Scott Beach is chair of the Corporate and Business Law department and chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital practice group. Scott represents private equity investors and emerging growth companies in formation, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, technology arrangements, and general corporate matters. He routinely advises clients in structuring, forming and operating private investment funds, family offices, 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 also advises tax-exempt organizations (including foundations, academic institutions and religious organizations) and their Boards in matters of strategic planning and corporate governance.
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.
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 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 a single family office in connection with a $100 million commitment to an endowment-strategy alternative investment fund
Formation of a $20 million venture capital investment company for a single family office
Representation of an international family office as a sponsor in connection with the IPO of one of its portfolio companies that is an operator of a specialty refining and pipeline fuel distribution business
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
with Honors1993member, George Washington Law Review; National Order of the Coif
Phi Beta Kappa1990
Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) as a leading corporate/ M&A attorney in Connecticut, 2012-2017
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Business/Corporate, 2006-2016
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2008-2017, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2015-2017
Honored by National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter, As MS Corporate Achiever for the Class of 2008