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Tanner Ainge

Tanner Ainge

M&A Attorney (Corporate, Private Equity, Real Estate, Family Office)

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Northwestern University School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Tanner is an experienced transactional attorney with deep experience in private equity, real estate, corporate M&A, and general commercial matters.

He was trained at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the premier law firms in the world, and also served in-house at a large, publicly-traded company.

Tanner brings a practical, business oriented approach to any engagement and enjoys finding solutions and creating value for his clients. Whether it is setting up your business entity structure or assisting with a large, strategic transaction- Tanner has the experience help you through the process.
6
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I just went through the process of selling my relatively small business to a much larger company. I was amazed how well Tanner handled the negotiations against a large law firm on the other side. I was thrilled with the outcome and the level of Tanner's service and professionalism. It was my first time selling a business and Tanner knew how to walk me through all of the different things that were happening."

Asset Sale
Posted on Dec 29, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Tanner is a unique talent and it was truly an honor to work together with him. While Tanner's intelligence, education and experience speak for themselves, he has an intuitive sense for deal making that cannot be taught. He just gets it. He is a business man first but brings a breadth of finance and legal knowledge to every transaction he is involved in. His ability to read a room and a situation go well beyond the words on the page and numbers in a spreadsheet. At the same time, he can roll up his sleeves and dive into complex healthcare transactions and within a few short hours synthesize a vast network of laws and regulations. Tanner is loyal to whatever cause he is fighting for and will do whatever it takes to get the job done without concern for title or accolades. The combination of his talents and his will to succeed make him a force to be reckoned with. He can truly do whatever he sets his mind to and will do it with the highest level of integrity. I can't recommend Tanner highly enough."

Multiple M&A Transactions
Posted on Dec 28, 2017

Work History

CareTrust REIT / Ensign Group

General Counsel / M&A

Jul 2013 - Feb 2016

While with The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG) I led and managed the mergers and acquisitions process, including all asset and stock purchase agreements, lease agreements, real estate closings, vendor agreements, distressed situations and executive compensation issues. I later served as General Counsel to CareTrust REIT, a publicly-traded REIT which was spun out from Ensign.

Jul 2013 - Feb 2016

Kirkland & Ellis

Attorney

Jan 2012 - Jul 2013

Represented many of the world’s leading private equity funds and family offices in a variety of buyout, growth equity, roll-up and take-private transactions ranging from $6.9 billion to $15 million. Represented Bain Capital and Golden Gate in their agreement to acquire BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMC). Represented a large family office in a variety of transactions.

Jan 2012 - Jul 2013

HGGC, LLC

Associate

Jan 2008 - Apr 2010

Evaluated investment opportunities for a $1B private equity fund through company and industry diligence and detailed financial modeling. Liaised with third-party diligence advisers, outside counsel and financing sources throughout the deal execution process.

Jan 2008 - Apr 2010

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