Ropes &; Gray provided counsel to Palo Alto-based private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners in the majority recapitalization of Fox Head Inc., a motocross and apparel company based in Irvine, Calif. Altamont led the shareholder group through the transaction. Shareholders included athletes Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart and strategic supply chain partner Hybrid Promotions LLC.
San Francisco-based partner Howard Glazer led for Ropes & Gray. Additional help was provided by New York-based partners Leo Arnaboldi III and Steven Rutkovsky and Boston-based partner Edward Black.
Latham & Watkins partner Michael Treska led the team advising Fox Head. Hybrid Promotions turned to Los Angeles-based corporate, land use and real estate firm Sklar Kirsh for outside counsel and relied on Bowen Tax Law, based in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., for guidance on tax, executive compensation and benefits issues. Hybrid CEO and founder Jarrod Dogan was represented individually by Los Angeles-based Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman &; Machtinger partner Andrew Apfelberg. Peter Fox, president and CEO of Fox Head, reached out to Wolf Group L.A. attorney Michael Abrams for representation.