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Ted B. Lacey

Ted B. Lacey


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Princeton University, A.B., 2005, magna cum laude, Stephen Whelan '68 Prize in Constitutional Law, New York Herald Prize in Politics


  • New Jersey
  • New York

Ted Lacey is a member of Cahill’s Strategic Committee and focuses his practice on representing investment banks, commercial banks, private lenders and public and privately-held companies in a variety of capital raising transactions, including public and private sales of secured and unsecured debt securities, syndicated loan transactions, direct lending transactions and equity offerings, with a particular emphasis on acquisition and project development financings.

Ted has represented the financing sources in some of the largest leverage buyouts completed over the last fifteen years, including the $67 billion purchase by Dell of EMC, the $24.9 billion buyout of Dell by Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC, the $23.5 billion acquisition of Heinz by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital Partners, the $7.2 billion acquisition of Samson Resources by KKR, the $7.1 billion acquisition of Tenneco by Apollo and the $7.0 billion purchase of W.R. Grace & Company by affiliates of 40 North Ventures.  In addition, Ted has extensive experience in the project development and infrastructure space, including acting on behalf of the financing sources in the construction of the Brightline Railway connecting Miami to Orlando, the MGM National Harbor Hotel & Casino, the Sahara Las Vegas, the Ocean Casino Resort, the Long Ridge Hannibal Power Plant and GRP’s Franklin and Madison Biomass Power Plants.

Ted also represents public and privately-held companies and the board of directors thereof on mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and corporate governance matters.  In such capacity, Ted served a lead on the Cahill team that represented NBCUniversal in the landmark $7.75 billion acquisition of the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for the 2022-2032 Summer and Winter Olympic Games, as well as NBCUniversal in its $4.38 billion acquisition of the exclusive broadcast rights to the Olympic Games through 2020.  Ted received the Deal of Year-Cross Border and Deal of the Year-Manufacturing/Industrials awards by The Association for Corporate Growth and The M&A Advisor for his work representing Tembec Inc., a publicly traded Canadian company, in their acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials, a publicly traded US company.

Ted is recognized as a notable practitioner in the areas of debt and equity capital markets and M&A by IFLR1000.

Ted graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and was awarded the Stephen Whelan ’68 Prize in Constitutional Law and the New York Herald Prize in Politics.  He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.