Faiz Ahmad concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters, advising public and private companies in a broad range of transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, buyouts, alternative entity structures and securities law compliance. 

Bio

Mr. Ahmad also advises clients on issues of Delaware law, including fiduciary duty and corporate governance matters. He was recognized in IFLR1000 in 2019 and was named a 2016 Delaware Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Delaware Law Weekly.

Notable representations include:

  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals in its US$950 million acquisition of Semma Therapeutics, Inc.;
  • The Blommer Chocolate Company in its sale to Fuji Oil;
  • Carbonite in its sale to OpenText for $1.42 billion and its $618.5 million acquisition of Webroot;
  • Forrester Research in its $245 million acquisition of Sirius Decisions;
  • Modular Space Holdings in its $1.2 billion sale to WillScot Corporation;
  • JLL Partners in numerous acquisitions and divestitures;
  • Patheon N.V. in its $7.2 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific;
  • DPx Holdings in the acquisition of Patheon Inc., the concurrent contribution of Royal DSM’s pharmaceutical business and the subsequent acquisitions of three pharmaceutical businesses;
  • Windstream Holdings in its US$1.1 billion acquisition of EarthLink Holdings;
  • 2U in its acquisition of GetSmarter;
  • MFP Partners, LP in its minority investment in First Security Group, Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company and in its investment in Cache, Inc., a nationwide, mall-based specialty retailer of sportswear;
  • Drogaria Onofre Ltd., Brazil’s eighth-largest drugstore chain, in its sale to CVS Caremark Corporation;
  • TOMS Shoes in its sale of a 50 percent stake to Bain Capital;
  • Sequential Brands Group in its acquisition of Heelys by virtue of a negotiated topping bid to an announced transaction; and
  • Wilmington Trust in its merger with M&T Bank Corporation.

Additionally, Mr. Ahmad has represented JLL Partners in numerous transactions, including the sale of Loar Group; the sale of Bioclinica; the acquisition of Secretariat Advisors; the acquisition of Xact Data Discovery; the acquisition of Pioneer Landscaping; the acquisition of Synowledge Group; the sale of C.H.I. Overhead Doors; a control acquisition of FC Holdings, a Texas community bank system; the acquisition of a majority interest in ACE Cash Express; the acquisition of J.G. Wentworth; the sale of IASIS Healthcare Corporation; and the formation of JLL Partners’ Education Affiliates portfolio company through the acquisition of nine for-profit post-secondary educational service providers.

In 2009 and 2010, Mr. Ahmad served as counsel to Acumen Fund, a global social venture capital fund investing in the delivery of critical goods and services relating to agriculture, energy, health, housing and water to the poor in India, Pakistan and East Africa.

Mr. Ahmad has served in various leadership positions with the North American South Asian Bar Association and its Delaware chapter. He serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2002
  • B.A., University of Maryland, 1998

Admissions

  • Delaware

Faiz Ahmad

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
faiz.ahmad@skadden.com