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Mitchell S. Presser

Partner | New York
Distinguishes himself with expertise in private equity. Especially food and agricultural investing. Legal 500 US 2016


Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing, in connection with its new platform investment in Registrar Corp., a leading provider of supply chain compliance software and services to domestic and foreign food & beverage, medical device, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic customers.

Silver Crest Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: SLCR), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in connection with its US$1.4 billion business combination with TH International Limited (Tims China), a master franchisee and operator of Tim Hortons coffee shops in China.

Sky Harbour LLC, a developer of private aviation infrastructure focused on building, leasing, and managing business aviation hangars, in its business combination agreement with Yellowstone Acquisition Company (NASDAQ: YSAC, YSACU, and YSACW), a publicly traded SPAC sponsored by Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ:BOMN). The combined company will have an implied pro forma equity market value of approximately $777 million at closing.

Verisem BV, an integrated global seed production company, and Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing, in connection with the agreement to sell Verisem to Syngenta’s vegetable seeds business, part of Syngenta Group, a global leader in agricultural science and innovation headquartered in Switzerland.

Phesi, a data-driven provider of AI-powered clinical development analytics products and solutions for biopharmaceutical companies, in securing a $10 million investment from Sensyne Health (LSE: SENS), a clinical AI technology company, as part of an exclusive strategic collaboration.

Tinicum and affiliated funds managed by Tinicum Incorporated in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Robert Family Holdings to create TSL Engineered Products.

SoftBank Group Corp. as the largest investor in Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi), a leading next-generation financial services platform, in connection with SoFi’s agreements with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. V (SCH) (NYSE: IPOE), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), that will take the company public via merger, in a transaction that values the company at $8.65 billion.

Project 8, a new entity formed by ATN International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) and its financial partner Freedom 3 Capital, LLC, in connection with its $332 million agreement to acquire Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK), the leading provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska.

Tene Capital and Pulse Agri Investments in acquisition of Ahern Agribusiness, a San Diego-based seed distribution business with operations in the United States, Mexico and Central America.

Pivotal Investment Corporation II, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, on its merger with XL Fleet, a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets.

Individual recommended for M&A / Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1BN+)

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