Christopher G. Thel

Bar/Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2002
  • B.S., cum laude, Sociology, Duquesne University, 1999

Chris is a Director in the Firm’s Corporate & Tax Group. His practice focuses on transactional and general corporate matters. He represents strategic and financial clients in transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, joint ventures, and private securities offerings. He has represented investors, private equity funds, public companies and privately held businesses in a variety of manufacturing, service, chemical, technology and other industries.

Areas of Concentration

  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and commercial transactions
  • Private equity, mezzanine, and commercial lending

Representative Experience

  • Acquisition by private equity fund of a leading provider of inspection and testing services for energy, chemical and other commodities
  • Representation of a Fortune Global 500 company in its acquisition by merger of a haptics technology company in an auction process
  • Sale of a privately owned oil and gas equipment and services company to a public company purchaser
  • Sale of a nuclear power engineering services and solutions company to an international strategic buyer
  • Sale of a steel plate distribution and processing company to a foreign strategic buyer
  • Auction sale of an independent elevator company to a strategic buyer
  • Auction sale of a food industry company to a financial buyer
  • Mezzanine debt to support the acquisition and growth of a dental practice management company
  • Mezzanine debt to support the acquisition of a company that manufactures and distributes battery power products and backup power systems
  • Mezzanine debt to support the acquisition of an IT services, support and solutions company focused on providing services to governmental agencies
  • Debt financing of a private equity fund’s acquisition of franchised fast food restaurants
  • Representation of banks and borrowers in connection with various loan documentation, including representing the lead bank in a syndicated facility for an energy industry borrower
  • General representation of clients across numerous industries, including manufacturing, metal recycling, energy and healthcare