A. Mark Getachew

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8647
F 212 728 9647
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A. Mark Getachew is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital transactions and general corporate and securities law matters.

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Mark has represented U.S. and non-U.S. based public and private companies and private equity funds in connection with domestic and cross-border transactions, including leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions and equity/asset sales and acquisitions, across a broad range of business sectors.

In the areas of private equity and venture capital, Mark often represents private equity funds, hedge funds and public and private companies (including portfolio companies of private equity funds and hedge funds) in various transactions, including early and later stage financings, going-private transactions, equity/asset sales and acquisitions and recapitalizations.

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A. Mark Getachew is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital transactions and general corporate and securities law matters.

Selected Significant Matters

Mark has represented a broad range of clients in connection with a variety of matters, including the following (among others): 

  • An affiliate of Solus Alternative Asset Management in connection with an exchange offer related to the chapter 11 case of Adelphia Communications
  • Wallapop in connection with its merger with letgo in the United States
  • Battelle Memorial Institute in connection with its sale of Bluefin Robotics to General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Macquarie Group Limited in connection with its acquisition of Advantage Funding Management Co., Inc.
  • Motus Integrated Technologies, an affiliate of Atlas Holdings LLC, in connection with its acquisition of the headliner and sun visor business of Johnson Controls, Inc. in North America and Europe
  • Macquarie Capital in connection with a consortium investment into the joint venture for American Express’ Global Business Travel division
  • Thales Group in connection with its acquisition of LiveTV from JetBlue Airways
  • Runa Capital in multiple venture capital and private equity financings
  • Loral Space & Communications Inc. in connection with the sale of its satellite manufacturing unit, Space Systems/Loral, to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
  • Ventas, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Cogdell Spencer Inc.
  • Peter J. Solomon Company, in connection with Chico’s FAS, Inc.’s acquisition of Boston Proper Inc.
  • Ticket Monster in connection with its sale to LivingSocial
  • Zurich Financial Service Group in connection with its long-term alliance in Latin America with Banco Santander SA
  • Avecia Biotechnology, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Nitto Denko Corporation
  • Centerview Partners LLC in connection with Ventas, Inc.’s acquisition of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc.
  • Soros Fund Management in connection with various investments
  • Farmers Group, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of AIG’s Personal Auto Group, which includes 21st Century Insurance Co.
  • Jackson Products, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited in connection with its acquisition of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • The Topps Company, Inc. in connection with its sale to an investment vehicle formed by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company LLC and private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
  • Macquarie Capital Group in connection with the acquisition of the Rossignol Group from Quiksilver, Inc. by an investment vehicle formed by Macquarie and Jarden Corporation
  • Loral Space & Communications Inc. in connection with its formation and capitalization of a Canadian joint venture with a large Canadian pension fund and the acquisition of Telesat Canada
  • Jarden Corporation in connection with its acquisition of K2, Inc.
  • Jarden Corporation in connection with its acquisition of American Household, Inc.
  • Jarden Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Bicycle Holding, Inc.
  • Donald J. Trump in connection with the reorganization of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.
  • Members of the Fortunoff family in connection with the sale of the Fortunoff department stores to an investment vehicle formed by Trimaran Capital Partners and K Group
  • Techtronic Industries, Co. Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of the “Hoover” brand vacuum and floor care business from Maytag Corporation
  • Ventas, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of assisted living and nursing home facilities from affiliates of the Reichmann family
  • MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company in connection with its acquisition of PacifiCorp and related bond financing
  • Green Tree Servicing LLC in connection with its acquisition of the loan servicing platform assets of Origen Financial, Inc.
  • The Philadelphia Stock Exchange in connection with its historic demutualization
  • FundsXpress, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by First Data Corp.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Mark serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Eagle Academy Foundation, a charitable organization that assists traditional public college preparatory schools in socioeconomically challenged communities.

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