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Mac Ratke

Mac Ratke

Ernst & Young LLP
Partner – Capital Markets/Financial Accounting Advisory Services
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Professional experience

  • Mac started his career in audit and then spent 8 years overseas providing capital markets support to clients doing tours in London, Paris and Dubai before arriving in Los Angeles in 2010.
  • Mac specializes in advising clients on capital market transactions, including IPOs, carve- out/spin-offs, 144a offerings, complex GAAP conversion and convergence accounting issues and SEC reporting matters.
  • Mac is a deeply skilled professional having worked throughout the world and has provided critical capital markets support to clients in a broad range of industries.

Transaction experience

Mac’s has 17 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including consumer and industrial products, telecom, automotive, technology, financial services and aerospace and defense industries. Notable transactions include have included:

  • Apax Partners’ leveraged buyout of TeleDenmark,
  • Royal KPN NV’s Dutch GAAP/IFRS/US GAAP conversion,
  • Mittal Steel’s acquisition of Arcelor and IFRS/US GAAP conversion,
  • Tronox Limited’s acquisition of Exxaro Mineral Sands and IFRS/US GAAP conversion,
  • Qualcomm’s divestiture of its logistic services business,
  • SAIC’s spin-off of its technical services business,
  • Ensign’s spin-off of its skilled nursing facilities into a REIT and
  • Various IPOs

Industry experience

Mac’s experience includes broad coverage of a variety of industry sectors. Select clients served include:

  • Apax Partners,
  • Nokia
  • Royal KPN NV,
  • France Telecom
  • Arcelor Mittal,
  • TeleDenmark
  • Tronox Limited,
  • Herbalife,
  • Ensign, Inc.,
  • Amphastar, Inc.
  • Toyota Motor Sales,
  • Prospect Mortgage
  • Qualcomm,
  • SAIC
  • Nantworks,
  • Belkin International,
  • Edwards Lifesciences,
  • Endologix, Inc.
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