Aaron Raffel

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Aaron Raffel is an associate in White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group in New York. Aaron is qualified under New York law and the laws of England and Wales and has worked in North America and throughout Europe representing domestic and international buyers and sellers in private and public domestic, cross-border and global mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private investments in a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on the energy and telecommunications industries.

Prior to joining White & Case, Aaron worked for a major international law firm in both their London and Moscow offices.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Supreme Court of England and Wales
Education
LPC
College of Law of England and Wales
BA (Hons)
Sussex University

England

Languages
English

Experience

Saudi Aramco in its US$69.1 billion acquisition of a 70% stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund. 

Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, in its US$550 million minority investment in Oryx Midstream Services, the largest privately held crude operator in the Permian Basin, from an affiliate of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc., a leading global infrastructure investment platform, in its acquisition of Seven Seas Water Corp., AquaVenture Holdings Inc. and AquaVenture Holdings Curacao N.V., a multinational developer, owner and operator of water production and wastewater treatment plants and businesses, from AI Aqua (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l, a company owned by Advent International Corporation.

CVC Capital Partners Asia Fund IV in its acquisition of OANDA Global Corporation, a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company.

CVC Capital Partners in its investment, together with Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in US$6 billion convertible notes to be issued by Broadcom, a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of digital and analog semiconductor connectivity solutions, for the purpose of Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm in a deal valued at US$121 billion.

Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi's leading strategic investment company, in the sale of XOJET, the leading on-demand private aviation services platform in North America, to Vista Global Holding Limited, a comprehensive global business aviation group.

Clariant Corporation, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, SCG Chemicals (Singapore) Pte., Ltd. and Hexagon International, Inc., 50% equityholders of GTC Technology US, LLC and GTC Technology International LP, a global licensor of process technologies, process equipment solutions, chemicals and catalysts to the petrochemical, refinery and gas processing materials, in the sale of those entities to Sulzer US Holding Inc. and Sulzer AG.

Certain of the affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity firm specializing in investments in companies in the energy industry, in a credit bid for substantially all of the assets of Fairway Energy Partners, LLC and its affiliates, a Houston-based midstream oil storage business, in a Section 363 bankruptcy sale.The DIP administrative agent and DIP arrangers in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, Inc. and its affiliates, a global renewable energy company headquartered in the U.S.

The DIP administrative agent and DIP arrangers in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, Inc. and its affiliates, a global renewable energy company headquartered in the U.S.

Triton Capital Partners on the bolt-on acquisition by its portfolio company Dywidag Systems of the Jennmar businesses outside the US and the disposal of its US mining business to Jennmar.

Harvest Partners in its acquisition of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the largest dermatology practice in the US.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. in its sale of Bayonne Energy Center, a power generation facility in Bayonne, New Jersey.

ICG Debt Administration as second lien purchaser representative in connection with the refinancing of US$40 million of second lien debt, structured as a notes purchase, and equity rollover, in connection with the purchase of of Dash Regulatory Technologies by Flexpoint Ford, LLC. Dash Regulatory Technologies provides support services in the US broker-dealer industry for regulatory capital compliance and risk management.