Craig Harasimowicz represents private equity and venture capital firms, independent sponsors, search funds, strategic acquirers, and companies in evaluating, structuring, and negotiating mergers and acquisitions and investment transactions.

Overview

Craig practices in the firm’s Corporate and Private Equity groups, focusing on representing private equity and venture capital firms, independent sponsors, search funds, strategic acquirers, and companies in evaluating, structuring, and negotiating mergers and acquisitions and investment transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, and divestitures and recapitalizations. In addition, Craig has experience representing and counseling companies in corporate governance and operational legal matters.

Craig delivers value-added counsel to his clients by taking a business-oriented approach to facilitate the deal process and drive transaction execution while effectively managing risk. 

Representative Experience

  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an emergency medical transportation billing services business, subsequent add-on acquisitions, and auction process and sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a foundation repair services business, subsequent add-on acquisitions, and auction process and sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing retail eye wear and optometric services in numerous add-on acquisitions and the subsequent sale of the portfolio company to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing professional educational services in add-on acquisitions and the subsequent auction process and sale of the portfolio company to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an affirmative action consulting services business and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an environmental remediation services business and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a high-temperature textile products business
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a homeowner’s association services business
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an Alzheimer’s research and treatment business
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing coatings and laminates services in add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a dental product manufacturing, sale and distribution company in the strategic acquisition of a dental regenerative product business
  • Represented a marketing company in the strategic acquisition of a regional competitive business
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing employee recognition products and services in a sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented the founders of a color concentrates supplier business in a sale of the company to a private equity company
  • Represented the founders of a rice product manufacturing, sale and distribution business in a sale of the company to a strategic purchaser
  • Represented the founders of a coffee and tea product manufacturing, sale and distribution business in a sale of the company to a publicly traded competitor
  • Represented the founders of a hair care product manufacturing, sale and distribution business in a sale of the company to a private equity company
  • Represented the founders of a medical equipment refurbishing and distribution business in a sale of the company to a private equity company
  • Represented the founders of an automotive products company with the divestiture of a line of automotive products to a strategic purchaser
  • Represented a joint venture in the first round capital raise for a hotel investment
  • Represented a public bottling company in the purchase and sale of manufacturing and distribution territories with regional bottling companies
  • Represented an individual investor in the purchase of a hydration therapy franchise
  • Represented a search fund in the acquisition of a street, parking lot and construction sweeping services business, a subsequent add-on acquisition and the sale of the business to a strategic acquiror

  • Represented a search fund in the acquisition of a managed print services business

  • Represented a search fund in the acquisition of a full-service marking firm

Notable

Notable

  • Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, "Rising Star", Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022 
  • Member, Moore & Van Allen Recruiting Committee
  • Member, Moore & Van Allen YP Committee

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Affiliations

Affiliations

  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Education

J.D., Wake Forest University, 2014, cum laude, Member of Wake Forest Law Review

B.A., Political Science, Davidson College, 2008

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2014
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Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022

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