Ed Rhyne focuses his practice on private equity, including fund formations and private equity sponsored mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital financing transactions. Over his more than 30-year career, Mr. Rhyne has worked as a senior partner in law firms, as a member of a private equity firm and as in-house general counsel of two public companies. His experience includes fund formations, structuring and negotiating private equity sponsored mergers and acquisitions, complex limited partnerships and LLC investment and joint venture vehicles, and a wide variety of private equity capital financings.
Mr. Rhyne also has experience representing institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds, as well as representing funds themselves in joint venture relationships with public companies and co-investments with other funds. Mr. Rhyne is particularly well-known among investment bankers and other clients in the Houston community for his informative M&A school and for his thoughtful client relationship development leadership at all levels.
- Representation of sponsors, investors, and management teams in formations of leveraged buyout, energy, and real estate private equity funds, captive funds and co-investment funds
- Representation of private equity funds and public companies in buy-side and sell-side domestic and international merger and acquisition and financing transactions, including in the commercial food preparation, defense contracting, energy, energy services, engineering, food service, franchising, grocery, health care, logistics, manufacturing, professional sports franchise, recycling, restaurant, retail, and wholesale industries
- Representation of private equity owned portfolio companies, including in connection with negotiation of executive management agreements and profits interest based management incentive plans
- In-house general counsel of two private equity sponsored public companies, including as a member of the management board of a Dutch public company with multi-national operations
Awards & Community
Legal 500 U.S., Recommended lawyer, M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-999m), 2016
The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2017
Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2004-2005, 2010-2011, 2015-2016
This school is for in-house legal, corporate, investment banking and private equity professionals. It will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the M&A process and agreements associated with M&A transactions.