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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Nick Foreste

Nick D. Foreste

Phone: 404.504.5402
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Nick Foreste’s legal practice focuses on venture capital, buy-side/sell-side M&A transactions for technology-focused private equity funds and supporting technology companies throughout their corporate life cycles: from formation and early stage/angel funding to growth equity financings, bolt-on acquisitions and exits. Before joining the firm, Nick was an M&A associate in the Atlanta office of Jones Day. In addition to legal experience, Nick also has extensive business experience, having co-founded a technology start-up.

Nick represents leading early stage and emerging technology companies in a wide range of sectors, including SaaS, Fintech, technology, cryptocurrency, healthcare and media.

Nick is actively involved in the technology community, serving as an Advisor to the Atlanta Tech Village and as a guest presenter at universities and conferences.

Representative Experience

Private Equity / M&A

  • Represented K1 Capital, a leading technology-focused private equity fund, in numerous platform and bolt-on acquisitions of technology companies
  • Represented numerous venture-backed and private equity-backed technology companies in exits to strategic acquirors and private equity funds in strategic bolt-on acquisitions
  • Represented Sage Software in the sale of its payments division to GTCR for $260 million
  • Represented QGenda in its sale of a majority of its equity to Francisco Partners
  • Represented Birch Communications in its merger with Cbeyond for $323 million
  • Represented General Electric in its purchase of assets from a private energy company
  • Represented Gro Solutions in its sale of stock to Q2 Holdings
  • Represented Axiall Corporation in its merger with PPG Industries for $2.1 billion
  • Represented Cumulus Media in multiple corporate transactions in excess of $200 million, including Townsquare Media and Westwood One.

Venture Capital and Other Financings

  • Nick represents leading venture funds in the Southeast in numerous venture and growth stage investments into technology companies, including: BIP Capital, Kinetic Ventures, Accelerant Ventures and several corporate venture funds.
  • Nick represents leading technology companies throughout the country in numerous angel and venture capital rounds in the form of equity, convertible debt, traditional venture debt, and SAFEs (Simple Agreements for Future Equity), including: Instant Financial, UserIQ, MapAnything, Azalea Health Innovations, Gro Solutions, PatientCo, eFolder and Intradiem.


  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021
  • Georgia Pro-Bono All-Star, 2016


  • Advisor, Atlanta Tech Village
  • Member, Southern Capital Forum