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Andrew C. Peskoe

Partner

Andrew Peskoe is Chairman of the firm, co-head of the firm’s Corporate, M&A and Venture Capital practice group and also co-head of the Food, Beverage & Hospitality practice group. Andy’s practice focuses on the representation of private and public emerging growth companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds and strategic investors in international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, equity and debt financings, technology transfer and licensing, and complex financing transactions, including leverage buyouts, venture capital and “growth equity” financings, and other private equity transactions. Andy works with companies and funds in the fields of new media, technology, financial services, food and hospitality, logistics, investment management, communications, bio-tech, and consumer products. Andy also provides general corporate representation to companies, individuals and non-profits in their business endeavors.

Board Membership

  • Board of Advisors, More Ventures, Inc., for Funds I, II & III (2007 – present) – venture capital focused on cleantech
  • Board of Advisors, Maniv Mobility LP for Funds I & II (2016 – present) – transportation & energy
  • Board of Directors, Complemar Partners, Inc. (2012 – present) – electronic and digital fulfillment
  • Society of Fellows, Culinary Institute of America (2015 – present) – hospitality education programs
  • Board of Managers, Momofuku Holdings LLC (2013 – 2016) – restaurants and media
  • Board of Advisors, Overture Hospitality Capital I, LP (2013 – present) – hospitality
  • Board of Directors, Noma Holdings ApS (Denmark) (2013 – present) – restaurants
  • Board of Directors, CVC, Inc. (1990-2001) – semi-conductor and data storage equipment
  • Board of Directors, Turnaround for Children (2003 – present) – non-profit public school programs

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Restaurant Finance & Development Conference/Food On Demand Conference – “Capitalizing on the Newly Digitized Customer” Las Vegas, November 2021
  • Featured speaker, New York State Distillers Guild
  • Featured speaker, BMO’s 14th Annual Farm to Market Conference
  • Featured speaker, E.B. Cohen Hospitality Series
  • Featured speaker, “What’s Cooking in Food & Hospitality” at the “Captains of Industry” event – New York
  • New York Stock Exchange, New IPO Transitional Models – New York
  • USI World Trade Center Tech Roadshow – New York
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity Conference – Atlantic City
  • Merage Institute  – Innovation Bridge Program – Irvine, California
  • Restaurant Finance and Development Conference – Las Vegas
  • Featured speaker, Restaurant Finance Monitor’s Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
  • Featured speaker, CohnReznick’s NYC Restaurant Technology Summit
  • TiE Global – Is New York Ready for the Electronic Car? — New York
  • USI Women Entrepreneur Summit – New York
  • W.I.S.E. Restaurant Entrepreneurs Summit – Chicago
  • Represented private equity group in spin off from money-center bank and purchase of portfolio control investments
  • Represented television celebrities and celebrity chefs in business development, expansion, joint venture and financing transactions
  • Represented private equity group in successive acquisitions of aerospace operating companies
  • Represented founder and financial technology company in successful rounds of venture investment from $4 million through $250 million, and eventual sale for $700 million
  • Represented medical services company in roll-up of strategic businesses and successive rounds of venture investment
  • Represented founders and affiliated companies operating multiple concept restaurant chains in successful roll-up and private equity recapitalization.
  • Represented Indian strategic investor in successful control investment in United States public company
  • Represented private European conglomerate in acquisition of $450 million United States manufacturing concern
  • Represented management in successful LBO of business, through subsequent IPO and sale to strategic investor
  • Represented healthcare insurance company in successive investment and acquisition transactions
  • Represented venture capital funds in numerous early stage technology investments
  • Represented stockholders of insurance company in $70 million sale to public strategic buyer.
  • Represented financial technology company in $35 million strategic acquisition.
  • Represented founders in the sale of a software company to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented private equity fund in purchase and $100 million sale of sports equipment maker.
  • Represented financial technology investment fund in control acquisition of specialty debt finance company
  • Represented financial technology company in successful auction of minority stake owned by bankrupt partner
  • Represented merchant bank in successive venture investments in music device company
  • Represented music label/aggregator in successive rounds of venture investments.
  • Represented private equity fund in purchase and $100 million sale of media placement/advertising firm.
  • Moderator, Restaurant Finance & Development Conference/Food On Demand Conference – “Capitalizing on the Newly Digitized Customer” Las Vegas, November 2021
  • Featured speaker, New York State Distillers Guild 
  • Featured speaker, BMO’s 14th Annual Farm to Market Conference 
  • Featured speaker, E.B. Cohen Hospitality Series
  • Featured speaker, “What’s Cooking in Food & Hospitality” at the “Captains of Industry” event – New York
  • New York Stock Exchange, New IPO Transitional Models – New York
  • USI World Trade Center Tech Roadshow – New York
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity Conference – Atlantic City
  • Merage Institute  – Innovation Bridge Program – Irvine, California
  • Restaurant Finance and Development Conference – Las Vegas
  • Featured speaker, Restaurant Finance Monitor’s Restaurant Finance & Development Conference
  • Featured speaker, CohnReznick’s NYC Restaurant Technology Summit
  • TiE Global – Is New York Ready for the Electronic Car? — New York
  • USI Women Entrepreneur Summit – New York
  • W.I.S.E. Restaurant Entrepreneurs Summit – Chicago
  • The National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • The National Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.) 
  • The Antitrust Division of the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General prior to entering private practice
  • Board of Advisors, More Ventures, Inc., for Funds I, II & III (2007 – present) – venture capital focused on cleantech
  • Board of Advisors, Maniv Mobility LP for Funds I & II (2016 – present) – transportation & energy
  • Board of Directors, Complemar Partners, Inc. (2012 – present) – electronic and digital fulfillment
  • Society of Fellows, Culinary Institute of America (2015 – present) – hospitality education programs
  • Board of Managers, Momofuku Holdings LLC (2013 – 2016) – restaurants and media
  • Board of Advisors, Overture Hospitality Capital I, LP (2013 – present) – hospitality
  • Board of Directors, Noma Holdings ApS (Denmark) (2013 – present) – restaurants
  • Board of Directors, CVC, Inc. (1990-2001) – semi-conductor and data storage equipment
  • Board of Directors, Turnaround for Children (2003 – present) – non-profit public school programs
  • Named In Super Lawyers (2006-2021)