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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Larkin Ellzey

Larkin B. Ellzey

Partner
Phone: 404.495.3623
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Larkin Ellzey’s corporate practice focuses on middle-market mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic investments, franchise relationships, and general corporate matters.

Larkin  concentrates his practice on representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as venture capital-backed and founder owned businesses, in a wide range of corporate matters, including platform acquisitions, bolt-on acquisitions, sell-side transactions, corporate restructurings, and financings. Given the volume of transactions he works on, Larkin is constantly in tune with market terms and market trends, and is adept at developing and orchestrating plans to close transactions in line with the client’s expectations and goals.

Larkin also serves as outside general counsel to a number of technology industry clients, providing legal support across the organization and coordinating legal advice from other practice areas within the firm. Additionally, he has extensive experience representing franchisors and multi-unit franchisees with respect to franchise relationships and corporate transactions.

While his practice services private equity sponsors, portfolio companies of private equity sponsors, and other clients across the nation, Mr. Ellzey remains active in the business and legal communities in his home state of South Carolina. He is a founding contributor to the “Technology Executives Roundtable” programs in the Charleston area and the Upstate.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a private equity sponsor in the platform acquisition of a hospitality industry software provider
  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a private equity sponsor in its investment into a landscape management software provider
  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a private equity backed software company in its acquisition of a sports industry software provider
  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a private equity sponsor in the platform acquisition of a constructive industry software provider
  • Served as lead counsel in a series bolt-on acquisitions for a technology platform in the automotive industry
  • Served as sell-side counsel to a private equity sponsor in the sale of a legal software platform to an international private equity fund
  • Served as sell-side counsel to a private equity sponsor in the sale of a communications and data platform to a leading private equity fund
  • Served as sell-side counsel to an insurance industry provider in its sale to a national private equity fund
  • Served as sell-side counsel to a venture backed recruitment software company in its sale to a private equity backed software company in the workforce space
  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a private equity sponsor in the platform acquisition of a data collection software provider
  • Served as lead counsel in the negotiation of the development arrangement for three multi-unit franchisees in national franchise brands