Ari is a global transactions partner in McDermott’s capital markets group. Ari focuses on a variety of corporate finance transactions, including U.S. and cross-border capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and corporate governance for public and private companies. Ari represents operating companies, investors and investment banking firms in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions. Ari also advises clients on fiduciary duties, corporate governance, executive compensation and disclosure compliance. Ari’s clients are located, and/or transact, across the globe in a broad range of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, real estate, asset management, technology, energy, and entertainment. Ari’s roster of clients includes numerous publicly traded companies, numerous global financial services firms and several venture capital firms.
Represented CHW Acquisition Corporation (“CHW”), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its business combination with Wag Labs, Inc. (“Wag”)
Represented Innovative International Acquisition Corp. (Innovative), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, in its definitive merger agreement with Zoomcar
Represented Zura Bio Limited in connection with its agreement to a de-SPAC merger with JATT Acquisition Corp.
Represented Zura Bio Limited, a multi-asset clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel medicines for immune and inflammatory disorders, in a private placement of ordinary shares
Representing North Atlantic Acquisition Corporation in its $1.3B de-SPAC acquisition of TeleSign
Represented FTAC Emerald Acquisition, underwritten by Goldman Sachs, in its initial public offering
Represented Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., an all women-led special purpose acquisition company, underwritten by Citigroup, in its US $250 million initial public offering
Represented SomaLogic in its US $1.2 billion business combination with CM Life Sciences II, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMIIU), a special purpose acquisition company*
Represented European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in the US $580 million de-SPAC acquisition of ADS-TEC Energy*
Represented SPAC in connection with its proposed acquisition of one of the largest European e-commerce companies*
Represented Complex Networks in its sale by Verizon and Hearst to Buzzfeed for US $300 million as part of Buzzfeed’s business combination with 890 5th Avenue Partners, Inc. (a SPAC)*
Represented a professional musician in his sale of ownership interest in two cannabis related companies to a Canadian SPAC*
Represented Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its US $200 million initial public offering*
Represented Citigroup, as sole bookrunner and representative of the underwriters in Shoulder Up Technology Acquisition Corp.’s, a special purpose acquisition company, US $265 million initial public offering*
Represented Chardan NexTech 2, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US $100 million initial public offering*
Represented Sierra Lake Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its initial public offering*
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