provider of autonomous, mobile robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment warehouses, including $25 million Series B investment.
  • Ongoing representation of Senet, Inc., a cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and network buildout for the Internet of Things (IoT), in strategic commercial matters and investments.
  • Ongoing representation of SidelineSwap, an online marketplace for sports gear and equipment, in matters ranging from formation to recent investments by 500 Startups, Rocket Internet and Haystack Partners.
  • Ongoing representation of several emerging technology, fintech, internet-of-things, healthcare and life sciences companies at various stages in commercial transactions and investments by angel investors, seed funds and growth equity funds.
  • Ongoing represenation of software storage system company through multiple rounds of financing, including investment from a strategic investor.
  • Ongoing representation of several emerging technology, fintech, internet-of-things, healthcare and life sciences companies at various stages in commercial transactions and investments by angel investors, seed funds and growth equity funds.

Fund Formation:

  • Ongoing representation of Frontier Capital, including the formation of its fifth fund at an oversubscribed $700 million.
  • Ongoing representation of TrueBridge Capital Partners, including the formation of its fifth venture capital fund-of-funds at an oversubscribed $450 million.
  • Ongoing representation of COSIMO Venture Partners, a venture capital fund focused on deep technology sectors including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, virtual reality, augmented reality and the Internet of Things.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Cahill is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations.  He also serves as a committee member for the Ireland Funds Boston Young Leaders Society and volunteers with America Supporting Americans.

Education & Credentials

Northeastern University School of Law
JD, 2012
Cornell University
BS, 2008