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Alexandra D. Korry

Partner

Alexandra D. Korry

Partner
New York +1-212-558-4370+1-212-558-4370 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
[email protected]

Alexandra D. Korry has extensive experience representing a broad range of clients in a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions.

Ms. Korry is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by widely referenced legal guides such as Chambers, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers, which recently recognized her as a Top Woman Attorney in New York. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and is involved in a host of professional and community endeavors.

“Alexandra is sharp as a whip and twice as lethal. She’s got the strength of will and personality to get any deal across the finish line.” -The Best Lawyers in America, 2012

  Professional Activities and Community Involvement

  • Former Chair, Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests, New York City Bar Association
  • Chair, New York State Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
  • Board Member and Former Chair, Harlem Educational Activities Fund
  • Honoree, Pro Bono Legal Services, Empire State Counsel
  • Retired Member, Board of Visitors, Duke Law School


SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

For more than 25 years, Ms. Korry has advised clients on a wealth of transactions across industry sectors, including:

Technology and Media
  • Ruckus Wireless in its $1.5 billion acquisition by Brocade
  • CIC International Co., Boyu Capital and CITIC Capital as lead investors in connection with the equity financing of Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s repurchase of Yahoo!’s stake in Alibaba
  • Microsoft Corporation as the organizer of a consortium of technology companies in the acquisition of part of Novell’s patent portfolio; in its unsolicited offer for Yahoo!; and in its investments in AT&T, Comcast, Thomson Multimedia, RoadRunner, Telewest Communications plc and Rogers Communications
  • Colony Capital in connection with its acquisition of LodgeNet Interactive Corp. by means of a prepackaged bankruptcy
  • Adelphia Communications in its 363 sale to Time Warner and Comcast
  • Eastman Kodak Company in its graphic arts worldwide joint venture with Sun Chemical, the sale of its copier sales and services division to Danka Business Systems PLC and the sale of its copier manufacturing operation to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen
  • Philips Electronics in its consumer telecommunications joint venture with Lucent Technologies, its sale of Magnavox Electronic Systems, its investment in Whittle Communications and the FEI/Micrion merger
Financial Services
  • Consortium of investors in the $7 billion equity investment in Postal Savings Bank of China  
  • Fifth Third Bank in connection with the repurchase by Vantiv Inc. of approximately $1.2 billion of common stock to facilitate Vantiv’s acquisition of Worldpay Group.; and in connection with effecting Vantiv’s “up-C” Vantiv IPO, Fifth Third's synthetic participation in the Vantiv IPO, and in the original formation with Advent of the limited liability company that is the operating llc of Vantiv
  • Wells Fargo Securities LLC in connection with its acquisition of Citadel Securities LLC’s investment banking business
  • UBS in its acquisitions of ABN-AMRO’s prime brokerage business and Charles Schwab SoundView Capital Markets
  • First Bank System in its acquisition of U.S. Bancorp
  • MF Global in connection with certain pre-bankruptcy strategic alternatives
Consumer and Retail
  • Versa Capital in its “stalking horse” asset purchase agreement for substantially all of the assets of Vestis Retail Group, parent company of Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob’s Stores and Sport Chalet and in its acquisition out of bankruptcy of the Avenue brand of plus-size women’s fashion apparel from United Retail Group
  • Empire Company Limited in connection with the acquisition by its subsidiary, Sobeys, of substantially all the assets of Safeway’s Canadian subsidiary
  • Goldman Sachs affiliated fund and Colony Capital  in connection with the recapitalization of Kerzner International and the purchase by Investment Corporation of Dubai of an equity stake
  • Pershing Square in connection with its investment in Landry’s Restaurants and its activist role in the “going private” acquisition by Tilman Fertitta
  • InBev in its acquisition of Anheuser-Busch
Energy and Commodities
  • Cleopatra Resources in connection with the strategic investment in Cleopatra by Tiger Infrastructure Partners
  • agri.capital Group S.A. in connection with Alinda Capital Partners’ acquisition of a controlling stake
  • Sempra Energy in the sale of its RBS-Sempra global commodities joint venture to J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation
  • Sustainable Insight Capital Management in the creation of a new asset management company dedicated to the green/sustainable sector
  • Anchorage Capital Group, as owner of approximately one-third of the outstanding equity and high yield notes of Woodbine Holdings, in connection with the sale of Woodbine’s subsidiary to an affiliate of Meidu Holding Co.
  • UBS in its strategic dispositions of its worldwide commodities businesses, and in its acquisitions of ABN-AMRO’s global futures and options business and AIG’s rights in the Dow Jones-AIG (now UBS) Commodities Index
Transportation
  • China Investment Corporation in its investment in Diamond S Shipping
  • Anchorage Capital Group in its controlling investment in Chemical Transportation Group
Financial Advisory Roles
Representations of financial advisers, including UBS and Goldman Sachs in various public company transactions including:
  • Golub Capital Investment in its pending merger with Golub Capital BDC (GBDC), under which GBDC will be the surviving company
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Restaurant Brands International
  • RAIT Financial Trust Special Committee of the Board of Trustees in RAIT’s definitive agreement to sell its subsidiary, Independence Realty Advisors, to Independence Realty Trust
  • American Finance Trust Special committee in its $1.4 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital – Retail Centers of America