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Alan I. Annex is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Corporate Practice. He regularly leads multi-disciplinary deal teams in a wide variety of large-cap and middle-market domestic and cross-border transactions. Alan has broad experience in corporate and securities matters, and regularly advises public company boards, special committees, fund less sponsors, and family offices ,regarding M&A deal strategies, capital raising structures and techniques, fiduciary duties and corporate governance best practices.

Alan was an architect of the structure for the early US SPACs of the 1990s and led the firm’s group during its market leading position in the 2020-2022 SPAC boom. He also created a UK Public Listed Vehicle (“Cash Shell”) that is effectively a publicly traded single purpose PE fund. Over five such vehicles have raised their capital and gone on to acquire multi-billion targets.


  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt
  • Domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • US Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
  • UK Cash Shells and other alternative investment vehicles
  • Leveraged buy-outs and other going-private transactions
  • Special Committee and Audit committee roles
  • Securities Exchange Act reporting and compliance obligations

The attorney is providing legal services through and affiliated with Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a New York Limited Liability Partnership. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and circumstances.




  • Representation of numerous companies and underwriters, across various industries, in matters relating to Initial Public Offerings (IPOs).

Business Combinations

  • MCAP Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by an affiliate of Chicago‐based asset manager Monroe Capital LLC, in its business combination with AdTheorent Holding Company, LLC, a programmatic digital advertising company using advanced machine learning technology and privacy-forward solutions to deliver measurable value for advertisers and marketers. With the closing of the transaction the combined company was renamed AdTheorent Holding Company, Inc. and its common stock and warrants began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
  • In the largest SPAC transaction to date, representation of United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), the largest wholesale mortgage originator in the United States, in the completion of its previously announced business combination with Gores Holdings IV, Inc., valuing UWM at approximately $16 billion. In connection with the closing, UWM received approximately $925 million of gross proceeds, including approximately $425 million of cash from Gores and $500 million in proceeds from the private placement that was completed in connection with the business combination.  Additionally, in connection with the closing, Gores changed its name to UWM Holdings Corporation and commenced trading on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol “UWMC.”
  • Representation of Tuscan Holdings Corp. in connection with entering into a merger agreement with Microvast, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and provider of next-generation battery technologies for commercial and specialty electric vehicles. The transaction will value the combined company at $3 billion.
  • Representation of ARKO Holdings Ltd., an Israeli public holding company whose primary asset is a controlling stake in GPM Investments, LLC, the seventh largest convenience store chain the United States, in its business combination with Haymaker Acquisition Corp. II.
  • Representation of Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation (SAMA) with its business combination with Clever Leaves International Inc., one of the largest cultivators, extractors and producers of pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis and hemp extracts in Latin America and among the largest in the world, including Canada’s licensed producers and top extractors. Pursuant to the business combination, a newly formed holding company acquired SAMA and Clever Leaves and became a NASDAQ-listed public company trading under the new ticker symbol “CLVR”. The transaction had an enterprise value of $255 million.
  • Representation of Arrival S.à r.l. in its $5.4 billion business combination with SPAC CIIG Merger Group – Arrival S.à r.l. is a BlackRock-backed UK electric vehicle company that manufactures zero-emission buses and vans designed for public transit and commercial fleets.
  • Representation of InterPrivate Acquisition Corp. in connection with entering into a business combination agreement with Aeva, Inc., a leading developer of lidar chips, used to measure distance in autonomous cars and with other applications across the consumer electronics, health, industrial and security markets. The transaction will value Aeva at $2.1 billion.
  • Representation of Replay Acquisition Corp. (Replay) in connection with entering into a business combination agreement with Finance of America Equity Capital LLC (Finance of America), a Blackstone-backed end-to-end lending and services platform that operates in market sectors that include mortgages, reverse mortgages, commercial real estate and fixed income investing. The transaction is structured as an “Up-C” and a “double dummy” merger pursuant to which Finance of America will undertake a reorganization and a newly formed company will acquire Replay and an interest in Finance of America and the combined company is anticipated to become a NYSE listed public company.  The transaction implies an equity valuation at closing for the combined company of $1.912 billion.
  • Representation of VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. in its merger with Nikola Corporation, a leader in the design and development of BEV and FCEV class 8 semi-trucks.
  • Representation of DD3 Acquisition Corp. in its merger with Betterware, a fast growing direct-to-consumer company selling innovative household goods, with a unique product portfolio focused on providing everyday solutions for modern spaces, with a streamlined sales force comprised of +400k distributors and associates serving three million households every six weeks in 800 communities across Mexico. The combined company will remain named Betterware.
  • Representation of Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited, a publicly traded company sponsored by Toms Capital LLC and Imperial Cos Ltd., in its business combination with AP Wireless, a leading global cell site lease investment firm. With the closing of the transaction Landscape was renamed Digital Landscape Group.
  • Representation of Boulevard Acquisition Corporation II, a blank check company sponsored by an affiliate of Avenue Capital Group, in its business combination with Estre Ambiental S.A., the largest waste management company in Brazil and Latin America.
  • Representation of Jarden Corporation, a leading global consumer products company, in its $15.4 billion acquisition by Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
  • Representation of APR Energy Cayman Limited (APR), one of the world’s largest providers of temporary power generation solutions, and its management shareholders in the sale of APR to Horizon Acquisition Company plc.
  • Represented Mestel & Company, one of the largest U.S. legal recruiting firms, and Hire Counsel, an outsourcing company, in selling their stock to HCMC Legal, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers Global, SPACs, 2022-2023
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2017, 2021-2023
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • Listed, IFLR1000 United States, 2017-2023
  • Listed, Daily Business Review, "Most Effective Lawyer," 2020 
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2020-2021
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013-2014, 2018-2020
    • Mergers and Acquisitions and Buyouts/Corporate and Commercial - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn+), 2018-2020
    • Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn-5bn), 2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007-2009 and 2012-2020
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, "Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm)" for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd., ACG New York Champion’s Award, 2013

A description of the selection methodology for the above awards can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Member, Board of Directors, The Workshop Theatre
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, NYC Bar Association, Corporation Law Committee
  • Delegate, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, 2011


  • J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1987
  • B.S., Accounting, cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, 1984
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Florida