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Eli Isak
 

Eli Isak

Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502

A member of the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice, Eli Isak represents leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on a broad range of financing transactions, including acquisition financings, bank and bridge loan financings, refinancings and recapitalizations. His recent private equity clients have included EQT, BC Partners, Goldman Sachs PIA, First Reserve, Silver Lake and Blackstone, among others. Eli also has advised strategic clients such as Aramark, Electronic Arts, Walgreens Boots Alliance, SMART Modular and Copart on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions.

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Work Highlights
  • EQT in the financings for numerous acquisitions, including Parexel, First Student, Storable, Kodiak Gas Services, Lumos, Cast & Crew, Press Ganey, Certara, Waystar and Aldevron
  • EQT in its sale of Press Ganey to an Ares-led consortium, its sale of Contanda to investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management; its sale of Aldevron to Danaher for $9.6 billion and its sale of Segra’s Commercial Business to Cox Communications
  • GardaWorld and its management in the sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in GardaWorld to funds advised by BC Partners in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization – the largest private buyout in Canadian history
  • BC Partners in the financing for its acquisitions of PetSmart and NAVEX Global; and BC Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other investors in connection with the financing for the C$5.125 billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental Holdings
  • Blackstone in the financings for the acquisition, together with CPPIB and GIC, of a majority stake of Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk Business (F&R), at an overall valuation of $20 billion and the acquisition of Vivint
  • Goldman Sachs PIA in the financings for numerous acquisitions, including Parexel, Flint Group and SafeGuard 
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GGP in its sale to Brookfield Property Partners
  • Walgreens, Aramark, CBRE, Copart and Electronic Arts in numerous financing transactions
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008 J.D.
    University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2008 Certificate in Business and Public Policy
  • Yeshiva University, 2005 B.A.
    magna cum laude
Admissions
  • New York 2009

Eli Isak is a Partner in the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice. He represents leading private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on a broad range of financing transactions, including acquisition financings, bank and bridge loan financings, refinancings and recapitalizations. He also advise corporate clients on a range of financing transactions, including investment grade syndicated bank financings and other working capital facilities.

His recent private equity clients have included EQT, BC Partners, Goldman Sachs PIA, First Reserve, Silver Lake and Blackstone, among others. Eli also has advised strategic clients such as Aramark, Electronic Arts, Walgreens Boots Alliance, SMART Modular and Copart on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions.

Notable recent transactions include representing:

  • EQT in the financings for numerous acquisitions, including Parexel, First Student, Storable, Kodiak Gas Services, Lumos, Cast & Crew, Press Ganey, Certara, Waystar and Aldevron
  • EQT in its sale of Press Ganey to an Ares-led consortium, its sale of Contanda to investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management; its sale of Aldevron to Danaher for $9.6 billion and its sale of Segra’s Commercial Business to Cox Communications
  • GardaWorld and its management in the sale of Rhône Group’s equity interest in GardaWorld to funds advised by BC Partners in a C$5.2 billion recapitalization – the largest private buyout in Canadian history
  • BC Partners in the financing for its acquisitions of PetSmart and NAVEX Global; and BC Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other investors in connection with the financing for the C$5.125 billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental Holdings
  • Blackstone in the financings for the acquisition, together with CPPIB and GIC, of a majority stake of Thomson Reuters’ Financial & Risk Business (F&R), at an overall valuation of $20 billion and the acquisition of Vivint
  • Goldman Sachs PIA in the financings for numerous acquisitions, including Parexel, Flint Group and SafeGuard
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of GGP in its sale to Brookfield Property Partners
  • Walgreens, Aramark, CBRE, Copart and Electronic Arts in numerous financing transactions

Eli received his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was the Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He also earned a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University.

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