Frank Lupinacci

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Frank Lupinacci is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, and is resident in the New York office. Frank focuses on the representation of corporate clients and private equity funds 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.

Bars and Courts
New Jersey State Bar
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Seton Hall University School of Law
BS
Finance
Rutgers University - Rutgers College Business School
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of Investindustrial VI L.P., a leading European private equity firm, in the acquisition of Jupiter Holding I Corp., a global manufacturer of premium spas, swim spas, whirlpool, soaker and walk-in bathtubs and related bathroom products and accessories, operating under such brands as Jacuzzi®, Sundance®, Dimension One Spas®, Hydropool®, ThermoSpas® and BathWraps®, from investment funds affiliated with each of Apollo Global Management, LLC, Ares Management Corporation, and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

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

Represented Roark Capital Group and its portfolio company Arby's Restaurant Group, in Arby's US$2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), an established international owner, operator and franchisor of quick-service restaurants.

Represented BHI Investments, a leading specialty energy services company and a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, in its sale to AE Industrial Partners.

Represented Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and its subsidiary International-Matex Tank Terminals LLC, in its US$171.5 million acquisition of Epic Midstream LLC, an independent liquid bulk storage and logistics solutions provider, from affiliates of White Deer Energy and Blue Water Energy.

Represented Blue Water Energy LLP in the acquisition, from Carlyle (and others), of Authentix, a leading global authentication and information services company based in Dallas which assists customers in combating illicit trade and managing the integrity of their global supply chains.

Represented Saudi Refining Inc. (SRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), in the discontinuation of Motiva Enterprises LLC and the division of Motiva's assets, liabilities and businesses between SRI and affiliates of its joint venture partner, Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

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.

Awards and Recognition

Rising Star for M&A and Private Equity in the United States, Euromoney's Expert Guide, 2018

Named to the M&A Advisor's list of "40 under 40 Emerging Leaders" for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016