Andrew Hamilton Ellis

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
(404) 873-8762 phone
(404) 873-8763fax

Representative Experience

  • Represented Catellus Development Corporation in its $5B merger with ProLogis.
  • Represented Diagnostic Products Corporation in its $1.9B merger with Siemens Medical Solutions.
  • Represented a leading European investment fund in its $1B acquisition of an international group of manufacturing companies, as well as subsequent “add-on” acquisitions and joint ventures.
  • Represented DIRECTV in the acquisition of 180 Connect, Inc., and simultaneous spin-off of related cable services and installation businesses.
  • Represented Warner Bros. in numerous transactions, including the formation of the CW Network and the acquisition of Flixster/Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Represented PT Global Mediacom in its sale of a minority stake to Saban Capital Group, completing the first true PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) deal by a global private equity fund in Indonesia and named a “Deal of the Year” by International Financial Law Review.
  • Represented ownership groups in multiple professional sports franchise acquisitions, including the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB baseball club and the Memphis Grizzlies NBA basketball franchise.
  • Represented Nations Petroleum Company Ltd., in the $700M sale of oil and gas operations and related assets to OXY USA Inc.
  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed computer peripherals and software company in multiple cross-border acquisitions in the management information systems software space.
  • Represented a leading international fashion retailer in multiple acquisition transactions and with respect to general corporate and securities law matters.
  • Represented the founder of a national NYSE-listed retail chain in connection with his publicly announced proposal to purchase all of the assets of the retail business.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed retailer in the auction and sale of assets as part of its Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Represented a leading international investment fund in connection with the initial public offering of its portfolio retail company on the NYSE.
  • Represented leading private equity sponsors in multiple acquisitions and divestitures of portfolio companies, including distressed/special situation transactions, as well as the formation of affiliated investment funds.