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Jeongseok Jay Yu is a Shareholder in the Corporate Practice of Greenberg Traurig's New York office. He advises private equity and public and private companies, in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, minority investment, divestitures, joint ventures, restructuring and other corporate matters across a variety of sectors.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Entrepreneurial Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of Salm Partners, the largest contract manufacturer of fully cooked sausages and premium hot dogs in the United States.
  • Represented Riverside Partners in connection with its acquisitions of Convergence Northwest and Grade A Student Inc., two leading providers of managed IT and cybersecurity services based in Portland, Oregon and Ottawa, Canada, respectively.
  • Represented Quickbase, Inc. (a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners) on its acquisition of CloudPipes, a UK and Bulgarian provider of cloud-based integration and automation platforms.
  • Represented Vista Equity Partners in its acquisition of QuickBase Inc., a provider of high-productivity application platform-as-a-service (hpaPaaS) software, from Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Represented Hanwha Systems in its strategic investment in Kymeta Corporation, a U.S.-based developer of satellite communication systems (pending).
  • Represented Hanwha Systems in its acquisition of the businesses and assets of Phasor Solutions Limited, a U.K.-based developer of satellite communications antenna system. 
  • SJL Partners, KCC and Wonik in connection with the matters relating to their US$3.1 billion acquisition of MPM Holdings (Momentive), a leading global specialty chemicals and materials company based in Waterford, NY.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its sale of Stonewall Kitchen, a leading manufacturer of premium branded specialty food and gift products, including jams, olive oils, bottled sauces, crackers and pancake mixes. 
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of RHA Health Services, a leading provider of community-based health services focused on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs and substance use challenges. 
  • Represented KKR in connection with acquisition of Epicor Software Corporation.°
  • Represented Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P. in connection with its joint venture transaction with Hilton Grand Vacations to purchase Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club.°
  • Represented Snow Phipps Group in connection with acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, Inc.°
  • Represented New Mountain Capital in connection with its acquisition of the majority ownership position in One Digital Health and Benefits.°
  • Represented New Mountain Capital, LLC and Medical Specialties Distributors (MSD) in connection with the sale of MSD to McKesson Corporation.°
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in connection with acquisition of Nokia Corporation’s phone business for a total consideration of approximately $7.2 billion (€5.44 billion) in cash.°
  • Represented Oaktree Capital Group, LLC in connection with pre-signing matters relating to an agreement to sell approximately 62% of the Oaktree business to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.°
  • Represented Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in connection with acquisition of euNetworks.°
  • Represented Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in connection with acquisition of Cologix, Inc.°
  • Represented funds advised by Apax Partners in connection with acquisition of AssuredPartners, Inc.°
  • Represented Pamplona Capital Management in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Northwell Health to form Formativ Health.°
  • Represented Taylor Morrison Home Corporation in connection with acquisition of the operations and homebuilding assets of Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods.°
  • Represented Nielsen Holdings N.V. in connection with its agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Harris Interactive Inc., which was structured as a tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Harris common stock.°
  • Represented Blackstone in connection with the repurchase by Crocs, Inc. of a portion of outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock of Crocs, Inc. (the “Preferred Shares”) owned by Blackstone and the conversion of the remainder of the Preferred Shares owned by Blackstone into the common stock of Crocs, Inc.°
  • Represented Templar Energy LLC on restructuring and governance related matters in connection with a comprehensive restructuring transaction that closed on a fully consensual out-of-court basis with consent from 100% of each of its second lien lenders, equity holders and first lien RBL lenders. °
  • Represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the administrative agent for the first lien revolving lenders, on restructuring and governance related matters in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Paragon Offshore plc and various subsidiaries.°
  • Representing J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial advisor to Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) in connection with its definitive merger agreement with Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POST).
  • Represented The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc as initial purchasers in connection with an offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 2.125% Notes due 2020, issued by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. and guaranteed by The Export-Import Bank of Korea.°
  • Represented Hyundai Capital Services in connection with an update of a global medium term notes program and an issuance of notes thereunder in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S.°
  • Represented Shinhan Bankin connection with an update of a global medium term notes program and an issuance of notes thereunder in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S.°
  • Represented the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in connection with the offering by Cimpress N.V. of $275 million aggregate principal amount of 7% Senior Notes due 2022 in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S.°
  • Represented theinitial purchasers of $1.540 billion in aggregate principal amount of Secured Tower Revenue Securities issued by SBA Tower Trust, representing interests in a mortgage loan made by the Trust to indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of SBA Communications Corporation.°
  • Represented BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Wells Fargo Securities in the public offering of $750 million of 2.100% Senior Notes due 2019 of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (“Berkshire”) and the public offering of $400 million of Floating Rate Senior Notes due August 2017 of Berkshire Hathaway Finance Corporation (“BHFC”), which were guaranteed by Berkshire.°
  • Represented Capsugel S.A., a société anonyme incorporated in Luxembourg, in its sale of additional $415 million of 7.00%/7.75% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2019, pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Yu prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Sergeant (Interpreter), Republic of Korea Army, 2006-2008

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012
  • B.A., Economics and Psychology, with distinction in Psychology, cum laude, Yale University, 2006
    • Richard U. Light Scholar
Admissions
  • New York
Languages
  • Korean, Native
  • Japanese, Fluent