Spencer Cohen


New York

Spencer Cohen is a corporate partner in our global M&A and Private Equity practice group.

Spencer represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as private and public companies in all aspects of their business.

Spencer regularly advises clients on a variety of strategic transitions, including domestic and cross-border M&A, debt and equity investments and joint ventures. He also counsels boards, investors and other key stakeholders on financing transactions and general corporate matters.

He works across a wide range of geographies and industries, including a primary focus in the tech, finance, life sciences, energy and infrastructure sectors.

  • Representation of the following clients in select transactions:

    • Warburg Pincus and its certain of its portfolio companies in a variety of acquisitions, dispositions and corporate matters.
    • SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) in its agreement to acquire WalkMe (NASDAQ: WKME). 
    • Aptean, a portfolio company of TA Associates, Charlesbank Capital Partners and Insight Partners, in various acquisitions of enterprise SaaS companies.
    • FS Investments in various acquisitions and corporate transactions.
    • RSBG SE and its portfolio companies in various transactions.
    • A clean-energy focused private equity fund in its preferred equity investment into a residential solar company.
    • Banneker Partners and its portfolio companies in various acquisitions and corporate transactions.
    • CoorsTek, Inc. and its affiliates, in multiple acquisitions, dispositions and corporate reorganizations.
    • Turn/River Capital in an investment in Invicti Security led by Summit Partners. 
    • Vast Space LLC in connection with its acquisition of the certain assets of Virgin Orbit.
    • The management team of Thorne HealthTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRN) in its acquisition by L Catterton. 
    • Superior Plus Corp. (TSE:SPB) in various acquisitions and dispositions.
    • Vitech Systems Group, in its majority stake acquisition by CVC Capital Partners.
    • Petroserv Marine Inc. in the sale of its operating entities to Ventura Offshore Holding Ltd.
    • Nextworld, LLC on its acquisition of Data Systems International. 
    • ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIP) on certain acquisitions.
    • Novitium Pharma on its sale to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIP).
    • Whitehelm Capital in its equity investments into smart city infrastructure funds for FiberCity networks in various cities.
    • Second Spectrum in its acquisition by Genius Sports Limited (NYSE: GENI).
    • Sqreen in its acquisition by Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG). 
    • ModuleWorks in its acquisition of Celeritive Technologies, Inc.
    • PolSource S.A on its acquisition by EPAM Systems (NYSE: EPAM).
    • Paystack, Inc. in its acquisition by Stripe.
    • Telenor (OSL: TEL) on the subsequent sale of TapAd to Experian (LON: EXPN).
    • Pelliconi in its acquisition of certain manufacturing assets and real property from Novembal.

    • Mondadori Group in its acquisition, through its subsidiary Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., of ’s Chelsea Green Publishing. 

    • Central Garden & Pet (Nasdaq: Cent, Centa) on its acquisition of Green Garden Products from private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co and other shareholders.

    • A New-York based real estate technology company in various acquisitions, including a cloud-based software company and several real-estate brokerages.