Corey Brown

Partner - Boston

Corey Brown
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Corey Brown concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions and has significant experience representing financial sponsors and public and private companies in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including minority investments, divestitures and recapitalizations. He also has experience advising portfolio companies of private equity funds on general corporate matters. He has provided legal counsel to: Dell EMC; Acer Therapeutics; Thomas H. Lee Partners; Providence Equity Partners; Advent International Corporation; Mill Road Capital; Oaktree Capital Management; BlueWave Solar; and many others. 

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Corey practiced in the Boston office of a large international firm focusing on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions for financial sponsors, equity investments, and general corporate matters.

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  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
  • University of Oregon, B.A., 2008

Representative Experience

  • Represented OnShape Inc., creators of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) product development platform that unites robust computer aided design (CAD) with powerful data management and collaboration tools, in signing a definitive agreement to sell the business to global technology company PTC Inc. for approximately $470 million.
  • Represented global biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) in its $477 million acquisition of Becton, Dickinson and Company’s Advanced Bioprocessing business. 
  • Represented global biopharmaceutical company Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) in a partnership with Complement Pharma to co-develop a pre-clinical C6 complement inhibitor for neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Represented Dell EMC in the sale of EMC’s enterprise content division to Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSX: OTC) for $1.62B.
  • Represented Dell Technologies in its $145.8 million sale of Mozy, Inc. to Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB).
  • Represented Good Start Genetics, Inc. in its acquisition by Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA).
  • Represented Dragon Innovation in its sale to Avnet, Inc.
  • Represented Interconnect Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of high density silicon packaging with advanced interconnect technologies, in its acquisition by Molex LLC, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions.
  • Represented Conservation Services Group, Inc., the leading provider of residential energy efficiency programs in the United States, in the sale of substantially all its assets to CLEAResult Consulting, Inc., a leader in providing energy efficiency programs and a portfolio company of General Atlantic LLC.
  • Represented Acer Therapeutics in its merger with Opexa Therapeutics.
  • Represented Costa Inc. (formerly known as A.T. Cross Company), a NASDAQ-listed designer, manufacturer, and marketer of polarized sunglasses, in its $270 million sale to Essilor International SA, a France-based publicly traded designer, manufacturer, and seller of ophthalmic lenses and ophthalmic optical instruments.
  • Represented A.T. Cross Company, a publicly traded designer and marketer of branded personal and business accessories, in the sale of its Cross Accessory Division to a newly formed affiliate of Clarion Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Represented Thomas H. Lee Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including CompuCom Systems, Inc. and Systems Maintenance Services.
  • Represented Guggenheim Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Dick Clark Productions.
  • Represented Providence Equity Partners and its portfolio companies in its transactions involving Learfield Communications, Nelligan Sports Marketing, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), and the approximately $1 billion sale of certain television station assets owned by Newport Television.
  • Represented Oaktree Capital Management and its France-based portfolio company Ileos, SA in its joint venture with Visant Corporation.
  • Represented Advent International Corporation and its portfolio companies in numerous transactions, including its acquisition of Noosa Yoghurt, LLC and Morrison Supply Company.
  • Represented American Capital, Ltd. in its sale of Specialty Brands of America, Inc.

Professional Experience

  • Judicial Extern for Hon.Thomas A. Balmer (Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court)


  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by The Legal 500 United States (2019)
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