Joe Basile | Boston | Hogan Lovells

Joe Basile

Senior Advisor Corporate & Finance


Joe Basile
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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"Joe is a fantastic lawyer. He has a great demeanor and is very smart."

Chambers USA, 2023

Joe Basile provides strategic advice to Boards and C-suite executives, representing clients in their most challenging situations and transactional matters.

Joe’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions. He has especially deep experience in cross-border transactions, with an extensive body of work that includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, control and minority investments, joint ventures, and strategic alliances involving parties across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Alongside Joe’s cross-border practice, he maintains a robust domestic U.S. practice that includes unsolicited and negotiated public company, private company, and distressed M&A transactions.

Joe has been recognized for his corporate and M&A work by Chambers USA, Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, and IFLR1000, and for his private equity buyouts work by Chambers USA. Chambers notes that Joe “continues to impress with his overwhelming experience in the practice of M&A law." Clients report to Chambers that Joe "knows the law inside out" and is "very conscious of preserving commercial relationships."

Joe has served as a Vice Chair of the International M&A and Joint Ventures Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and was a member of the International Bar Association. He is also the author of numerous articles and a frequent speaker and panelist on M&A, shareholder activism and corporate governance.

Joe is also actively involved in non-profit and civic affairs. He is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the MBR’s Board of Directors. In addition, Joe is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Stonehill College and the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission.

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"A real leader and a great lawyer."

Chambers USA, 2023

Representative experience

Kenco Logistics, a third-party logistics group, in an investment by Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing.

Fiera Comox Partners Inc., an investment manager, on its acquisition of Sweet Tree Holdings 1, LLC (d/b/a The Maple Guild), the world’s largest producer of organic maple syrup and related products.*

The shareholders of the Northern Harvest Sea Farms group on its C$315m sale to Marine Harvest (OSE:MHG), one of the largest seafood companies in the world.*

Exa Corporation (Nasdaq: EXA), a computer-aided engineering company, on its US$400m sale to French software company Dassault Systèmes.*

SOFAR S.p.A., an Italian health care company, on the acquisition of its surgical robotics division by medical device company TransEnterix (NYSE MKT: TRXC) in a cash and stock deal.*

Costa Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSI), a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of polarized sunglasses, on its US$270m sale to Essilor International SA, a France-based publicly traded ophthalmic company.*

New Zealand Superannuation Fund on the purchase of an interest in Kaingaroa Timberlands, owner of one of the world’s oldest and largest softwood plantations on New Zealand’s Central North Island.*

Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO), the global biotechnology company, on its acquisition of PeproTech, a Cranbury, New Jersey-based provider of bioscience reagents for US$1.85bn.*

Novellus Therapeutics, a developer of novel medicines intended for the treatment of pediatric disease, on its sale to Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics (NYSE: BTX) for US$125m. *

OnShape Inc., creators of the first SaaS product development platform that unites robust CAD with data management and collaboration tools, on its sale to PTC Inc. for approximately US$470m.*

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) on its US$1.7bn acquisition of Brammer Bio, a leader in viral vector manufacturing for gene and cell therapies.*

New-Indy Containerboard, LLC, a The Kraft Group, LLC and Schwarz Partners, L.P. JV, on its acquisition of a business owned by Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) for approximately US$300m.*

Crane Co. (NYSE: CR), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, on its US$800m acquisition of Crane & Co., Inc. from PE firm Lindsay Goldberg and other shareholders.*

Mill Road Capital, a private investment firm, on the going private acquisition of Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq; SKUL), a creator of world-class audio experiences, after a contested process.*

Hittite Microwave Corporation (Nasdaq: HITT), a  designer and manufacturer of integrated circuits, modules, subsystems and instrumentation, on its US$2bn acquisition by Analog Devices, Inc.*

Harbinger Capital Partners on the take-private of LightSquared (f/k/a SkyTerra Communications), a mobile satellite services provider with an enterprise value of approximately US$1.845bn.*

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation on its US$455m acquisition of U.S. and Canadian pharmaceutical assets of Graceway Pharmaceuticals via a Section 363 sale and a Canadian receivership proceeding.*

Nortek, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of building products, on the corporate and securities law aspects of its Chapter 11 restructuring resulting in the elimination of US$1.3bn in debt.*

An ad hoc unsecured bondholders’ committee on the £5.3bn debt restructuring of Marconi, PLC under a scheme of arrangement, one of the largest financial restructurings effected under English law.*

Simmons Company, the second-largest U.S. mattress producer, on its US$760m sale to Ares Management and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, under a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, cum laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stonehill College, summa cum laude
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Massachusetts Business Roundtable Executive Committee, former chair of Energy Task Force
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law and Section of International Law, former Vice Chair of International M&A and Joint Ventures Committee
  • Boston Bar Association



Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A

Chambers USA

Leading Lawyer for Private Equity Buyouts

Chambers USA

Boston Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers in America

Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions

Best Lawyers in America

Highly Regarded, Massachusetts M&A

IFLR1000 United States


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