The Advisors Behind Today’s Defining M&A Deals

A conversation with SRZ’s leading M&A and securities lawyers

Hamlin Lovell
Originally published in the October 2019 issue

Asset managers are impactful dealmakers in the M&A space and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (SRZ) is a key adviser on these complex deals for many of the world’s most active and influential private equity firms. SRZ is uniquely focused on the alternative investment management industry and the lawyers are renowned for their market-leading application to sophisticated matters. 

SRZ Partners Stuart Freedman and Richard Presutti serve as co-chairs of the firm’s leading M&A and Securities Group. The firm’s M&A transactions have been consistently recognized as “Deals of the Year” by industry rankings. Most recently, SRZ’s representation of Veritas Capital and its affiliates’ $5.7bn acquisition of athenahealth Inc. won “Private Equity Deal of the Year” at The Deal Awards 2019.

SRZ advises on a wide array of matters across multiple sectors. “We represent leading sponsors in control transactions, including Cerberus, Veritas, Marlin and Greenhill, the former private equity arm of GCP Capital,” commented SRZ M&A and Securities Partner Michael Gilligan. “We also work with debt funds providing acquisition finance for mid-market deals, which can sometimes become distressed, debt for equity swaps. We work across disciplines and practices helping lenders to protect against downsides,” added SRZ M&A and Securities Partner Andrew Fadale.

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