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About Joshua Ayal

Josh focuses his practice on public and private company mergers and acquisitions and shareholder activist defense matters. In addition, he advises clients and their boards of directors on corporate governance and general corporate matters and has experience across a wide variety of industries.

Recent work

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Sonoco on its $3.9bn acquisition of Eviosys.
  • Oak Street Health on its $10.6 billion sale to CVS Health.
  • Vista Equity Partners on its $8.4 billion acquisition of Avalara.
  • Nordic Capital on its $7.3 billion acquisition of Inovalon.
  • Carlisle Companies on its $1.58 billion acquisition of Henry Company.
  • Haynes International on its approximately $1 billion proposed sale to North American Stainless.
  • CORE Industrial Partners on its take-private acquisition of Fathom Digital Manufacturing Corporation.
  • Pitney Bowes on numerous transactions including its $700 million sale of its Software Solutions business to Syncsort and its $395 million acquisition of Borderfree.
  • Chemed Corporation on Roto-Rooter Services Company’s $120 million acquisition of HSW’s franchise operations and Western Drain Supply.
  • Lindsay Goldberg and Pixelle Speciality Solutions on the acquisition of Verso Corporation’s specialty paper business and the sale and closure of certain other mills.
  • IBM on numerous transactions including its acquisition of Strongloop, the sale of its marketing platform and commerce software offerings, the sale of its mortgage servicing platform and the sale of assets.
  • UTi Worldwide on its $1.35 billion sale to DSV A/S.



Columbia Law School, J.D.

  • James Kent Scholar
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Johns Hopkins University, B.A., with honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar admissions

  • New York