ALEXIS COOPER co-leads Sidley’s Private Funds ESG Initiative, which focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues facing investment managers in the asset management and fund formation space. She also advises funds in their M&A activities and portfolio company ownership to address ESG matters during diligence and ongoing operations.
Alexis regularly advises private equity sponsors in connection with the structuring, negotiation and implementation of leveraged acquisitions, management buy-outs, growth equity investments and dispositions of privately held businesses. She has represented clients throughout the middle-market across a wide range of industries, including consumer products, medical devices, textiles, packaging, juvenile products, boating, manufacturing, distribution, services and technology. Alexis’s representative private equity clients include Shoreview Industries, Thompson Street Capital Partners, CHS Capital, Prairie Capital, Prospect Partners, and LaSalle Capital Group.
In addition, Alexis has extensive experience advising a variety of clients on all aspects of complex merger and acquisition transactions, general corporate matters, joint ventures, and restructurings as well as advising financial investors on acquisitions of finance platforms and financial asset portfolios and the formation of finance platforms.