Owen Alexander advises private equity firms as well as public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Mr. Alexander advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies as well as other public and private companies on a variety of transactions, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Majority and minority investments
  • Carve-outs
  • De-SPAC transactions
  • Going-private transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Friendly and unsolicited tender offers
  • Takeover defense counseling and other public company representation matters

Mr. Alexander helps clients execute transactions efficiently, deftly coordinating the nuanced regulatory and commercial issues specific to a range of industries, including asset management and financial services, REITs, and technology.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Alexander was a high school math teacher. During law school, he served as a mediator in New York City Civil Court and Jersey City Small Claims Court.

Mr. Alexander’s experience includes representing:

Private Equity

  • Ares Management Corporation, a global asset manager, in the acquisitions of:
    • Black Creek Group, a real estate investment manager
    • Front Yard Residential Corporation, a provider of single-family housing, along with Pretium Partners, for US$2.5 billion
  • GTCR in its:
    • Acquisition of Ultimus Fund Solutions and The Gemini Companies, each providers of full service fund administration solutions
    • US$1.65 billion strategic investment in Vivid Seats, an independent ticketing marketplace
    • Acquisition of FD Fund Administration by its portfolio company Ultimus Fund Solutions
    • Acquisitions of Fanxchange and Betcha Sports by its portfolio company Vivid Seats
  • Onex Corporation in its US$1.37 billion acquisition of the Save-A-Lot business of SUPERVALU, a hard-discount grocery retailer
  • Press Ganey, a provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics, and strategic advisory solutions to hospitals and healthcare providers, in its US$2.35 billion sale to EQT Partners
  • Silver Lake Partners in its:
    • US$750 million investment in Jio Platforms, India’s leading telecom operator
    • US$1.02 billion investment in Reliance Retail Ventures, an India-based retail business operator
  • The Carlyle Group in its:
    • Acquisition of Novetta Solutions
    • Sale of Authentix

Public Company Transactions

  • Advanced Micro Devices in its US$35 billion acquisition of Xilinx
  • Five9 in its US$14.7 billion acquisition by Zoom
  • Cole Office & Industrial REIT II in its US$4.9 billion merger with Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT
  • Entercom Communications in its US$3 billion merger with CBS Radio, to create a leading nationwide radio platform
  • GNC Holdings, a retailer of health, wellness, and performance products, in its:
    • US$300 million sale of preferred stock to Harbin Pharmaceutical Group
    • US$101 million joint venture and sale of its Nutra manufacturing business to the International Vitamin Corporation
  • Koch Optics in its US$445 million acquisition of Oplink Communications, a provider of optical communications components
  • Orbitz Worldwide in its US$1.6 billion sale to Expedia
  • Simon Property Group in its US$3.4 billion acquisition of Taubman Centers, a real estate investment trust, and acquisition of an 80% stake in Taubman Realty Group
  • Tritium, an Australia-based developer and manufacturer of direct current fast chargers for electric vehicles, in its de-SPAC merger with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II, a special purpose acquisition company

Additional Transactions

  • Azimut Group, a global asset manager, in the acquisition of Sanctuary Wealth, an asset manager that serves as a platform for breakaway financial advisors
  • INVISTA in its joint venture agreement for, and related settlement of IP disputes over, the Butachimie joint venture with Solvay which operates the world’s largest adiponitrile facility
  • North American Science Associates, a leading medtech contract research organization and portfolio company of ArchiMed, in the acquisition of American Preclinical Services, a clinical research organization
  • PIMCO, a global asset manager, in its acquisition of Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, a fixed-income asset manager

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2013
  • BA in Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2005
    with honors

Languages Spoken

  • English