Alexandra J. McCormack

Alexandra J. McCormack

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity
Alexandra J. McCormack’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and other securities and corporate law matters.


Ms. McCormack advises public and private companies, private equity firms, family offices and hedge funds in U.S. and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, mergers of equals, joint ventures and other transactions. She has received an M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award (formerly “40 Under 40”) and has been recognized as an IFLR1000 Rising Star for her work in representing clients such as:

  • Honeywell International Inc. in its pending $4.95 billion acquisition of Carrier Global Corporation’s security business, Global Access Solutions, and its $1.3 billion acquisition of Sparta Systems, Inc. from New Mountain Capital
  • Jabil Inc. in the divestment of its mobility business to BYD Electronic (International) Company Limited (China) for $2.2 billion
  • Mayne Pharma Group Ltd. (Australia) in its $475 million sale of Metrics Contract Services to Catalent, Inc.
  • JAB Holding Company-sponsored National Veterinary Associates in its $1.1 billion acquisition of SAGE Veterinary Centers from Chicago Pacific Founders, and its $1.65 billion acquisition of Ethos Veterinary Health from BBH Capital Partners (including its subsequent hospital divestitures to Nordic Capital-sponsored United Veterinary Care and Percheron Capital-sponsored Veritas Veterinary Partners); and JAB Holding Company in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals
  • OceanSound Partners in its strategic investment in CFM; CFM’s subsequent acquisitions of NXTsoft and IMM, which created Kinective; TA Associates’ strategic investment in Kinective; and OceanSound Partners-sponsored Netrix in its acquisition of the managed IT services business unit of Contegix
  • Permira Funds in several transactions, including the $1.9 billion sale of an 80% stake in its portfolio company Netafim Ltd. (Israel) to Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico); its acquisition of Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc. from its founder; and the subsequent sale of LSNE to PCI Pharma Services, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Co. and Mubadala (Abu Dhabi)
  • Permira Funds-sponsored Alter Domus (Luxembourg) in its acquisition of Cortland Capital Markets Services LLC
  • Coty Inc. in its long-term strategic relationships with Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian to expand their beauty businesses, as well as in Coty’s license arrangement with Orveda
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. in its $1 billion acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Silversea Cruises
  • MC-21 Corporation (Puerto Rico) in its combination with ProCare Rx
  • WellDyne, Inc. in its sale of pharmacy benefit manager WellDyneRx, Inc. to The Carlyle Group
  • Rite Aid Corporation in its agreement to be acquired by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.; and its $2 billion acquisition of EnvisionRx from TPG Capital and other owners
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands) in its terminated $47 billion acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (and The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Permira Funds and TPG Capital) in Freescale’s merger with NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands) for a combined enterprise value of $40 billion
  • Cobham plc (United Kingdom) in its $1.46 billion acquisition of Aeroflex Holding Corp.
  • Sentinel Capital Partners in its acquisition of Hollander Sleep Products from HGGC (previously known as Huntsman Gay Global Capital) and other owners
  • the independent directors of Chrysler Group LLC in the $4.35 billion acquisition by Fiat S.p.A. (Italy) of the minority interests owned by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in its $20.1 billion sale of a 78% stake to SoftBank Corp. (Japan) (The American Lawyer’s Global M&A Deal of the Year: Grand Prize; the Financial Times’ 2013 U.S. Innovative Lawyers report — Corporate & Commercial category; and largest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company)
  • Gardner Denver, Inc. in its $3.9 billion acquisition by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.
  • Dell Inc. in its $2.4 billion acquisition of Quest Software, Inc
  • The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. in its divestiture of International Derivatives Clearing Group, LLC to LCH.Clearnet Group Limited (United Kingdom); and its formation of The Portal Alliance LLC, a trading platform for 144A securities, together with nine leading securities firms
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in its $3.5 billion merger with Biovail Corporation (Canada) (The Globe and Mail’s 2010 Health Care Deal of the Year)
  • Inversiones de Guatemala S.A. (Guatemala) in the divestiture of 50% of its Zacapa branded rum business to Diageo plc (United Kingdom)
  • Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc. in its $2 billion acquisition by Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
  • Centennial Communications Corp. in its $2.7 billion acquisition by AT&T Inc.
  • Crown Limited (Australia) in the termination of its $1.7 billion agreement to acquire Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC from Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and subsequent $320 million preferred investment
  • The Broad Institute, Inc. in its genomic research joint venture with the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MetroPCS Communications, Inc. in its $5.5 billion proposal to acquire Leap Wireless International, Inc.
  • Fisher Scientific International Inc. in its $12.8 billion merger with Thermo Electron Corporation; $283 million acquisition of Athena Diagnostics, Inc. from Behrman Capital and management stockholders; and $3.7 billion merger with Apogent Technologies Inc.
  • Citigroup Inc. in the $3.7 billion exchange of its asset management business for the private client and capital markets businesses of Legg Mason, Inc.
  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Argosy Gaming Company

Ms. McCormack also advises the firm’s investment banking clients in transactional and financial advisory work.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2003
  • A.B., Harvard University, Harvard College, 2000 (magna cum laude, with highest honors in Literature)


  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Alexandra J. McCormack

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity