Akash D. Sethi Partner

Akash has served as the managing partner of the firm's Dallas office since its inception in 2014.

He has experience in all types of control and non-control private equity transactions, including: mergers and other acquisition and sale transactions; leveraged buy-outs; strategic and platform stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions; recapitalizations; debt-to-equity conversions; private placements of securities; venture capital and growth equity financings; minority equity investments; private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions; and lender warrants.

Akash advises middle market private equity funds, mezzanine finance funds, venture capital funds and other institutional investors, as well as companies in all stages of development. He handles transactions in a variety of industries including semiconductors, telecommunications, software, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, financial services, healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing and energy. He also routinely counsels clients in corporate governance matters and general commercial agreements.

  • University of Houston Law Center, JD, cum laude, 1997
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BBA, 1994

Member, Corporate Law Section, Texas Bar Association

Member, M&A Section, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2004, 2005

  • Moderator, "Advice for Capital Providers New to Independent Sponsor Deals," 2018 Independent Sponsor Conference, October 3, 2018
  • Moderator, "Managing the Challenges Faced by an Independent Sponsor, From Portfolio Management and Bandwidth Issues to the Lack of “Fund Level” Management Fees," 2017 Independent Sponsor Conference, October 5, 2017
  • Speaker, Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update, October 2015
  • Speaker, "Member, Dallas Chapter, Association for Corporate Growth," Essentials of Business Law, Texas CLE Program, March 2013
  • Panelist, "Provisions of Agreements," Advanced Business Law Strategies, Texas CLE Program, November 2012
  • Panelist, "Provisions of Agreements," Buyouts Texas, Thompson Reuters, November 2010
  • Texas

Named to "Texas Rising Stars," Mergers & Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2008-2009, 2011, 2013

Named one of "Dallas' Finest" for pro bono work on behalf of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, 2009

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