Kevin M. Tormey

Kevin Tormey has more than 30 years of experience advising private companies across a variety of industries including media, software, information services, and related businesses on their most strategic and important transactions with private equity sponsors. Following these capital inflection points, Kevin is typically retained by the company following its acquisition to provide ongoing corporate governance counsel, enabling him to position the company for future strategic deals.

Kevin also represents leading venture capital and private equity firms in connection with portfolio company transactions, including minority investments, buyouts, and leveraged recapitalizations.

As a former engineer at General Electric, Kevin leverages his training to help clients with intellectual property licensing and transfers and deals involving significant patent portfolios, primarily relating to the mechanical, electro-mechanical, and medical device arts. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.


  • The Legal 500
  • IFLR1000 Notable Practitioner: M&A

Recent Representative Transactions

  • Acquisition of training company in petroleum industry.
  • Investment in alarm services business.
  • $100 million sale of medical device company.
  • Acquisition of radio broadcasting businesses.
  • Leveraged buyout of professional sports team and related businesses.
  • $90 million sale of multinational manufacturing company.
  • Acquisition of pharmaceutical manufacturing business.
  • Leveraged buyout of cable, internet, and telephone company.
  • Sale of electronics packaging company to private equity fund.
  • $40 million leveraged buyout of subscription based services company.
  • $35 million leveraged buyout of information services company.
  • Acquisition of five niche publications and related businesses.
  • $350 million leveraged buyout of information services company.
  • $125 million asset sale of healthcare publishing and seminar business, including sale of equity and mergers of subsidiaries.
  • $190 million asset sale of information systems business.
  • $210 million PIPE financing for Dutch public company and simultaneous $100 million acquisition by its US subsidiary.
  • $110 million sale of specialized division of publishing company.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Targeting the Right Investment: Choices and Challenges in Private Equity Transactions,” author, chapter in Inside the Minds: Understanding Legal Trends in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Market.
  • "Opportunities in the Middle Market," moderator, MIT Sloan Private Equity Symposium.
  • “Don’t Be So Fast to Convert LLCs to Corporations,” co-author, Buyouts Magazine.

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 1996, summa cum laude
Villanova University
MS, 1992, Mechanical Engineering
Lehigh University
BS, 1989, with honors, Mechanical Engineering



U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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