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Eric Oxley counsels business owners, corporate, and private equity clients in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as corporate and general business matters. Eric has executed more than 200 domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in a wide variety of industries, including a heavy volume of deals in the technology, insurance, industrial, and specialty distribution sectors. Chambers & Partners has reported that “Eric attracts praise from clients for his ability to provide professional and easy-to-understand advice and for his hugely pragmatic approach.”

He was recognized by The M&A Advisor as one of their “Emerging Leaders,” which recognizes his significant level of success as a legal advisor in the M&A industry before the age of 40. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers, and has also been recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/Commercial Law. Chambers and Partners client feedback included, "Eric is a great communicator and can make a complex issue easy to understand. He understands the need for a balance between the business deal and legal protections. It is invaluable to be able to trust outside counsel as if they were one of your own internal team members, and I am happy to say I have that level of trust in Eric."

Eric is a Shareholder and holds multiple leadership roles in the Firm, including serving as Executive Vice President of the Firm and Chair of the M&A Practice Area.

Experience

Experience

Strategic Transactions

  • JBT Corporation in its acquisition of:
    • Bevcorp
    • Alco Food Machines
    • Autocoding Systems Limited
    • Prevenio
    • Proseal uk Limited
    • Prime Equipment Group
    • ACC Fresh Leaf Holding and Quadra
    • FTNON Almelo and Affiliates
    • Avure Technologies
    • Assets of Cooling & Applied Technology
    • Novus X-Ray
    • A&B Process Systems Corp.
    • Stork Food & Dairy Systems
    • Wolf-tec, Inc.
    • PLF International Limited
    • Aircraft Maintenance Support Services
  • 365 Retail Markets in its acquisition of:
    • Avanti Markets
    • Company Kitchen
    • Custom Data Solutions
    • Stockwell.ai
    • Lightspeed Automation
    • Full Count
    • Parlevel Systems
    • Spoonfed
  • BuilderTrend in its acquisition of:
    • ToolBelt Data
    • Square Takeoff
  • Wakefield & Associates in its acquisition of:
    • Choice Recovery
    • CollectRX
  • Orchard & Vineyard Supply in its sale of OVS Equipment Solutions
  • Oregon & Vineyard Supply in its acquisition of:
    • Davis Pump & Electric Motors
    • Cascade Water Systems
    • Valley Vineyard & Orchard Supply
  • HHAeXchange, in its acquisition of Annkissam
  • TEAM Software in its acquisition of:
    • Kwantek
    • Lighthouse
  • Bridges Holding Company in its acquisition of Westwood Holdings
  • Xact Data Discovery in its acquisition of:
    • Orange Legal Technologies and Orange Document Services
    • F1 Discovery
  • QC Supply in the acquisition of:
    • Gillis Agricultural Systems
    • Vineyard Farm & Home Supply
    • Deep South Poultry
    • Agri-South
  • Dover Corporation in the sale of:
    • Heil-Europe Limited to Farid Industrie SpA.
    • Heil Trailer International to American Industrial Partners
    • Crenlo and Paladin Brands to KPS Capital Partners
    • Somero Enterprises to Gores Technology Group
    • Koolant Koolers. to Riedel USA. and Glen Electric
  • Environmental Services Group in the sale of its Heil Truck Equipment Group division to Truck Bodies Equipment International and Direct-Lift
  • CSG International in its acquisition of Business Ink

Private Equity Transactions

  • Clearview Capital in its investment in:
    • Infinity Worlds and Belmont Partners
    • Insight 2 Design
    • Mudlick Mail
    • Orchard & Vineyard Supply
    • NextNet Media
  • Clearview Capital, in the sale of QC Supply to Charlesbank Capital Partners
  • McCarthy Capital in its acquisition of:
    • Wakefield & Associates
    • Kinsta
    • Blue Sky eLearn
    • Rently
    • Spreetail
    • Bridges Trust
    • Tran Capital Management
    • BiggerPockets
    • Quantum Workplace
    • Scooter’s Coffee
    • 365 Retail Markets
    • United Country Real Estate
    • HHAeXchange
    • Altair Global Services
    • Environmental Planning Group
    • Life Care Companies
  • McCarthy Capital in the sale of:
    • Benaissance to WEX Inc.
    • CoSentry.net, to TA Associates
    • 365 Retail Markets to Providence Equity Partners
  • Optimas Group in its investment in AllCom Global

Closely Held Sale Transactions

  • Indianhead Plating. in its sale to Pioneer Metal Finishing
  • Recapitalization of Management One
  • Sale of Omaha Fixture Manufacturing
  • Jelecos in its recapitalization by Crest Rock
  • GPI Gutter Products in its recapitalization by Great Range Capital
  • Innovative Switchgear Solutions in its sale to Eaton Corporation
  • Boyd Metals in its sale to Russel Metals
  • Pay-Less Office Products in its sale to Staples
  • INSPRO, Inc. in its sale to Marsh & McLennan
  • SilverStone Group in its sale to HUB International
  • Transformations Treatment Center in its sale to Rewi Capital
  • Independent Technologies in its sale to DataOnline
  • H-Card in its sale to Global Healthcare Exchange
  • Sojourner Farms LLC in its sale to WellPet
  • Allmand Bros. in its sale to Briggs & Stratton
  • Apollo Steel in the sale to NEBCO
  • QC Supply in its sale to Clearview Capital
  • O’Malley Grain in its sale to The Andersons
  • Recapitalization of CoSentry
  • Sale of Overland Sand & Gravel to NEBCO

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

News

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law and Corporate Law, 2016-2023
Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2017-2022
Omaha Magazine Top Lawyers of Omaha, Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions, 2021
Super Lawyers, 2017-2020; 2022
The M&A Advisor "Emerging Leader", 2016

Community & Professional

College World Series of Omaha, Inc., Director, Executive Committee Member & Audit Committee Chair
Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha, Board of Directors
Leadership Omaha Class 34
Member of International Business Law Consortium, www.iblc.com
Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations

Education

J.D., The Catholic University of America – Columbus School of Law (magna cum laude)

  • Securities and Corporate Law Institute
  • Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy

B.S.B.A., Creighton University

  • Finance

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
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