Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
  • Illinois, 2012
  • *Licensed in Illinois. Practicing in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5 (e) of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
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Emerich F. Gutter

Associate
Overview
Representative Matters

Emerich F. Gutter is an associate in Moore & Van Allen's Corporate Group, where he focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. 

Mr. Gutter has represented acquirers and sellers, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, in a wide variety of complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, venture capital investments, joint ventures, minority investments and carve-out divestitures. His experience spans transactions with valuations ranging from less than $5 million to well over $10 billion and in a broad range of industries, such as food, cosmetic and other consumer products, packaging, industrial equipment, insurance, healthcare and technology. Mr. Gutter also advises clients on a variety of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, the formation and structure of business entities, commercial contracts, executive employment and incentive arrangements, and similar corporate matters. 

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Mr. Gutter practiced in the Chicago offices of Sidley Austin LLP and DLA Piper LLP.

Mr. Gutter received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, with a Concentration in Business Organizations and Finance Law with Honors.  While in law school, Mr. Gutter also served as the Executive Editor for Professional Articles for the Review of Banking & Financial Law. He received his B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

*Licensed in Illinois. Practicing in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5 (e) of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.

Representative Matters

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Mr. Gutter worked on the following transactions:

  • Represented a private equity fund in the auction and approx. $1.1 billion divestiture of a portfolio company in the baked goods industry.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its approx. $350 million leveraged buyout of a manufacturer of healthcare products.
  • Represented a publicly traded beauty products company in its approx. $600 million joint venture with an e-commerce cosmetics company.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its approx. $65 million acquisition of a manufacturer of food packaging products.
  • Represented an industrial conglomerate in its approx. $1.1 billion cross-border acquisition of the beverage dispense and merchandising divisions of a publicly traded U.K. company.
  • Represented a publicly traded consumer goods company in its approx. $13.9 billion merger with a German conglomerate.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its approx. $362 million acquisition of an industrial adhesives and sealants manufacturer.
  • Represented a publicly traded property and casualty insurance company in its approx. $330 million stock-for-stock merger with an insurance underwriter.
  • Represented the portfolio company of a private equity fund in the approx. $158 million carve-out divestiture of a non-core snacks division to a publicly traded consumer packaged goods company.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its approx. $82 million leveraged buyout of a professional employer organization.
  • Represented a publicly traded trucking and freight company in its approx. $3 billion tender offer sale to a publicly traded logistics company.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its approx. $48 million acquisition of a composite truck body manufacturer.
  • Represented an industrial conglomerate in its approx. $25 million acquisition of an Indian manufacturer of water filtration systems.
  • Represented a publicly traded packaging company in its approx. $150 million acquisition of a packaging product distributor.
  • Represented the portfolio company of a private equity fund in numerous bolt-on acquisitions in the industrial equipment sector.