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Kenneth G. Alberstadt

Chair, Capital Markets Practice
666 Fifth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10103

Kenneth Alberstadt is a senior member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Ken’s practice focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, and emerging company representation. He has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in public and private acquisitions and in connection with partnerships and joint ventures. Ken has done extensive work in the technology, defense/aerospace, pharma services, environmental services, media/entertainment, restaurant, consumer products and financial services industries, among others. Ken’s clients include Centre Partners, GPB Capital, Indigo Capital, L3 Technologies, CafeX Communications, Iogen Corporation and US Retirement Partners.

Ken serves as the chair of Akerman’s Capital Markets Practice. Members of the Capital Markets Practice advise clients in connection with initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, Rule 144A offerings, consent solicitations, and other equity and debt transactions. Ken works closely with the firm’s foreign private issuer clients in connection with the offering of securities in the U.S. markets. He has extensive experience in reporting and corporate governance matters and has served as outside general counsel to several public companies. Ken is also active in the firm’s Latin America & the Caribbean Practice.
Representative Experience
Private Equity: Represents investment advisors and their funds in platform acquisitions, add-on transactions, and other strategic initiatives. In addition, Ken’s private equity clients engage him to provide advice on fund structuring, governance and compliance matters. Significant transactions have included the representation of RedZone Capital in the acquisition of dick clark productions, inc. and its subsequent $310 million sale to Guggenheim Partners; the representation of RedZone Capital in the purchase and sale of the Johnny Rockets restaurant chain; and recent acquisitions in the food products, waste and retirement services sectors.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Represents buy-side and sell-side clients in acquisitions by strategic acquirors, including ongoing roll-up programs. Ken represented inVentiv Health, Inc. in 30 M&A transactions spanning a decade, culminating in its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners in a going private transaction valued at $1.2 billion.
Venture Capital and Emerging Companies: Represents technology companies and other emerging companies in all stages of the investment lifecycle through the liquidity event. Ken is highly valued for his business acumen and has decades of experience as a trusted advisor to early-stage businesses.
Awards & Recognition
The Legal 500 2014, Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market
Published Works & Lectures
Marcum MicroCap Conference, Panel Speaker, "Current Status of JOBS Act and Crowdfunding," May 29, 2014
Marcum MicroCap Conference, Panel Speaker, "Current Status of JOBS Act and Crowdfunding," May 30, 2013
Professional Memberships & Activities
Inside Broadway, Board Member

Kenneth G. Alberstadt

Representative Clients
Aegis Capital Corp.
CafeX Communications, Inc.
Centre Partners Management LLC
GPB Capital Holdings, Inc.
GreenTech Automotive, Inc.
Indigo Capital Partners
Iogen Corporation
L-3 Communications Corporation
US Retirement Partners, Inc.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987; cum laude
B.S., University of Maryland at College Park, 1983; Chemistry
Bar Admissions
New York
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