Andrew Sachs concentrates his practice in the areas of securities and corporate law, with a focus on advising investment advisers, registered investment companies and their boards, and private funds with respect to formation, registration, compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Sachs advises registered investment companies, including open-end mutual funds and ETFs in both stand-alone and series trusts, and their respective boards of trustees with respect to:
- organizational matters including trust and fund formation, SEC registration and fund mergers/reorganizations;
- corporate governance matters including representation of independent trustees;
- disclosure documents including drafting and reviewing prospectuses, SAIs and marketing materials;
- compliance requirements including Rule 38a-1 reporting and service provider oversight;
- SEC filings including proxy statements and annual and semi-annual reports; and
- other operational and management issues.
Mr. Sachs also assists both state and SEC registered investment advisers with registered and private investment company formation, including domestic, offshore and master-feeder hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, and has represented registered investment advisers in acquisitions and reorganizations. He regularly provides advice regarding public and private offering documents on both sides of the transaction; assisting issuers with the drafting and preparation of documentation and governing documents and assisting investors with evaluating and negotiating terms of investment in funds and corporate opportunities.
Mr. Sachs also assists clients with respect to private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Mr. Sachs has assisted in mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals on both the buy-side and sell-side. He also has experience in the representation of public companies in multi-billion dollar private debt offerings and assisting clients with the purchasing and financing of aircraft.
Mr. Sachs was recognized as a North Carolina "Rising Star" in 2018 and the four years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine and as a “Legal Elite – Young Gun” in 2015 by Business North Carolina magazine.
Ongoing representation of series trust for open-ended mutual fund products.
Represented multi-billion dollar mutual fund family for a Fortune 500 financial institution in action alleging inappropriate investments in securities lending arrangement with mutual fund's custodian and lending agent.
Represented Interface Inc. in connection with several other offerings of debt securities, each of which involved a Rule 144A initial offering and a subsequent registered exchange offering, including the following separate transactions:
- $135 million 9.5% senior subordinated notes
- $175 million of 10.375% senior notes
- $150 million 7.3% senior notes
Ongoing representation of series trust for exchange traded products.
Ongoing representation of multi-billion dollar investment manager with specialized focus on 401(k) products; and ongoing representation of related mutual fund family.
Represented Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, production and sales of modular carpet, in its approximately $300 million public debt refinancing transaction. The multifaceted transaction included a tender offer for two series of outstanding public notes, in tandem with a Rule 144A offering of new notes on more favorable terms, and a subsequent registered exchange offer for the new notes to permit their free tradability.
Represented a long-established supplier of seals, O-rings and other custom machine parts in connection with the sale of its business to a UK-based public company.
Represented large U.S. tobacco company in its largest single securities transaction, involving a registered public offering of three series of corporate bonds.
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Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (2008) Order of the Coif, magna cum laude
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Political Science (1998)
North Carolina (2008)
Wake Forest Law Review, Managing Editor (2007-2008)
Mental Health Association of Forsyth County, Board Member
Reap More Than You Sow Community Garden Project, Board Member
Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., Board Member
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