Representative Transactions & Background


Tanner Ainge, Managing Partner

     Throughout his career as a private equity investor, M&A attorney, and executive of an acquisitive publicly-traded company, Tanner has helped create value for business owners in a wide variety of industries and size ranges, with transactions ranging from $1 million to over $5 billion in enterprise value.  Tanner began his career with the private equity firm HGGC and also practiced law with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, a leading international firm.  He now advises entrepreneurs and business owners across a spectrum of corporate transactions including acquisitions, real estate, venture capital, private equity, and any of their other corporate legal needs. In addition, Tanner sources, underwrites and oversees a portfolio of private equity investments on behalf of a close-knit group of family offices.

     Tanner earned his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law, his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University and is licensed to practice law in Utah and Illinois.

Representative Transactions:

  • Advised a large family office on multiple buyout transactions ($50m - $150M) in the manufacturing, distribution and infrastructure sectors

  • Managed the bidding process, due diligence, financial preparation and legal negotiations for the sale of an emerging healthcare services business to an international private equity fund

  • Sourced, structured and managed a successful family office investment in a consumer services business which exited to a $7B, publicly-traded buyer (ServiceMaster) after 4 years

  • Represented a regional telecommunications provider in its sale to a national competitor

  • Due diligence, underwriting, and legal negotiations for dozens of middle market private equity transactions

  • Completed more than 20 add-on acquisitions for a large, publicly traded healthcare company

  • Represented venture-backed IT Services firm in multiple acquisitions

  • Sourced, structured and monitored a private debt investment in the business services sector on behalf of family office clients