Akin Gump Adds Leading Leveraged Finance and Private Equity Partner Andrew Sagor in New York

NEW YORK, September 7, 2022 – Akin Gump today announced that Andrew Sagor has joined as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Sagor’s practice focuses on leveraged finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on acquisition finance in connection with private equity transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sagor was a partner in the New York office of an international law firm, where he was chair of its North America Banking & Finance Practice.

Mr. Sagor said of the move, “I am excited to join Akin Gump’s top-flight team of private equity and debt finance lawyers. I have worked closely with a number of Akin’s highly regarded attorneys in the past, and the group is truly a leader in the funds world, with a very sophisticated finance offering. Providing superior client service is a hallmark of this team. I look forward to serving our clients on a platform that supports them throughout the full life-cycle of their funds.”

Mr. Sagor has extensive experience leading major leveraged buyouts and a wide variety of domestic and cross-border leveraged financings for large cap and middle-market private equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as corporate borrowers. Mr. Sagor also has significant experience in financing in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including complex liability management transactions where he has represented both borrowers and lenders.

“Andy is a very talented debt finance lawyer who brings an impressive depth of experience to the firm’s debt finance and private equity capabilities. He is a terrific addition to our global corporate practice and aligns with the strengths of our transactional, investment management, tax and regulatory teams,” said Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith.

Mr. Sagor is the latest of several key hires to join Akin Gump’s corporate practice in New York this year, including Amy Wollensack, Sergio Urias, Michelle Chan, Daniel Tavakoli, Jason Koenig and Ike Emehelu.

Zachary Wittenberg, co-head of the firm’s corporate practice added, “Andy brings tremendous debt finance experience, particularly on the sponsor side. Our clients will benefit from the addition of his skillset, which is in high demand. We are delighted that Andy is joining the firm.”

About Akin Gump’s Corporate Practice

Lawyers in Akin Gump’s corporate practice counsel private equity, private credit and other investment funds, public and private companies, boards of directors and sovereign entities in connection with complex M&A, debt finance and capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters worldwide. Our team of more than 250 lawyers worldwide works across borders, industries and asset classes, helping clients to deploy capital, restructure debt and navigate business opportunities.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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