Timothy S. Murphy

Partner

murphyt@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.3985
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis

For more than 20 years, Tim Murphy has represented privately and publicly held companies across a range of industries on matters including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity, venture financing, corporate governance, and securities regulation.

Tim serves as outside general counsel to publicly and privately held companies, including several of his clients' portfolio companies. He advises businesses and individuals with respect to corporate governance, shareholder rights, venture financing, private offerings, securities regulation, joint ventures, commercial contracts, product distribution, licensing, and risk management.

Tim also represents clients seeking to acquire, lease or share in the use of privately-owned aircraft, including through fractional ownership programs. He advises clients on aircraft ownership and operating structures, purchase and sale negotiations and documentation, leasing and financing, and related regulatory matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represented ALLETE, Inc. in sale of U.S. Water Services, Inc. to Kurita America Holdings, Inc. for $270 million
  • Represented Spell Capital in purchase of Pearson's Candy Company
  • Represented Spell Capital in purchase of St. Worth Container, Inc.
  • Represented Spell Capital in purchase of Jet Edge, Inc.
  • Represented U.S. Water Services, Inc., an ALLETE Company, in purchase of A and W Technologies, Inc.
  • Represented founders and management owners of U.S. Water Services, Inc. in sale of a majority interest of U.S. Water, Inc. to ALLETE, Inc. for $168 million
  • Represented Spell Capital affiliate, NPI Medical in sale to Tonka Bay Equity Partners affiliate, NPI Holdings, LLC.
  • Represented Accurate Home Care Holdings, LLC in recapitalization transaction with Generation Growth Capital affiliate, AHCH Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented TA Associates affiliate, Dymatize Management Holdings, Inc. in sale of Dymatize, Inc. to Post Holdings Inc. for $380 million
  • Represented Spell Capital affiliate, American Card Services Holding, LLC with acquisition of Production Services Associates
  • Represented Spell Capital affiliate American Card Services Holding, LLC (formerly DMI Acquisition, LLC) in acquisition of Vesta Card Services.
  • Represented Spell Capital affiliate DMI Acquisition, LLC in acquisition of Data Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Represented U.S. Water Services, Inc. in acquisition of Wellons Water Technology, LLC.
  • Represented U.S. Water Services, Inc. in recapitalization transaction with Excellere Capital Partners affiliate, Global Water Services, Inc.
  • Represented Motion Tech Automation, Inc. in recapitalization transaction with Cardinal Equity Partners.
  • Represented Alquest, Inc. in sale to North American Science Associates, Inc.
  • Represented Millennium Ethanol, LLC in sale to US BioEnergy Corporation for $225 million.
  • Represented Golden Oval Eggs, LLC in purchase of selected assets of Land O'Lakes, Inc. affiliate, Moark, LLC for $60 million.
  • Represented Churchill Capital Affiliate, Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, LLC to Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Represented Definity Health Corp. in sale to United Health Group for $300 million.
  • Represented Churchill Capital affiliate, Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis, LLC in strategic joint venture with Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Represented Churchill Capital affiliate, Holz Precision, Inc. in sale to Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc. for $102 million.
  • Represented Churchill Capital in acquisition of Holz Precision, Inc.
  • Represented Churchill Capital in acquisition of Mechanical Dynamics and Analysis, Inc.
  • Represented Four51, Inc. in Preferred Stock Offering.
  • Represented BiteSquad, LLC. in Preferred Equity Offering.
  • Represented Compellent Technologies, Inc. in Series A Preferred Stock Offering.
  • Regularly represent individuals and companies with the acquisition, leasing or sharing in the use of privately-owned aircraft, including through fractional ownership programs such as NetJets and Flexjet, as well as companies and investment funds with the acquisition, leasing and sale of aircraft, aircraft engines and other components.

Professional Activities

Minnesota Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Recognitions and Accomplishments

Minnesota Super Lawyers

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013

Twin Cities Business Journal, "Private Equity Players," 2006

Speaking Engagements

Exit Strategies: Liquidity For You and Your Investors, 28th Annual Minnesota Venture & Finance Conference, October, 2014

"Splitting 'Heirs': Extracting Owners from Dysfunctional Family and Closely Held Businesses and Properties," Minnesota State Bar Association 38th Annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, June, 2012

William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., 1992)

Saint John's University (B.A., 1988)

Sophia University, Tokyo (1986)

Minnesota