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Haynes and Boone Client Receives Latin Finance’s Deal of the Year Award

NEW YORKLatin Finance has recognized the acquisition by Afore XXI Banorte of Afore Bancomer as its 2013 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year. A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised Afore XXI Banorte in the transaction. >>

Haynes and Boone NY Lawyers Join Client InspireMD at NYSE Bell Ringing

NEW YORK – Five Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers joined the InspireMD leadership team in celebrating the company’s recent listing on the NYSE MKT by ringing The Opening Bell on Oct. 24.

New York Partners Rick WernerTodd Ransom and Craig Unterberg, and Associates Casey Cohn and Ariel Zell accompanied the InspireMD team led by Alan Milinazzo, president and chief executive officer, and Craig Shore, chief financial officer. >>

Haynes and Boone Represents Afore XXI in $1.6 Billion Pension Fund Purchase

MEXICO CITY – A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP attorneys represented Afore XXI in its bid and agreement to acquire Afore Bancomer from Spain’s Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for about $1.6 billion.

The Haynes and Boone attorneys, led by Mexico City Partner Jorge Labastida, conducted due diligence, gave regulatory and corporate advice and worked on the Mexican and New York legal aspects of the bid documents and transaction agreements. >>



Ariel I. Zell

Associate

New York


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Áreas de Practica

Educación

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2007, Fordham International Law Journal
  • B.A., Columbia University in the City of New York, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
Ariel I. Zell

Ariel Zell is an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the New York office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, venture capital investments and other strategic transactions in a broad range of industries. Ariel also advises clients on general corporate, securities compliance and reporting matters.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented an Israel-based bio-technology company in its $11 million private placement transaction.
  • Represented a Brazilian business technology company in its acquisition of a U.S.-based identification card manufacturer.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in its initial financing of a mobile photograph start-up company.
  • Represented a regional power company in its $3.5 billion strategic merger.
  • Represented an international pharmaceutical company in its $68 billion strategic acquisition.
  • Represented the special committee of the board of directors of a national restaurant chain in the sale of the company to management.
  • Represented a healthcare-dedicated investment firm in its Series A financing of a biotech company focusing on the development of therapeutic antibodies.
  • Represented a privately held family company in its tender offer for all outstanding common stock of a regional oil and gas company.
  • Represented an international chemical company in its offering of $2.75 billion high yield notes and $3.25 billion bankruptcy plan roll-up notes, as part of its exit financing.
  • Represented an international building materials company in its $450 million 144A/Regulation S private placement of unsecured notes.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Ariel was an associate in the corporate department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Selected Representative Experience


Equity Rollover Transaction
Represent U.S. sellers in an equity rollover transaction in which a U.S. private equity firm acquired a controlling interest in the target U.S. and Canadian businesses.

Movie Theater Merger
Represented Movie Tavern, Inc. in its merger with and into a subsidiary of VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC.

FirstCity Financial Corporation
Represented FirstCity Financial Corporation in merger with affiliates of Värde Partners, Inc., pursuant to which FirstCity became a privately held entity.

Multi-Billion Pension Fund Purchase
Represented Afore XXI in its bid and agreement to acquire Afore Bancomer from Spain’s Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for about $1.6 billion. Conducted due diligence, gave regulatory and corporate advice and worked on the Mexican and New York legal aspects of the bid documents and transaction agreements.

Deutsche Bank/Green Energy Team Hawaii Biomass Project
Represented Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as Mandated Lead Arranger and Lender for a $76.1 million loan facility to fund construction of a 7.5-megawatt (net) biomass-to-energy facility on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii.

Online Publications

08/17/2012 - DealThink: Doing the Two-Step (Or the One-Step): A Look at One-Step and Two-Step Mergers
You are the general counsel of a public company. The CEO walks into your office one day and says that the board of directors has identified a merger target for the company, a public company incorporated in Delaware, but time is of the essence. The CEO asks you what the differences are between one-step and two-step mergers.