Professional Biography

Teri A. Lindquist Partner

  • Chicago

    D +1.312.324.8547

    F +1.312.324.9547

    Chicago

    131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700

    Chicago, IL 60603-5559

    +1.312.324.8547

    TLindquist@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Perkins Coie partner Teri Lindquist focuses her practice in the private equity and venture capital space, with an emphasis on investment funds and finance. She is the co-chair of the firm’s Investment Fund practice and represents fund sponsors and investors in the formation of, and investment in venture funds, debt funds, funds of funds and hedge funds.

Ms. Lindquist represents sponsors of all sizes in the formation of investment funds. Working in collaboration with the firm’s Investment Management, Tax and ERISA practices, she has assisted in raising funds that range from $20 million to $2 billion. In addition, Ms. Lindquist represents investors, from Fortune 50 companies to small family offices, with respect to fund investments.

Ms. Lindquist also works on financing transactions and often represents the target companies of private equity sponsors in financings of leveraged buyouts, platform acquisitions and other debt transactions. Additional areas of representation include fund clients as lenders in all levels of a company’s capital structure, often with equity components, and clients in workouts and restructurings.

Recent representations include Amazon.com, Inc., Bertram Capital, CAI Capital, Excellere Capital, Enhanced Capital, Halifax Group, Hark Capital, High Street Capital, Huron Capital, Intellectual Ventures, LaSalle Capital, Main Post Partners, Performance Venture Capital, Pike Capital, Rubicon Technology Partners, Vulcan Capital, West River Group and Wynnchurch Capital.

Representative Experience

Fund Formation/Fund Investment

  • Formation of investment fund targeting intellectual property assets with committed capital in excess of 2.5 billion.
  • Formation of two venture capital fund of funds with committed capital in excess of $800 million.
  • Formation of distressed debt fund of funds with committed capital in excess of $120 million.
  • Formation of hedge fund of funds with committed capital in excess of $100 million.
  • Formation of numerous real estate investment funds with committed capital between $50 million and $250 million.
  • Formation of several venture funds with committed capital between $50 million and $150 million.
  • Representation of state pension fund, corporate pension funds, family offices and high-net-worth individuals in connection with investments in numerous private investment funds, including LBO, distressed debt, small business, venture and mezzanine funds.

Financing Transactions

  • Represent Vulcan Capital in connection with a debt investment in a national debt consolidation company.
  • Represent Vulcan Capital in connection with a debt investment in a retail automotive services company.
  • Represent Vulcan Capital in connection with a debt investment in a company in the state and new market tax credit industries.
  • Represent Vulcan Capital in connection with several tax credit financing transactions in various states.
  • Represent a Halifax Group portfolio platform company in the distribution industry in connection with the financing of numerous stock and asset acquisitions.
  • Represent a Wynnchurch Capital portfolio company in connection with the purchase of the debt of a company in the auto industry with worldwide assets, and the subsequent foreclosure, acquisition and financing transactions associated therewith.
  • Represent a Bertram Capital portfolio platform company in the medical supply industry in connection with the financing and refinancing of its acquisition and working capital facilities.
  • Represent a Bertram Capital portfolio company in the medical distribution industry in connection with an acquisition and working capital facility.
  • Represent a CAI Capital portfolio company in the soil stabilization business in connection with the financing of a merger transaction.
  • Represent an Excellere Capital portfolio company in connection with financing the acquisition of a company in the shelf-stable juice business.
  • Represent Enhanced Small Business Investment Company in connection with a debt investment in a company in the medical equipment industry.
  • Represent Enhanced Small Business Investment Company in connection with a debt investment in a company in the cloud storage business.
  • Represent Enhanced Small Business Investment Company in connection with a debt investment in a company in the medical equipment industry.
  • Represent Enhanced Small Business Investment Company in connection with a debt investment in a company in the home medical equipment business.
  • Represent Enhanced Small Business Investment Company in connection with a debt investment in companies providing oilfield transportation and equipment.
  • Represent Enhanced Capital Texas in connection with a debt investment in a manufacturer of foam installation.
2019 Chamber Badge

Ranked by Chambers USA Seven Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Ranked by Chambers USA as "America's Leading Corporate/M&A: Private Equity Lawyers," 2013 - 2019
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

*The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no certificate, award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
    • Opinion Letters Subcommittee
    • Commercial Financial Services Subcommittee 
    • Institutional Investors Committee
    • Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee
  • New York Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • International Cancer Impact Fund, Counsel to the Investment Committee

Related Employment

  • Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, Partner, 2002 - 2007, 1994 - 1999
  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Chicago, IL, Partner, 1999 - 2002; Associate 1987 - 1994

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Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York

Education

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • The State University of New York (SUNY), B.A., cum laude, 1981