Overview

Craig Harasimowicz is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Charlotte office. Mr. Harasimowicz represents private equity and venture capital firms, independent sponsors, search funds, strategic acquirers and companies in evaluating, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and investment transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, as well as divestitures and recapitalizations.

In addition, Mr. Harasimowicz has experience representing and counseling companies in corporate governance and operational legal matters. He delivers value-added counsel to his clients by taking a business-oriented approach to facilitate the deal process and drive transaction execution while effectively managing risk.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Harasimowicz worked for a Charlotte-based law firm in its corporate and private equity groups.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a dental product manufacturing, sale and distribution company in the strategic acquisition of a dental regenerative product business
  • Represented a marketing company in the strategic acquisition of a regional competitive business
  • Represented the founders of a rice product manufacturing, sale and distribution business in a sale of the company to a strategic purchaser
  • Represented the founders of a military and first responder equipment manufacturing, sale and distribution business in a sale of the company to a strategic purchaser
  • Represented the founders of a coffee and tea product manufacturing, sale and distribution business in a sale of the company to a publicly traded competitor
  • Represented the founders of a medical equipment refurbishing and distribution business in a sale of the company to a private equity company
  • Represented the founders of an automotive products company with the divestiture of a line of automotive products to a strategic purchaser
  • Represented a public bottling company in the purchase and sale of manufacturing and distribution territories with regional bottling companies
  • Represented an individual investor in the purchase of a hydration therapy franchise

  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an emergency medical transportation billing services business, subsequent add-on acquisitions, and auction process and sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a foundation repair services business, subsequent add-on acquisitions, and auction process and sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a power line distribution, transmission and maintenance business, subsequent add-on acquisitions, and auction process and sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing retail eye wear and optometric services in numerous add-on acquisitions and the subsequent sale of the portfolio company to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing professional educational services in add-on acquisitions, and the subsequent auction process and sale of the portfolio company to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an Alzheimer's research and treatment business, and the subsequent auction process and sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an affirmative action consulting services business and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a technology consulting services business and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a dental and orthodontics product manufacturing, sale and distribution business and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of an environmental remediation services business and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a residential water and wastewater facility operations and maintenance business, and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of Statistical Analysis System (SAS) products and services business
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a high-temperature textile products business
  • Represented a private equity company in the acquisition of a homeowners association services business
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing coatings and laminates services in add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing trash collection and recycling services in add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing landscaping services in add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a private equity portfolio company providing employee recognition products and services in a sale of the business to another private equity company
  • Represented the founders of a color concentrates supplier business in a sale of the company to a private equity company
  • Represented the founders of a hair care product manufacturing, sale and distribution business in a sale of the company to a private equity company
  • Represented a joint venture in the first round capital raise for a hotel investment

  • Represented a search fund in the acquisition of a street, parking lot and construction sweeping services business, a subsequent add-on acquisition and the sale of the business to a strategic acquirer
  • Represented a search fund in the acquisition of a managed print services business
  • Represented a search fund in the acquisition of a full-service marking firm

Credentials

Education
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Davidson College, B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • North Carolina
Memberships
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, 2014
  • Wake Forest Law Review, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2013
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America guide, Charlotte Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Ones to Watch, 2021-2023
  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022

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