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Frank Lupinacci is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, and is resident in the New York office. Mr. Lupinacci focuses on the representation of corporate clients, private equity funds and commercial banks in connection with domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries. He also provides general corporate and corporate governance advice.
Represented Hess Corporation in the US$850 million sale of its U.S. East Coast and St. Lucia terminal network to an affiliate of Buckeye Partners LP.
Represented Ciner Group in its US$480 million cross border strategic acquisition of a controlling interest in OCI Resources LP, a global producer of natural soda ash, from OCI Company Ltd., a Korean publicly listed company.
Represented Fortis Inc., Canada's largest publicly traded utility, in the US$1.5 billion acquisition of CH Energy Group Inc., a regulated transmission and distribution utility. The transaction, which marks the initial entry by Fortis into the US-regulated electric and gas utility marketplace, was named “Energy Deal of the Year” by The M&A Advisor (2013).
Represented Syngenta AG, one of the world's leading agribusinesses, in its US$160 million strategic acquisition of substantially all of the assets comprising the global hybrid sunflower seed business of Monsanto Company.
Represented Harvest Partners, in the acquisitions and sales of various portfolio companies and investment positions, including its acquisition of DCA Investment Holdings LLC, one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the U.S., the acquisition and refinancing of IG Staffing Holdings, Inc; and its sale of Packers Sanitation Services Inc., a U.S. contract food sanitation company.
Represented Trilantic Capital Partners in its sale of a controlling interest in MicroStar Logistics, a leading provider of keg management services to 120 breweries and more than 1,600 keg distributors throughout the United States and Europe, to an equity group led by Freeman Spogli & Co.
Represented Quad-C Management, Inc. in the acquisitions and sales of various portfolio companies and investment positions, including its sale of NuSil Technology LLC to New Mountain Capital, and its acquisition of Network Hardware Resale (n/k/a Curvature Solutions).
Represented Pilot Flying J, a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners and the largest owner and operator of travel centers in North America, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Maxum Petroleum, Inc., a leading independent energy logistics company.
Represented Maxum Petroleum, Inc. in its strategic merger with Thomas Petroleum LLC, a premier provider of fuel solutions to the North American energy, mining and marine industries.
Represented WellPoint Inc., the nation’s leading health-benefits company with approximately 28 million medical members nationwide, in its US$4.675 billion sale of its in-house pharmacy-benefit management business to Express Scripts Inc.