Jeffrey S. MacDonald represents global securities issuers, investment funds, and strategic buyers and sellers across industries in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), investments, divestitures, private equity and debt financings, and general corporate and governance matters. With a focus on insurance and financial services industry transactions, Jeff has experience structuring and negotiating private equity-sponsored leveraged buyout transactions, strategic acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, equity and debt portfolio investments, and recapitalizations, and managing the formation, financing, and licensing of new market entrants.
With experience structuring, negotiating, and closing complex acquisitions and divestitures of regulated insurance companies, brokerages, and in-force and run-off blocks of business, Jeff regularly handles major and middle-market insurance company and insurance brokerage transactions and financings and mutual company affiliations, both domestically and in cross-border transactions. In addition to the insurance industry, Jeff also represents clients across the financial services and technology sectors.
Insurance Company Transactions
Insurance Agency Transactions
Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Hartford, The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2014, 2017–2022)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 United States (2018, 2019)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A, Connecticut, Chambers USA (2018, 2019, 2022)