Stephen R. Pratt


Stephen R. Pratt


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2296 | +1 215 994 2222

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Stephen R. Pratt focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions as well as securities offerings, corporate governance and public company reporting issues and general corporate matters.

Mr. Pratt has advised buyers, sellers, special committees and financial advisors on merger and acquisition transactions, with representations in a wide range of industries including banking, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, aviation, gaming and medical devices.

He also has experience advising business development companies and asset managers on fund formation and regulatory and operational issues.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Pratt was an associate at a Wall Street law firm.

  • One Equity Partners on its acquisition of Anvil International, a leading North American manufacturer of pipe fitting and system components from Mueller Water Products (NYSE: MWA).
  • Numerous business development companies sponsored by Franklin Square Holdings, L.P. in connection with their multi-billion dollar continuous equity offerings, debt offerings and general corporate and securities matters.
  • Stifel Financial Corp. on its acquisition of Eaton Partners, LLC.
  • Berwind Group on the sale of Specialty Coating Systems to KISCO Ltd. of Japan.
  • One Equity Partners on its acquisition of a majority interest in The W.W. Williams Company.
  • CDI Corp. on its acquisition of EdgeRock Technologies, LLC.
  • Celgene Corporation on its collaboration with Sutro BioPharma.
  • Macquarie Corporate and Asset Finance on its sale of a BNSF Logistics Facility to funds managed by CRIC2 Funds, LLC.
  • UnionBanCal Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., on its acquisition of Pacific Capital Bancorp.
  • LAN Airlines S.A. on its combination with TAM S.A.
  • Gildan Activewear Inc. on its acquisition of Anvil Holdings, Inc.
  • Verde Realty on its merger with a fund sponsored by Brookfield Asset Management.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Boston College, B.S., 2005
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2010, cum laude, Articles Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Delaware Court of Chancery, Honorable John W. Noble
  • Philadelphia Bar Association