Experience

    • A Japanese utility as a member of an investor group in the group’s acquisition of majority ownership interests in Kleen Energy Systems, LLC, which operates a 620-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant located in Middletown, Connecticut. As part of the transaction, an affiliate of Ares EIF will manage the Kleen Energy power plant on behalf of the investor group.
    • Solenis, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its combination with BASF's paper and water chemicals business.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Manna Pro, a leading producer of nutritional supplements and other animal products, from The Carlyle Group.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a majority interest in American Greetings.
    • American International Group in its $5.56 billion acquisition of Validus Group, a Bermuda-based, NYSE-listed, (re)insurance company.
    • Precision Medicine Group in a new $275 million investment.
    • Westfield in the company’s $24.7 billion sale to Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's largest listed commercial property company.
    • Time in its $2.8 billion sale to Meredith.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $500 million preferred stock investment in Beacon Roofing Supply’s $2.625 billion acquisition of Allied Building Products.
    • Bregal Freshstream in its investment in TrueNoord, an independent aircraft leasing business that specialises in the regional aircraft market.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the acquisition of Carestream Dental, the digital dental business of Carestream Health.
    • A secondaries investor as the lead investor in the recapitalization of two “end of life” funds, sponsored by the same manager, in a merger transaction designed to offer liquidity to existing investors.
    • Showa Denko in the U.S. aspects of its acquisition of SGL GE Holding.
    • AmTrust in its $219 million acquisition of ANV Holding, a Lloyd's platform.
    • Hony Capital in its investment in WeWork Companies, which valued the company at approximately $16 billion.
    • Hussmann, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $1.5 billion sale to Panasonic.
    • Guardian Life in the acquisition by its subsidiary, Reed Group, of the absence management administration business of Aon Hewitt.
    • TruGreen, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, and CD&R in TruGreen’s merger with Scotts LawnService.
    • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
    • Activision Blizzard in its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital Entertainment.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Risk Strategies Company, a national insurance and benefits brokerage and risk management firm, from Kohlberg & Company.
    • PharMEDium, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company and the leading national provider of outsourced compounded sterile preparations to acute care hospitals in the United States, in its $2.6 billion sale to AmerisourceBergen.
    • Nassau Reinsurance Group, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, in its $217.2 million acquisition of The Phoenix Companies.
    • J.C. Flowers and Ascensus in the sale of Ascensus to Genstar Capital and Aquiline Capital Partners.
    • Truck-Lite, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its sale to Koch Equity Development and BDT Capital Partners.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of Sirius Computer Solutions, a leading national IT solutions integrator.
    • Lannett in its acquisition for $1.23 billion in cash, plus additional contingent consideration, of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. specialty generic pharmaceuticals subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB.
    • Kelso & Company in its acquisition of US LBM Holdings, a building products distributor, from BlackEagle Partners.
    • StanCorp Financial Group in its $5 billion sale to Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.
    • Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in its $365 million sale to Sequential Brands.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in the $600 million sale of Creative Circle, a leading professional staffing firm specializing in advertising, creative and marketing talent, to NYSE-listed On Assignment for a mix of stock and cash consideration.
    • Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its $410 million sale of EmployBridge, a leading provider of outsourced human resource and temporary staffing services, to Select Staffing, an Anchorage Capital backed competitor.
    • Catlin Group Limited in its sale to XL Group for approximately £2.79 billion. The combined business is expected to have a leading presence in the global specialty insurance and reinsurance markets.
    • NCI Building Systems in its $245 million acquisition of CENTRIA.
    • Standard General in its acquisition of RadioShack’s asset based credit facility from GE Capital in a transaction expected to result in ownership of not less than 50% of the company's equity securities.
    • Chemtura in the $1 billion sale of its agrochemicals business, Chemtura AgroSolutions.
    • TIAA-CREF in its $6.25 billion acquisition of Nuveen Investments, a diversified investment management company with $221 billion in assets under management.
    • American International Group in obtaining merger control approval in 22 jurisdictions globally, including one of the earliest COMESA approvals, for its $7.6 billion sale of International Lease Finance Corporation to NYSE-listed AerCap Holdings N.V.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell in the $24.9 billion sale of Dell to an investor group including Michael Dell and Silver Lake.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisitions of Brand Energy and Harsco Infrastructure in a combined transaction valued at $2.5 billion.
    • Markel Corporation in its $3.13 billion acquisition of Alterra Capital Holdings, a listed Bermuda reinsurer.
    • Noven Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition from Novartis of the commercial rights to Minivelle, an estradiol transdermal system, in the U.S. and Canada.
    • Oriental Trading Company in its sale to Berkshire Hathaway.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with Codelco to acquire 29.5% of Anglo American Sur.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.05 billion acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Wilsonart International Holdings, the decorative surfaces unit of Illinois Tool Works.
    • HarbourVest Partners in its $806 million acquisition of Absolute Private Equity, a Swiss publicly-listed investment fund.
    • Mitsui in its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company to produce biopolymers made from renewable, sugarcane-derived ethanol in Brazil.
    • Schneider Electric in its $2 billion acquisition of Telvent GIT SA, a software and solutions provider to the electricity, water, transportation and oil and gas industries.
    • Hanover Insurance Group in its £313 million public bid for Chaucer Holdings.
    • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of Summit Energy Services, a leader in outsourced energy procurement and sustainability services to industrial, commercial and institutional enterprises.
    • Kelso & Company in its majority investment in Cronos Ltd. and related transactions resulting in a company with owned assets of $1 billion.
    • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in its joint venture with Dow Chemical to construct, own and operate a membrane chlor-alkali facility in Freeport, Texas.
    • American International Group in the proposed sale, later terminated, of AIA Group Limited to Prudential plc for $35.5 billion.
    • Numerous acquisitions by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, The Carlyle Group, Kelso & Company, and other private equity fund sponsors.

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, 1993, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1988, B.A.

Languages

  • French