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Andrew P. Alin

Andrew Alin is a leading corporate lawyer who has a broad mergers and acquisitions practice. He represents financial institutions, financial technology companies and other strategic parties, as well as private equity sponsors, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and hedge funds, in their most significant and complex transactions, including public and private company mergers, stock sales, asset sales, subsidiary carve-outs, strategic investments, joint ventures, spin-offs and recapitalizations. Drawing upon his deep knowledge and experience, Mr. Alin also frequently advises on a range of governance, securities law and other corporate matters, including proxy contests, Board governance and public disclosure obligations. 

As part of his corporate, private equity and mergers and acquisitions practice, Mr. Alin also advises clients on transactions involving distressed companies and assets, including sales, investments and restructurings. 

Mr. Alin has been named a “Rising Star” by The IFLR 1000 in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Alin was a partner in the New York City office of another major international law firm.

Experience

  • Over the course of his career, Mr. Alin has represented clients on a variety of significant transactions. Some of his matters before joining WilmerHale include representing:

    • one, a special purpose acquisition company, in its $2.1 billion business combination transaction with MarkForged, Inc.;
    • a global financial institution in connection with its strategic partnership with a financial technology company and trading platform;
    • Community Bank System, Inc. in several transactions, including: its $98 million acquisition of Steuben Trust Corporation; its acquisition of Kinderhook Bank Corp.; its $352 million acquisition of Merchants Bancshares, Inc.; and its $140 million acquisition of Northeast Retirement Services, Inc.;
    • A major international investment firm in several controlling investments in the specialty finance industry;
    • IQ-EQ in its acquisition of Concord Trust Company; 
    • the largest shareholder of LendingClub in connection with its acquisition of Radius Bancorp, the first acquisition of a bank by a marketplace lending platform;
    • Sompo International in its acquisition of the operating subsidiaries of Lexon Surety Group LLC, the second largest independent surety insurer in the US;
    • CVC Capital as a founding investor in Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, a newly formed Bermuda-based specialty insurance company;
    • A consortium consisting of WL Ross & Co. LLC, The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Centerbridge Capital Partners, other investors and a management team led by John Kanas in their $900 million acquisition of the banking operations of BankUnited, FSB in an auction by the FDIC, as receiver.  This deal was named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by International Financial Law Review;
    • BankUnited, Inc. in several transactions, including: its $900 million initial public offering, the then-largest US bank IPO in history; its acquisition of the Small Business Finance unit of CertusHoldings; its acquisition of Herald National Bank; and its acquisitions of its municipal finance and commercial leasing platforms from Koch Financial Corporation and Butler Capital Corporation, respectively; 
    • Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida in several matters, including: its successful defense against a withhold the vote campaign by CapGen Capital Group and entry into an Observer Rights Agreement with Basswood Capital Management; and its acquisitions of Floridian Financial Group, Inc. and GulfShore Bancshares, Inc.; 
    • Symplicity Corporation, a provider of SaaS-based solutions to universities and employers, in its sale to H.I.G. Capital; and
    • Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in its $15.6 billion acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Recognition

  • Named a “Rising Star” by The IFLR 1000 in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004

      cum laude
    • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2001

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York

Credentials