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Nicholas Rueter

Nicholas C. Rueter

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Nicholas C. Rueter is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group and serves as chair of the firm’s International M&A Practice.

Nick represents domestic and international clients in a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions, emerging company issues, fund formations, private placements and franchise law.

In addition to his transactional work, Nick routinely serves as a general business and legal advisor to his clients, counseling on matters such as corporate governance, executive compensation, employment disputes, regulatory compliance and commercial contracts, coordinating, where appropriate, with other attorneys within the firm. 

Representative Experience

M&A/Private Equity

  • Represented a private equity sponsor in connection with its capital raise, subsequent acquisition of a workflow automation software business and ongoing bolt-on M&A activity.
  • Represented a private equity-backed education technology company in connection with numerous strategic acquisitions and subsequent sale to a private equity firm.
  • Represented a private equity-owned, compliance software company in its strategic acquisition of a competitor.
  • Represented a nurse staffing and healthcare technology business in its $120 million acquisition by a private equity-owned competitor.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest human resources providers in the $612 million sale of its U.S. healthcare staffing business.
  • Represented the private equity division of a large family office in its acquisition of an aviation technology business.
  • Represented a provider of distributed wireless networks to the hotel industry in its sale to a global communications and entertainment company.
  • Represented a client in its strategic acquisition of a regional air cargo carrier and FBO business, and concurrent sale of the FBO business to the world’s largest FBO provider.
  • Served as M&A and franchise counsel to a multi-brand, household services franchisor in its $107 million sale to a private equity group.
  • Represented a private equity group in its acquisition of a multi-state portffolio of franchised, quick-service restaurants.
  • Represented an IT consulting business in its $11 million sale to publicly-traded IT services company.
  • Represented a less-than-truckload logistics provider in the sale of its business to a private equity firm.
  • Represented a publicly-traded, specialty chemicals company in its $100 million acquisition of an oilfield chemicals producer.
  • Represented a multi-family office in connection with capital raising and its subsequent growth investment in a global design, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management company.
  • Represented a global metal fabrication firm in a carve-out sale to a competitor. 
  • Represented a global building products conglomerate in its $950 million acquisition of a leading manufacturer of stormwater management, bridge structure and drainage solutions.
  • Represented a fund management business, comprised of a $1 billion timberland portfolio, in its sale to a private equity group.

Venture Capital 

  • Represented an industrial robotics startup in its Series A financing.
  • Represented a developer and distributor of law enforcement body worn cameras in its Series B venture capital round.
  • Represented a provider of fiber internet to the multi-family housing industry in its Series B venture capital raise.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in connection with its acquisition of Series B preferred stock of a global advertising technology company.
  • Represented a supply chain SaaS business in its Series A financing.
  • Represented a manufacturer of high-end snack foods in its issuance of Series A preferred equity.


  • Represented a German manufacturer of organic fibers and related products in its acquisition of a private equity-owned pet products company.
  • Represented a Chinese family office in its Series A investment in a high-end pet food manufacturer.
  • Served as U.S. counsel to a multinational appliance manufacturer in its acquisition of a Mexican strategic competitor.
  • Served as counsel to a Swedish biotech company in its issuance of growth equity to a U.S. private equity firm.
  • Represented a German manufacturer of precision measurement and calibration instruments in numerous strategic U.S. acquisitions.
  • Served as U.S. counsel to a German security printing company in its acquisition of a global competitor.
  • Represented a global building products firm in its acquisition of a product line of a Mexican competitor. 


  • Selected, Super Lawyers, Rising Star, M&A, 2017-2019, 2021
  • Selected, 2014 Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Corporate Law


  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, Technology Association of Georgia
  • Member, International Association of Young Lawyers
  • Board Member, Board of Directors, Mental Health America of GA
  • Member, Southeastern Franchise Forum
  • Member, Membership Committee, Ansley Golf Club

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