Stephanie L. Haas
Partner | Philadelphia
Stephanie L. Haas

Stephanie Haas focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on private equity and public company M&A, as well as carve-out transactions, growth and structured equity investments, joint ventures and other transformative capital events. Her experience extends across a wide range of industry sectors, including aerospace, building products, consumer brands and products, financial services, food products, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and technology.

Ms. Haas has been named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” in the Legal Intelligencer’s Pennsylvania Legal Awards 2024 and recognized as a “One to Watch in PA” in Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers 2022.

  • KKR in its take-private acquisition of mdf commerce, a SaaS leader in digital commerce technologies.
  • Court Square Capital Partners and its affiliates in connection with its purchase of all the issued and outstanding equity of the direct and indirect parent entities of Chauvet & Sons, LLC from its current sponsor, Cortec Group Management Services, LLC.
  • Graham Partners, Inc. and its affiliates in connection with its purchase, via reverse triangular merger of Thames Technology Holdings, Inc. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries.
  • Graham Partners, Inc. and its affiliates (“Graham”) in connection with its purchase of Rhythmlink.
  • One Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of Liquid Web, LLC from its former parent company Madison Dearborn Capital Partners.
  • FS Investments, a leading alternative investment manager, in connection with its agreement to partner with KKR, a leading global investment firm, to create the largest business development company (BDC) platform, with US$18 billion in combined assets under management.
  • ECN Capital Corp. (TSX: ECN), in the sale of its U.S. based commercial and vendor finance business to PNC Bank for approximately US$1.25 billion in cash.
  • MSX International (MSXI), a leading global business process outsourcing company that provides specialized technology-based services to the automotive industry, in its sale to Bain Capital Private Equity.
  • Graham Partners in its acquisition of Mercer Foods, a manufacturer of high quality freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
  • Graham Partners in its disposition of Henry Company, a manufacturer of air/vapor barrier, roofing and waterproofing systems.
  • FS Investment Corporation (NYSE: FSIC), FS Energy and Power Fund, FS Investment Corporation II, FS Investment Corporation III, and FS Investment Corporation IV, five business development companies sponsored by FS Investments, in connection with their continuous public offerings for gross proceeds of over US$13 billion in the aggregate.
  • Winchester Acquisition Corp., a newly formed subsidiary of Blackboard Inc., the world’s leading education technology company, in its acquisition of Higher One, a leading payments technology provider for higher education.
  • Ipsen S.A. in connection with its acquisition of global oncology assets from Merrimack Pharmaceuticals for up to US$1 billion.
  • Grupo Mexico SAB de CV’s transportation business unit, GMéxico Transportes S.A. de C.V, in its acquisition of the Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp, a freight transportation business headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida.
  • A U.S. oil and gas services company in a US$210 million out-of-court restructuring transaction.
  • "Lawyer on the Fast Track” - The Legal Intelligencer (2024)
  • “One to Watch in PA” - Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers (2022)
Services
    • The Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College, B.A., English, 2012
    • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2015, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Saint Ives Medal for graduating first in class, ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law, ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the study of Labor and Employment Law, Alumni Association Award, Saint Thomas More Society Award, Articles Editor of Villanova Law Review
    • Pennsylvania