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Alain A. Dermarkar
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.214.969.4866
(F) +1.214.969.5100

Education

  • Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 2006; Editor, Georgetown Law Journal; M.B.A. magna cum laude 2006); Boston University (B.S.B.A. magna cum laude 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Alain Dermarkar has advised public and private U.S., Asian, and European companies and private equity firms on M&A and other strategic transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $150 billion. He also counsels clients on general corporate matters and capital raising transactions. He serves as hiring partner for the Dallas Office.

Alain's experience covers numerous industries, including technology, energy, real estate, construction, health care, consumer products, manufacturing, and financial services.

Representative matters include Reynolds American's $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco, $5 billion sale to JT Group of the international rights to the Natural American Spirit brand name, and $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and related $7.1 billion asset divestiture to an Imperial Tobacco affiliate; Tokyo Electron's attempted $29 billion merger-of-equals with Applied Materials; Newell Rubbermaid's $16 billion acquisition of Jarden Corporation; Greystar Real Estate Partner's $2 billion sale of portfolio of multifamily apartment communities to Blackstone; Cardinal Health's $1.115 billion acquisition of The Harvard Drug Group; Bridgestone Americas' proposed $947 million acquisition of Pep Boys; Viasystems' $927 million acquisition by TTM Technologies; Ajinomoto's $800 million acquisition of Windsor Quality Foods; Randstad's $429 million acquisition of Monster Worldwide; Capital Southwest's tax-free spin-off of CSW Industries; and acquisitions of ENPRO Holdings and OP-Tech Environmental by J.F. Lehman portfolio companies.

Prior to practicing law, Alain was an IT manager for a multinational corporation, where he became six sigma and green belt certified. He is a member of the Texas State Bar and Dallas Bar Association.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Named a "Rising Star" by Texas Super Lawyers (2017, 2016, and 2015)

    Recipient of "Emerging Leaders Award" by M&A Advisor (2016)

    D Magazine, "Best Lawyers in Dallas" (2016)

Languages

French
Alain Dermarkar