“Extraordinary intellectual horsepower coupled with an intense work ethic”
“Extremely intelligent and capable, with excellent judgment”Chambers USA 2016-2018

Alex Croswell Kelly

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Alex Kelly has a broad-based mergers and acquisitions practice, encompassing acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, joint ventures, controlling and minority investments, and general corporate matters.

She represents numerous private equity firms, financial institutions, and public and private companies across a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services/asset management, technology, infrastructure, healthcare, and entertainment.

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 representing:

Asset Manager / Strategic Company
  • L’Oréal in its acquisition of Youth to the People, a California-based skincare company
  • 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
  • Ares, a global asset manager, in the acquisition of the Black Creek Group, a real estate investment manager
  • 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
  • Azimut Group, a global asset manager, in the acquisition of Sanctuary Wealth, an asset manager that serves as a platform for breakaway financial advisors
  • Onex, a global asset manager, in the acquisition of Falcon Investment Advisors, a private equity asset manager
  • Endeavor Operating Company in the acquisition of On Location Experiences, a hospitality company and its partnership with the NFL
  • Bank of America in the carve-out and sale of its fixed income index platform to Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley in forming a fin-tech joint venture with SmartStream Technologies
  • Credit Suisse in forming a fin-tech joint venture with Palantir Technologies
  • Applause, Inc., a global leader of digital experience quality, in its sale to Vista Equity Partners
  • Aviva Investors in the sale of River Road Asset Management, an asset manager, to Affiliated Managers Group, Inc.
Private Equity
  • 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
  • Silver Lake Partners in its investment into Jio Platforms, India’s top telecom operator, and its acquisition of TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company
  • HPS Investment Partners in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Waste Industries USA, a provider of solid waste and recycling services and a variety of other confidential investment transactions
  • 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
  • IFM Investors in its investment in GCT Global Container Terminals, a leading container terminal operator in North America
  • Leonard Green Partners in its investments in CHG Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing company and Napa Management, a provider of outsourced anesthesia services and the sale of Varsity Brands, a provider of school spirit training and equipment
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in the acquisition of Axeon Marketing LLC, an asphalt company producer, from Axeon Specialty Products LLC
  • Shamrock Capital in the sale of Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, and legal consulting services to GI Partners
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