Henry N. Nassau
Partner | Philadelphia | New York
Henry N. Nassau

Mr. Nassau has led teams on hundreds of complex corporate transactions across a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, retail and financial services.

Representative matters include advising:

  • Graham Partners, a middle market private equity firm specializing in advanced manufacturing and industrial technology buyout and growth investments, on numerous buyout and exit transactions, including, most recently, its: acquisition and sale of Acme Cryogenics; acquisition and subsequent sale of both Mercer Foods and Giraffe Foods; acquisitions of Berry Global’s flexible packaging converting business, Advanced Barrier Extrusions, LLC, Nuconic Packaging, LLC, OptConnect, LLC, EasyPak, LLC, and Tray-Pak Corporation; acquisition and sale of Myers EPS to Kohlberg & Company; acquisition and sale of BrightPet Nutrition Group, LLC; acquisition and sale of Infiltrator Systems to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; acquisition and sale of Tidel Engineering after only a two-year holding period; acquisition and sale of Henry Company to American Securities; acquisition and sale of HemaSource Holdings to Ridgemont Equity Partners; and its strategic investments in Novarc Technologies, Inc., Signifi Solutions, Inc., KCF Technologies, BrightSign, Kinova Group.
  • SEMCAP Food & Nutrition, a growth equity investor in innovative food companies, in its investments in Good Culture and Purely Elizabeth.Independent directors of Entercom Communications Corp, an American broadcasting company, in a tax free merger with CBS Radio Inc., a radio broadcasting company owned by CBS Corporation.
  • Stripes Group, a growth equity firm, on numerous investments, such as: Blue Apron, GoFundMe, Califia Farms, Craftsy, Udemy, Turtle Beach Corporation (and its subsequent reverse merger with Parametric Sound Corporation), Refinery29, The BlackTux, eMarketer (and its subsequent sale to Axel Springer), Upwork, GrubHub, AudioNetwork (and its subsequent sale to Entertainment One Limited), Kareo, Sandata, Ketra Lighting, Netbiscuits (representing its first foreign investment), Stella & Chewy’s and Levain Bakery.
  • Actua Corporation in connection with its separate agreements to sell its three majority-owned businesses, including VelocityEHS, Bolt Solutions, and FolioDynamix, for an aggregate of US$549 million in cash.
  • Versa Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on distressed investments, on several transactions, including its acquisition of Bob’s Stores from The TJX Companies, Inc., its acquisition of Canada-based Allen-Vanguard Corporation (TSX: VRS), its acquisition of Ohio Community Media, LLC, its acquisition of Eastern Mountain Sports, and its acquisition of Silver Airways.
  • Intellon Corporation and its Board of Directors on the US$244 million sale of Intellon, a publicly-traded provider of integrated circuits, to Atheros Communications, Inc.
  • The Special Committee of Arrow International, Inc., a manufacturer of catheter-based therapeutic products and cardiac assist medical devices, on its US$2 billion merger with Teleflex Incorporated and the proxy contest to elect directors to the Arrow board.
  • RAF Industries, Inc. on numerous transactions, including its acquisition and subsequent disposition of WI Holdings (“Weldship”) to a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, its acquisition of Steamaster Co., and Milspray LLC.


  • Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018 — Saint Petersburg (May 24, 2018) 

    Participant in a C-suite briefing with the newly appointed First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Anton Siluanov. This briefing was restricted to senior-level officials and CEOs and was organised by the U.S. Russia Business Council as an opportunity for members of the business community to discuss concerns with regard to the investment situation in Russia. 

  • Middle Market Private Equity — Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital 2018 Conference - New York, NY (March 16, 2018)

    Moderator of a panel discussion with leading industry figures on successful investment and portfolio management strategies in today's changing market. 

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital 2017 Conference — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, New York, NY (January 20, 2017)

    Moderator, "Middle Market Private Equity: Return Strategies in High-Priced Environment" — a panel on the evolving private equity and high venture capital industry. 

  • China's Outbound M&A Surges — Central China Television's CCTV, CCTV (August 11, 2016)
  • Middle Market: Finding Ways to Succeed — Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference 2013, Philadelphia, PA (February 1, 2013)
  • 51st Annual Corporate Counsel Institute — Northwestern Law, Chicago, IL (October 4, 2012)
  • Strategies to Differentiate in a Crowded Middle Market —Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA (February 3, 2012)
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    • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1976, cum laude
    • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1976, Benjamin Franklin Scholar
    • Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1979, magna cum laude, Managing Editor of the Dickinson Law Review (1978-1979)
    • Pennsylvania
    • New York