Andrew Peken is a Partner at HBA. Andrew Peken specializes in corporate and transactional law, with a background in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate representation.
Prior to joining HBA, Mr. Peken spent more than 9 years in the corporate department of the New York law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, other private and public business combinations (including stock and asset sales, joint ventures and strategic partnerships), private equity transactions (equity investments and divestitures), and capital market and structured finance transactions.
Mr. Peken began his legal career in Sydney, Australia with Allen, Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Arthur Robinson), with a focus on general corporate/commercial transactions and advice, as well as entertainment and construction law. During that time, Mr. Peken was involved in many acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and other corporate transactions; film financing and production documentation and advice; and construction contract negotiation and dispute resolution.
Mr. Peken is admitted to practice in New York, and he is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
University of New South Wales Law School, L.L.B., 1992
University of New South Wales, B.A., 1990
Representative Clients and Transactions
Broadcast Australia: majority investment in Transit Wireless, LLC in connection with construction of wireless communication network within the New York City Transit Authority’s transportation facilities.
Access Industries: intellectual property and real estate matters in connection with $3.3 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group, LP.
Steven Alan: minority investment by Bedrock Brands in Steven Alan.
HSBC Capital (USA) Inc.: equity co-investment in the leveraged buyout of Venture Aircraft LLC., an aircraft parts manufacturer.
Palmfund Management LLC.: sale of Argentinean and Chilean legal, tax and accounting publishing operations to Thomson Reuters.
Social Leverage LLC.: convertible note financing of Tradonomi Ltd (aka eToro).
BloomSpot, Inc.: secured venture loan from Western Technology Venture lending and leasing.
Valedo Partners: acquisition of Perten Instruments North America, Inc. in connection with acquisition of Perten Instruments Group.
GE Capital: asset sale of North American modular space leasing business to Resun Corporation; acquisition of Deutsche Financial Services from Deutsche Bank; asset sale of Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic commercial leasing business to CitiCapital; Various M&A transactions, including: asset sale of North American modular space.
GE: stock sale of Financial Guarantee Insurance Company to a consortium of strategic and financial buyers, led by PMI, Blackstone and Cypress.
WMC Mortgage Corp.: sale of portfolio of residential sub-prime mortgage loans to Credit Suisse.
Avaya Inc.: leveraged buy-out by all cash merger with subsidiary of Silver Lake Partners and TPG Partners.
Genworth Financial: formation and initial public offering.
L’Oreal USA: minority investment in Beauty Alliance LLC.
Tommac Holdings: majority equity investment by consortium of private investors led by Greenhill Capital Partners LLC and LLR Partners Inc.
Moore Capital Technology: establishment of technology-related venture capital investment funds.
APN News and Media: partnership with Ziff-Davis Inc. for publication of magazines and operation of website.
Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, New Line: production, financing and structuring advice for production of The Matrix, Moulin Rouge, The Thin Red Line, Babe 2 and Dark City.
Fox Studios Australia: construction documentation for film studios, cinema and entertainment complex.