Hogan Lovells continues to grow M&A practice, expands in Boston with arrival of Alex Aber

Boston, 1 June 2022  Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce the expansion of its Corporate & Finance practice group in the United States with the arrival of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) partner Alex Aber in the firm’s Boston office. His arrival follows the February additions of five corporate partners in the firm’s New York office. Aber will grow the firm’s transactional capabilities in Boston, particularly in the life sciences and health care and technology sectors, which are key elements of the firm’s strategic goals. He joins Hogan Lovells from Foley Hoag, where he co-chaired that firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

Global Corporate & Finance Practice Group Leader James Doyle commented: “Over the past few years, we’ve strengthened our M&A capabilities globally and most recently in New York with the hire of four M&A partners in February 2022. We are delighted to welcome Alex as we expand our M&A practice in Boston. He brings extensive deal experience, particularly in the life sciences and technology industries, which are sector strengths of our firm.”

Aber has extensive experience representing public and private company buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority investments and other strategic business transactions. He also advises founders and management of  and investors in  early stage and mature technology and life science companies on a broad range of matters including corporate governance, equity and debt financing transactions, technology licensing and joint ventures.

Bill Curtin, who serves as Hogan Lovells’ Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, remarked: “Alex is a highly regarded M&A practitioner who will be an excellent addition to our expanding transactional practice in Boston. Alex’s ability to execute transactions across the technology and life sciences & health care sectors, and beyond, serves as a perfect complement to our focus on providing best-in-class M&A capabilities across the most active sectors and geographies where our clients operate.”

Aber added: “Hogan Lovells offers the optimal blend of global reach, unparalleled industry expertise in technology and life sciences, and a fully integrated M&A team on both sides of the Atlantic. That incredibly strong platform is going to empower me to better serve and support my clients on their most complex matters, wherever they are.”

In 2021, Hogan Lovells was ranked by Chambers USA as an “Elite” firm for Corporate and M&A work. The firm’s global M&A practice is comprised of more than 500 lawyers in more than 45 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Over the past four years, Hogan Lovells has advised on more than US$650bn in M&A transactions worldwide, representing entities, principals, and financial advisors in almost 900 public and private transactions.

Aber is the fifth M&A partner to join the firm in the United States this year. His arrival follows those of M&A partners Luke Iovine, Peter Cohen-Millstein, Megan Ridley-Kaye, and Adrienne Ellman in New York in February. Additionally, February marked the arrival in New York of investment funds partner Parik Dasgupta.

Aber, who is ranked in the 2022 Chambers USA legal guide, earned his law degree from Northeastern University and his bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

 


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