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A partner in the Corporate Department, Angelo Bonvino is co-head of the firm’s North American Mergers and Acquisitions Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Angelo is a nationally recognized mergers and acquisitions attorney who focuses on private equity investments. He has extensive experience in advising private equity, strategic and hedge fund clients in their M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, carve-out transactions, restructuring and recapitalization transactions.


Angelo's private equity and hedge fund clients include Oak Hill Capital Partners, Kohlberg & CompanyOaktree CapitalKPS Special Situations FundMacAndrews & Forbes and Wellspring Capital Partners. His public company clients include Performance Sports Group (formerly Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.) and vTv Therapeutics.

Angelo's recent experience includes representation of:

  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in its:
    • $1.43 billion acquisition of Berlin Packaging LLC from Investcorp and in Berlin Packaging's acquisitions of Diablo Valley Packaging and Vivid Packaging Inc.;
    • $1.48 billion sale of its controlling interest in the Hillman Companies, Inc. to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC;
    • investment in SmartPak Equine LLC in connection with its acquisition by Henry Schein Inc.;
    • $503 million sale of Security Networks to Monitronics International;
    • acquisition of an approximately 80 percent interest in Earth Fare from Monitor Clipper Partners;
  • Kohlberg & Co. in its:
    • acquisition of a majority stake in Sunspire Heath and in Sunspire Health's acquisition of the Princeton, Texas 40-bed residential treatment operations of Caron Treatment Centers;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Aurora Casket Company, to Matthews International Corporation;
    • acquisition of AM Conservation Group and in AM Conservation's investments in Service Concepts and GoodCents;
    • acquisition of Design Solutions International by NBG Home, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co.;
    • acquisition of PPC Industries Inc. from AEA Investors;
    • sale of Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC to GI Partners;
    • acquisition of a majority of the equity interests in Troon Golf, LLC.;
    • sale of SouthernCare Holdings, Inc.;
    • acquisition of Nellson Nutraceutical LLC and in Nellson's acquisition of Le Groupe Multibar Inc.;
    • acquisition of Sabre Industries, Inc. and in Sabre's acquisition of FWT, LLC;
    • sale of its portfolio company, Hoffmaster Group, Inc., to Metalmark Capital; and
    • sale of its portfolio company, Thomas Nelson, to HarperCollins Publishers.
  • KPS Capital Partners in its:
    • approximately $480 million sale of its portfolio company, Motor Coach Industries International, Inc., to New Flyer Industries, Inc.;
    • $1.3 billion sale of Waupaca Foundry, Inc. to Hitachi Metals, Ltd.;
    • acquisition of Electrical Components International, Inc.;
    • $388 million sale of its portfolio company, North American Breweries Holdings, to Cerveceria Costa Rica;
    • acquisition by its portfolio company, International Equipment Solutions, LLC, of CWS Industries (Mfg) Corp. and Kodiak Mfg., Inc.;
    • acquisition of Siac do Brasil Ltda. from SIAC S.p.A. and its affiliates;
    • formation of W Foundry International, Inc. and acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc. from ThyssenKrupp Budd Company;
    • $315 million sale of its portfolio company, Attends Healthcare, to Domtar Corporation;
    • acquisition of substantially all the assets of United Copper Industries, Inc., an affiliate of Organización IUSA, S.A. de C.V.; and
    • acquisition of Paladin Brands Holding and Crenlo from Dover Corporation.
  • Wellspring Capital Management in its:
    • acquisition of AdvoServ;
    • merger of Prolamina Corporation and Ampac Holdings, LLC and in ProAmpac's acquisition of Coating Excellence International;
    • acquisition of Help At Home, Inc.;
    • acquisition of Tradesmen International, LLC;
    • sale of its portfolio company Checkers & Rally's Restaurants to Sentinel Capital Partners;
    • acquisition of Swift Worldwide Resources from Gresham Private Equity;
    • acquisition of National Seating & Mobility, Inc. from Ridgemont Equity Partners;
    • $445 million sale of its portfolio company, Omni Energy Corporation, to Gibson Energy Inc.;
    • going-private acquisition of OMNI Energy Services Corp.; and
    • sale of Vatterott College to TA Associates.
  • MacAndrews & Forbesin:
    • connection with the initial public offering of common stock by vTv Therapeutics, Inc.; and
    • its acquisitions by its subsidiary, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, of the creative services and media services divisions of Ascent Media Group.
  • Performance Sports Group in its:
    • acquisition of an exclusive perpetual, worldwide patent and technology license from Q30 Sports, LLC;
    • $330 million acquisition of the Easton Baseball/Softball business from Easton-Bell Sports;
    • initial public offering of common shares in the U.S.;
    • acquisition of Combat Sports;
    • acquisition of Cascade Helmet Holdings, Inc.; and
    • acquisition of Maverik Lacrosse.

Angelo's transactional work has earned him national recognition as a leading private equity lawyer in The Legal 500. Angelo has also authored several articles, including: an article in The M&A Journal discussing the filing requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976; an article in ABA Business Law Today about the increased use of earnouts by buyers and sellers in private transactions to reach a consensus on purchase price; an article in International Financial Law Review, discussing how to formulate and negotiate the complex but important working capital adjustments in an acquisition; and, an article in The Deal discussing the importance of being mindful of, and ensuring compliance with, relevant stock exchange rules in private investments in public equities (PIPEs).

Angelo served as an articles editor for the Brooklyn Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.



  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1996
    magna cum laude
  • B.B.A., Baruch College of CUNY, 1993
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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Related Resources

Jan 15, 2016 | Publications

M&A at a Glance (January 2016)

Jan 15, 2016 | Publications

M&A at a Glance – 2015 Year-End Roundup

Dec 23, 2015 | News

ProAmpac Completes Acquisition of Coating Excellence International

Dec 15, 2015 | Publications

M&A at a Glance (December 2015)

Nov 24, 2015 | News

Wellspring Acquires AdvoServ

Nov 16, 2015 | Publications

M&A at a Glance (November 2015)

Nov 10, 2015 | News

Berlin Packaging Acquires Diablo Valley Packaging

Nov 10, 2015 | News

KPS Capital Partners to Sell Motor Coach Industries for $480 Million

Oct 15, 2015 | Publications

M&A at a Glance (October 2015)

Sep 15, 2015 | News

AM Conservation Group Invests in Service Concepts

Sep 18, 2015 | Publications

September 2015 Private Equity Digest

Sep 15, 2015 | Publications

M&A at a Glance (September 2015)

Aug 31, 2015 | News

Berlin Packaging Acquires Vivid Packaging 

Aug 20, 2015 | News

Matthews International Closes Acquisition of Aurora Casket

Aug 19, 2015 | News

Wellspring Capital Forms Leading Flexible Packaging Company

Aug 03, 2015 | News

Wellspring Acquires Help At Home

Aug 14, 2015 | Publications

M&A at a Glance (August 2015)

Jul 15, 2015 | Publications

M&A at a Glance (July 2015)

Jul 07, 2015 | Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery Relies Exclusively on Merger Price Less Net Synergies to Determine Fair Value in Appraisal Action

Jun 08, 2015 | News

Kohlberg Acquires Majority Stake in Sunspire Health 

Jun 09, 2015 | News

Aurora Casket Company to Be Acquired by Matthews International

May 21, 2015 | Publications

May 2015 Private Equity Digest

May 19, 2015 | Publications

Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies That Plaintiffs Must Plead a Non-Exculpated Claim of Breach of Fiduciary Duty to Survive Motion to Dismiss, Even Where Entire Fairness Applies

Apr 08, 2015 | Publications

Delaware M&A Quarterly

Mar 27, 2015 | News

Kohlberg Acquires AM Conservation Group

Mar 23, 2015 | Publications

March 2015 Private Equity Digest

Mar 17, 2015 | Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery Holds That Fee-Shifting Bylaw Does Not Apply to Former Stockholder

Mar 03, 2015 | News

Nellson Nutraceutical Enters Into Purchase Agreement With NBTY

Mar 04, 2015 | Publications

Delaware Court of Chancery Holds That Minority Stockholders Did Not Waive Appraisal Rights in a Merger Where the Company Failed to Properly Exercise Drag-Along Rights

Feb 27, 2015 | News

Kohlberg Portfolio Company Sabre Acquires FWT from Satori Capital

Mar 02, 2015 | News

KPS Portfolio Company IES Acquires Kodiak

Feb 20, 2015 | Publications

February 2015 Private Equity Digest

Jan 22, 2015 | Publications

January 2015 Private Equity Digest

Nov 24, 2014 | News

Nellson Nutraceutical to Acquire Le Groupe Multibar 

Nov 04, 2014 | News

Kohlberg Completes Acquisition of PPC Industries

Oct 20, 2014 | Publications

October 2014 Private Equity Digest

Sep 18, 2014 | News

GI Partners to Acquire Kellermeyer Bergensons Services From Funds Affiliated With Kohlberg & Co.

Aug 25, 2014 | News

Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Berlin Packaging for $1.43 Billion

Aug 19, 2014 | News

KPS to Sell Waupaca Foundry to Hitachi Metals for $1.3 Billion

Aug 15, 2014 | News

Nielsen & Bainbridge Acquires The Home Décor Companies

Jul 18, 2014 | Publications

July 2014 Private Equity Digest

Jun 30, 2014 | News

Kohlberg Completes Acquisition of Troon Golf

Jun 30, 2014 | News

Oak Hill Sells Controlling Interest in The Hillman Companies to CCMP

Jun 30, 2014 | News

KPS Acquires Anchor Glass Container Corporation

May 30, 2014 | News

KPS Capital Completes Acquisition of Electrical Components International

Of Note

Mar 24, 2015

KPS Capital Wins Two Buyouts “Deal of the Year” Awards

May 03, 2013

KPS Capital Wins Two Buyouts Awards
for Second Consecutive Year

Mar 15, 2013

PEI Names KPS Investment “North American Exit of the Year”

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