Lippes Mathias Attorneys Advise Breakaway Partners in Acquisition by Komodo Health

July 27, 2021 | Press Releases
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Monday, July 26, 2021 – Lippes Mathias is pleased to announce that Breakaway Partners, a Lippes Mathias client and leading market access software company for the life sciences industry, has been acquired by Komodo Health. Members of Lippes Mathias’s team, including John J. Koeppel, Sean P. Balkin, and Caroline R. Vilardo advised Breakaway Partners in the transaction. 

John J. Koeppel, a Partner and the Team Leader of the firm’s Private Equity Practice, is a corporate lawyer who has successfully structured, negotiated and closed over 250 transactions in the past two decades, which typically involve mergers and acquisitions, fund formations and investments, and various private equity transactions (including co-investments, venture financings and cross-border deals). He also works with clients on reviewing / structuring their Qualified Opportunity Zone and Qualified Small Business Stock investments. 

Sean P. Balkin, a Senior Associate in Lippes Mathias’s Corporate and Securities practice group, focuses his practice in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds and general corporate matters. Sean’s experience includes advising clients on all aspects of middle market acquisitions and dispositions, venture capital investments, corporate structuring, and intellectual property licensing matters. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Sean participated in the firm’s summer associate program and served as an in-house law clerk for a large natural gas corporation. 

Caroline R. Vilardo focuses her practice on general corporate matters as well as mergers and acquisitions.  She was a member of the firm’s summer associate program in 2019. 

About Breakaway Partners 

Breakaway Partners delivers market access insights to the life sciences industry with impactful business solutions unifying pharmaceutical sales, operations, and marketing data into a seamless platform. Breakaway Partners offers the most up-to-date data intelligence, providing effective targeting, messaging, and timely pull-through initiatives driving sales performance. The company’s unrivaled customer service, data accuracy, and accountability ensure that we bring confidence to your business decisions. 

About Komodo Health 

Komodo Health believes that smarter, more innovative use of data and analytics is essential for reducing disease burden. We apply artificial intelligence and other advanced data science techniques to our first-of-its-kind Healthcare Map™, which tracks the unique patient journeys of over 325 million patients. We empower a multitude of healthcare stakeholders – life sciences companies, healthcare payers and providers, patient advocacy groups, and others – to create a more cost-effective, value-driven healthcare system. 

About Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP 
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Albany and New York, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals. 

Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. 
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