Eric S. Siegel
Partner | Philadelphia
Eric S. Siegel

Eric S. Siegel represents strategic buyers and sellers as well as financial sponsors and their portfolio companies in domestic and cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions across a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and marketing services. In addition, he advises new and seasoned issuers as well as major investment banks in connection with securities offerings of equity and debt.

Mr. Siegel also advises clients on the full range of general corporate matters, including corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, SEC disclosure filings and the preparation of annual and quarterly reports and proxy statements.

Mr. Siegel is recognized as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer in Pennsylvania by Chambers USA where he is noted as being “very responsive and provides the right balance of legal advice in a commercial context” as well as being “thoughtful and, along with solid legal advice, provides practical solutions.” He was also named among Pennsylvania’s 2016 “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer, which celebrates the next generation of great lawyers in the Pennsylvania legal community. He is also listed as a leading lawyer in legal directory The Legal 500 (U.S.), where he has been cited as “a rising star” who is “razor sharp, a keen negotiator and a true business partner.” In addition, Mr. Siegel has been recognized as a Rising Star for capital markets: debt and equity in the IFLR1000.

  • FS Investments, a leading alternative investment manager, in connection with its agreement to partner with KKR, a leading global investment firm, to create the largest business development company (BDC) platform, with $18 billion in combined assets under management.
  • FS/KKR Advisor in its merger of FS KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE:FSK) and FS KKR Capital Corp. II (NYSE:FSKR), two publicly-listed business development companies (BDCs), creating one of the largest BDCs in the U.S. with $14.9 billion in assets under management.
  • Berwind Group in numerous acquisitions and dispositions, including the US$600 million sale of Elmer’s Products, Inc. to Newell Rubbermaid, the purchase of Protective Industries Inc. from Windjammer Capital Investors, and the sale of Specialty Coating Systems to KISCO Ltd. of Japan.
  • Edgen Group Inc. in its going private acquisition by Sumitomo Corporation for US$1.2 billion in cash, its initial public offering, its acquisition of Murray International Metals Ltd. and over a billion dollars in senior secured notes offerings.
  • Amkor Technology, Inc. in the formation of a joint venture with Toshiba Corporation to provide semiconductor services in Japan, in the purchase of a power discrete packaging business in Malaysia and in several capital markets transactions.
  • Court Square Capital Partners in Platinum Equity’s acquisition of NDC, a healthcare supply chain company and distributor of consumable healthcare supplies, from an affiliate of Court Square Capital Partners; its acquisition of Veregy, a technology forward, leading independent energy services company, from Bow River; and in its acquisition of Bow River Capital’s interest in the RailPros companies; on its growth investment in Integrated Prescription Management (IPM), a full-service pharmacy benefit manager exclusively focused on middle market commercial clients throughout the United States; in its US$590 million “going private” acquisition of Pike Corporation, one of the nation’s largest specialty construction and engineering firms serving the electric power industry; its acquisition of the Human & Operational Performance Improvement Software Division of RWD Technologies, LLC; and its acquisition and sale of Mosaic Sales Solutions Holding Co., a North American marketing company.
  • Versa Capital Management, LLC in connection with US$50 million of new capital raised by its portfolio company Silver Airways through the placement of senior secured convertible notes.
  • Quilvest Capital Partners in its acquisition of a majority interest in UrgentMED, a premier network of urgent care clinics in Southern California.
  • Bentley Systems in its acquisition of ADINA R & D, a developer of finite element analysis software applications used in a comprehensively diverse range of engineering fields; its acquisition of SPIDA Software, developers of specialized software for the design, analysis, and management of utility pole systems; and its acquisition of sensemetrics, a leading provider of software for Internet of Things (IoT) applications used extensively in infrastructure.
  • A special committee to SLR Senior Investment Corp. (SUNS) in the agreement to merge SLR Investment Corp. (SLRC) with SUNS.
  • A special committee of Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (OCSI) in OCSI’s merger agreement with Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation (OCSL).
  • 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.
  • Siemens in its acquisition of eMeter Corporation, a leading provider of smart grid software solutions.
  • A U.S. oil and gas services company in a US$210 million out-of-court restructuring transaction.
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pulse Electronics Corporation in its going private transaction with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Brandywine Senior Living, Inc. in its US$610 million sale of 19 senior housing facilities to Health Care REIT Inc.
  • Israel Chemicals Ltd. in its US$352 million acquisition of Supresta LLC, the world’s largest producer of phosphorus-based flame retardants and other products made from phosphorus, and its US$255 million acquisition of Astaris- a 50/50 joint venture between Solutia Inc. and FMC Corporation.
  • Teachers’ Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), in its acquisition of a specialty resin adhesive and paper overlays producer from Dynea Chemicals Oy of Finland.
  • Jefferies Capital Partners in its acquisition of the OCTG business of Bourland & Leverich Holding Company and a US$700 million portfolio company recapitalization.
  • FS Energy and Power Fund, a business development company (BDC) advised by FS/EIG Advisor, LLC, a partnership between FS Investments and EIG Asset Management, in connection with senior secured credit facilities (consisting of a US$195 million term loan facility and a US$390 million revolving credit facility) and a Rule 144A / Regulation S issuance of US$500 million of 7.5% senior secured notes.
  • Life Science and Biotech Panel — Harvard Business School Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, Boston, MA (February 5, 2022)
  • Greater Philadelphia ACC's Tackling Carve-Out M&A Transactions — Philadelphia, PA (October 27, 2021)
  • ESG and Impact Investing Panel — NYU Stern School Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference, New York, NY (April 9, 2021)
  • Greater Philadelphia ACC's M&A Disputes — Philadelphia, PA (October 28, 2020)
  • Greater Philadelphia ACC's Corporate and Securities Law CLE Institute — Philadelphia, PA (June 14, 2018)
  • Pitfalls in the Early Stages of a Transaction — Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Philadelphia, PA (February 13, 2018)
  • Minimizing Anticompetitive Risk in Asset and Stock Transfers - Wilmington, DE (June 1, 2017)
  • President Trump's Potential Impact on Business — ACC GNY Signature CLE Program, New York, NY (March 21, 2017) 
  • 7th Annual In-House Counsel Conference — Presented by ACC Greater Philadelphia Delaware Valley with sponsorship by Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA (April 21, 2015)
  • Issues in Risk Management: What's The Deal? Managing Merger and Acquisition Risk in Today's Business Climate — Marsh Issues in Risk Management, Washington, DC (September 28, 2010)
    • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1997, summa cum laude
    • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2001
    • Pennsylvania
    • New Jersey
    • Former Member, Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Former Co-Chair, Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association