Overview

Scott Syverson is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Mr. Syverson represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Mr. Syverson is experienced in representing strategic and private equity buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border business transactions, complex M&A, entity formation and corporate governance, executive employment and compensation arrangements, and day-to-day operations.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Syverson was a partner at an international law firm in its Los Angeles and San Francisco offices, where he focused on M&A and private equity transactions.

During law school, Mr. Syverson served as a judicial extern for the Honorable George W. Lindberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and he was the executive editor of the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a leading middle-market private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a global practitioner-recommended nutritional supplement company
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition and later sale of a leading consumer packaged goods company
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition and later sale of a leading diversified pet products platform
  • Represented a leading middle-market private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a market-leading global skincare brand
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in a family-owned cosmetic company
  • Represented a private U.S. company in connection with the acquisition of a family-owned manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Represented a leading middle-market private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in a global digital information technology (IT) services provider
  • Represented a leading cloud computing services company in connection with the acquisition of multiple application modernization and custom software development companies
  • Represented a global technology strategy, design and operations provider in connection with the acquisition of an industry leader in delivering employee experiences on a cloud-based workflow automation platform
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the sale of a premium dessert company
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the sale of a leading provider of integrated library systems
  • Represented a global private equity fund in connection with the sale of a topical skincare brand
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of an industry leader in audio and podcast advertising
  • Represented a global private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a behavioral health services provider
  • Represented a global private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a tech-driven consumer and market intelligence company
  • Represented a high-end restaurant company in connection with the sale of a subsidiary brand
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the sale of certain commercial software solution assets
  • Represented a private U.S. company in connection with the acquisition of a clinical surveillance data provider

Credentials

Education
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Princeton University, A.B., Comparative Literature
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Honors & Awards
  • Princeton in Asia (PiA), Fellow, Princeton University, 2008-2009
Spoken Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • Spanish

Publications

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