Ejim Peter Achi, Jr.

EA

Biography

Ejim Achi represents private equity sponsors, strategic buyers and sellers, and venture capital investors in connection with buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings and other investments spanning a wide range of industries and sectors, with particular emphasis on technology, consumer packaged goods, hospitality and infrastructure.

Ejim also has significant experience representing institutional buyers and sellers in connection with secondary market transactions involving privately-held interests in investment funds and emerging companies.

Areas of Concentration

•Mergers & Acquisitions
•Private Equity
•Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
•Buyouts and Exits
•Corporate & Securities
•Global - Africa Practice

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2016
•Recipient, Accelerator Award, MIT Sloan School of Business Africa Innovate Business Plan Competition, 2011

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

05.05.17 Greenberg Traurig's Team Counsels Medina Capital in Closing $2.8 Billion Deal that Creates Cyxtera Technologies

01.24.17 Greenberg Traurig Makes Strategic Additions to Corporate Practice

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Global - Africa Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212.801.6963  Phone
212.801.6400  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Ejim-Peter-Achi
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2002; Yale School of Management, M.B.A., 2013
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., Certificate in Business & Public Policy, The Wharton School of Business; Associate Editor, Journal of International Law & Policy, 2006
Year of First admission:
2008
Admission:
2008, New York
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, The Harlem Symphony Orchestra
•Board Member, The Angaza Foundation for Africa Reporting

Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Private Equity Transactions: Represented Lion Capital LLP in connection with its $980 million acquisition of Bumble Bee Foods, LP.; Represented Wendel SA in connection with its 227 million euro acquisition of CSP Technologies, Inc.; Represented The Blackstone Group, LP, as part of a consortium with Paulson & Co. and Centerbridge Partners LP, in their $3.9 billion acquisition of Extended Stay Hotels Inc. pursuant to a bankruptcy auction.; Represented The Blackstone Group, LP, Paulson & Co., and Centerbridge Partners LP in connection with the sale of certain hotel management assets occurring prior to the initial public offering of Extended Stay America, Inc.; Represented The Blackstone Group, LP in connection with its $2.16 billion acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Group Inc.; Represented KKR & Co. LP in connection with equity syndications relating to its acquisitions of Pets at Home Ltd., Oriental Brewery, and Capsugel.; Represented Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in connection with its $425 million acquisition of First American Payment Systems.; Represented Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners in connection with its $350 million acquisition of a majority interest in Red de Carretas de Occidente.; Represented Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Icon Parking Systems.; Represented Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Lanier Parking Systems.; Represented One Rock Capital, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the pharmaceuticals and cosmetics assets of BK Giulini GmbH, ICL Holding Germany Beschrankt Haftende OHG, and Fibrisol Service Limited (UK).; Venture Capital Transactions: Represented Kingdom Holding Company in connection with its $100 million Series F investment in Lyft, Inc.; Represented Kingdom Holding Company in connection with its aggregate $150 million acquisition of Series B and C shares of Lyft in three separate secondary market transactions.; Represented an affiliate of Kingdom Holding Company in connection with its investment in Breakthrough Energy Ventures ; Represented Palm Drive Ventures in connection with its $2 million investment in Jet.com.; Represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in connection with its investment in Datawise Systems, Inc.; Represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in connection with its investment in Digital Lumens Incorporated.; Represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in connection with its investment in Rethink Robotics, Inc.; Represented American Investment Holding Company in connection with its investment in Marathon Restaurant Group Africa.; Represented Hawthorne Ventures in connection with its seed round investments in Your People Inc. (d/b/a Zenefits).; Represented Hawthorne Ventures in connection with the secondary market sale of a portion of its interest in Your People Inc. (d/b/a Zenefits).; Strategic M&A Transactions: Represented Honeywell International Inc. in connection with its $1.5 billion acquisition of Intelligrated Inc.; Represented HNA Tourism Holding (Group) Co. Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Carlson Hotels, Inc.; Represented Marathon Acquisition Corp. in connection with its $1 billion merger with Global Ship Lease, Inc.; Represented an affiliate of Daimler AG, Inc. in its rollover of its 20% interest in Zonar Systems, Inc.; Represented Merck & Co., Inc. in connection with its$175 million sale of Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.; Represented PPL Corporation, Inc. in connection with the $195 million sale of certain of its hydroelectric assets.; Represented PPL Corporation, Inc. in connection with the $135 million sale of certain of its hydroelectric assets.; Represented Virgin Group Ltd. in connection with the equity restructuring of Virgin America, Inc.; The above matters were handled by Mr. Achi prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
ISLN:
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