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Joel Hughey

Joel Hughey

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
joel.hughey@nelsonmullins.com

Joel focuses primarily on middle market corporate transactions in the US and internationally, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises, and joint ventures. He provides strategic counseling to a broad range of clients including public and private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices, and executive management teams. His industry experience includes technology, consumer...

Joel focuses primarily on middle market corporate transactions in the US and internationally, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises, and joint ventures. He provides strategic counseling to a broad range of clients including public and private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices, and executive management teams. His industry experience includes technology, consumer products, IT security, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, and chemicals. Joel also regularly advises Boards of Directors and Committees of Boards in their consideration of extraordinary corporate transactions, including restructuring and going-private situations.

Joel has represented hundreds of public and private company clients in public, private equity-backed, and private company mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and strategically important joint ventures with consideration in excess of $30 billion.

With more than 25 years combined experience as outside and in-house counsel and as a corporate development executive, Joel brings a practical business-oriented approach to executing transactions, addressing legal challenges, and solving corporate governance issues.

Joel Hughey

products, IT security, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, and chemicals. Joel also regularly advises Boards of Directors and Committees of Boards in their consideration of extraordinary corporate transactions, including restructuring and going-private situations.

Joel has represented hundreds of public and private company clients in public, private equity-backed, and private company mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and strategically important joint ventures with consideration in excess of $30 billion.

With more than 25 years combined experience as outside and in-house counsel and as a corporate development executive, Joel brings a practical business-oriented approach to executing transactions, addressing legal challenges, and solving corporate governance issues.

Joel focuses primarily on middle market corporate transactions in the US and internationally, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises, and joint ventures. He provides strategic counseling to a broad range of clients including public and private companies, private equity funds, venture capital funds, family offices, and executive management teams. His industry experience includes technology, consumer... products, IT security, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, and chemicals. Joel also regularly advises Boards of Directors and Committees of Boards in their consideration of extraordinary corporate transactions, including restructuring and going-private situations.

Joel has represented hundreds of public and private company clients in public, private equity-backed, and private company mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and strategically important joint ventures with consideration in excess of $30 billion.

With more than 25 years combined experience as outside and in-house counsel and as a corporate development executive, Joel brings a practical business-oriented approach to executing transactions, addressing legal challenges, and solving corporate governance issues.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented family owned e-commerce company in sale of major equity stake to a large global strategic investor
  • Represented a SaaS-based IT services management company in more than $250 million of growth equity raises and multiple subsequent acquisition/disposition transactions
  • Represented a venture capital fund in its initial formation and ongoing portfolio investments
  • Represented multiple private equity portfolio companies in capital restructuring transactions, including sales in bankruptcy 363 sale transactions
  • Represented manufacturing corporation in negotiation of $100+ million joint venture with large public chemical company for development of a new manufacturing facility and related commercial arrangements
  • Represented CEOs and select management team members of public companies in billion-dollar going-private transactions
  • Represented a public company in the formation, governance, and ongoing development and commercial relationship aspects of a $3 billion joint venture and related development project with an Asian-based multinational conglomerate
  • Represented growth equity portfolio company in its acquisition of value-added resellers of its products
  • Represented  private equity portfolio company in a series of roll-up acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company in preparation for its initial public offering
  • Represented multinational corporation in the potential acquisition of a U.S.-based public corporation
  • Represented a private equity client in the acquisition of two separate platform companies and in numerous subsequent “add-on” acquisitions
  • Advised founders of private company in sale of a significant growth investment to a growth equity fund

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Economics (1984)
    • Morehead Scholar
    • Member: North Carolina Fellow, Order of the Grail
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, JD (1987)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the ABA
  • Member, Southern Capital Forum
  • Former Member, Board of Directors and President, Business and Finance Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Former Member, Board of Directors of the UNC Law Foundation, Inc.
  • Former Member, Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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