Overview

Steve Isaacs is a corporate partner in Schiff Hardin’s Chicago office and the leader of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity groups. He concentrates primarily on merger and acquisition transactions and representation of private equity firms, as well as private and public companies.

Steve’s client relationships are built on a comprehensive understanding and identification of his clients’ needs and objectives. He works closely with his clients to craft strategically appropriate solutions to achieve their desired objectives.

In today’s fast-paced transaction climate, Steve places a particular emphasis on providing quick, clear and solution-driven responses that address the needs of his clients. This approach has produced successful results for a number of high-profile M&A and capital raising transactions.

Steve also helps private and public companies successfully navigate a broad range of other transactions, including joint venture, recapitalization, restructuring and equity financing transactions. He also advises clients on ’33 Act and ’34 Act securities and compliance matters, board governance matters, and general corporate matters.

  • Experience

    Steve's representation of clients in domestic transactions includes:

    • BK Medical in its agreement to be sold to GE Healthcare for $1.45 billion.
    • Altaris Capital Partners in its $1.1 billion take-private acquisition of Analogic Corporation, named by Forbes as one of 2018’s ten largest health care private equity deals.
    • Newell Brands in its acquisition of a number of significant businesses, including Rubbermaid, Calphalon, PaperMate and Waterman; and in its disposition of businesses including Little Tikes, Anchor Hocking, Mirro and Burnes.
    • Altaris Capital Partners in its majority recapitalization of Minnetronix Medical, Inc.
    • Kraft Foods in the sale of its Fruit2O and Veryfine beverage lines.
    • Altaris Capital Partners in its acquisitions of G&H Orthodontics, Clearwater Compliance, Senior Helpers, Paramit, CMP Pharma, and HealthTronics, and its dispositions of CSafe Global, Ci Medical Technologies, International Medical Group, Healthcare Staffing Services, and Oso BioPharmaceuticals.
    • Code, Hennessy & Simmons in its acquisition of TruckPro.
    • Prudential Capital Partners in its acquisitions of Fabrico and ABRA.
    • Industrial Opportunity Partners in its acquisition of Roadtrek Motorhomes.
    • Cole-Parmer Instrument Company in its sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    Steve’s representation of clients in international transactions includes:

    • Emaar Properties in its acquisition of John Laing Homes.
    • Dorel Industries in its acquisition from Pacific Cycle of the Schwinn, Mongoose and GT bicycle businesses.
    • Creganna Medical in its sale to Permira and in its acquisition of Avalon Medical Services.
    • Intermatic Incorporated in its acquisition of Grässlin from General Electric.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1994
      Journal of International Law & Politics, Staff Editor
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1991, cum laude, honors

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
          • Insights

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            News Release

            Schiff Counsels BK Medical in Entering into Agreement for Sale to GE Healthcare

            Schiff has advised BK Medical in entering into an agreement to be sold to GE Healthcare for $1.45 billion.

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            Schiff Counsels Altaris on its $1.55B Acquisition of Padagis

            Schiff advised Altaris Capital Partners, LLC on its acquisition of Padagis LLC, formerly the generic prescription pharmaceuticals business of Perrigo Company plc, for $1.55 billion.

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            Schiff Advises Paramit Corporation in $1B Acquisition by The Tecan Group

            Altaris Capital Partners, LLC has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Paramit Corporation to The Tecan Group for $1 billion.

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            The Legal 500 US 2021 Ranks Four Practices, 12 Attorneys

            Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2021 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.

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            Schiff Guides Altaris in Sale of Senior Helpers

            Schiff Hardin represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC in the sale of Senior Helpers, an owner and franchisor of professional home care services designed to allow elderly individuals to stay in their homes as long as possible.

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            Schiff Advises Altaris on its Agreement to Acquire $1.55 Billion Perrigo’s Prescription Pharmaceuticals Business

            Schiff Hardin LLP represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, in its agreement to acquire Perrigo Company plc’s prescription pharmaceuticals business (Rx) for $1.55 billion.

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            Schiff Advises Altaris on Recapitalization of Minnetronix Medical, Inc.

            Schiff Hardin LLP represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, in the majority recapitalization of Minnetronix Medical, Inc., a leading medical technology and operations partner to global medical device companies.

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            Eighty-One Attorneys Named to 2021 Leading Lawyers

            Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to have 81 attorneys named to the 2021 Leading Lawyers list.

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            Schiff Hardin Advises Paramit Corporation in Acquisition of Emphysys, Inc.

            Schiff Hardin LLP represented Paramit Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of electronic based medical devices and life science instruments, in its acquisition of Emphysys, Inc., a leading technology development firm specializing in complex systems and products for the medical device, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries.

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            Schiff Hardin Earns Ranking by The Legal 500 US 2020

            Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2020 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.

          • Awards & Honors

            • The Legal 500 United States – Leading Lawyer, M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500m) (2017-2021)
            • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin’s Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2009-2021)