Edmond Parhami advises private equity firms and public companies on their most complex and important M&A and joint venture transactions. Mr. Parhami represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies on a broad range of transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Cross-border carve-outs
  • Joint ventures
  • Recapitalizations
  • Controlling and minority investments
  • Spin-offs and RMTs
  • Corporate governance and other matters

Mr. Parhami regularly advises clients forming joint ventures across industries, jurisdictions, and positions, including controlling, minority, and 50/50 investors.

He draws on vast experience advising on transactions in the energy and healthcare industries, as well as a range of  other sectors from retail and consumer products to technology and manufacturing. 

Mr. Parhami’s representative experience includes advising:

Energy and Infrastructure

  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on a number of matters, including its acquisition of a majority stake in Origis Energy, a vertically integrated renewable energy platform in the United States 
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its strategic investment in:
    • Adams Outdoor Advertising, an out of home media operator in a deal reported to be valued at more than US$1 billion
    • All Points Broadband, an internet service provider (ISP) employing a unique model of public-private and electric-utility partnerships to provide universal high-speed broadband access across the Commonwealth of Virginia and in adjacent markets
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) in the sale of their 44% interest in Puget Holdings, a provider of electric and natural gas services and indirect parent entity of Puget Sound Energy, to a consortium of investors including OMERS Infrastructure and PGGM
  • Energy Transfer Partners in the US$1.6 billion joint venture investment with Blackstone Energy Partners in ET Rover Pipeline, a pipeline designed to transport domestically produced natural gas
  • Cogentrix Power, a subsidiary of The Carlyle Group, in its acquisition of a portfolio of three power generation facilities with 1,000-MW of peaking generation units in the PJM Interconnection of Illinois
  • ArcLight Capital in the US$2 billion sale of NET Midstream, a provider of midstream natural gas transportation services, to NextEra Energy Partners
  • Energy Capital Partners, along with a consortium of investors, in the US$17 billion acquisition of Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power generation company, operating natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants

Healthcare

  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority stake in Care Advantage, a leading at-home care provider in the United States 
  • Consonance Capital Partners in a number of matters, including the:
    • Sale of Enclara Healthcare, a solution provider to healthcare organizations
    • Sale of TurnKey Health, a community-based palliative care organization
    • Sale of Kepro, a solution provider to government-sponsored healthcare programs
    • Acquisition of Bako Integrated Physician Services, a provider of specialty laboratory testing services
    • Acquisition of excelleRx and PBH Holding, providers of medication consultation and pharmaceutical distribution services
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division in its acquisition of Capital Vision Services from Altas Partners and CDPQ

Tech and Manufacturing

  • Searchlight Capital Partners in the recapitalization of MediaMath and merger of an affiliate of Searchlight into MediaMath, making Searchlight the indirect majority owner of MediaMath
  • Universal Instruments, a provider of precision automation solutions for smart manufacturing, in its pending sale to Delta Electronics 
  • Performance Designed Products, a developer of video game accessories and peripherals, in its sale to Diversis Capital Partners 
  • Digital Colony Partners in connection with the:
    • Formation of a consortium with EQT Partners and other investors for the acquisition of Zayo Group Holdings
    • Formation of a consortium of investors to develop and acquire digital infrastructure assets
  • DXC Technology Company in its US$2 billion all-cash take-private acquisition of NYSE-listed Luxoft Holding
  • KKR in connection with the global carve-out of Hyperion Materials & Technologies, an industrial tool component manufacturer, from Sandvik
  • Rakuten Marketing in a number of matters, including in the:
    • Acquisition of Deep Forest Media, an operator of programmatic mobile platforms
    • Acquisition by Slice Technologies of Unroll.Me, a provider of email management services
  • Koch Industries in its US$7.2 billion take-private acquisition of Molex Incorporated

Retail, Services, and Hospitality

  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its minority investment in Euclid Transactional, a managing general agent focused on transactional risk insurance solutions, including representation and warranty, tax indemnity, and contingent liability insurance products across North America and Europe 
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in connection with the US$1.5 billion Reverse Morris Trust transaction between Starwood’s vacation ownership business, Vistana Signature Experiences, and Interval Leisure Group
  • Safeway, a national food and drug retailer in North America, in its US$9.4 billion take-private sale to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management
  • Ares Management in the acquisition of the asset-based lending portfolio of First Capital Holdings, a commercial finance company

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2012
  • MBA, Cornell University, S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, 2012
  • BS, Cornell University, 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi (Persian)