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Joshua Hollingsworth

Joshua P. Hollingsworth



11 S. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

P 317-261-7854

F 317-231-7433

Josh Hollingsworth advises companies and their shareholders and senior executives on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, emerging companies and corporate finance matters. Josh is an engaged partner with his clients — resolving problems in a practical, balanced manner with a view toward maximizing the long-term value proposition for his clients.


Josh Hollingsworth advises companies and their shareholders and senior executives on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, emerging companies and corporate finance matters. Josh is an engaged partner with his clients — resolving problems in a practical, balanced manner with a view toward maximizing the long-term value proposition for his clients.

A consummate “deal guy,” Josh is at his best explaining sophisticated provisions to clients, crafting solutions to complex problems, and successfully closing complicated financing and acquisition transactions. By taking an active interest in learning about each client’s business and objectives, Josh is able to synthesize high-level issues into straightforward action items that make financial sense for his client’s bottom line and are consistent with their values.

Josh is a frequent speaker on corporate law topics and has been quoted in national publications including Fortune and Fast Company. 

Professional and Community Involvement

Global board member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Member, Indiana Business Law Survey Commission

Member, Advisory Committee, Indiana Commercial Courts Project

Member, National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Host Committee 2024

Advisory board chair, Central Indiana Police Foundation

Former president, Association for Corporate Growth Indiana Chapter

Former secretary and board member, Venture Club of Indiana

Former committee chair, 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee

Former member, 2022 College Football Championship Host Committee

Former president, Young Professionals of Central Indiana

Former board member, Community Development Law Center

Former board member, Happy Hollow Children's Camp


Indiana Super Lawyers, 2014-2024, Rising Star, 2009-2013

The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2024

Indianapolis Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2012

Chambers USA, 2023

ACG Indiana Visionary Leadership Award, 2023

  • Represented an investment group in the acquisition of all assets of a leading business in the valve distribution and automation services space, dedicated to partnering with companies at inflection points in ownership, growth, and strategy. Additionally, negotiated employment agreements, rollover equity units, and debt financing issues.
  • Represented Collaborosity, LLC, the philanthropic arm of Catalytik, in a minority investment in Sporting de Charleroi, a Belgium division football club.
  • Represented Teleservices Direct, a telecommunications company, as lead seller’s counsel in its acquisition by Movate, Inc., a provider of technology consulting and support services intended for telecommunications and media, retail and e-commerce, technology and emerging brands.
  • Represent Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. in its purchase of Breathe Technologies, Inc, a portable respiratory medical device company
  • Represented Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. in its purchase of Voalte, Inc., a health care communication SAAS business
  • Represented The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL), a leading athletic shoe and sportswear retailer, in its sale to JD Sports, PLC
  • Represent Rook Security, Inc., a managed threat detection firm, in its sale to Sophos (LSE: SOPH)
  • Represent Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., a leading medical technology company with more than 10,000 employees worldwide, in its ongoing acquisition of Voalte, Inc., a pioneer and leader in real-time, mobile healthcare communications, for a cash consideration of $180 million and up to an additional $15 million in payments related to the achievement of certain commercial milestones
  • Represented Finish Line in the divestiture of its Man Alive urban apparel business to Jimmy Jazz stores, as well as in Finish Line’s acquisition of the assets of an 18-store specialty running chain
  • Represented the shareholders of Marquis Consulting Services, Inc. in a transaction in which Marquis was acquired by Gemalto, Inc., a world leader in digital security.
  • Assisted with the sale of a high-technology medical device company to a strategic buyer
  • Represented an international HVAC manufacturer in the acquisition of another company’s North American air conditioning business
  • Represented Blackland Group's aerospace component manufacturing platform, Blackland Aerospace, in the acquisition of Lewis Machine Company, a precision machine components company
  • Represented J.D. Byrider, the leader in the used car sales and finance industry, in its sale to private equity firm Altamount Capital Partners Sale of Pac-Van, Inc. to private equity firm through reverse subsidiary merger
  • Represented Indiana-based eTapestry.com, a privately owned company that develops unique, web-based fundraising software for non-profit organizations, in a transaction with South Carolina-based Blackbaud, a public company and a global provider of software and related services
  • Assisted client with formation of Cayman Islands Hedge Fund with net assets in excess of $150,000,000
  • Represented First Cash, a leading specialty retailer and consumer financial services provider, in its acquisition of a 16 store chain of stores for approximately $46 million
  • Represented Crown Products & Services, LLC on its recapitalization by Merit Capital Partners. Crown Products & Services LLC specializes in the formulation and application of proprietary specialty chemicals involved in the handling of various raw materials for the coal, steel and utility industries
  • Represented a consortium of aircraft owners targeted by an FAA Special Emphasis Investigation Team (SEIT) investigation concerning ownership and operational structures
  • Represented an Indiana-based fund sponsor in the formation of a multi-hundred million dollar offshore fund of hedge funds, as well as the formation of the fund’s investment management entity and investment adviser registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented an ESOP-owned S Corporation in the digital printing industry in connection with its acquisition by a private equity company.
  • Represented Advanced Metalworking Practices, Inc. (AMP), as well as its shareholders, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Purity Zinc Metals, LLC. Established in 1984 as an Indiana-based corporation, AMP is a major supplier of metal feedstocks in the United States
  • Represented Advantis Medical, Inc – a manufacturer of medical case/tray organizing systems for surgical instruments, implants and medical devices – in sale of the company to RoundTable Healthcare Partners (RoundTable), a private equity firm
  • Represented client in sale of a wholesale salt distribution company
  • Represented tier one supplier to the orthopedic industry in purchase of manufacturing operations from public entities
  • Structured tax-free split off of technology company between two owners under Section 355 of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Represented private equity fund in connection with a substantial restaurant chain investment
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