Ted Frankel focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other strategically important transactions domestically and internationally, with a focus on transactions involving private equity funds and their portfolio companies. His practice also involves joint ventures, equity investments (including PIPEs and growth equity investments), recapitalizations, secondary sales (including continuation fund transactions) and corporate restructurings. Ted’s transaction experience spans a variety of industries, including automation, software, technology, media, healthcare, consumer products, retail, business and financial services, specialty chemicals, industrial products, manufacturing and material handling systems. Current clients include Arsenal Capital, Bain Capital, Coalesce Capital, GTCR, Motive Partners, Sumeru Equity Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Warburg Pincus.

Ted was recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A - Private Equity in 2021–2023 and by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in 2016. Clients highlight Ted's "deep knowledge in M&A, his commercial approach to solving issues, and ability to simplify complex issues."



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003Illinois
  • 2009California


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.2003
  • Princeton UniversityA.B., History2000