R. Scott Beach
rsbeach@daypitney.com

Greenwich
24 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
T: (203) 862 7824
F: (203) 583 4671

R. Scott "Scott" Beach – Partner

Professional Experience

Scott Beach is chair of the Corporate and Business Law department and chair of the Private Equity and Investment Funds practice group. Scott represents private equity investors and emerging growth companies in formation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, technology arrangements, and general corporate matters. He routinely advises clients in structuring and forming private investment funds, partnerships and joint ventures. Scott counsels investment fund principals and managers, and portfolio company executives, in connection with their employment and equity compensation arrangements.

Scott was named one of "Fairfield County's 'Forty under 40'" business leaders in 2006 by the Fairfield County Business Journal.

According to the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, Scott Beach is a skilled and experienced attorney in private equity matters. "Clients enthuse: 'He is excellent during negotiations. He remains focused on the key objectives.'" Scott is also described by clients as "thorough and calm under pressure."

Scott is a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Finance group which has assembled the Connecticut Entrepreneur and Investor Hub, an online resource for startup companies and investors in the state.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a US-based private equity fund sponsored by offshore investors in connection with the acquisition, and later sale, of a controlling preferred stock investment in a leading manufacturer of private label candles and home accessories to an India-based strategic purchaser
  • Representation of a private equity firm in the sale, along with the other institutional co-investors and founding shareholders, of all of the stock of a national retail flooring company based in the southeast to two west coast private equity firms, through a merger transaction valued in excess of $400 million
  • Representation of private equity investment fund in connection with purchase of preferred units and multiple rounds of follow-on investments in an operator of specialty refining and pipeline fuel distribution business in Texas
  • Formation and sale of $120 million joint venture between a medical instrument manufacturer and a multinational pharmaceutical company
  • Representation of sponsors of private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, and fund of funds in connection with the formation and launch of such funds
  • Representation of high-net-worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors in various investments in private funds
  • Formation and $22 million private equity financing of a developer of technology products and services dedicated to enhancing online marketing
  • Sale of the country's largest MMDS telecommunications company to a global telecommunications company at a transaction value of more than $600 million
  • Representation of issuers and placement agents in Preferred Stock and Common Stock PIPE financings

News, Publications & Presentations

Education

  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with Honors, 1993, member, George Washington Law Review; National Order of the Coif
  • Emory University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1990

Admissions

  • State of Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, member
  • National Association of Corporate Directors, Connecticut Chapter, Board of Advisors, member

Awards and Achievements

  • Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory as a leading corporate/M&A attorney in Connecticut, 2012-2014

  • Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer, 2006-2013

  • Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2008-2014

  • Honored by National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter, As MS Corporate Achiever for the Class of 2008