Edward F. Amer: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Edward F. Amer

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Start-up Companies
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Compliance for Risk Management
  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences
University Bowdoin College, B.A., 1992
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D., 2004
Admitted2004, Massachusetts

Ed Amer represents private equity and venture capital firms, investors and private companies in a broad range of business and financing transactions. His practice focuses primarily on private equity acquisitions and dispositions, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, start-up company counseling and general corporate representation. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Ed worked as a lighting technician in the motion picture industry.

· Represented Ampersand Capital Partners in its investments in Blue Sky Biotech, a contract research organization; Modified Polymer Components, a manufacturer of polymer components for medical device OEMs; and ATS Labs, an antimicrobial testing services business.

· Represented Magellan Biosciences in the sale of its microbiology testing products division, TREK Diagnostic Systems, to Thermo Fischer Scientific.

· Represented a syndicate of investors, including Novartis Venture Fund and Venture Investors, in its investment in Euthymics Bioscience, a company developing novel medicines for major depressive disorder and ADHD.

· Represented IBT Laboratories in its merger with ViraCor Laboratories, forming in ViraCor-IBT Laboratories, a leading specialty diagnostics testing lab.

· Represented a syndicate of investors, including MPM Capital and Oxford Bioscience Partners, in its investment in Radius Health.

· Represented Ampersand Capital Partners and SV Life Sciences in the acquisition of a controlling interest in CRI Worldwide, a leading provider of clinical research services to the pharmaceutical industry.

· Represented Novartis Venture Fund in its investment in drug development company Tokai Pharmaceuticals.

· Represented MPM Capital and New Enterprise Associates in their investment in Rhythm, a biotechnology company developing peptide therapeutics for metabolic diseases.

· Represented Open Ratings, a venture-backed on-line supply chain management company, in its acquisition by Dun & Bradstreet.

· Represented Ampersand Capital Partners in the leveraged buyout of K-TEK Corp., a leading global manufacturer of state-of-the-art level instrumentation for liquid and bulk solids detection.

· Represented K-TEK Corp. in its sale to ABB, the global power and automation technology group.

· General counsel to Ampersand Capital Partners.

· General counsel to Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation.

· General counsel to Castlewood Surgical, Inc.

· General counsel to EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

· General counsel to GnuBIO Inc.

· General counsel to Magellan Biosciences, Inc.

· General counsel to ViraCor-IBT Laboratories, Inc.



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Edward F. Amer

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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