Cedric Powell

Cedric Powell

Special Counsel

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

As an experienced transactional attorney in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Cedric represents private and public companies, investment banks and private equity firms in corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities offerings. Over the span of his 11-year career, Cedric has completed dozens of corporate transactions and developed extensive expertise in acquisition transactions on behalf of private equity firms and other buy-out sponsors, as well as domestic and international firms in the aerospace, defense, technology, manufacturing, automotive and healthcare industries. Notably, Cedric was also recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2015 (Texas) and 2019 (Washington, D.C.).

Cedric has been an integral part of the growth of the firm’s Private Equity/M&A Practice Group in the Washington D.C. office, which is Chambers-ranked in the District of Columbia for two consecutive years. Since joining the firm in 2015, he served as the lead associate on more than two dozen sophisticated M&A transactions, attaining numerous successful results for the firm’s clients. Cedric brings a measured approach to his legal practice, prioritizing the client’s business objectives while maintaining the integrity of the firm’s and his role as counsel. During his tenure at the firm, he has completed successful transactions for major domestic and international private equity firms such as Arlington Capital Partners, Gryphon Investors, OpenGate Capital Parties Littlejohn and Co. and Triton Investment Management, as well as strategic acquirers such as CACI, Cubic Corporation, Precision Medicine, CA, Inc. and TP ICAP. Prior to joining the firm, Cedric has also completed successful transactions for clients that include AT&T, Amerisource Bergen Corporation, American Airlines, Guggenheim Partners and Satori Capital.

A snapshot of some of the more prominent recent deals include:

  • Representing Arlington Capital Partners in its acquisition of the composites business in Milledgeville, Georgia and Rayong, Thailand from Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI).
  • Represented Flokk AS, in connection with its acquisition of 9to5 Seating, LLC, a leading manufacturer of ergonomic office seating.
  • Represented United Flexible, Inc., a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, in connection with its sale to UK-based Smiths Group for $345 million.
  • Represented Endeavor Robotics Holdings, Inc., a developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground vehicles and a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, in connection with its sale to FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) for approximately $385 million.

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