University of Alabama, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016, Order of the Coif; Managing Board, Alabama Law Review
University of Georgia, B.B.A. and B.A., magna cum laude, 2013
Scott Cogar practices in the areas of fund formations and investment management, finance, private equity and general corporate law. His clients include private fund managers, institutional investors, university endowments, outsourced CIOs, banks, institutional lenders and private equity sponsors.
Scott regularly represents fund managers in fund offerings, and institutional investors in their investment diligence and decisions with respect to buyout, venture capital, hedge, real estate and fund of funds opportunities. He also has experience representing clients in venture capital investments, a broad variety of investment-grade and leveraged financing transactions, second lien and mezzanine debt investments, and equity investments. Scott also advises clients in a range of general corporate matters, including business formations, significant commercial contracts, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, Scott was an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he assisted institutional lenders and underwriters in a variety of capital markets transactions.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, One to Watch, banking and finance, corporate, 2023
Frequently assists institutional investors in buyout, venture capital, real estate, hedge and fund of funds investments and similar transactions.
Advised a fund manager in connection with the formation of a middle-market buyout fund with $1.4 billion in investor capital commitments.
Represented a fund manager in connection with the formation of a fund-of-funds strategy with more than $170 million in investor capital commitments.
Assisted the administrative agent and senior lender in connection with the $165 million recapitalization of a regulated electric transmission utility.
Represented the administrative agent and joint lead arranger in connection with the $1 billion investment grade financing of a publicly traded electric utility.
Advised the lead arrangers in connection with the $10.65 billion acquisition financing of a Fortune 500 operator of global trading exchanges and clearing houses.
Counseled a business development company in the sale and simultaneous refinancing of three engineered avionics and electronics manufacturers in the aerospace and defense technology space to a private equity sponsor.
Advised a publicly traded industrial technology conglomerate with its strategic acquisition of a privately held optics technology company.
Represented a private equity sponsor in connection with its acquisition of a privately held leading developer of music software and vocal processing technology.
Represented a mezzanine lender in simultaneous dispositions to a private equity buyer of three distinct portfolio companies acquired through the exercise of creditor’s rights and remedies.
News & Events
- Aug. 23, 2022
- April 23, 2021
- Oct. 5, 2020
- Robinson Bradshaw Advises Lead Arrangers in $10.65 Billion Acquisition Financing for Intercontinental Exchange Inc.Sept. 1, 2020
- Feb. 18, 2020
- Nov. 12, 2019
- Oct. 15, 2018
- Mecklenburg County Bar, Finance Committee, 2021-24