Anthony Cahill


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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.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented underwriters in over $600 million in public debt offerings for public utility companies
  • Represented company in the $240 million sale of translation and localization software-as-a-service platform.
    • Represented private equity fund in connection with a $112 million investment in global, cloud-based unified communications platform.
      • Represented company in the $50 million sale of company in baked goods industry to strategic acquirer.
        • Represented private equity fund in the $36 million leveraged buyout of leading mid-Atlantic complex audiovisual and communications solutions provider.
          • Represented growth equity fund in a $30 million investment in company providing mission critical software to asset managers,investmentadvisors and broker-dealers.
            • Represented growth equity fund in a $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.
            • Represented venture capital fund in a $9 million cross-border investment in Canadian financial comparison platform.
              • Advised andnegotiatedmulti-million dollar technology licensing agreement with leading US financial institution on behalf of payment platform provider developing and implementing mobile wallet products.
                • Represented software storage system company through multiple rounds of financing, including $2.5 million 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.

                    Professional and Community Involvement

                    Mr. Cahill is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations. He also volunteers with America Supporting Americans, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting troops overseas with communities, teams and organizations at home, and Citizens Schools, a mentoring and tutoring program serving Boston public school students.


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