Eric H. Wexler has a diverse corporate practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions across a wide variety of industries.
Practice & Background
Mr. Wexler represents domestic and international financial and strategic buyers and sellers in negotiated and contested transactions, including public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestures, competitive auctions and asset purchases and sales. He also advises clients on preferred equity investments, debt financing transactions, joint ventures and complex restructurings.
Mr. Wexler works closely with hedge funds, private equity firms, family offices and other financial sponsors on transactional matters and general corporate counseling.
In addition, he has significant experience representing debtors and creditors in distressed transactions and real estate investment funds in acquisitions and joint ventures.
Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Wexler practiced in the New York office of another leading international law firm.
Mr. Wexler received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School. He served as Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. He received his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University in International Studies.
Mr. Wexler’s experience includes the representation of:
- a private equity firm in its $15 billion pending leveraged buyout of a publicly traded alarm monitoring services company
- a hedge fund in its acquisition of skilled nursing facilities in Texas
- a private equity firm in its $300 million preferred equity investment in an international engineering firm
- an iconic U.S. alcoholic beverages company owned by a private investor in its sale to a consortium of strategic and financial buyers
- the senior noteholders of a bankrupt chemicals manufacturer in a debt for equity swap pursuant to a Chapter 11 reorganization
- a global insurance company in the $500 million disposition of its Canadian brokerage unit
- a controlled public company in its acquisition of three Latin American television networks.