Lawrence P. Natke practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, alternative asset management transactional matters, leveraged buyouts and general corporate law matters. Larry's experience includes transactions across multiple industries, including structuring control and non-control investments in alternative asset managers, joint ventures, spin outs and representing private equity buyers and sellers connection with investments in the financial services sectors.

Representations

Advised 272 Capital LP in connection with its sale to an affiliate of B. Riley Financial Inc.

Advised Birch Grove Capital, a $2.4-billion alternative credit manager focused on corporate credit opportunities, on its merger with Ascribe Capital, American Securities LLC’s opportunistic credit business.

Advised leading alternative asset manager Hudson Structured Capital Management in a financing transaction with private capital firm Eldridge worth approximately $80 million.

Advised ArrowMark Partners in a definitive agreement to acquire the platform and assets of StoneCastle Asset Management, maximizing the strengths of ArrowMark’s credit investment management business and StoneCastle’s bank sector investment platform.

Advised Endicott Management Company in its strategic investment in Bank Leumi Ie-Israel B.M., valued at approximately $1 billion.

Advised Cerberus Capital Management in its affiliate’s acquisition of certain assets of Club Exploria and Club Exploria Resorts.

Represented Credit Suisse on the sale of Strategic Partners to Blackstone Group.

Represented Cerberus Capital Management and LNR Property on the $1.05-billion sale of LNR to Starwood Property Trust and Starwood Capital Group.

Publications

“Voya Financial’s Acquisition of Czech Asset Management, Global Legal Chronicle, Aug. 9, 2022 (featured)

Schroders’ Acquisition of a Minority Stake in Forteus,” Global Legal Chronicle, Aug. 8, 2022 (featured)

“Asset Manager Deals: Trends in Asset Manager M&A – Five-Year Empirical Deal Study,” Bloomberg BNA, July 2015 (contributor)

Speaking Engagements

“Investment Management M&A,” SRZ 31st Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, Jan. 2022