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Wyatt A. Deal

Wyatt A. Deal

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Expertise

  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate
  • Health Care
  • Energy

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Virginia, U.S.A.

Profile

Wyatt’s practice focuses on private equity, venture capital and other alternative investment transactions.

Wyatt represents private equity sponsors, private investment funds and their portfolio companies in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and minority investments. He also frequently represents venture capital investors and emerging companies in connection with financing transactions and related matters. Wyatt’s industry experience includes real estate, healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, energy and manufacturing.

Relevant Experience

Ongoing representation of:

  • a New York-based real estate private equity firm in connection with multiple investments in real estate operating companies and general partner capital programs focused on urban redevelopment, industrial, multifamily and student housing strategies;
  • a Northern Virginia-based real estate fund sponsor in connection with formation of a Qualified Opportunity Fund focused on the acquisition and development of keystone properties and concentrated urban assets in Opportunity Zones located in the Southeast U.S.;
  • a Northern Virginia-based family office in connection with its real estate allocation, including multiple investments in real estate operating companies and multifamily development joint ventures;
  • a Richmond-based private equity sponsor in connection with multiple platform and add-on acquisitions of operating companies, including its investments in a natural gas production and midstream services company focused on the Appalachian basin, a Texas-based above-ground storage tank maintenance and repair services company and a manufacturer of tanks and containers for the storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials;
  • a Pittsburgh-based joint venture between a U.S. renewable energy fund sponsor and a Spanish renewable energy fund sponsor in connection with formation of the joint venture, seed financing and fund formation matters;
  • a New York-based private equity firm in connection with multiple platform and add-on acquisitions of operating companies, including its investments in a specialty metals processing company and a direct marketing company;
  • a New York-based alternative asset manager in connection with its secondaries program, including multiple portfolio acquisitions of secondary fund interests from institutional LPs;
  • a Richmond-based alternative asset manager in connection with its co-investment program, including 20+ direct co-investments in transactions sponsored by leading private equity firms;
  • a Virginia-based specialty health system in connection with commercialization of complement inhibitor technology developed in partnership with a medical school and a physicians group, including formation of a commercialization vehicle, licensing of technology and Common and Series A investments;
  • a Dallas based health system in connection with commercialization of dendritic cell receptor-targeting antibodies, including formation of a commercialization vehicle in partnership with a U.K.-based pharmaceutical company and related financing matters;
  • a Swiss consumer products company in connection with its corporate venture capital program, including multiple minority investments in emerging technology companies;
  • an NYSE-listed consumer products company in connection with its corporate venture capital program, including multiple minority investments in emerging technology companies;
  • a New York-based venture capital fund in connection with multiple minority investments in emerging data analytics companies.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Education

BA, University of Virginia, 2003
Areas of Practice

Capital Markets and Securities | Corporate | Energy | Health Care | Health Care and Life Sciences | Health Care Transactions and Corporate Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions | Portfolio Company-NEW_HOLD | Private Equity | Private Investment Funds | Real Estate, Development and Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Advised CapLease, Inc. on its sale to American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. and related “go shop” sale process.
  • Advised private equity fund on its sale of a liquid tank trailer manufacturer to a strategic buyer.
  • Advised private equity fund on its platform acquisition of a thermal processing company and immediate add-on acquisition.
  • Advised asset manager on its acquisition of a hedge fund of funds sponsor.
  • Advised Chapter 11 debtor on a series of Section 363 asset sales liquidating 250+ gas stations and convenience stores.
  • Advised Fortune 100 financial institution on its formation of a joint venture with a retail property manager to redevelop and manage a suburban shopping mall.
  • Advised New York-based real estate developer on its formation of a joint venture with a NYSE-listed REIT to finance and develop a multifamily property.
  • Advised NYSE-listed Fortune 100 financial institution on its formation of a joint venture to manage distressed real estate assets.
  • Advised private REIT on its formation of a joint venture to acquire mortgage servicing rights.
  • Advised EU real estate investor on its formation of a joint venture with an EU financial institution to finance and develop four significant mixed-use projects in lower Manhattan.
  • Advised private equity fund on its formation of a joint venture with a real estate developer and EPC contractor to finance and develop a 750MW gas-fired power plant.
  • Advised NYSE-listed Fortune 100 financial institution on various minority equity investments in connection with commercial lending transactions.
  • Advised NYSE-listed Fortune 200 consumer products company on various minority equity investments in connection with its corporate venture capital program.
  • Advised commercial real estate broker on a minority equity investment in a market research provider.
  • Advised NYSE-listed hospitality REIT on various follow-on public offerings of common and preferred stock.
  • Advised private equity sponsor on its formation of a mortgage servicing rights opportunities fund.
  • Advised private equity sponsor on its formation of a middle market buyout fund.
  • Advised venture capital sponsor on its formation of several private investment funds focused on early stage biotechnology and pharmaceutical opportunities.


Professional Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association, Business Law Section Council
  • Richmond Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • The John Marshall Foundation, Junior Board

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2016, 2015
  • Legal Elite, Young Lawyers, Virginia Business, 2014

Articles

  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments: Overview, Practical Law
  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments: Overview, Practical Law
  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments, Practical Law Journal

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