“ Distinguishes himself with expertise in private equity. Especially food and agricultural investing. Legal 500 US 2016
Mitchell Presser is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Corporate Department of over 400 lawyers. He advises on high-profile global public and private mergers and acquisitions, with a heavy concentration on private equity transactions. Mitchell is also co-chair of our global AgTech + Food Industry practice.
Clients across wide-ranging sectors call on Mitchell for his vast experience, as both a lawyer and a principal, executing high-profile M&A and private equity transactions that lead to successful outcomes. He has worked across asset classes, including, but not limited to, agriculture, food, financial services, industrials, insurance, sports and entertainment, energy and retail.
Mitchell was a founding partner of Paine Schwartz Partners (formerly Paine & Partners), a leading U.S. private equity firm managing a $1.2 billion fund focused on investing in food and agriculture. Having served as an investor for more than eight years, Mitchell’s understanding of both the legal and business environments enables him to provide a unique perspective to clients.
Mitchell has been recognized as a top lawyer by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US. He is a faculty member and lecturer of law at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. Mitchell has served as member of the Board of Directors for privately-held and public companies.
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.
Tinicum in acquisition of controlling interest in Robert Family Holdings to create TSL Engineered Products.
Project 8, LLC, 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.
FoodChain ID and Paine Schwartz Partners in Sale of FoodChain ID to Berkshire Partners.