Bill Zimmern provides strategic leadership and practical, business-oriented advice on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions transactions, with substantial experience involving financial sponsors, large corporations, and the representation of founders and long-time owners. He also assists clients with securities and general corporate matters.

Overview

Bill has worked for sophisticated clients across a number of industries, including in the healthcare, information technology, financial services, business and industrial services, retail, and real estate industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Bill practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a financial sponsor in the acquisition of an environmental services from another financial sponsor
  • Represented a financial sponsor in the purchase of a financial services software business, subsequent add-on acquisitions, and successful sale of the business to a large publicly traded consulting firm
  • Represented a financial sponsor in the acquisition of a retail eye wear business, an equity recapitalization, and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a platform business that provides professional educational services in add-on acquisitions and related transactional matters
  • Represented a financial sponsor in the acquisition of the semiconductor equipment division of a publicly traded health science and technology company, and the subsequent sale of the business to a publicly traded industrial strategic acquirer
  • Represented a financial sponsor in equity investment in a healthcare marketing company
  • Represented a specialty finance holding company in the acquisition of an equipment leasing business
  • Represented a publicly traded manufacturer and industrial services company in the acquisition of an energy consulting business
  • Represented a publicly traded manufacturer and industrial services company with the divestiture of security design and integration business
  • Represented a publicly traded hospital chain in the sale of various healthcare facilities
  • Represented the founders of a specialty fabrication and engineering business with the auction process and sale to a financial sponsor
  • Represented the founders of an industrial equipment distribution company in the sale of the business to a Dow 30 conglomerate
  • Represented a foreign strategic acquirer with the acquisition of the plastics division of a publicly traded competitor
  • Represented a foreign strategic acquirer with the acquisition of an energy services and construction business
  • Represented management in its buyout of an insurance services business from a publicly traded financial institution
  • Represented an investor group with the sale of a health and fitness center business

Notable

Notable

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013-2016
  • Published in Aspatore Books' Strategies for Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions: Leading Lawyers on Understanding Clients’ Needs and Successfully Negotiating M&A Transactions
  • Board of Trustees, Charlotte Country Day School, 2014-present; Chairman, Committee on Trustees, 2018-present
  • Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, 2014-present; Executive Committee 2018-present
  • Board Member and Board Chairman, Bruce Irons Camp Fund, 2009-2015
  • Cabinet Member, Arts & Science Council, 2009-2010
  • Bernstein Leadership Group, Class VII

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Affiliations

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association

Education

J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, high honors, Order of the Coif, North Carolina Law Review

B.A., Cornell University, cum laude

Admissions

  • New York
  • North Carolina
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