Cory Lewis, an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with a focus on private equity sponsors, regularly advises clients on a variety of complex transactions and other corporate matters and draws on experience working across a broad range of industries.

Mr. Lewis counsels private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies throughout the investment lifecycle, including in connection with structuring, negotiating, and executing complex domestic and cross-border transactions. His work includes:

  • Leveraged buyouts, carve-outs, spin-offs, and other M&A transactions
  • Joint ventures, alliances, and other commercial partnerships
  • Recapitalizations and restructurings
  • Platform company management employment and equity matters
  • Platform divestiture
  • Ongoing general corporate and strategic matters

Mr. Lewis uses a commercial, business-focused approach to help clients quickly and efficiently execute transactions and achieve their investment goals.

Mr. Lewis also maintains an active pro bono practice that includes representing families of children with special education needs on matters related to individualized education plans, or IEPs, and related special education services. 

Mr. Lewis’ experience includes advising:

Private Equity

  • Madison Dearborn Partners and its portfolio companies in various matters, including the acquisition of MoneyGram, a provider of money transfer services
  • PSG Equity and its portfolio companies in various matters, including: 
    • The acquisition of a majority of Buxton Enterprises, a customer, location, and competitor Intelligence provider
    • The acquisition of Qmulos, a cybersecurity software and professional services firm
    • The minority investment in PreVeil, a cloud computing technology company
  • WestView Capital Partners and its portfolio companies in various matters, including:
    • The acquisition of Kymanox, a medical consulting company
    • The majority investment in Dark Horse Consulting, a cell and gene therapy consulting company
  • Spectrum Equity Management and its portfolio companies in various matters, including the equity investment in Goldbelly, a specialty food online marketplace
  • The Sterling Group and its portfolio companies in various matters, including Sterling’s acquisition of Ergotron, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of ergonomic products
  • BV Investment Partners in its side-by-side acquisitions of energy consulting firms Resource Innovations and Nexant
  • Intentsify, a software company that provides services in data cleansing, lead generation and marketing analytics, in its sale to BV Investment Partners
  • Inc., a provider of sales communication platform, in connection with its sale to Vista Equity Partners and its issuance of Series A PIK preferred equity

Strategic M&A

  • Boston Scientific, a global medical devices manufacturer, in its acquisition of the surgical laser business of Lumenis
  • Eyeota, a Singapore-based provider of audience data for digital marketing, in its sale to Dun & Bradstreet 
  • Homology Medicines, a genetic medicines company, in its joint venture with Oxford Biomedica to create a full scope Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) Manufacturing and Innovation Business

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts


  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2015
  • BA, Tufts University, 2008