BRIEN WASSNER represents clients in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, tender and exchange offers, divestitures, carve-outs, take-private transactions and other debt and equity financings — minority and majority investments, PIPE transactions, preferred equity and mezzanine financings — as well as securities and other general corporate matters. Brien is also regularly involved in distressed transactions and related bankruptcy and restructuring matters including distressed buyouts.
Brien’s clients include private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, hedge funds, pension funds, venture capital funds and other sponsors and asset managers, financial institutions, public and private companies and their financial advisors.
Brien has extensive experience across a broad range of industries, including financial services, consumer and retail, TMT, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas industrials, transportation, insurance and healthcare. Brien has a global practice, having managed transactions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Prior to joining Sidley, Brien was a partner at another global law firm in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and was one of the leaders of its Private Capital Industry group.