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Eric S. Siegel

Dechert LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Eric S. Siegel represents strategic buyers and sellers as well as financial sponsors and their portfolio companies in domestic and cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions across a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and marketing services. In addition, he advises new and seasoned issuers as well as major investment banks in connection with securities offerings of equity and debt.

Mr. Siegel also advises clients on the full range of general corporate matters, including corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, SEC disclosure filings and the preparation of annual and quarterly reports and proxy statements.

Mr. Siegel was named among Pennsylvania’s 2016 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer, which celebrates the next generation of great lawyers in the Pennsylvania legal community. He is also listed as a leading lawyer in legal directory The Legal 500 (U.S.), where he has been cited as “a rising star” who is “razor sharp, a keen negotiator and a true business partner.”

Significant Representations

  • Berwind Group in numerous acquisitions and dispositions, including the US$600 million sale of Elmer’s Products, Inc. to Newell Rubbermaid, the purchase of Protective Industries Inc. from Windjammer Capital Investors, and the sale of Specialty Coating Systems to KISCO Ltd. of Japan.
  • Edgen Group Inc. in its going private acquisition by Sumitomo Corporation for US$1.2 billion in cash, its initial public offering, its acquisition of Murray International Metals Ltd. and over a billion dollars in senior secured notes offerings.
  • Amkor Technology, Inc. in the formation of a joint venture with Toshiba Corporation to provide semiconductor services in Japan, in the purchase of a power discrete packaging business in Malaysia and in several capital markets transactions.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in its US$590 million “going private” acquisition of Pike Corporation, one of the nation’s largest specialty construction and engineering firms serving the electric power industry, its acquisition of the Human & Operational Performance Improvement Software Division of RWD Technologies, LLC, and its acquisition and sale of Mosaic Sales Solutions Holding Co., a North American marketing company.
  • Numerous business development companies sponsored by Franklin Square Holdings, L.P. in connection with their multi-billion dollar continuous equity offerings, debt offerings and general corporate and securities matters.
  • Siemens in its acquisition of eMeter Corporation, a leading provider of smart grid software solutions.
  • A U.S. oil and gas services company in a $210 million out-of-court restructuring transaction.
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pulse Electronics Corporation in its going private transaction with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Brandywine Senior Living, Inc. in its US$610 million sale of 19 senior housing facilities to Health Care REIT Inc.
  • Israel Chemicals Ltd. in its US$352 million acquisition of Supresta LLC, the world’s largest producer of phosphorus-based flame retardants and other products made from phosphorus, and its US$255 million acquisition of Astaris- a 50/50 joint venture between Solutia Inc. and FMC Corporation.
  • Teachers’ Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), in its acquisition of a specialty resin adhesive and paper overlays producer from Dynea Chemicals Oy of Finland.
  • Jefferies Capital Partners in its acquisition of the OCTG business of Bourland & Leverich Holding Company and a US$700 million portfolio company recapitalization.


University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1997, summa cum laude
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2001

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

New Jersey


Member, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association
Co-Chair, Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association


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