Aaron D. Suh advises private equity sponsors and strategic firms in the structuring and negotiating of their mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, and corporate governance. His clients come from a broad array of industries, including technology, life sciences, financial services, food and beverage, and energy.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Aaron was a senior associate at another global law firm.
Represented Cerberus Capital Management and PaxVax in connection with the sale of PaxVax, a company focused on specialty vaccines that protect against existing and emerging infectious diseases, to Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS)
Advised Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors LLC, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX), in connection with an equity investment in BTIG LLC, an independent US-based financial services firm
Advised an affiliate of Quilvest Private Equity in the acquisition of approximately 55% of the equity interests in American Franchise Capital, which operates as a significant and leading franchisee of Applebee’s and YUM! Brands restaurants (NYSE: YUM)
Represented Entrepreneur Partners in its sale of Northern Brewer, a leading home brewing and wine making supplier, to Zx Ventures, the venture capital unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD)
Represented Jacobs Private Equity LLC in its approximately $150 million control-PIPE acquisition of XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO)
Advised IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) on multiple divestitures and acquisitions, including the approximately $2.3 billion sale of itsx86 server business to Lenovo Group Limited (0992.HK) and the approximately $850 million sale of its point-of-sale systems business to Toshiba TEC Corporation, an affiliate of Toshiba Corporation (6502.T)
Advised Casa Cuervo (CUERVO.MX) in connection with an asset swap with Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO) in which Casa Cuervo acquired The Old Bushmills Distillery Limited, including the Bushmills Irish Whiskey brand, and Diageo acquired full ownership and control of Don Julio Tequila plus cash in the amount of $408 million
Represented Eurovia SAS, a VINCI Group (DG.PA) subsidiary and global leader in transport infrastructure and urban development, in its $555 million acquisition of the Lane Asphalt Plants & Paving division of Lane Construction from Salini Impregilo Group (SAL.MI)
Advised ECN Capital Corp. (ECN.TO) on the sale of its US-based commercial and vendor finance business to PNC (NYSE: PNC) for approximately $1.3 billion in cash
Represented Unilever (NYSE: UN) in its sale of the Slim‑Fast brand to Kainos Capital
Advised First Solar Inc. (NYSE: FSLR) in its acquisition of the $75 million solar asset portfolio from General Electric (NYSE: GE) and the establishment of a technology partnership to advance thin-film solar cells and modules
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2010, J.D.
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, 2010, M.B.A.
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, 2004, B.B.A.
University of Michigan, 2004, B.A., History, with Distinction
Awards and Affiliations
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2019
Pro Bono Partnership, Volunteer Honor Roll, 2018
Member, New York City Bar Association Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Control Contests Committee