Omar A. Lucia

Partner

Omar Lucia is an experienced M&A lawyer counseling private equity funds, public companies, and privately held businesses in complex U.S. and international acquisition and divestiture transactions. Omar is known as a partner to his clients, advising them through the lens of their business goals in the structuring and negotiation of middle-market transactions. He employs sophisticated legal skills along with a business-minded, solutions-focused approach, and a seasoned team of professionals to assist his clients in both deploying capital efficiently across a variety of industries as well as maximizing returns on their invested capital through sales and recapitalizations.

Omar also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Wynnchurch Capital in the purchase of the domestic and international operations of Latham Pools, and ultimately, its sale to Pamplona Capital
  • Represented two private equity funds in their acquisition of United States Pipe and Foundry Company, LLC, and Fast Fabricators LLC from Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE: MWA), numerous bolt-on acquisitions, and ultimately, the sale of the platform to Forterra Pipe
  • Represented Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ: AEIS) in connection with its carve-out purchases of Artesyn Embedded Power Business and SL Power
  • Represented a family ownership group in the sale of their aerospace testing business to a large private equity fund
  • Represented Peninsula Capital in its investment in Republic Fire & Safety, numerous bolt-on acquisitions, and ultimately, its sale to CI Capital
  • Represented a UK-listed public company in its acquisitions of a US-based wire and cable distributor, a US-based specialty fastener distributor, and several US-based wire harness distributors
  • Represented a multinational automotive supplier in the sale of its manufacturing operations in Mexico
  • Represented a private equity fund in its purchase of the global operations of a supplier of noise vibration and harshness products, along with bolt-on acquisitions and ultimately, its sale to a public company
  • Represented Amcor Rigid Plastics in its purchases of operations in the U.S., Canada, and South America
  • Represented a private equity fund in the purchase of an aluminum extrusions distribution business and numerous bolt-on acquisitions

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Corporate Law (2023)
22 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Eastern Metal Supply, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, in Sale of Windows & Doors Division

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Eastern Metal Supply, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, L.P, in the sale of its Eastern Architectural Systems division to Cornerstone Building Brands Inc.
19 December 2023 In the News

Omar Lucia Comments on Private Equity, Deal Activity Outlook for 2024

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Omar Lucia is quoted in the PitchBook article, “Carveouts, add-ons key as PE firms strategize for 2024.”
02 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents MMGY Global in its New Investment from EagleTree Capital

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to MMGY Global, a leading integrated marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism, and hospitality, in connection with its new investment from EagleTree Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm.
24 May 2023 In the News

Louis Lehot, Brandee Diamond, and Omar Lucia Author Article on M&A Prospects for 2023

Foley & Lardner LLP Partners Louis Lehot, Brandee Diamond, and Omar Lucia authored the Westlaw article, “Mergers and acquisitions: bridging gaps in expectations and resources in 2023.”
21 March 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to Diploma in Acquisition of Tennessee Industrial Electronics

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Diploma PLC, the international group distributing specialized products and services, in its acquisition of Tennessee Industrial Electronics, LLC.
06 February 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Advisor to Wynnchurch Capital in its Acquisition of Majority Ownership in FloWorks International

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., a leading middle market private equity firm with $5.3 billion in assets under management, in their acquisition of majority ownership in FloWorks International, LLC from Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.