Caroline E. Thee

Associate Indianapolis
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Summary

Caroline focuses her practice on representing private equity sponsors in a variety of M&A transactions, as well as representing portfolio companies in connection with their legal needs.

Caroline earned her J.D., cum laude, from William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where she was a member of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal and Phi Delta Phi. Caroline received her B.A. in political science and history, summa cum laude, from DePaul University. Prior to joining Taft as an associate, Caroline served as a summer associate with the firm. Caroline was also a judicial extern for the Hon. Roderick C. Young, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and a fellow for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, in Washington, D.C.

Education

  • William and Mary Law School (2017)
  • DePaul University (2013)

Admissions

  • State - Indiana
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

Notable Matters

  • Counsel to private equity fund in connection with the financing for a platform acquisition of a provider of software and consulting solutions to regional banks, community banks and credit unions.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with the financing for a platform acquisition of a leading provider of biologic and testing services to the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Counsel to leading build-to-order manufacturer of cultured marble bath products in private equity-backed divesture.
  • Counsel to private equity fund portfolio company in connection with a follow-on investment of a Canadian wholesale distributor of fresh and frozen produce.
  • Counsel to private equity fund portfolio company in connection with a follow-on investment of a Canadian company engaged in the distribution of specialty produce.
  • Counsel to private equity fund portfolio company in connection with a follow-on investment of a Lithuanian company that provides fleet management solutions, including hardware and software suites for light vehicles, trucks, heavy machinery and agricultural equipment.
  • Counsel to leading clinic-based autism therapy business, and its management team, in private equity-backed divestiture.​
  • Counsel to U.K. company in connection with the sale to a U.S. public company of a U.S. subsidiary engaged in the business of supplying plumbing, lighting and building products to the manufactured housing, RV, and industrial sectors.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with a platform acquisition and financing of a Canadian company engaged in the business of importing, packaging, selling and distributing a wide range of produce throughout Canada.
  • Counsel to private equity funds in connection with a platform acquisition of a Canadian company which provides services for tracking, monitoring, protecting and controlling remote assets and workers.
  • Counsel to seller in the private acquisition of a leading company engaged in the business of providing stormwater management solutions.
  • Counsel to purchaser in connection with an add-on acquisition of a company engaged in the business of selling gift baskets and other related goods.
  • Counsel to purchaser in connection with a series of add-on acquisitions of companies engaged in the business of supplying packaging materials.
  • Counsel to a fundless sponsor in connection with an acquisition of a consulting and software company. 
  • Counsel to seller in connection with a private sale related to the redevelopment of a power plant.

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member

  • Young Professionals of Central Indiana (YPCI)

    Member

Community Involvement

  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

    Forte Member
    Member, Opening Gala Planning Committee (2018)