Andrew P. Heather is an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Heather advises corporate clients and private equity funds (and their portfolio companies) on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, divestitures and carve-outs, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and other corporate matters, across a broad spectrum of industries. He also has experience in equity derivatives, securities and restructuring matters.
- Recognized in The Legal 500 for Corporate and M&A in Latin America (2020)
- Stanford Law School, LL.M, 2012
- Universidad Iberoamericana, J.D., 2009
- Elbit Systems of America in its $380 million acquisition of Sparton Corporation, a key supplier of undersea warfare systems to the U.S. Navy, from an affiliate of Cerberus Capital.
- Merck & Co. on its global reorganization in connection with the $9 billion spin-off of its women’s health, trusted legacy brands, and biosimilars businesses.
- The Walt Disney Company in the sale of its FOX Sports Mexico assets to Grupo Lauman.
- Korea Electric Power Corporation and Sprott Korea in the acquisition of Canadian Solar’s 49% interest in three photovoltaic projects in Mexico and their agreement to acquire Canadian Solar’s remaining interest in the projects following their commercial operation date.
- IAC/InterActiveCorp in the structuring, negotiation, and execution of equity derivatives transactions to hedge $1.15 billion of exchangeable notes, and the spin-off of the Match Group.
- Prisma Medios de Pago, Argentina’s leading payments company, in the sale of 51% equity stake to Advent International, valuing the company at $1.42 billion.
- Trafigura in its approximately $200 million joint venture with IEnova to develop a refined products terminal and storage facility in Manzanillo, Mexico.
- Ascent Resources in its equity investment by Riverstone and the simultaneous acquisition of Utica Shale assets from Salt Fork Resources, a Riverstone-backed company.
- Warburg Pincus in a $300 million capital commitment to Citizen Energy Holdings.
- Bonanza Creek Energy on its proposed $746 million sale to SandRidge Energy.
- Warburg Pincus in its lead role in a $1.3 billion line of equity commitment to Venari Resources.
- Affiliates of the Blackstone Group and portfolio company Fisterra Energy in the $852 million sale of the Ventika wind generation facilities, one of the largest in Latin America, to Infraestructura Energetica Nova (a unit of Sempra Energy).
- Quintana Energy Services in connection with its out-of-court recapitalization and the restructuring of its revolving credit facility agented by Amegy Bank.
- Emerson Electric in its strategic portfolio repositioning, including the sale of its InterMetro business unit to Ali Group and its $3.15 billion acquisition of the Valves & Controls business of Pentair.
- An affiliate of Goldman Sachs on its sale of Sigma Electric to Argand Partners.
- Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments in its preferred equity investment in Aquilon Energy Services.
- F. Hoffmann-La Roche in its acquisition of Kapa Biosystems.
- Roper Technologies on its acquisition of RF IDeas.
- Grupo Televisa in its $745 million acquisition of Cablecom.
- Corporacion Inmobiliaria Vesta on its $216 million equity follow-on and secondary 144A/Reg S offerings.
- The Republic of Guatemala in its 144A/Reg S offering of $700 million sovereign notes due 2028.
- The ad hoc bondholder committee of Industrias Unidas, including Gramercy Advisors and Outrider Management, in the company’s restructuring of approximately $420 million of indebtedness, implemented through a prepackaged Chapter 11.
- The derivative counterparties of Controladora Comercial Mexicana in the company’s $3.2 billion cross-border financial restructuring implemented through a prepackaged Chapter 11.