Craig Circosta is a transactional attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as general corporate and securities matters. Mr. Circosta's clients range from small, privately owned companies to Fortune 100 public companies.

Mr. Circosta is highly experienced in a broad variety of M&A transactions, including public and private mergers, stock acquisitions and divestitures, and asset purchases and sales. He  represents clients in a wide range of industries, including medical devices, chemicals, aerospace, insurance and retail.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Circosta was the M&A practice group leader for a national law firm. In addition, Mr. Circosta is a certified public accountant.

Representative Experience

Mr. Circosta has represented Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a global medical device company, in its mergers and acquisitions activity since 2005. During that time, the company's transactions focused on its transition from an established diversified industrial company to a pure-play global medical device company. The transactions include:

  • The acquisition of Z-Medica LLC, an industry-leading manufacturer of hemostatic products, for an upfront cash payment of $500 million at closing, and up to $25 million upon the achievement of certain commercial milestones
  • The acquisition of IWG High Performance Conductors, a manufacturer of wire and tubing components used in medical devices, for $260 million
  • The sale of a significant portion of its respiratory business to Medline Industries Inc. for $286 million
  • The sale of its business units that design and manufacture automotive and industrial driver controls, motion systems, and fluid-handling systems to Kongsberg Automotive Holding ASA; the cash transaction was valued at $560 million and involved 34 manufacturing sites worldwide
  • The sale of Teleflex Aerospace Manufacturing Group to GKN PLC
  • The sale of its actuation business, a leading global provider of aftermarket service and support for commercial and military actuators, to TransDigm Group Inc.
  • The acquisition of Essential Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on large bore closure devices used in connection with certain cardiovascular procedures
  • The acquisition of the nondrug-coated coronary products of QT Vascular and an option to purchase QT Vascular's drug-coated coronary balloon catheter
  • The acquisition of Hotspur Technologies Inc., a leading developer of catheter-based technologies aimed at restoring blood flow for patients with obstructed vessels
  • The acquisition of Ultimate Medical and its affiliates, a supplier of airway management medical devices in Australia
  • The acquisition of Mini-Lap Technologies Inc., a developer of next-generation minimally invasive surgical instruments
  • The acquisition of Truphatek, a manufacturer of disposable and reusable laryngoscope medical devices headquartered in Israel
  • The acquisition of Nostix LLC, a developer of tip confirmation systems used in connection with the placement of vascular access devices

Mr. Circosta also has:

  • Represented Buckeye Partners, L.P., a provider of midstream logistic solutions for liquid petroleum products, in the sale of certain of its domestic pipeline and terminal assets to InstarAGF Asset Management for cash consideration of $450 million and the negotiation of a long-term agreement for the operation and maintenance of such pipeline and terminal assets for the buyer
  • Represented one of the world's largest chemical companies in the sale of its glass lamination and vinyls business to a publicly traded Japanese manufacturer of chemicals, fibers and other materials for $543 million plus the value of inventories
  • Represented a Fortune 100 multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods company in its exclusive worldwide collaboration agreement which allows for the joint development and licensing of early-stage compounds for use in orthopedic reconstructive areas and the evaluation of the use of certain drugs for additional orthopedic uses
  • Represented Royal Agrifirm Group, a leading international agricultural cooperative, in its acquisition of Special Nutrients Inc., a leading provider of mycotoxin binders
  • Represented one of the world's largest chemical companies in the sale of its Authentication business, a leading global producer of photopolymer holographic films and 3D holograms and associated software, to a publicly traded British company that manufactures currency and other security-printed products
  • Represented a private investment company in the acquisition of the world's largest designer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary back-up alarms and amber warning lights for commercial vehicles
  • Represented one of the world's largest chemical companies in the sale of its liquid packaging business to investment affiliates of a U.S.-based private equity fund
  • Represented a Fortune 100 multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods company in its acquisition of a leading global company in the high-speed surgical power tools market
  • Represented Wei Beauty, a global skincare company, in its sale of a 68 percent stake to Fosun International
  • Represented Eastern Bag and Paper Company Inc. (EBP Supply Solutions) in its sale to Imperial Dade
  • Represented a private investment company in the acquisition of the Safety Products division of a designer, manufacturer and distributor of back-up alarms and amber warning lights for the commercial vehicle safety market
  • Represented an independent domestic provider of turnkey marine electromechanical solutions in its acquisition by investment affiliates of a U.S.-based private equity fund


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Villanova University, B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Philadelphia Chapter
  • Kids Smiles Inc., Board Chair, 2013-2019; Emeritus Board Member, 2019-Present
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, 2014-2022
  • The Legal 500 USA, Leading Lawyer, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013-2019
  • IFLR1000, Highly Regarded – Pennsylvania, Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity/M&A, 2018
  • Client Service All-Star, The BTI Consulting Group Inc., 2014 and 2017


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