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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Scott Allen

Scott L. Allen

Partner
Phone: 404.504.7743
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Scott L. Allen is Co-Chair of the MMM Private Equity Practice. He focuses primarily on representing private equity funds and their portfolio companies in corporate transactions, including platform acquisitions, bolt-on acquisitions, sell-side transactions and debt and equity financings.  Scott also represents venture capital-backed and founder-owned businesses in a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.  For many of his clients, he also serves as outside general counsel, providing legal support across the organization and coordinating legal advice from other skilled attorneys within the firm.

Scott has represented private equity funds and companies in numerous and diverse industries, with substantial experience in the software, technology and technology-enabled business services sectors.
 
Scott has served in various leadership positions in the firm, including in governance and policy making committees, and is currently a member of the firm’s Management Committee. 
 
He is a frequent speaker on corporate law, M&A, private equity and debt financing topics for continued legal education programs, trade association events and related conferences. Scott has been recognized as a leading corporate attorney through his selection as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, published by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazines on numerous occasions.  
 

Representative Experience

  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Clarizen and in its subsequent sale to Planview, backed by TA Associates and TPG Capital
  • Represented Certent in its sale to insightsoftware, backed by TA Associates and Genstar Capital
  • Represented Rev.io in its growth equity recapitalization with Primus Capital
  • Represented SentryOne, a Mainsail Partners portfolio company in multiple bolt-on transactions and subsequent representation of the management team in sale to SolarWinds
  • Represented Cority, a Thoma Bravo portfolio company, in multiple bolt-on transactions
  • Represented Great Hill Partners in the sale of its portfolio company, Affinipay, to TA Associates
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of FMG Suite, multiple bolt-on transactions and in the subsequent sale of FMG Suite to Aurora Capital Partners
  • Represented Perceptyx and its founders in the sale of Perceptyx to TCV
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Litera Microsystems, multiple bolt-on tranasactions and in the subsequent sale of Litera Microsystems to HG Capital
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Rave Mobile Safety and multiple bolt-on transaction and its subsequent sale to TCV
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of GoCanvas
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Jobvite and simultaneous roll-up of Canvas Talent, Rolepoint and Talemetry
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Onit and multiple bolt-on transactions
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of PerfectServe and multiple bolt-on transactions
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Certify (now Emburse) and multiple bolt-on transactions
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Smarsh and multiple bolt-on transactions, including Actiance
  • Represented K1 Capital in its acquisition of Graduway

Accolades

  • Selected as Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazines, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014 - 2015
  • Association for Corporate Growth, Atlanta (Director and Vice President, Strategy)
  • Technology Association of Georgia (Member)
  • Technology Executives Roundtable (Member)
  • Atlanta CEO Council (Member)
  • Southeastern Medical Device Association (General Counsel and Member)

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