Rickie M. Sonpal

Rickie M. Sonpal Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer Robinson Cole Law Firm
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Professional Biography

Rickie Sonpal has a broad-based corporate and transactional practice that encompasses mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financing, and general corporate and commercial matters. He is a member of the firm's Business Transactions and Finance Groups. He is also a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Rickie regularly represents corporate clients and strategic and financial investors in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and carve-out transactions. He counsels both buyers and sellers in structuring transactions and in negotiating the terms of a transaction and related financing. Rickie recently guided a domestic safety products distributor through the sale of fifty percent of its outstanding equity to a publicly traded French strategic partner, and he subsequently assisted with the sale of the remaining fifty percent of the equity in the distributor.

Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Rickie helps clients with structuring, documenting, and implementing a broad range of commercial partnerships and joint ventures. He has handled numerous joint ventures involving real estate and renewable energy development projects around the country, including assisting a client with a joint venture involving a large-scale Massachusetts-based residential, office, and retail development.

Debt and Equity Financing

Rickie frequently represents emerging, high-growth companies and entrepreneurs in capital raises and convertible debt financings. He also represents venture capital firms and other investors in connection with equity financings. Rickie represented "I and Love and You," a premium pet food and product company, in connection with multiple successful rounds of equity raises, including growth investments from venture capital and private equity firms.

He also assists borrowers and private lenders in connection with secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, many of which include bespoke terms or are otherwise highly transactional-specific.

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