Ralph E. Pérez

Ralph E. Pérez

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
Ralph E. Pérez concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on private equity transactions, primarily in the energy, chemicals, infrastructure and manufacturing industries. He also counsels clients on a broad range of corporate matters in Latin America. 


Mr. Pérez’s indicative representations include:

  • 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
  • Brookfield Asset Management in connection with its:
    • $13.3 billion take-private acquisition of Triton International Limited
    • deal with Closed Loop Partners LLC to establish Circular Services, a joint venture in the recycling space, and a related commitment to invest up to $700 million
    • $3.5 billion acquisition of an additional 30% stake in FirstEnergy Transmission, LLC from FirstEnergy Corp. This followed a previous $2.4 billion acquisition of a 19.9% stake in the company from FirstEnergy Corp.
    • acquisition of co-controlling interests in two natural gas pipelines in Mexico from BlackRock, Inc.
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in connection with its:
    • $1.7 billion acquisition of Incitec Pivot Limited’s ammonia production complex located in Waggaman, Louisiana, and related assets
    • proposed (since terminated) $8 billion combination with OCI N.V.’s European, North American and global distribution businesses
    • CA$910 million acquisition of the remaining interests of Canadian Fertilizers Limited not previously owned by CF
  • GIC Pte. Ltd., along with Centerbridge Partners, L.P., in the $868 million acquisition of INDUS Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Grupo Werthein in its acquisition of AT&T Inc.’s Vrio Corp. business unit
  • Halliburton in the sale of its Russia operations to a Russia-based management team comprised of former Halliburton employees
  • InRetail Perú Corp., the retail arm of Peru-based InterCorp, one of the major financial sponsors in Latin America, in its $583 million acquisition of Quicorp S.A., a pharmaceutical distributor and retailer with a presence in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia. This deal was named Domestic M&A Deal of the Year by LatinFinance
  • Walmart Inc. in its sale of an 80% stake in Walmart Brasil Ltda. to Advent International Corporation
  • Archer Daniels Midland, Argos, Cardinal Health, Chiquita, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Grupo México, MetLife, Nexus Group, Southern Copper and Stryker in various public and private transactions

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, Stern School of Business, 2004


  • Illinois
  • New York


  • Director, Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation
  • Board Member, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund


  • English
  • Spanish

Ralph E. Pérez