Hunter Rost has more than 30 years of experience representing both U.S. and international companies and private equity investors on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity financings in the life sciences, healthcare technology and manufacturing industries.
Companies and investors involved in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare information technology consider Hunter a trusted advisor. Working side-by-side with company owners and management, Hunter takes a "hands-on" approach to transactional matters and interacts with clients on a personal level.
By recognizing what the client considers most important and understanding his or her risk tolerance, Hunter focuses on key priorities to keep deals moving forward efficiently and cost-effectively.
Hunter counsels clients on a variety of corporate transactions, including:
Private equity and venture capital firms rely on Hunter's extensive experience with change of control issues and deal terms when making investments in life science, healthcare technology and advanced manufacturing companies. Likewise, corporate management and directors turn to Hunter for counsel on strategic transactions, fiduciary duties, and corporate governance matters for his appreciation of their objectives, and his commitment to achieving positive results.
Hunter serves as counsel to domestic and international clients in connection with cross-border transactions and financings. Leveraging his international experience, Hunter is Waller's representative to World Services Group (WSG), a global membership association of independent legal, accounting and financial services firms. He currently serves on the WSG Board of Directors.
Represented the founders and owners of Harmony Healthcare IT in their equity recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Primus Capital.
Served as lead transaction counsel to Nashville Machine Elevator in its sale to thyssenkrupp and provided advice on tax and ERISA matters.
Served as lead counsel to TyraTech, Inc. (AIM: TYR), a life sciences company focused on nature-derived insect and parasite control products, in connection with its merger with American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE: AVD).
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