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Ron M. Aizen

Tel: +1-212-373-3720
Fax: +1-212-492-0720

Tel: +1-212-373-3720
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0720

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Ron Aizen is a counsel in the Executive Compensation Group. He focuses on compensation and benefits matters, including public and private M&A, initial public offerings, bankruptcy and restructuring, and general tax, securities and employment advice. Ron also negotiates and drafts compensatory plans and agreements (including equity and cash incentive and deferred compensation plans and employment, separation, change in control and retention agreements) and provides related advice concerning tax (including Sections 280G and 409A) and securities law issues. He helps public companies navigate compensation-related disclosure (including CD&A, Form 8-K, and Section 16) and corporate governance issues (including say on pay and shareholder approval of equity incentive plans).


Ron’s public company M&A representative matters have included:

  • Ankura Consulting Group in its acquisition of c3/consulting;
  • ATN International in its acquisition of Alaska Communications Systems Group;
  • Baker Hughes in its merger with GE Oil & Gas;
  • Chemtura in its sale to Lanxess;
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co. in its acquisition of Colorvision International;
  • Emera in its acquisition of TECO Energy;
  • Emerson Electric in its acquisition of Pentair’s valves and controls business;
  • General Electric in the spinoff and merger of its transportation business with Wabtec;
  • HRG Group Inc. (formerly Harbinger Group Inc.) in its combination with Spectrum Brands;
  • MTY Food Group in its acquisition of Papa Murphy’s Pizza;
  • ON Semiconductor in its acquisition of Quantenna;
  • Pivotal Software in its initial public offering;
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers on the formation of its Global Enterprise Tax Solutions; Group comprised of the former GE Tax Group;
  • SoftBank Group in connection with its provision of additional funding to WeWork;
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of HSN in connection with the sale of HSN to Liberty Interactive;
  • TE Connectivity in the divestitures of its touch solutions, wireless, integrated products and automotive sensors businesses;
  • VF Corporation in the sale of its Contemporary Brands businesses to Delta Galil Industries; and
  • VMware in its acquisition of BitRock.

Ron’s private equity/venture capital representative matters have included:

  • Alpine Investors in its serial acquisitions of businesses in the home services sector;
  • ARCH Venture Partners in its investment in Scale Biosciences;
  • GI Partners in its add-on acquisition of Pinnacle Data Systems;
  • Granite Bridge Partners in its acquisition of Sigma Imaging Technologies;
  • Gryphon Investors in add-on acquisition of assets from National Regulatory Services;
  • I Squared Capital in its acquisition of hydropower plants from Alcoa;
  • Lightyear Capital in its investment in Therapy Brands;
  • Main Post Partners in its strategic growth investment in Duke Cannon;
  • Management team in connection with the sale of AccentCare from Oak Hill Capital Partners to Advent International;
  • Metalmark Capital in its acquisition of WorldStrides from The Carlyle Group;
  • Seaside Equity Capital in its acquisition of TalentSmart; and
  • Tailwind Capital in its sale of Colony Hardware to Audax Management.

Ron’s restructuring and other representative matters have included:

  • Ad hoc groups of noteholders in the restructurings of Harvey Gulf, Midstates Petroleum and Dixie Electric, among others;
  • Debtors including Bonanza Creek Energy and Patriot Coal;
  • Issuer IPOs for Kosmos Energy and Cobalt; and
  • General advisory work for NYSE Euronext, BakerHughes, McKenna, PG&E, US Silica, BlackBerry, Restoration Hardware, Southwest Gas and National Cinemedia.

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