Kaycie L. Benesch-Rupp

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About Kaycie

Kaycie advises private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and strategic clients on a range of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and minority investments. Her experience spans a variety of industries, including technology/software as a service, infrastructure, healthcare, retail, restaurants and consumer products.

Kaycie also counsels clients on equity issuances, including incentive equity arrangements, executive employment matters, corporate governance, restructuring and other general corporate matters.

Kaycie has been recognized by Best Lawyers under its “Ones to Watch” for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law from 2021 to 2023. Kaycie also has an active pro bono practice focused on immigration matters, including asylum cases, U visas, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) renewals, 501(c)3 filings and discharge upgrades for veterans.

Kaycie’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Altigen Communications in a confidential acquisition*
  • Arlon Group in its acquisition of CiCis Pizza*
  • AppNeta, a former Rubicon Technology Partners portfolio company, in its sale to Broadcom*
  • BIT Intelligence in a confidential acquisition*
  • CAI Capital Partners in its:
    • Investment in Midwestern Electric*
    • Investment in CMT Engineering Laboratories*
  • Christy Sports, a portfolio company of TZP Group, in its acquisition of Grizzly Outfitters*
  • Copley Equity Partners in its:
    • Acquisition of Magna IV Engineering*
    • Acquisition of Power Solutions Group*
    • Minority investment in FMG Leading*
    • Other confidential acquisitions and add-ons*
  • Excellere Partners in its sale of Two Labs to Envision Pharma Group, a portfolio company of GHO Capital Partners* 
  • Levine Leichtman Capital Partners in its:
    • Acquisition of Round Table Pizza*
    • Sale of Global Franchise Group*
  • Molson Coors in an internal reorganization*
  • Rockwood Equity Partners in its leveraged acquisition of Next Generation Construction & Environmental*
  • Schwazze (aka Medicine Man Technologies) in its potential confidential acquisition of cannabis-related assets, licenses and entities*
  • SimonMed Imaging in its sale to American Securities*
  • Sun Capital Partners in various acquisitions and divestitures*
  • Thoma Bravo in its take-private acquisition of Ellie Mae*
  • Uptempo (formerly BrandMaker), a Rubicon Technology Partners portfolio company, in its:
    • Acquisition of Allocadia*
    • Acquisition of Hive9*
  • Wind Point Partners in various acquisitions*
  • Western Power Sports in its sale to Arrowhead Engineered Products*
  • Wondery in its sale to Amazon*
  • Wynnchurch Capital in a potential sale*

* Representation handled prior to joining Cooley 


Harvard Law School
JD, 2015

Nebraska Wesleyan University
BA, 2011, with highest distinction