Ralph E. Pérez focuses on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other corporate matters. He counsels clients in a broad range of securities and corporate matters. His indicative representations include:

  • Deutsche Bank AG and its affiliates in connection with its sale of Deutsche Bank Argentina and proposed sale of Deutsche Bank Mexico;
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in its proposed and since terminated $8 billion combination with OCI N.V.’s European, North American and global distribution businesses;
  • a China-based company in a multi-billion dollar acquisition of a U.S. hotel portfolio;
  • Horizon Pharma PLC in its proposed and since withdrawn unsolicited $3 billion offer for Depomed Inc.;
  • Chiquita Brands International Inc. in its unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, $1.3 billion merger with an affiliate of the Cutrale-Safra group;
  • Cementos Argos (Colombia) and its subsidiary Argos USA in its $720 million acquisition of Vulcan Materials’ cement and ready-mix assets in Florida and Georgia;
  • Stryker Corporation in its $1.65 billion acquisition of MAKO Surgical Corp.;
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev in its $20.1 billion acquisition of the remaining stake of Grupo Modelo, S.A.B. de C.V. it did not previously own;
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in its C$910 million acquisition of the remaining interests of Canadian Fertilizers Limited not previously owned by CF;
  • Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. in its acquisition of Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, LLC;
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. in its $370 million acquisition via a tender offer of Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
  • Grupo México, S.A.B. de C.V. and its subsidiary Americas Mining Corporation in the proposed and since withdrawn combination under common ownership of the operations of Southern Copper Corporation and Asarco LLC; and in the proposed and since withdrawn unsolicited tender offer for all the shares of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico S.A.B. de C.V.;
  • Inversiones de Guatemala S.A. in its joint venture with Diageo plc in which Diageo purchased a 50 percent stake in the Zacapa rum business and gained distribution rights;
  • Ace Investment Corporation in the sale of a controlling interest in Maestro Home Center of Peru to Enfoca Investments, Och-Ziff Capital Management and Magna Capital;
  • The TCW Group and Société Générale in the acquisition of Metropolitan West Asset Management; and
  • MetLife Inc., Temasek, Southern Copper Corporation, Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V., Deloitte, The Warnaco Group, SL Green Realty Corp. and MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings in various corporate matters.

Mr. Pérez is a former certified public accountant and practiced at Deloitte prior to attending law school.



  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2008
  • B.S., New York University, Leonard Stern School of Business, 2004


  • Illinois
  • New York


  • English
  • Spanish

Ralph E. Perez

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions