mpedretti@reedsmith.com

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Mark is a senior transactional partner, who serves as Global Chair of Reed Smith’s Private Equity Group, an elected member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and as Co-Chair of the Firm’s New York Diversity Committee. He specializes in the areas of private equity, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2017 - BTI Client Service All-Star, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2015 - Recognized by Chambers 2015 NY – M&A / Corporate as a “Noted Practitioner”
  • 2014 – Recognized by Super Lawyers
  • Listed among the “Leading Lawyers” for Mergers; Acquisitions and Buyouts: Middle-Market ($500M-$999M) in the Legal 500 US 2010: “Highly recommended M&A lawyer and team leader.”
  • Noted in 2009 The Legal 500 directory as being regularly picked out by clients for his M&A experience. He is “knowledgeable, connected, thoughtful, responsive, and always available during important matters”, and has “deep business understanding of the law as well.”

Representative Clients

Private Funds

  • AEA Investors
  • Apax Partners
  • Blackstone Group
  • CITIC Group
  • CT Ventures
  • Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
  • GHO Capital
  • GSO Capital Partners, LP
  • Investcorp International Inc.
  • Marathon Asset Management
  • Medley Capital
  • Nakheel PJSC
  • Saigon Asset Management
  • SEDCO Capital
Financial Services
  • Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
  • American Express
  • Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Sumitomo Corporation of America
  • US Trust
Manufacturing & Industrials
  • Graham Packaging
  • Hoyu Ltd.
Consumer & Retail
  • Daymon Worldwide
  • FM Facility Maintenance
  • Logan’s Roadhouse

Healthcare & Life Sciences

  • Bioventus
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • China Genetics
  • DJO Global

Real Estate

  • Hehui Capital
  • Related Companies L.P.

Energy

  • Royal Dutch Shell plc

Credentials

  • St. John's University School of Law, 1992, J.D., cum laude
  • Georgetown University, 1988, B.S.F.S., School of Foreign Service

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia

  • Member, Board of Directors, Youth, INC.
  • Advisory Board Member, Centurion Intelligence Partners
  • Advisory Board Member, Saigon Asset Management
  • Member, U.S. Delegation, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Hanoi, Vietnam, November 2006
  • Co-Chair, Pacific Century Institute, Annual Award Dinner, February 2007 and 2008