William R. Elder


William R. Elder


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2137 | +1 215 994 2222

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William R. Elder focuses his practice on corporate finance and capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions and public company reporting and governance issues. Mr. Elder represents a diverse group of clients across a wide range of industries, including public and privately-held corporations, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. Mr. Elder also maintains a varied pro bono practice.


Significant Representations

  • Egalet Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on innovative pain treatments, in its US$57.96 million cross-border initial public offering of common stock and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market, as well as its subsequent US$61 million institutional private placement of convertible senior notes and its US$86 million follow-on offering of common stock.
  • Voyetra Turtle Beach, the industry leader in video gaming headsets, in its stock-for-stock merger with Parametric Sound Corporation, a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, as well as the combined company’s subsequent follow-on offerings of US$45 million of common stock and other financing transactions.
  • Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel small molecule therapeutics for cancer, in its stock-for-stock merger with RestorGenex Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company.
  • CIFC Corp., a relative-value credit manager and investment adviser investing across collateralized loan obligations and other structured credit products, in its US$40 million offering of senior notes.
  • Lumara Health Inc. in the sale of its Women’s Health Product portfolio to Perrigo Company for US$82 million.
  • MyWebGrocer, a provider of digital grocery solutions, in its sale to HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm.
  • Emtec, Inc., an information technology consulting firm, in its acquisitions of Intelenex, an Oracle Cloud applications partner, and Lucidity Consulting Group.
  • One Equity Partners in its acquisition of Merfish Pipe & Supply, an industrial pipe distribution business, and several add-on acquisitions.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its US$550 million sale of Western Dental Services, a provider of general dentistry and related oral healthcare services, to New Mountain Capital, a middle-market private equity firm.
  • Berwind Group in its acquisition of Oliver Products Company, a manufacturer of food and medical device packaging systems.
  • One Equity Partners in the US$250 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of senior notes to fund the acquisition of MModal, Inc., a provider of clinical documentation services and speech understanding solutions.
  • Edgen Group, a global distributor of specialized energy and infrastructure products, in its US$375 million cross-border revolving credit facility.
  • United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania in a merger of seven United Ways in the Delaware Valley which created the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
  • Tufts University, B.A., 2005, cum laude
  • Villanova University, M.S., 2006, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2011, Articles Editor for the Journal of Business Law
  • Pennsylvania