Eric Lauria-Banta

Senior Counsel

Eric Lauria-Banta

Senior Counsel

Eric Lauria-Banta is a corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and the organization, development, and financing of emerging growth and development stage companies. He has experience representing public and private companies, strategic investors, and private equity firms in numerous complex acquisitions and divestitures.

Eric is a senior counsel in the firm’s Transactions Practice Group.

Representative Experience*

  • Represented a private equity firm in a $328 million acquisition of a global sealing and corrosion prevention products company
  • Represented a construction materials company in the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares from a limited partnership parent corporation in a $7 billion transaction
  • Represented an energy infrastructure company in the sale of a subsidiary for $328 million
  • Represented a private renewable energy company in its purchase of a multistate portfolio of development-stage wind and solar energy generation projects
  • Represented a global oil and gas company in a $350 million transaction to purchase a petroleum products company
  • Represented an energy company in an $800 million transaction to acquire interest in the US oil and gas industry

*Matters handled prior to joining Foley.

Presentations and Publications

  • Panelist, Wisconsin Technology Council Early Stage Symposium, Madison WI (November 9-10, 2022)
21 September 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Knowles Corporation in Acquisition of Cornell Dubilier

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Knowles Corporation, a leading global supplier of high performance components and solutions, including ceramic capacitors and radio frequency filters, advanced medtech microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio solutions, in entering a definitive agreement to acquire Cornell Dubilier.
11 September 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Trading Technologies in Acquisition of Abel Noser Solutions

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global capital markets technology platform provider, in its acquisition of Abel Noser Solutions, LLC, an industry-leading provider of transaction cost analysis (TCA) for investment managers, brokers, asset owners, and consultants, from Abel Noser Holdings, a majority-owned portfolio company of Estancia Capital Partners.
06 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents nVent in Agreement to Acquire ECM Industries

Foley & Lardner LLP represented nVent Electric plc, a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, in its agreement to acquire ECM Investors, LLC, the parent of ECM Industries, LLC, for a purchase price of $1.1 billion, subject to customary adjustments.
24 February 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to A1 Garage in Growth Capital Partnership with Cortec Group

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to A1 Garage Door Service Holdings, Inc. (A1), a market leader in the direct-to-consumer residential repair and replacement garage door services industry, in its growth capital partnership with an affiliated investment group led by Cortec Group Fund VII, L.P., an investment portfolio held by Cortec Group.
02 February 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Mirantis in Acquisition of Shipa

Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented Mirantis, a company providing a public cloud experience on any infrastructure from the data center to the edge, in their acquisition of Shipa, the Santa Clara, California-based application management framework for cloud native platforms.
9-10 November 2022 Events

Wisconsin Technology Council Early Stage Symposium

Some of the most active entrepreneurs, investors, and service experts from Wisconsin and beyond will take part in informative panel discussions during the first day of the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.