Kristian Herrmann is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group. Kris advises private equity sponsors, private and public companies and investment banks on merger & acquisition transactions, including leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, restructurings, minority investments, and other strategic transactions.
Kris also serves as day-to-day legal advisor to 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. Kris 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.
Kris is an active participant in firm administration and recruiting, and currently serves as one of the Summer Program Chair’s for the Los Angeles office. He is also a member of the Food and Beverage Committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association