Ed Rhyne focuses his practice on private equity and other privately held firms, including family offices and family-owned businesses. Mr. Rhyne represents sponsors and institutional and family office investors in the formation of private equity funds and complex investment and co-investment vehicles, and buyers and sellers in private equity sponsored and other private mergers and acquisitions and related financing transactions. Over his more than 30-year career, Mr. Rhyne has worked as a senior partner in law firms, a member of a private equity firm and in-house general counsel of two public companies. His experience covers a broad range of industries, including aircraft finance, agricultural, commuter airlines, construction, construction services, defense and government contracting, energy and energy services, family office management, financial services, food packaging, production and services, grocery, healthcare, hospitality, industrial manufacturing and services, logistics, manufacturing, oilfield services, produce distribution, professional sports franchises, recycling, restaurant chains and franchises, software, technology and others.
Mr. Rhyne is particularly well-known among investment bankers, private equity firms and others in the Houston business community for his informative M&A school and for his thoughtful client relationship development leadership at all levels.