Ackneil M. Muldrow III

Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow, III principally focuses his practice on merger and acquisition transactions and corporate governance counseling.
Practice & Background

Mr. Muldrow draws upon nearly 20 years of legal experience when providing legal advice to clients in complex domestic and international transactions. Mr. Muldrow’s transactional experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and control and minority investments across a variety of industry sectors. Mr. Muldrow’s clients have included a wide range of corporations, private equity and hedge funds as well as sovereign financial sponsors.

In addition to his transactional matters, Mr. Muldrow is frequently called upon to advise senior executives and boards of directors of private and exchange listed companies on sophisticated corporate governance matters as well as with respect to compliance with the federal securities laws.
Representative Matters
M&A Transactions

a private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of IBwave Solutions wireless software company
a financial lending business development company in connection with the acquisition of Gemino HealthCare Finance LLC
a sovereign development company in its investment in a consortium that acquired D.E. Master Blenders, a global coffee manufacturer
a hedge fund sponsor in a tender offer and sale of control of its general partner and related investment funds to Texas Pacific Group
a sovereign development company in its follow-on investment in The Carlyle Group, L.P. and related corporate restructuring matters associated with the initial public offering of The Carlyle Group, L.P.
the New York Yankees in connection with an investment in a joint venture with ManCity to bring a world class soccer organization to New York City
an investment fund in a series of debt and equity investments in Virgin America, a U.S. based air carrier
a global private equity sponsor in a novel merger transaction and spin-out of legacy assets of the Willis Stein private equity fund.
the leading African American controlled radio station operator in a series of §363 asset sales to Entercom Communications and affiliates of The Yuccipa Companies and Fortress Investment Group
a leading global pharmaceutical company in its divestiture program of certain legacy manufacturing facilities
a leading ethanol company in its sale of substantially all of its assets to Flint Hills Resources LLC, an affiliate of Koch Industries
a financial lending business development company in connection with its acquisition of Crystal Financial LLC from management and private equity sponsors affiliated with Soros Fund Management
a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles in the acquisition of Heartland Recreational Vehicles from affiliates of Catterton Partners, a private equity sponsor.
a leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles in its acquisition of Keystone RV Company from affiliates of Summitt Partners, a private equity sponsor
a sovereign development company in a carve-out transaction and investment in the Viceroy Hotel Group, a leading boutique hotel group
a sovereign development company in its investment in The Related Companies, a leading U.S. real estate investment fund
a sovereign development company in its investment in The Raine Group LLC, a global merchant bank focused on digital, media & entertainment and sporting & lifestyle sectors
a leading grocery store chain in its divestiture of significant grocery store assets in connection with a pending merger with Pathmark
a leading ethanol company in its debt and equity investment and its recapitalization with an investor syndicate led by Davidson Kempner Capital Management LLC, an event driven hedge fund.

Asset Manager Transactions

Mr. Muldrow has also developed a market recognized asset manager investment practice. Mr. Muldrow has led and structured several investments in the domestic and/or international funds investment funds, representing the following clients in buy side and sell side transactions: Angelo Gordon, Bowery Investment Management, DiMaio Ahmed, Longacre Capital Management, New Globe Capital, Macellum Capital Management, Matlin Patterson, Mubadala Development Company, Octavian Advisors, Platinum Equity and Vision Capital.
Community Involvement

Mr. Muldrow is involved in several community, civic and charitable activities that includes service as a Board member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Chairman of the Leadership Council of the New York Chapter of the United Negro College Fund.
Speaking Engagements

Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Majority Shareholders, Practicing Law Institute’s Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2014, June 2014
Fiduciary Duties for Directors, National Association of Corporate Directors C-Suite to Board Seat Program, May 2014
Recent Trends in Delaware Case Law, African American General Counsel Retreat, March 2014
Private Equity Roundtable, Thomson-Reuters 2014 New York M&A and Private Equity Conference, March 2014
Fund M&A and Restructurings: Lifecycle Issues for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Sponsors, 2014 Illiquid Financial Asset Conference, March 2014
Case Study on M&A Process, National Association of Corporation Directors Conference, December 2013
Trends in Asset Manager Transactions, Akin Gump Annual Private Investment Funds Conference, December 2013
Fiduciary Duties of Control Stockholders, Practicing Law Institute’s Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013, June 2013
A Discussion of Fiduciary Duties and the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Delaware Limited Liability Companies, Akin Gump In-House Counsel CLE Series, January 2013
Trends and challenges facing Nominating/Governance Committees, Corporate Board Member Mid-Cap Board Committee Peer Exchange, March 2011
Top 10 Tips for The Dodd-Frank Act, Akin Gump In-House Counsel CLE Series, March 2011
The Art of Crafting Stockholders Agreements, Akin Gump In-House Counsel CLE Series, March 2010.

Awards & Accolades

Named a Council of Urban Professionals Cup Catalyst: Change Agent in Law, 2013
Led a transaction selected by Financial Times as one of the most innovative transactions in the Financial Times 2013 U.S. Innovative Lawyers report

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Corporate Restructuring, 5) Family Offices, 6) Fund Manager Transactions, 7) Private Equity, 8) Private Equity Transactions, 9) Retail, 10) Middle East and 11) North America
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1995
Education Princeton University, A.B.,1992
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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