Paul F. Kukish

Partner
New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
Profile Experience

Paul Kukish, Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Private Equity Practice, has a broad mergers and acquisitions practice, encompassing both public and private acquisitions, dispositions, tender offers, co-investments, joint ventures, and general corporate matters, including corporate governance and takeover defense.

Mr. Kukish's practice primarily focuses on representing private equity firms. His representative clients include Ares Capital, Avenue Capital, Corbin Capital Partners, CVC Capital Partners, Energy Capital Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, Odyssey Investment Partners, Riverstone, and Wendel Investment. He has also represented numerous public companies in transactions involving US and non-US companies across a wide range of industries, including energy, retail, commodities, telecommunications, and manufacturing.

Mr. Kukish's representative merger and acquisition matters involving private equity firms include advising:

  • Odyssey Investment Partners – in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including relating to:
    • One Call Medical
    • TNT Crane
    • Safway Services
    • Pro Mach
    • York Insurance Services
    • Neff Rental
    • Evergreen Tank Solutions
    • 4Wall
    • EAG
    • TrialCard
    • Communications Power & Services
    • Aero Precision
    • BarrierSafe
    • L-Com
    • United Site Services
  • Leonard Green & Partners – in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including relating to:
    • Activision
    • Authentic Brands Group
    • BJ’s Wholesale Club
    • Advantage Solutions
    • ExamWorks
    • Mister Car Wash
    • Rand McNally
    • Tourneau
    • The Container Store
    • Aspen Dental
    • Ellucian
    • Jetro
    • MultiPlan
    • PDC Brands
    • Shake Shack
    • Signet
    • Equinox
  • CVC Capital Partners – in numerous acquisitions and divestitures
  • Avenue Capital – in numerous acquisitions and divestitures
  • Ares Management – in numerous acquisitions and divestitures
  • Riverstone – in numerous acquisitions and divestitures
  • Energy Capital Partners – in numerous acquisitions and divestitures
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