Andrew P. Erdmann

Andrew Erdmann’s technical skills, practical approach to solving complex problems, and collaborative attitude has made him a valuable resource for clients. He represents companies in private equity and M&A transactions, including purchases and sales of private businesses, public company mergers and tender offers, formations and dispositions of joint ventures, and other strategic investments. He also provides general legal counsel to clients on corporate governance, securities, corporate finance and legal compliance issues.

Andrew has experience working in a variety of industries, including software, technology, professional services, consumer products, life sciences, asset management, media, and energy and has led and worked on deals ranging from several million to several billion dollars in value.

Representative Engagements*

  • NexPhase Capital, LP an operationally-focused private equity firm, in a number of transactions, including its acquisitions of Aztec Software, an educational software company focused on the adult education and workforce training and certification markets, and DealerOn Inc., a leading provider of websites, social media marketing, SEO, SEM and internal lead management for car dealerships, as well as related add-on acquisitions.
  • Sightway Capital in the sale of its majority interest in Integrated Specialty Coverages (ISC), a program administrator, building end-to-end insurance products by connecting its broad network of insurance markets and retail/wholesale distribution channel, to KKR & Co. Inc.
  • New Mountain Capital in a number of transactions, including add-on acquisitions and dispositions for its ILC Dover, Real Chemistry and Tinuiti portfolio companies.
  • The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) in its two-phase agreement to increase its ownership of DECIEM Beauty Group Inc., the Canadian-based, vertically integrated, multi-brand beauty company, with the completed first phase investment reflecting a total enterprise value of approximately $2.2 billion.
  • PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, in sales of its Speedo North America business and Warners, Olga and True & Co. businesses.
  • Aceto Corporation, an international company engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of human health products, pharmaceutical ingredients and performance chemicals, in the $411 million sale of its chemical business assets, plus the payment of cure costs and the assumption of certain liabilities, through a Court-supervised process under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Infineum USA L.P., a specialty chemicals company producing petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels, in its agreement to acquire Entegris, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ENTG) Pipeline and Industrial Materials business (PIM), including the Flowchem, Val-Tex, and Sealweld brands and a broad range of Drag Reducing Agents (DRAs) for pipeline operations (terminated).

*Andrew handled these transactions prior to joining Choate

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association (Business Law Section, M&A Subcommittee)

Education & Credentials

Wake Forest University School of Law
JD, 2005
Articles Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
James Madison University
BBA, 1999


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