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Mark D. Pflug
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-7239
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Mark Pflug advises on a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and other private equity sponsor-led transactions, minority investments in public and private companies, divestitures, joint ventures and other corporate matters. Mark has particular and significant experience in the healthcare, technology, media and industrials sectors, as well as cross-border transactions. Mark regularly represents private equity sponsors, both large-cap and middle-market, including KKR, Blackstone, Snow Phipps, Lexington Partners and Palladium Equity Partners. Mark also regularly works for strategic clients, including many of the portfolio companies of his private equity clients. Mark has been recognized by IFLR1000 as a “Highly Regarded” attorney for his work in M&A and private equity. Mark currently is based in New York and London, and he has also practiced as a registered foreign lawyer in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.

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Work Highlights
  • Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. in its announced merger with Ingersoll-Rand plc’s Industrial segment
  • KKR in numerous transactions, including the $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica and in PharMerica’s strategic combination with BrightSpring Health Services; the acquisition of Heartland Dental; the $2.0 billion sale of Aricent; the acquisition of PetVet Care Centers; the $5.5 billion sale of Capsugel; the acquisition of Epicor Software; the sale of Ipreo Holdings; the $21.2 billion acquisition of Alliance Boots (UK) and its subsequent business combination with Walgreen Co.; the $7.2 billion acquisition of Samson Resources; the $5.8 billion sale of Oriental Brewery (Korea); and acquisitions of or investments in Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd. (China), Gland Pharma Limited (India), Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk. (Indonesia), Alliance Tires Group B.V. (India), Fotolia Holdings, Inc., and BMG Rights Management GmbH (Germany)
  • Blackstone in multiple transactions, including its investment in JDA Software, its investment in PEM Manufacturing, its sale of Emcure Pharmaceuticals (India) and its investment in Agile Electric (India)
  • Lexington Partners in multiple secondary transactions, including TPG Asia V and VI, Metalmark and interests in Asian-based portfolio companies owned by Warburg Pincus Private Equity XI L.P.
  • Snow Phipps in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, its acquisition and subsequent disposition of Winchester Electronics Corporation and other engagements
  • Palladium Equity Partners in multiple transactions, including its acquisitions of Quirch Foods, Fora Financial and Cannella Media
  • Alibaba Group in several acquisitions and investments
  • Global Medical Response (formerly Air Medical Group), in its acquisition of Air Medical Resources Group and other matters
  • PRA Health Sciences in a technology investment
  • Toshiba Medical Systems in its acquisition of Vital Images
  • Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners in its acquisition (through its PureStar laundry services platform) of United Laundry Services
  • Charterhouse Capital Partners in its acquisition of Skillsoft Limited and Skillsoft in several subsequent transactions
Education
  • Columbia Law School, 1995 J.D.
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, 1992 B.S.
    magna cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 1996

Mark Pflug advises on a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and other private equity sponsor-led transactions, minority investments in public and private companies, divestitures, joint ventures and other corporate matters. Mark has particular and significant experience in the healthcare, technology, media and industrials sectors, as well as cross-border transactions. Mark regularly represents private equity sponsors, both large-cap and middle-market, including KKR, Blackstone, Snow Phipps, Lexington Partners and Palladium Equity Partners. Mark also regularly works for strategic clients, including many of the portfolio companies of his private equity clients. Mark has been recognized by IFLR1000 as a “Highly Regarded” attorney for his work in M&A and private equity. Mark currently is based in New York and London, and he has also practiced as a registered foreign lawyer in the Firm’s Hong Kong office.

Work Highlights

  • KKR in numerous transactions, including the $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica; the $5.5 billion sale of Capsugel; the acquisition of Epicor Software; the sale of Ipreo Holdings; the $21.2 billion acquisition of Alliance Boots (UK) and its subsequent business combination with Walgreen Co.; the $7.2 billion acquisition of Samson Resources; the $5.8 billion sale of Oriental Brewery (Korea); and acquisitions of or investments in Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd. (China), Gland Pharma Limited (India), Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk. (Indonesia), Alliance Tires Group B.V. (India), Fotolia Holdings, Inc., and BMG Rights Management GmbH (Germany)
  • Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. in its announced merger with Ingersoll-Rand plc’s Industrial segment
  • KKR in numerous transactions, including the $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica and in PharMerica’s strategic combination with BrightSpring Health Services; the acquisition of Heartland Dental; the $2.0 billion sale of Aricent; the acquisition of PetVet Care Centers; the $5.5 billion sale of Capsugel; the acquisition of Epicor Software; the sale of Ipreo Holdings; the $21.2 billion acquisition of Alliance Boots (UK) and its subsequent business combination with Walgreen Co.; the $7.2 billion acquisition of Samson Resources; the $5.8 billion sale of Oriental Brewery (Korea); and acquisitions of or investments in Qingdao Haier Co., Ltd. (China), Gland Pharma Limited (India), Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia), PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food Tbk. (Indonesia), Alliance Tires Group B.V. (India), Fotolia Holdings, Inc., and BMG Rights Management GmbH (Germany)
  • Blackstone in multiple transactions, including its investment in JDA Software, its investment in PEM Manufacturing, its sale of Emcure Pharmaceuticals (India) and its investment in Agile Electric (India)
  • Lexington Partners in multiple secondary transactions, including TPG Asia V and VI, Metalmark and interests in Asian-based portfolio companies owned by Warburg Pincus Private Equity XI L.P.
  • Snow Phipps in multiple transactions, including its acquisition of BlackHawk Industrial Distribution, its acquisition and subsequent disposition of Winchester Electronics Corporation and other engagements
  • Palladium Equity Partners in multiple transactions, including its acquisitions of Quirch Foods, Fora Financial and Cannella Media
  • Alibaba Group in several acquisitions and investments
  • Global Medical Response (formerly Air Medical Group), in its acquisition of Air Medical Resources Group and other matters
  • PRA Health Sciences in a technology investment
  • Toshiba Medical Systems in its acquisition of Vital Images
  • Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners in its acquisition (through its PureStar laundry services platform) of United Laundry Services
  • Charterhouse Capital Partners in its acquisition of Skillsoft Limited and Skillsoft in several subsequent transactions

From 2000 to 2008, Mark was resident in the Firm’s London office, during which time he worked on many European cross-border transactions, including the acquisitions of U.N Ro-Ro Isletmeleri AS (Turkey, 2007); Alliance Boots plc (UK, 2007); ProSiebenSat.1 AG (Germany, 2007); Tarkett SA (France, 2007); NXP BV (Netherlands, 2006); PagesJaunes Groupe SA (France, 2006); BIS Cleanaway Ltd (Australia, 2006); FL Selenia SpA (Italy, 2005); SBS Broadcasting Sarl (Luxembourg, 2005); Maxeda (f/k/a Vendex KBB) (Netherlands, 2004); MTU Aero Engines GmbH (Germany, 2003); and Legrand (France, 2002). Several of these transactions were the largest transactions of their kind at the time of announcement. The Alliance Boots acquisition today continues to rank as the largest-ever buyout in Europe and was the first relating to an FTSE 100 company.

Mark received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1995, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received his B.S., high honors, from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1992.

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