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Ellen N. Ching

Tel: +1-212-373-3241
Fax: +1-212-492-0241

Tel: +1-212-373-3241
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0241

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Ellen Ching is a partner in the Corporate Department, where she is a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and Private Equity Group. She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and other transactional matters. Ellen has represented private equity funds and publicly traded and privately held companies across a broad array of industries including hospitality, healthcare, shipping and consumer products.


Ellen is recognized as a recommended practitioner in private equity buyouts by The Legal 500. She was also recognized as a 2017 “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal for her work in M&A, corporate restructuring and other transactional areas. Ellen has also been named to Private Fund Management’s “30 Under 40” list for her private equity work. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Alliance for New York.


Recent representations include advising:

  • General Atlantic:
    • in numerous investments, including Comprehensive Educational Services (ACES), Creative Planning, Doctor On Demand, Equality Health, General Information Services, GoodVets Group, Gravie, Insurity, Invoice Cloud, Klar and NationsBenefits
    • and its portfolio company, OneOncology, in the $2.1 billion sale of the company to AmerisourceBergen
    • in the $10.6 billion sale of its stake in its portfolio company, Oak Street Health, to CVS Health
    • in a consortium led by General Atlantic and including Blackstone Growth and ICONIQ Growth in a $1.5 billion investment in Articulate Global
    • in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Landmark Health
    • in its investment in CareCore National; in CareCore National’s merger with MedSolutions; and in eviCore healthcare’s (f/k/a CareCore National) $3.6 billion acquisition by Express Scripts Holding Company
    • and Silver Lake in their acquisition of A Place for Mom, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus
    • in its sale of MedExpress, a portfolio company of General Atlantic, to Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group
  • Liberty Strategic Capital in numerous transactions including:
    • its acquisition of Zimperium
    • its investment in BlueVoyant, Contrast Security and Cyberreason
    • its investment in Satellogic, Inc. in connection with its merger involving CF Acquisition Corp. V, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald, to form a publicly listed company
  • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of the Accent Family of Companies, Cardenas, El Rancho Supermercado, Global IID and Tony's Foods
  • Oaktree Capital Management in its:
    • in the sale of IEA Energy Services, a portfolio company of Oaktree, to M III Acquisition Corp.
    • in its stock-for-stock sale of its portfolio companies, Oceanbulk Shipping and Oceanbulk Carriers, to Star Bulk Carriers
    • in its sale Tekni-Plex, a portfolio company of Oaktree, to American Securities
    • in the $1 billion venture and restructuring with Bain Capital and The Related Companies to form International Market Centers
    • in its acquisition of control of Aleris International through a $2.7 billion restructuring pursuant to a chapter 11 plan of reorganization
  • Berkshire Partners:
    • in its acquisition of a majority stake in Harvey Performance Company from Summit Partners
    • in its acquisition of FoodChain ID from Paine Schwartz Partners
    • in its investment in Kendra Scott Design
  • Roark Capital Group in its:
    • in its sale of Quala to Advent International
    • in its acquisition of Great Expressions Dental Centers
    • in a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Jimmy John's Sandwiches
  • Altimar Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by an affiliate of HPS Investment Partners, in its combination with Owl Rock Capital Group and the Dyal Capital Partners division of Neuberger Berman Group to form Blue Owl Capital
  • Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of Global IID
  • Ares Management in their investment, alongside Providence Equity Partners, in OUTFRONT Media
  • Centerbridge Partners in its sale, together with other selling shareholders, of a majority stake in Focus Financial Partners to an investor group led by Stone Point Capital and KKR
  • Endemol Shine Group, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, in its sale to Banijay Group
  • Frédéric Fekkai, founder of Frédéric Fekkai Brands, in partnership with Cornell Capital in their acquisition of Frédéric Fekkai Brands
  • Movado Group in its acquisition of MVMT Watches

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