Overview

Alexander Meiseles represents clients in a variety of corporate matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint venture transactions, formation, organization and funding of startup businesses, venture financing, private placements of securities, corporate governance, corporate reorganizations and general business counseling. Alex has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and closing transactions of this nature, as well as drafting and reviewing definitive documentation.

Alex regularly advises both strategic and private equity buyers and sellers in connection with complex mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, with deal sizes ranging from several million dollars to over $1 billion. He also represents clients across various industries in business combination transactions, such as joint ventures. Alex represents startup clients in various strategic initiatives, and has successfully advised startup clients and their founders from inception, during the business’ development and through the founders’ exit. He also routinely counsels clients, particularly in the technology and real estate industries, in connection with equity raises by means of private placements of securities.

Representative Experience

  • Legrand North and Central America, an electrical and digital building infrastructure company, in various acquisitions across multiple verticals, such as audiovisual, lighting, data center and power distribution, intelligent power and IP networking, including its $1.2 billion acquisition of Milestone AV Technologies, as well as its acquisitions of Champion ONE, Focal Point, Starline (formerly known as Universal Electric), Kenall, Server Technology, Finelite, Pinnacle Architectural Lighting, Luxul and Raritan
  • Ascensus, the nation’s largest independent retirement and college savings services provider, in over 35 acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Goldleaf Partners, Nyhart, United Retirement Plan Consultants, Provident Trust Group and Sallie Mae’s 529 college savings plan administrator, Upromise Investments
  • LiquidityEdge, a financial technology services provider, in its corporate organizational work and $150 million sale to MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
  • Hartfield, Titus & Donnelly, a financial services company, in connection with the pending sale of its subsidiary MuniBrokers to MarketAxess Holdings Inc., as well as various other corporate and strategic matters
  • Benefit Resource, a portfolio company of CIP Capital and a national third-party employee benefits administrator, in its acquisition of 121 Benefits, a regional third-party employee benefits administrator
  • GlynnDevins, a portfolio company of CIP Capital and the leading technology-enabled marketing firm serving the senior living sector, in its acquisition of Murdock Marketing, a senior living-focused sales consulting company
  • The Conti Group in its sale of a controlling interest in CS Energy, which specializes in developing, designing, installing and operating utility- and commercial-scale solar energy systems, to an entity controlled by Ares Energy Investors Fund
  • Bridge Diagnostics Inc. in its sale to an entity controlled by Carmelina Capital Partners
  • Onyx Enterprises Int’l Corp., a leading e-commerce platform for niche markets focused on the auto parts space, in a business combination with Legacy Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the combination of which resulted in a NYSE-publicly-traded company named PARTS iD, Inc.
  • Cape Advisors in ongoing $340 million development of three luxury rental apartment buildings expected to contain 534 units in Astoria, Queens, including negotiation of developer-level and preferred equity-level joint ventures and senior and mezzanine financing, as well as negotiation of other joint ventures and consummation of equity raises and financing of multiple $100 million residential real estate developments in Manhattan
  • Cape Resorts in refinancing of Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, New York, negotiation of hotel/resort joint ventures located in New York, and refinancing of Congress Hall Hotel and other commercial properties and equity raises in Cape May, New Jersey
  • The Hampshire Companies in negotiation of joint ventures and consummation of equity raises and financing of multiple real estate development projects located in New Jersey
  • Circle Squared in negotiation of joint ventures and consummation of equity raises of multiple real estate development projects located in New York and New Jersey
  • PrimaLoft, Inc. in its sale to Victor Capital Partners, Allstate private equity group and members of PrimaLoft management
  • Strategic Products and Services, a systems integrator and managed service solutions company, in connection with its acquisitions of Adcap Network Systems, a unified communications provider, and ExtraTeam, an information technology solution provider
  • A private company in its initial purchase of substantially all of the assets of a printing company through a joint venture in which it owns a controlling interest, and its subsequent buy-out of the other members of the joint venture
  • The owners of ExecuPharm, Inc., a leading global functional service provider (FSP) serving the biopharmaceutical industry, in their sale to PAREXEL International Corporation
  • ENSO LP and affiliates, providers of data analytics to financial institutions, in an equity sale to ICAP plc.
  • MediaShift Technologies, a digital ad tech company, in its corporate organizational work, financing to, and ultimate purchase of substantially all of the assets of MediaShift, Inc.
  • A private equity firm in the sale of a multinational manufacturer in the transportation sector
  • A startup company in the infrared technology space with corporate organizational matters and its subsequent offering of Series Seed Preferred Stock
  • A publicly traded company in connection with multiple divestitures of business segments that provide military and civilian aircraft components and other parts, as well as metal-forming machines
  • An international educational services provider in connection with a management buyout from a private equity seller
  • A private label tea and coffee company based in the United Kingdom in the acquisition of a U.S.-based natural ingredients supplier
  • A medical device design and manufacturing business in connection with its sale to a robotic-assisted surgery company

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Education

Columbia Law School
J.D. Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Parker School Certificate in Foreign and Comparative Law (2012)

University of Maryland-College Park
B.A. magna cum laude (2009)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Business Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Business Law Section

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP – Chair, Associates Committee, 2017-19

Honors

  • Chambers USA — New Jersey, Corporate/M&A, "Associate to Watch," 2020

Awards Methodology

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