Alex Kelly, Global Vice Chair of the Private Equity & Investments Funds Practice, represents private equity firms, financial institutions, asset managers and other public and private companies in corporate transactions across a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services/asset management, infrastructure, consumer retail, and technology.

Ms. Kelly has been recognized as one of the Top Women in Dealmaking by The Deal, a 40 Under 40 Honoree by Bloomberg Law 2021, a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 US, an Up and Coming Lawyer by Chambers USA, a Rising Star in the field of private equity by Law360, and an Emerging Leader by the M&A Advisor.

Ms. Kelly previously served on the firm’s Associates Committee.

Ms. Kelly's experience includes:

Recent Asset Management/ Financial Services Transactions:

  • VMG Partners in a GP stakes sale to Bonaccord Capital Partners
  • Azimut, a global asset manager, in its acquisition of Sanctuary Wealth, an asset manager that serves as a platform for breakaway financial advisors, and in a GP stakes investments in Roundshield Partners, a global real estate investment management firm and its investment in Kennedy Capital Management, a US investment manager
  • Simon Property Group in its acquisition of a 50% interest in Jamestown, a real estate investment manager
  • Ares, a global asset manager, in the proposed acquisition of the Black Creek Group, a real estate investment advisory and distribution firm
  • PIMCO, a global asset manager, in the acquisitions of Allianz Real Estate, a real estate asset manager, and Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, a fixed-income asset manager
  • Onex, a global asset manager, in the acquisition of Falcon Investment Advisors, a private equity asset manager
  • BC Partners in its investment in Advantage Capital Holdings, an insurance and reinsurance platform
  • Content Partners, an entertainment asset manager, in its sale to Carlyle and the entry into a joint venture with Carlyle
  • GTCR in its acquisition of AssuredPartners, a US insurance brokerage firm, and Ultimus Fund Solutions and The Gemini Companies, each providers of full service fund administration solutions
  • Evertec, Inc. (EVTC) in the sale of certain technology assets to Popular, Inc. (BPOP)
  • Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley in forming a fin-tech joint venture with SmartStream Technologies
  • Credit Suisse in forming a fintech joint venture with Palantir Technologies

Other Recent Private Equity Transactions:

  • Entrepreneurial Equity Partners in the acquisition of Roskam Baking Company and its merger into Organic Milling
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Origis Energy, a vertically integrated renewable energy platform in the United States
  • GCM Grosvenor in its acquisition of ReSource Waste Services, a processor of construction and demolition material
  • HPS Investment Partners in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Waste Industries USA, a provider of solid waste and recycling services and its acquisition of a minority interest in Benefytt Technologies, a global health insurance technology company

Other Recent Strategic M&A Transactions:

  • DXC Technology in the sale of its state and local health and human services business, sale of its healthcare software business, and acquisition of Molina Medicaid Solutions
  • CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective in its sale of its craft beer and hard seltzer business to Monster Beverage Corporation
  • L’Oréal in its acquisition of Youth to the People, a skincare company
  • Endeavor Operating Company in the acquisition of On Location Experiences, a hospitality company, and its partnership with the NFL

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2008
    Cum Laude
  • MA, University of Chicago, 2005
    with Honors
  • BA, Binghamton University, 2004
    Summa Cum Laude
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June 1, 2022Recognition

Three Partners Again Named Top Women in Dealmaking

The Deal honors Alex Kelly, Caroline Reckler, and Rachel Sheridan for their exceptional professional achievements in M&A, restructuring, and private equity while maintaining strong client relationships and leadership in and out of the boardroom.