Frank W. Eucalitto

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Frank Eucalitto advises portfolio and operating companies, investment funds, and startups in a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on venture capital financing and mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Group and the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Team as well as the firm’s Food + Beverage Industry Group.

    Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

    Frank regularly represents startups and high-growth technology companies through all stages of maturity—from formation to exit. He has extensive experience negotiating for and advising founders, angel investors, family offices and venture funds on priced equity transactions (including Series Seed and Series A, as well as convertible notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs).

    Frank is also actively involved in the innovation ecosystems in Connecticut and New York City. He is a member of Crossroads Venture Group, a professional association dedicated to supporting investment in high-growth technology companies in Connecticut. Frank also is a member of the Emerging Leader’s Section of the Business Council of Fairfield County, and actively participates in industry events, such as those hosted by Food'NBev Connect and the Connecticut Technology Council.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Frank represents portfolio and operating companies, strategic investors, family offices and funds in complex mergers and acquisitions. He advises clients on various transaction structures such as asset purchases, stock purchases and reverse triangular mergers) and works with a team of specialists, including tax, intellectual property, ERISA, employment, real estate and environmental, to negotiate the applicable transaction documents. 

    Frank serves on the Membership Committee of the Connecticut Association for Corporate Growth, a global community for middle market M&A and business leaders focused on driving growth, and actively participates in industry events, such those hosted by the Exit Planning Exchange.

    General Corporate

    Frank leverages his experience working closely with businesses and investors as outside general counsel to offer business-conscious, practical legal advice. In particular, he prioritizes understanding the fundamentals of each client’s business and tailors his legal services accordingly to help clients achieve their goals. 

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Frank practiced in New York City and Connecticut, where he advised companies and investors in general corporate matters, venture capital financing and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Represented GrowGeneration Corp. (GrowGen), an owner and operator of a network of specialty hydroponic gardening stores, advising on its acquisition of Agron.io, a leading wholesale agriculture platform powered by proprietary enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology that allows commercial growers to manage their purchasing and logistics in one platform. With this acquisition, announced on March 22, 2021, Agron.io Powered by GrowGeneration continues to be a one-stop destination for GrowGeneration's growing roster of commercial clients across the U.S.

      • Represented FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE, NSADAQ: FDS), a leading provider of integrated global financial information and analytical applications for the investment community, in connection with its acquisition of TruValue Labs, Inc.

      • Represented Companion Home Healthcare and Hospice, Inc. in connection with the sale of its assets to Bristol Hospice.

      • Represented GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), a Colorado-based owner and operator of a network of specialty hydroponic gardening retail stores, in connection with its $150 million follow-on public offering of shares of common stock.

      • Represented GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG), a Colorado-based owner and operator of a network of specialty hydroponic gardening retail stores, in connection with its $48.3 million follow-on public offering of shares of common stock.

      • Represented GrowGeneration Corp. (GrowGen), an owner and operator of a network of specialty hydroponic gardening stores, in connection with its acquisition of Canopy Crop Management, an industry-leading silicic acid company that sells silicic acid-enriched fertilizers. The firm's Capital Markets + Securities Team advised GrowGen on the transaction, which was announced December 23, 2020.

      • Represented Serenity Care Hospice, Inc., in its sale to St. Croix Hospice, LLC.

      • Represented Stonehenge Capital in connection with its purchase of preferred stock of a school supplies retailer.

      • Represented ViaQuest Holdings, Ltd. (ViaQuest) as legal counsel in connection with investment in the healthcare services provider by Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. ViaQuest, headquartered in Dublin,Ohio, is a leading provider of quality, highly-individualized and specialized cost-effective care, solutions and services focused on individuals with development disabilities; hospice care; and behavioral and mental health. All are seen as growing areas of the healthcare market. ViaQuest operates in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Read the Press Release HERE.

    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in the 2021 "300 Top Lawyers in Fairfield County" in the area of Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions published by Greenwich Magazine.

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Best Mode or (Trade) Secret Mode: The Evisceration of the Best Mode Requirement and Its Impact on the Biotechnology Industry," published in Vol. 33 of the Quinnipiac Law Review (2014)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 31, 2021

        Capital Markets and Securities Team Represents GrowGeneration Corp. in Recent Acquisitions

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      • March 26, 2021

        Steve Elbaum, Frank Eucalitto and Chuck Martin Among “300 Top Lawyers in Fairfield County”

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      • February 11, 2021

        Capital Markets and Securities Team Represents GrowGeneration Corp. in Significant Transactions

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "How Will COVID-19 Impact M&A?" co-authored with Leslie J. Levinson and Eric M. Kogan (4/15/2020)

      "COVID-19 Relief: Understanding SBA Loan Opportunities Under the CARES Act" co-authored with Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody IV (Kit), Jeffrey L. Volpintesta and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy (4/1/2020)

      "COVID-19 SBA FAQs: Economic Injury Disaster Loans" co-authored with Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody IV (Kit), Jeffrey L. Volpintesta and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy (3/31/2020)

      "COVID-19 SBA FAQs: Paycheck Protection Program" co-authored with Taylor A. Shea, Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy, Endicott Peabody IV (Kit) and Jeffrey L. Volpintesta (3/30/20)