Wade Stribling advises clients on complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts of public and private companies, venture capital and growth equity investments, recapitalizations, debt and equity restructurings and workouts, private equity and mezzanine fund formations, and executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements. His clients include private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, which he represents in virtually all aspects of their business.
Wade serves as lead counsel in a wide variety of transactions, including change-in-control transactions involving stand-alone and integrated businesses of private and public companies, minority investments in private and public companies, cash and leveraged transactions, stock-for-stock mergers, going-private transactions, and senior and mezzanine debt financings. His transactions have ranged in value from several million dollars to more than one billion dollars, have been both domestic and cross-border, and have been across a wide array of industries, including regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services. He also regularly represents portfolio companies of private equity clients in all of their corporate needs, including acquisitions, financings, management incentive arrangements and general corporate counseling.
Wade connects entrepreneurs with investors and advises start-up companies in obtaining and negotiating angel and venture capital investments. In addition, Wade handles real estate matters, mostly centered on venture investments in, and the sale of, pooled assets in the hotel and apartment sectors.
Awards and Rankings
Named among the elite “Leading Lawyers” list by Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2015)
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2015)
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of leveraged buyouts (2007-2017), private equity law (2007-2011, 2013-2017) and venture capital law (2007-2017)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions (2015-2016)
Named among the “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine (2006)
Member, Corporate and Real Estate Sections, American Bar Association
Member, Corporate, Real Estate and Technology Sections, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement
Member, Board of Directors, Reach For Excellence
Member, Board of Visitors, University of Georgia