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OVERVIEW

Joshua P. Hollingsworth
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-261-7854

F 317-231-7433

OVERVIEW

Joshua P. Hollingsworth
Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-261-7854

F 317-231-7433

Chair of the firm’s Private Equity team, co-chair of the Entrepreneurial and Emerging Companies team and administrator of the Corporate Department in the Indianapolis office, Josh Hollingsworth advises on M&A and corporate finance matters. Josh is an engaged partner with his clients — resolving problems in a practical, balanced manner with a view toward maximizing the long-term value proposition for his clients.

OVERVIEW

Joshua P. Hollingsworth Partner

Indianapolis

11 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P : 317-261-7854

Chair of the firm’s Private Equity team, co-chair of the Entrepreneurial and Emerging Companies team and administrator of the Corporate Department in the Indianapolis office, Josh Hollingsworth advises on M&A and corporate finance matters. Josh is an engaged partner with his clients — resolving problems in a practical, balanced manner with a view toward maximizing the long-term value proposition for his clients.

Josh’s practice focuses on venture, private equity and hedge fund formation, spinoffs and separations, and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and debt equity finance.

A consummate “deal guy,” Josh is at his best explaining sophisticated provisions to clients, crafting solutions to complex problems, and successfully closing complicated financing and acquisition transactions. By taking an active interest in learning about each client’s business and objectives, Josh is able to synthesize high-level issues into straightforward action items that make financial sense for his client’s bottom line and are consistent with their values.

Professional and Community Involvement

Global board member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Former president, Association for Corporate Growth Indiana Chapter

Board member, Central Indiana Police Foundation

Former secretary and board member, Venture Club of Indiana

Former committee chair, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee

Former president, Young Professionals of Central Indiana

Former board member, Community Development Law Center

Former board member, Happy Hollow Children’s Camp

Member, Indianapolis Bar Association

Member, Indiana State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association Business Law Section LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations Committee

Member, Indiana Business Law Survey Commission LLC and LP Act Study Committee

Honors

Indiana Super Lawyers, 2014-2019, Rising Star, 2009-2013

The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2019

Indianapolis Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2012

Chambers USA

EXPERIENCE
  • Represented Finish Line in the divestiture of its Man Alive urban apparel business to Jimmy Jazz stores, as well as in Finish Line’s acquisition of the assets of an 18-store specialty running chain.
  • Represented the shareholders of Marquis Consulting Services, Inc. in a transaction in which Marquis was acquired by Gemalto, Inc., a world leader in digital security.
  • Assisted with the sale of a high-technology medical device company to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented an international HVAC manufacturer in the acquisition of another company’s North American air conditioning business.
  • Represented Blackland Group's aerospace component manufacturing platform, Blackland Aerospace, in the acquisition of Lewis Machine Company, a precision machine components company
  • Represented J.D. Byrider, the leader in the used car sales and finance industry, in its sale to private equity firm Altamount Capital Partners.
  • Sale of Pac-Van, Inc. to private equity firm through reverse subsidiary merger.
  • Represented Indiana-based eTapestry.com, a privately owned company that develops unique, web-based fundraising software for non-profit organizations, in a transaction with South Carolina-based Blackbaud, a public company and a global provider of software and related services.
  • Assisted client with formation of Cayman Islands Hedge Fund with net assets in excess of $150,000,000.
  • Represented First Cash, a leading specialty retailer and consumer financial services provider, in its acquisition of a 16 store chain of stores for approximately $46 million.
  • Represented Crown Products & Services, LLC on its recapitalization by Merit Capital Partners. Crown Products & Services LLC specializes in the formulation and application of proprietary specialty chemicals involved in the handling of various raw materials for the coal, steel and utility industries.
  • Represented a consortium of aircraft owners targeted by an FAA Special Emphasis Investigation Team (SEIT) investigation concerning ownership and operational structures.
  • Represented an Indiana-based fund sponsor in the formation of a multi-hundred million dollar offshore fund of hedge funds, as well as the formation of the fund’s investment management entity and investment adviser registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Represented an ESOP-owned S Corporation in the digital printing industry in connection with its acquisition by a private equity company.
  • Represented Advanced Metalworking Practices, Inc. (AMP), as well as its shareholders, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Purity Zinc Metals, LLC. Established in 1984 as an Indiana-based corporation, AMP is a major supplier of metal feedstocks in the United States.
  • Represented Advantis Medical, Inc – a manufacturer of medical case/tray organizing systems for surgical instruments, implants and medical devices – in sale of the company to RoundTable Healthcare Partners (RoundTable), a private equity firm.
  • Represented client in sale of a wholesale salt distribution company.
  • Represented tier one supplier to the orthopedic industry in purchase of manufacturing operations from public entities.
  • Structured tax-free split off of technology company between two owners under Section 355 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Represented private equity fund in connection with a substantial restaurant chain investment.
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