Brian F. McKenna


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Brian McKenna

Brian McKenna advises companies and private investors on M&A and strategic and investment transactions on a global basis.

His clients include public and private companies, private equity and venture capital funds, financial institutions, family offices, and sovereign wealth funds, with particular emphasis on the financial services, fintech, technology, and media sectors.

Brian also works with investment funds and limited partners on co-investment, secondary transfer, and consortium investment transactions, and related governance matters.


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer)


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2005
  • Brown University, B.A., Philosophy and History, 2001; magna cum laude, with honors
  • Sembcorp Marine Ltd. in its US$6.29 billion merger with Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.
  • (NASDAQ: SPRT) in its stock-for-stock merger with Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc.
  • Atlas Copco Group AB in its acquisition of Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP)
  • Wilbur-Ellis in its acquisition of F.L. Emmert
  • Financial investor in The Carlyle Group’s US$1.8 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in Fortitude Re from AIG
  • Financial investor in its acquisition of a portfolio of financial technology assets in the loan origination and consumer reporting sectors
  • Global payments company in its acquisitions of payment processing and financial technology businesses
  • Insurance technology business in matters relating to the digital distribution of third-party financial products
  • Real estate-focused private equity sponsor in its sale of a significant stake in itself to a financial services-focused private equity sponsor
  • A merchant bank in the formation of media-focused investment platform
  • Alibaba Group in its sale of a US$1.6 billion stake to investors including Silver Lake, DST Global, and Temasek
  • American International Group and AIA Group Limited in AIA’s spin-off from AIG and US$20.5 billion initial public offering
  • Global investment bank in its strategic arrangements with a financial technology company
  • Raine Group as the lead financial advisor in the US$21+ billion merger between WWE and Endeavor Group