Andrew Milano’s corporate practice focuses on US and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and private equity investments in various industries, including infrastructure, power, media, manufacturing, and technology. He counsels both public and privately held companies in complex strategic transactions including joint ventures, commercial contracts, and general corporate and compliance matters. Andrew is a member of the firm’s special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Task Force.
Andrew routinely advises clients in acquisition and divestment deals 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.
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
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
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 sale of its subsidiary Encapsys, a company that specializes in microencapsulation technology that is used in production and manufacturing in the food, pharmaceuticals, home care, construction materials, textiles, bedding, and agriculture sectors, to Milliken
Rexnord Corp, a multiplatform industrial leader, in its definitive agreement with Regal Beloit Corp. under which Rexnord will separate its Process & Motion Control (PMC) segment by way of a tax-free spin-off to Rexnord shareholders and then combine it with Regal in a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction creating a $10 billion PMC business
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 A.P. Moeller-Maersk Group 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.
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
Sandvik AB in its acquisition of Varel International Energy Services and subsequent sale of Varel International Energy Services to Blue Water Energy
A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in the sale of its Direct ChassisLink subsidiary
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S (Denmark) in its acquisition of Vandegrift Inc., a customs brokerage and freight forwarding business
A.P. Moller-Maersk in the $545 million acquisition of Performance Team, a US warehousing and distribution company
Brickworks North America Corporation in its acquisition of Sioux City Brick, a manufacturer of clay bricks and a distributor of related masonry products with a strong brand and leading market position in the Midwest
Brickworks Limited (Australia) in its acquisition of all of the assets of Redland Brick Inc., a producer of a complete line of handmade, molded and extruded face brick, pavers, and thin brick for the architectural and residential markets, related to its Cushwa, Harmar, Rocky Ridge, Lawrenceville Brick, and Tru-Brix product lines
Nash Finch Company in its $1.3 billion merger with Spartan Stores Inc.
SpartanNash in its acquisition of Caito
SpartanNash in its acquisition of Buehler’s supermarket chain from E&H Family Group
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
The Kraft Group and Schwarz Partners JV on 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
Interactive Data Corporation in its acquisition by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus
Ares Management in its acquisition of Deva Holdings, Inc., a haircare products company
Transforce Corporation in its acquisition of Dynamex, a Nasdaq listed company
A group of LG companies in their acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company’s OLED business
Forefront Dermatology on its sale to OMERS Private Equity
Enstructure in its acquisition of CD Corporation, a terminal and logistics business
React2Media, a global performance marketing company, in its sale to Antevenio (Spain)
Lifetime Brands Inc. in its $313 million acquisition of Filament Brands, an innovator in the housewares industry
Fordham University School of Law, 2008, J.D., cum laude
Cornell University, 2005, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Rising Star, Mergers & Acquisitions; Business & Corporate, New York Super Lawyers (2013–2018)
Recipient, 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Award, The M&A Advisor (2017)