As co-leader of the firm’s global mergers and acquisitions practice, Andrew Milano focuses on US and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and private equity investments in various industries, including logistics, infrastructure, power, media, manufacturing, and software and technology. With experience in both public and private M&A and private equity transactions, Andrew counsels clients and their boards of directors in sophisticated and complex business law matters, such as acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, commercial contracts, and general corporate and compliance matters. Andrew is also a member of the firm’s Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Task Force.
Andrew routinely advises clients in multifaceted deals ranging in value from millions to billions of dollars and involving a range of assets, from container terminals, power generation facilities, and regulated water and wastewater plants to enterprises in the international energy services sector, various manufacturing industries, and logistics operations.
Hostess Brands, Inc. in its sale to The J.M. Smucker Co. in a cash and stock tender/exchange offer valued at approximately $5.6 billion
Zurn Water Solutions Corporation, formerly known as Rexnord Corporation, in its $1.7 billion stock for stock merger with Elkay Manufacturing Company, a market leader in the growing commercial drinking water solutions business
Rexnord Corp, a multiplatform industrial leader, in its definitive agreement with Regal Beloit Corp. under which Rexnord separated its Process & Motion Control (PMC) segment by way of a tax-free spinoff to Rexnord shareholders and then combined it with Regal in a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction, creating a $10 billion PMC business
Apollo in a series of transactions, including its $1.12 billion acquisition of Smart & Final, Inc. and $1 billion acquisition of CKE Restaurants, Inc.
TransForce Corporation in its acquisition of Dynamex
Nash Finch Company in its $1.3 billion merger with Spartan Stores Inc.
Lifetime Brands Inc. in its acquisition of Filament Brands, an innovator in the housewares industry
Far Point Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Dan Loeb and Third Point Capital and Tom Farley, in handling all aspects of its initial business combination with Global Blue, a Silver Lake portfolio company, including counseling its board through a recommendation change and renegotiated transaction valued at more than $2 billion
Hostess Brands LLC in its merger with Gores Holdings Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group LLC
A.P. Moeller-Maersk in the $1.7 billion acquisition of Pilot Freight Services, a global provider of end-to-end and last-mile solutions specializing in big and bulky B2C and B2B freight, from ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
A.P. Moeller-Maersk in its acquisition of Visible Supply Chain Management, a US-based leading B2C/ecommerce logistics and parcel delivery system
A.P. Moller-Maersk in the $545 million acquisition of Performance Team, a US warehousing and distribution company
A.P. Moeller-Maersk in its acquisition of Vandegrift Inc., a customs brokerage and freight forwarding business
A.P. Moeller-Maersk in its sale of APM Terminals’ state-of-the-art container terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia to a partnership of Alinda Capital Partners and Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
A.P. Moller-Maersk in the sale of its Direct ChassisLink subsidiary
Enstructure in its acquisition of CD Corporation, a terminal and logistics business
Cypress Performance Group in the sale of IPS Corporation, a global manufacturer of solvent cements, plumbing and roofing products, and adhesives for residential, commercial, and industrial use, to Centerbridge Partners LP
Cypress Performance Group in the sale of its subsidiary Encapsys, a company that specializes in microencapsulation technology used in production and manufacturing in the food, pharmaceuticals, home care, construction materials, textiles, bedding, and agriculture sectors, to Milliken
Brickworks North America Corporation in its acquisition of Glen-Gary Corporation and a number of subsequent acquisitions of brick and stone manufacturing and distribution businesses
Sandvik AB in its acquisition of Varel International Energy Services and subsequent sale of Varel International Energy Services to Blue Water Energy
The Kraft Group and Schwarz Partners JV in their acquisition of two containerboard mills from global paper and packaging company International Paper
New Indy JV LLC in its acquisition of Montebello Container Company, a company that focuses on manufacturing and distributing corrugated sheets
Consumer Products and Retail
Lifetime Brands, Inc. in its acquisition of Can’t Live Without It (d/b/a S’well Bottle), a global designer, wholesaler, and retailer of reusable, vacuum-insulated products
Apollo Global Management in its $410 million acquisition out of bankruptcy of certain assets of the Hostess Brands baked snack food business
Apollo Global Management in its $975 million sale of Smart & Final Holdings Corp. to Ares Management LLC
SpartanNash in its acquisition of Caito
SpartanNash in its acquisition of Buehler’s supermarket chain from E&H Family Group
Ares Management in its acquisition of Deva Holdings, Inc., a haircare products company
Smart & Final Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, in its $970 million sale of its Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores business to US Foods Holding Corp.
Highstar Capital and Ares EIF in the sale to JERA Co., Inc. of a 50% interest in the Linden Cogeneration Facility, a 972-MW gas-fired thermal power cogeneration complex
Highstar Capital in the sale of a combined-cycle natural gas power generation facility and two peaker plants to AltaGas
Highstar Capital in its acquisition of one combined-cycle natural gas power generation facility and two peaker plants from Harbert Infrastructure
Highstar Capital in the sale of Utilities, Inc., a regulated water and wastewater company
Star West Generation, which is owned by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and its co-investors, in the $300 million sale of its ownership interests in Arlington Valley, LLC, which owns the 580 MW combined-cycle natural gas generation Arlington Valley facility, to Capital Power Corporation
Oaktree Capital Management L.P. in the agreement by Star West Generation LLC to sell 100% of the ownership interests in Griffith Energy LLC, the owner of a 570 MW gas-fired combined-cycle generation facility, to ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC
IT and Media
Siguler Guff in its acquisition of Solvd, a global software engineering company working with clients in fitness, fintech, ecommerce, transportation, and healthcare
UBM plc in the sale of PR Newswire
UBM plc in its purchase of Business Journals, Inc.
UBM plc in its $972 million acquisition of Advanstar
Interactive Data Corporation in its acquisition by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus
React2Media, a global performance marketing company, in its sale to Antevenio (Spain)
Fordham University School of Law, 2008, J.D., cum laude
Cornell University, 2005, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2023)
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: large deals ($1bn+), The Legal 500 US (2023)
Rising Star, Mergers & Acquisitions; Business & Corporate, New York Super Lawyers (2013–2018)
Recipient, 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Award, The M&A Advisor (2017)