Andrew Rearick is a U.S.-qualified (New York and Massachusetts) and English-qualified international counsel in the Corporate Department. His practice covers a full range of cross-border corporate transactional matters for private equity and other institutional investors, as well as corporates, focusing in particular on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other transformative transactions involving businesses centered in Europe, North America and emerging markets. Andrew is also a leader in the firm’s Alternative Asset and Secondary Investments Group, where he regularly advises general partners, secondaries fund sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and other investors on secondary transactions, GP-led restructurings and tender offers, preferred equity investments, co-investments and GP staking transactions. He has advised on transactions across many industries but has particular experience in the financial services, telecommunications, media and technology and energy and natural resources sectors.
Mr. Rearick is recommended for private equity transactions by The Legal 500 UK (2018).
Mr. Rearick’s recent published articles include “Debevoise Discusses Private Equity Options in Face of Liquidity Crunch,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (May, 2020); “The market for GP-led fund restructurings is maturing,” Private Funds CFO (June, 2019); “Three’s Company: An Evolving Market in Private Equity Add-On Transactions,” The M&A Lawyer (November/December, 2014); “Fifty Shades of Co-Investing: Part Two,” Private Equity Manager (February, 2013) and “Fifty Shades of Co-Investing: Part One,” Private Equity Manager (January, 2013).
Mr. Rearick joined Debevoise in 2007. He graduated in 1999 with an A.B. cum laude from Princeton University. He received his J.D. in 2007 from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law), where he was an articles editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law.
Mr. Rearick is fluent in Russian and French and previously lived and worked in the former Soviet Union, France and the Netherlands.