Ejim Peter Achi

Ejim Peter Achi

Shareholder

Ejim Achi represents private equity sponsors in connection with buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings and other investments spanning a wide range of industries and sectors, with particular emphasis on technology, healthcare, industrials, consumer packaged goods, hospitality and infrastructure.

Concentrations

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Buyouts and Exits
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Africa

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of the IMA Group, a national provider of medical and psychological evaluations and case review services.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners in connection with its joint venture with Kelso & Company to combine Jordan Health Services, Great Lakes Caring, and National Home Health Care, creating one of largest home-based care providers in the United States.
  • Represented affiliates of Crestview Advisors in connection with their acquisition of ATC Drivetrain, a leading independent remanufacturer of automotive drivetrain components (primarily transmissions, engines and related components) for in-warranty vehicles in the United States.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of Hospicelink, the largest hospice-focused durable medical equipment benefit manager in the United States.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of Nearly Natural, a leading e-commerce vendor and “drop-shipper” of artificial plant products.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, in connection with its acquisition of StateServ Holdings, a provider of durable medical equipment and related services.
  • Represented Sun Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of AMES Taping Tools.
  • Represented Medina Capital in connection with the closing of a joint venture with BC Partners to create Cyxtera Technologies, Inc., a global data infrastructure platform.
  • Represented Medley Capital Corporation in connection with its acquisition of United Road Towing, Inc. pursuant to a bankruptcy auction.
  • Represented the middle market fund of a global private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of an operator of adolescent behavioral health treatment centers in the United States.
  • Represented Lion Capital LLP in connection with its $980 million acquisition of Bumble Bee Foods, LP.°
  • Represented Wendel SA in connection with its 227 million euro acquisition of CSP Technologies, Inc.°
  • Represented The Blackstone Group, LP, as part of a consortium with Paulson & Co. and Centerbridge Partners LP, in their $3.9 billion acquisition of Extended Stay Hotels Inc. pursuant to a bankruptcy auction.°
  • Represented The Blackstone Group, LP, Paulson & Co., and Centerbridge Partners LP in connection with the sale of certain hotel management assets occurring prior to the initial public offering of Extended Stay America, Inc.°
  • Represented The Blackstone Group, LP in connection with its $2.16 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Group Inc.°
  • Represented KKR & Co. LP in connection with equity syndications relating to its acquisitions of Pets at Home Ltd., Oriental Brewery, and Capsugel.°
  • Represented Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board in connection with its $425 million acquisition of First American Payment Systems.°
  • Represented Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners in connection with its $350 million acquisition of a majority interest in Red de Carretas de Occidente.°
  • Represented Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Icon Parking Systems.°
  • Represented Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Lanier Parking Systems.°
  • Represented One Rock Capital, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the pharmaceuticals and cosmetics assets of BK Giulini GmbH, ICL Holding Germany Beschränkt Haftende OHG, and Fibrisol Service Limited (UK).°
  • Represented Kingdom Holding Company in connection with its $100 million Series F investment in Lyft, Inc.°
  • Represented Kingdom Holding Company in connection with its aggregate $150 million acquisition of Series B and C shares of Lyft in three separate secondary market transactions.°
  • Represented an affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company in connection with its investment in Breakthrough Energy Ventures.°
  • Represented Palm Drive Ventures in connection with its $2 million investment in Jet.com.°
  • Represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in connection with its investment in Datawise Systems, Inc.°
  • Represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in connection with its investment in Digital Lumens Incorporated.°
  • Represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in connection with its investment in Rethink Robotics, Inc.°
  • Represented American Investment Holding Company in connection with its investment in Marathon Restaurant Group Africa.°
  • Represented Hawthorne Ventures in connection with its seed round investments in Your People Inc. (d/b/a Zenefits).°
  • Represented Hawthorne Ventures in connection with the secondary market sale of a portion of its interest in Your People Inc. (d/b/a Zenefits).°
  • Represented Honeywell International Inc. in connection with its $1.5 billion acquisition of Intelligrated Inc.°
  • Represented HNA Tourism Holding (Group) Co. Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Carlson Hotels, Inc.°
  • Represented Marathon Acquisition Corp. in connection with its $1 billion merger with Global Ship Lease, Inc.°
  • Represented an affiliate of Daimler AG, Inc. in its rollover of its 20% interest in Zonar Systems, Inc.°
  • Represented Merck & Co., Inc. in connection with its $175 million sale of Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.°
  • Represented PPL Corporation, Inc. in connection with the $195 million sale of certain of its hydroelectric assets.°
  • Represented PPL Corporation, Inc. in connection with the $135 million sale of certain of its hydroelectric assets.°
  • Represented Virgin Group Ltd. in connection with the equity restructuring of Virgin America, Inc.° 

°The above matters were handled by Mr. Achi prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2017
  • Recipient, Accelerator Award, MIT Sloan School of Business Africa Innovate Business Plan Competition, 2011
  • Co-founder, 1844, 2014-present
  • Board Member, The Harlem Symphony Orchestra
  • Board Member, The Angaza Foundation for Africa Reporting

Credentials

Education
  • M.B.A., Yale School of Management, 2013
    • Recipient, John F. Riddell Memorial Fund Fellowship
    • Recipient, Barclays Inspiring Excellence Fellowship
    • Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006
    • Certificate in Business & Public Policy, The Wharton School of Business
    • Associate Editor, Journal of International Law & Policy
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Admissions
  • New York