Mehdi Khodadad
Sidley Austin LLP

Few peers can match Mehdi Khodadad in the variety, financial creativity, and sheer output of the deals he orchestrates. He is “consigliere” and primary deal counsel to Clearlake Capital Group, which calls Mehdi first for the majority of its transactions. Clearlake’s $3 billion take-private acquisition of Endurance International Group, Inc. in combination with the concurrent acquisition of from Siris Capital Group, LLC illustrates Khodadad’s extraordinary track record for advising clients on complicated deals. Competing with multiple bidders who had been negotiating with Endurance for months, Khodadad had 72 hours to lead a 20-lawyer Sidley team in structuring and executing the Clearlake bid and transaction and then executing on the acquisition of and concurrent spin-off of Endurance’s Constant Contact business to line up with the closing of the Endurance transaction.

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