Constantine (Gus) Petropoulos is a corporate partner in Hughes Hubbard’s New York office. His practice primarily focuses on counseling corporate clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions matters. He has broad experience in regulatory, finance/reporting and strategic transaction matters.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Gus was Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Park Aerospace Corp. where he was responsible for the legal function and led strategic transactions including the sale of Park’s legacy electronics business and its pursuit of bolt-on aerospace acquisitions. From 2011 to 2014, Gus advised Scientific Games Corp. on acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial transactions, including transformative investments in online and casino gaming. From 2007 to 2011, he was based in Europe where he served as finance and strategic development counsel across Coca-Cola HBC’s 28-country footprint. Gus began his career as an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP.
Represented Park in the sale of its legacy electronic laminates business to AGC, Inc. and in auction processes for the acquisition of aerospace assets
Represented Park in the negotiation of joint development agreements with IBM, General Electric Company, ST Engineering, Huawei Technologies, TTM Technologies, Oak-Mitsui and JPS Composite Materials, among others
Represented Scientific Games in the acquisitions of:
Bally Technologies, Inc.
WMS Industries Inc.
Technology & Gaming Limited
Represented Scientific Games in the negotiation of joint venture agreements with Lottomatica, Intralot, OPAP, Net-Sans Hitay and Sberbank of Russia, among others
Represented Coca-Cola HBC in the sale of Eurmatik SpA and the acquisitions of:
Exmontbel Group (UAB “MS Food”)
Certain assets of Limca Beverages
The publicly traded shares of its Serbian and Nigerian subsidiaries
Represented Coca-Cola HBC in the negotiation of joint venture agreements with Illycaffé, Campbell Soup Company and The Coca-Cola Company, among others
Represented Coca-Cola HBC in the negotiation of strategic distribution agreements with Monster Beverages, Remy Cointreau, The Edrington Group, Brown Forman and Heineken, among others
Represented Bayer AG in its acquisition of Schering AG
Represented One Equity Partners LLC in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Moneyline Telerate Holdings, as well as its acquisition of WestCom Corporation and KGM Circuit Solutions, LLC
Represented Odyssey Investment Partners LLC in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Avtech Corp. (Aviation Technologies), as well as its acquisition of Wastequip Inc., York Insurance Services Group, Inc. and certain assets of Transicoil Corp.
Represented Global Crossing Telecommunications, Inc. in the sale of its Small Business Group to a portfolio company of Platinum Equity
Represented Empi Inc. in the sale of its assets to Encore Medical Corporation
Represented Embanet Knowledge Group Corporation in the sale of its business to Technology Crossover Ventures
Represented Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. in multiple equity offerings over the course of four years