Alan I. Annex

Alan I. Annex

Shareholder

Alan I. Annex is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Corporate Practice. He 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 and executive management regarding their fiduciary duties; corporate governance best practices; and M&A deal strategies, structures and techniques.

Concentrations

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

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp. in its $1.5 billion reverse-acquisition of Promotora De Informaciones, S.A., a Spanish company. Liberty was a blank check company formed in 2008. Promotora de Informaciones, S.A., or Prisa, is the world's leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the fields of education, information and entertainment. The Liberty shareholders became the majority shareholders of Prisa. The Prisa shares issued in the business combination were listed for trading on the Madrid Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange through American Depositary Receipts.
  • Served as issuers and underwriters counsel in numerous public offerings, including four of the largest SPAC IPOs done in the last several years.
  • Served as lead securities counsel on restructuring of UK based Closed End Insurance company.
  • Represented Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (Satmex) in all Mexican-related corporate and regulatory matters (including antitrust), concerning a $445 million corporate and financial restructuring.
  • Lead 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, IFLR1000 United States, 2017
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007-2009 and 2012-2016
  • 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
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013-2014
    • Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn-5bn), 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
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • 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

Credentials

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