Chris Ahn is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group. Chris advises private equity sponsors, other investors, private and public companies and investment banks on merger & acquisition transactions, including leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, restructurings, minority investments, growth equity investments and other strategic transactions.
Chris also serves as day-to-day legal advisor to numerous operating companies, including many of the portfolio companies owned or controlled by his sponsor clients, and is actively involved in many aspects of their businesses, including add-on acquisitions and commercial arrangements. He also has deep experience with non-traditional equity transactions, including debt-like preferred equity as third party financing, equity kickers and co-investments for private credit investors and debt for equity swaps involving troubled companies.
From 2018 until 2021, Chris served as General Counsel of James Perse, a global apparel, furniture, furnishings and lifestyle brand based in Los Angeles.
Chris is an active participant in firm administration and recruiting, and currently serves as co-chair of the Hiring Committee for the Los Angeles office.