New York, Aug. 19, 2021 – Proskauer, a leading international law firm, announced today that it advised Ethos Veterinary Health (Ethos), one of the industry’s most innovative veterinary organizations, in its acquisition by National Veterinary Associates (NVA), a leading global community of nearly 1,200 veterinary hospitals. The transaction will allow the leading veterinary organizations to advance veterinary medicine for patients and their families.
As part of the transaction, certain Ethos shareholders will roll over a portion of their investment into partnership interests in NVA, directly or indirectly. In addition, NVA has announced a $10 million contribution to Ethos Discovery, a groundbreaking non-profit science and medical incubator designed to improve diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for complex medical conditions, including cancer research.
The Proskauer team advising Ethos was led by partner Lauren Boglivi, co-head of the firm’s global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group and associate Cyrus Abbassi (M&A and Health Care); and included senior counsel Kyle Junik (M&A); partner David Manko (Health Care) and associate Krusheeta Patel (M&A and Health Care); associate Josh Demple (M&A); partner Amanda Nussbaum and associate Jo Habenicht (Tax); partner Seth Safra and associate Katrine Magas (Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation); senior counsel Gail Port (Environmental); partner Colin Kass and senior counsel John Ingrassia (Antitrust); partner Ronald Sernau and associate Steven Czurlanis (Real Estate); and partner Rob Freeman and associate Jay Frankel (TMT).
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This year, Proskauer has advised on some of the most complex M&A transactions across a range of industries. Recent representations include advising long-time client Stamps.com in its $6.6 billion acquisition by leading software investment firm, Thoma Bravo; representing Accor in connection with its exclusive negotiations with Ennismore to form the world’s leading lifestyle operator in the hospitality sector; and counseling Grifols and its affiliate Biomat in a $1 billion investment by the Singaporean Sovereign Wealth Fund GIC.