Pieter A. Weyts is the head of the firm’s M&A and private equity practice with more than 18 years of corporate experience, including mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, private investment funds, cross-border financings and real estate investments. He takes a pragmatic approach to structuring complex business transactions and brings a unique international business savvy to advising numerous mid-market companies, family businesses and private investors. Pieter also advises investment funds and ultra-high net worth clients on their investments in the United States, with a particular focus on real estate assets. He is a member of the board of LatinFinance, an international financial media business based in Miami.

Prior to moving to Miami, Pieter was a Wall Street corporate attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York (2001-2008). While on Wall Street Pieter worked on emblematic transactions like a $1.8 billion equity offering and a $500 million bond offering by ICICI Bank Ltd., India’s largest private bank, which was named Best Offering of the Year by FinanceAsia.

Pieter holds a law degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (cum laude) and has a JD from Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) and an MBA from Columbia Business School (Dean’s List). He speaks 6 languages including Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Italian.

Representative matters include:

  • Advising founders of Nasdaq-listed company on numerous acquisitions in and outside the United States.
  • Advised CEO on management buyout and carveout from a UK-listed company.
  • Advised major real estate developer on $50 million financing for mixed use development.
  • Advising $100 million investment fund on variety of private equity investments.
  • Advised numerous founders on the sale of their business to industry peers or private equity funds.
  • Represented trade financing company on $50 million offshore lending facility.
  • Advising major food & beverage and hospitality companies with their expansion in Florida and nationwide.
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