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Anshu’s pragmatic and commercially reasonable approach to negotiating transactions has helped him build a broad, multidisciplinary practice counseling private equity funds, family offices, strategic acquirers and closely held businesses. His clients rely on him for advice on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions (control, minority and growth equity investments), joint ventures and partnerships, divestitures, and general corporate matters.

Anshu also acts as outside general counsel to several clients, providing general oversight of legal affairs as well as strategic guidance to c-suite officers, boards and founders. In this role, Anshu manages and coordinates all of the legal and regulatory needs of such clients, including corporate governance, compliance matters, employment issues, transactional matters, and special projects, devising timely and pragmatic, business-friendly solutions to legal problems. For other clients, Anshu advises on complex transactional matters, including executing a business development strategy by way of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, licensing and distribution transactions. Anshu has experience in engaging hostile joint venture partners in extra-contractual negotiations, and conducting FCPA due diligence in the context of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining Koley Jessen, Anshu was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York and Melbourne, Australia, and Senior Associate with White & Case LLP in New York.

During law school, Anshu served as a Judicial Intern to the late Judge Donald C. Pogue of the United States Court of International Trade in New York.

Anshu is active in the American Bar Association’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee through his work as a volunteer on the Private Target Merger Agreement Task Force and an issues leader on the Deal Points Study on Carveout Transactions. Anshu regularly contributes thought leadership at conferences and by publishing for trade magazines including Association of Corporate Counsel’s Docket!, Financier Worldwide, Today’s General Counsel, and Corporate Live Wire. He speaks regularly with clients’ corporate development personnel on topics such as what’s market, structuring issues, and strategic positioning in transactions.

Anshu was recently recognized as one of The M&A Advisor’s 2017 “Emerging Leader,” recognizing his significant level of success as a legal advisor in the M&A industry before the age of 40.  In addition, in 2016, Anshu was also recognized as a recipient of the Midlands Business Journal’s “Forty under Forty” award.  Anshu is a graduate of Class of 2016-2017 from Leadership Iowa, the premier issues-awareness program promoting emerging leaders and fostering civic engagement in Iowa.

Experience

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity

  • HDR, Inc. in connection with its:
    • Acquisition of Maintenance Design Group, an engineering services firm specializing in the planning and design of vehicle and fleet operations and maintenance facilities
    • Reorganization and divestiture of Infrastructure Company of America, LLC
  • Integrity Payment Systems, LLC, a leading national provider of payment solutions and merchant services in its acquisition by Payroc, LLC
  • Panorama Point Partners in its acquisition of its medical transportation platform company Midwest Medical Transport Company, and Midwest Medical Transport Company in connection with multiple bolt-on acquisitions, including Fraser Ambulance and APS Ambulance
  • Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) in its acquisition by Bass Pro Shops (co-counsel with Sidley Austin LLP)
  • McCarthy Capital Fund VI L.P. in its investment in 365 Retail Markets, LLC
  • BSN medical GmbH, a global leader in non-invasive orthopedic products, in multiple acquisitions including:
    • FarrowMed, a provider of elastic short-stretch compression solutions for lymphedema, venous disease, and other acute and chronic edemas
    • JoviPak, one of the leading providers of quality lymphedema treatment products including bandage liners, foam pads, and nighttime garments
    • Wright Therapy Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of compression therapy systems used to treat chronic venous insufficiency
    • Investment in a leading provider of pneumatic compression therapies for deep vein thrombosis
    • Purchase of certain intellectual property assets from a group of co-founders/patent holders
    • Acquisition of distribution rights for Sorbion Dressing Products in the U.S., Canada and Latin America from Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALQA)
  • John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE: JBT) in the acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems B.V.
  • Complete Nutrition Inc., a distributor of nutritional supplements and franchisor of health-focused retail stores, in its acquisition by Dominus Capital, LP
  • RCI Roofing Supply Company, a distributor of residential and commercial roofing and related products, in its acquisition by Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: BECN)
  • A registered investment advisor in connection with investment by a financial services focused private equity fund
  • Guild Mortgage Company, a portfolio company of an Omaha based private equity fund in connection with two bolt-on acquisitions of residential mortgage originators
  • ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a global provider of electronic payments and banking solutions in its acquisition of a U.K. based provider of fraud prevention solutions from Palamon Capital Partners
  • U.S. Greenfiber, LLC, a portfolio company of Tenex Capital Management in connection with two bolt-on acquisitions of insulation manufacturers
  • McCarthy Capital Fund V, L.P. in its investment in Homecare Software Solutions, LLC d.b.a. HHA eXchange
  • Kiewit Midstream LLC in its acquisition of Southwest Energy, LP
  • A software company, on behalf of a consortium of investors, in its “club-deal” purchase of approximately 900 patents from another software company
  • The leading bank holding company in Puerto Rico in its sale of 51% interest in its card processing and merchant acquiring subsidiary to a New York based private equity firm
  • A U.K. based oil and gas explorer in its sale of certain oil and natural gas assets in U.S., Canada and Egypt to a Texas, U.S. based oil and gas exploration company
  • A British investment bank in its sale of its mortgage servicing business, to a leading loan servicer
  • A publicly traded business development company in the business of financing middle market leveraged buyouts in its announced acquisition by another publicly traded business development company
  • A significant shareholder in connection with the sale of a financial services focused investment bank to a publicly traded investment bank based out of Australia
  • A French provider of digital and traditional advertising, media services, and specialized agencies and marketing services in connection with its acquisition of a strategic communications consultancy
  • A hedge fund as a shareholder in a manufacturer of cooling, fuel and air induction products with manufacturing facilities in USA, Mexico, France, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Turkey and India, in connection with the manufacturer’s acquisition by a French conglomerate
  • A leading investment bank in its representation of a private equity firm as debt financier and financial advisor in the buy-out of a retailer, including in the shareholder lawsuits and SEC investigation
  • A Japanese pharmaceutical company in its all cash tender offer for a U.S. based oncology and acute care focused biopharmaceutical company
  • A Dutch diversified technology company in multiple all cash tender offers, including for:
    • A leading North American designer and manufacturer of luminaires, controls and related products
    • A leading company in the field of respiratory medical technology

Joint Ventures

  • A Japanese diversified global investment and service enterprise in its joint venture with a U.S. manufacturer of steel products
  • A port operator in its joint venture with a real estate developer for jointly bidding on privatization of certain port operations on the eastern seaboard
  • A New York based investment firm in multiple transactions in connection with restructuring its JV platforms in India including:
    • Joint sale with its JV partner of an asset to a third-party purchaser,
    • Buyout of the shares of the JV partner in an SPV and dissolving the joint venture,
    • Engaging a hostile JV partner in connection with renegotiation of the shareholders agreement, and
    • Negotiating with potential JV partners to enter into development agreements and investment agreements.
  • A Boston based private equity fund, and Cyprus and Mauritius based affiliates of several privately held global investment firms’ affiliates, in connection with renegotiating their joint venture agreements governing their respective investments in South-East Asia including advising on general strategy on engaging JV partners, negotiating shareholders agreements, and other related documentation

Restructuring/Recapitalizations/Special Situations

  • A pharmaceutical company in connection with consolidating its investments in certain subsidiaries in India
  • The media arm of a Japanese conglomerate in connection with restructuring its investments in India and Singapore
  • A privately owned electric utility company in its recapitalization by a consortium of existing investors
  • A power generation utility in connection with restructuring a portfolio of power plant assets financed by leveraged leases (the portfolio was acquired as a result of acquisition of another entity)
  • A power generation facility in a dispute with the EPC contractor in connection with delay in achieving substantial completion in a timely manner (EPC contract was “unwrapped”)
  • A European bank in its restructuring of its credit facility to a hedge fund
  • A privately owned investment advisor in its internal restructuring in preparation for an IPO
  • A metals mining group in connection with an internal investigation in response to certain alleged FCPA violations

Securities

  • ’33 Act and ’34 Act compliance filings for two publicly traded companies, including shareholder activism related filings
  • Several issuers in private placement of single tranche and multiple tranche notes
  • Several Australian issuers in oil and gas exploration, mining, telecommunications and banking sectors in their 144A/Reg. S bond offerings, entitlement offers and rights offerings, and semi-annual updates of their U.S. and global medium-term notes programs
  • Several bank holding companies in their efforts to raise Tier 1 common equity in connection with Supervisory Capital Assistance Program including in (a) several exchange offers exchanging common shares for preferred stock, (b) several exchange offers exchanging common shares for trust preferred securities, (c) dribble-out public equity offering of common stock, (d) public offering of mandatory convertible preferred stock

News & Publications

Publications

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

The M&A Advisor "Emerging Leader", 2017
Midlands Business Journal "40 Under 40" honoree, 2016

Education

J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

  • Gilbert D. Moore Fellow
  • Editor-in-Chief, Buffalo Law Review

Ph.D. Candidacy, State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Economic Geography, Finance, International Trade & Investments

M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Electrical Engineering

B.E., Maharshi Dayanand University

  • Electronics and Communications Engineering

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
    State of New York
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