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Alex  Plakas

Partner

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
University of Notre Dame, B.B.A.
  • Finance

Prior Employment

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Partner, 2007-2015

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation

  • PILI Fellow, 2007
Overview
Experience
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Overview

Mr. Plakas is a partner in the Corporate Department who regularly represents private equity sponsors and public and private company clients in complex business transactions, including leveraged buyouts, strategic mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, growth equity investments, recapitalizations, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and related general corporate and securities law counseling. He has been responsible for structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing a wide variety of these transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $1 billion.  In addition, Mr. Plakas acts as outside general counsel to many privately held companies (including the portfolio companies of his private equity clients).

Experience

Representative Transactions
  • Represented private equity firm in its sale of a supplier and fabricator of insulation and materials
  • Represented client in the platform acquisition and roll-ups of hospital computing carts manufacturers
  • Advised private equity firm in the sale of a CRM software solutions technology company
  • Counseled private equity firm in the acquisition of an LED based lighting, signage and passenger communication system manufacturer
  • Represented private equity firm in the sale of a commercial bakery platform to a strategic acquirer
  • Advised private equity firm in the acquisition of a human resources and recruitment process outsourcing specialist
  • Counseled private equity firm in the acquisition of a suspension lift kit manufacturer and distributor
  • Represented middle market private equity firm in the sale of an engineering, architecture and consulting firm
  • Represented client in the acquisition of a fire simulation equipment and systems manufacturer
  • Advised client in the acquisition of a custom high-end, luxury carpet and rug manufacturer
  • Counseled middle market client in the acquisition of a marketing services company and subsequent add-on acquisitions
  • Advised middle market client in the sale of a staffing firm
  • Represented middle market client in the sale of a marketing services firm
  • Represented private equity firm in the sale of a pipeline engineering company
  • Counseled investment firm in the acquisition of a surgery center development and management company
  • Advised investment firm in regards to the sale of a health care receivables collections firm
  • Represented investment firm in the acquisition of a network of physical therapy clinics in the western U.S.
  • Advised investment firm in the acquisition of a gyms and ancillary services firm in Utah
  • Represented client in the acquisition of a commercial bakery
  • Counseled client in the acquisition of an off-airport parking lots and management company
  • Advised client in the sale of a health care solutions company

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