Sidley Global Private Equity co-leader Mehdi Khodadad has been recognized as a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer. Mehdi was recognized for representing Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. in its landmark acquisition of the UK Premier League’s Chelsea Football Club and related affiliates.
The deal, which was announced May 9, 2022, has been heralded as one of the most significant sports deals in history.
“We are immensely proud of Mehdi’s leadership and talent as a dealmaker,” said Dan Clivner, global co-leader of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practice and a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee. “More than a decade ago, Sidley made a commitment to build out its private equity team by recruiting the best talent in the profession to serve our clients. Mehdi’s extraordinary ability to serve Clearlake exemplifies Sidley’s strength in serving the private equity industry.”
This is the second time Mehdi has received the award from The American Lawyer. He was also named a “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2015.
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