Kevin Zaragoza
Partner | New York
Kevin Zaragoza

Kevin Zaragoza, a partner in Dechert’s global tax group, focuses his practice on a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactional tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures, carve-outs and restructurings. Mr. Zaragoza is particularly experienced in advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies regarding acquisitions, divestitures and follow-on investments.

Mr. Zaragoza represents clients from numerous industries including private equity; life sciences and healthcare; professional sports; venture funds and venture-funded companies; technology; and media.

In addition, he has extensive experience advising clients entering into joint ventures, as well as advising investment funds, investors and companies in connection with fundraising activities, including public and private offerings of debt and equity structures.

  • Estancia Capital Partners in connection with its cross-border minority investment in Flagstone, a UK-based fintech company.
  • Standard Cognition in its Series C Funding.
  • Mubadala Capital in its investment in Peterson Farms, Inc.
  • Paine Schwartz Partners in its investment in Sterilex.
  • John Sherman in his acquisition of a controlling interest in the Kansas City Royals.
  • ONCAP in its acquisition of Enertech Holdings from Tower Arch Capital.

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

Key Matters

  • Mubadala Capital in connection with a joint investment with Entrepreneurial Equity Partners in Mercer Foods and Thrive Foods.
  • Marathon Asset Management in its acquisition of Kaléo.
  • Mubadala Capital in its acquisition of K-MAC Enterprises, the second largest Taco Bell franchisee in the United States.
  • Mavis Tire Express Services in its acquisition by an investor group led by BayPine LP in partnership with TSG Consumer Partners.
  • Affiliates of Mill Rock Capital in connection with its investment in The ExecuSearch Group
  • Acorda Therapeutics in its sale of manufacturing operations in Massachusetts to Catalent.
  • Affiliates of Mill Rock Capital in connection with their investment in DRT Holdings, Inc.
  • ICV Partners in its investment in Mintz Group.
  • Entities affiliated with Ryan Smith, in connection with their acquisition of a controlling interest in the Utah Jazz.
  • Bayer in connection with the sale of its Dr. Scholl's business to Yellow Wood Partners.

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

    • Yale University, B.A., 1998, magna cum laude
    • Princeton University, Ph.D., 2005
    • Yale Law School, J.D., 2010
    • New York