Jeongseok Jay Yu is a partner at Foley Hoag where he works with private equity and public and private companies in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, minority investment, divestitures, joint ventures, restructuring, and other corporate matters across a variety of sectors. His clients include private equity and venture funds, their portfolio companies, and strategic buyers and sellers in public and private acquisitions.
Jay’s private equity work has included leveraged buyouts and minority investments in the U.S. and other jurisdictions, on behalf of private equity firms such as Blackstone, KKR, Blue Wolf Capital Partners, Entrepreneurial Equity Partners, Riverside Partners, Vista Equity Partners and many others.
Jay has worked on financings and strategic transactions on behalf of companies, venture and growth equity funds in a number of industries including biotechnology, software, consumer, energy and healthcare. He draws from that experience to offer timely, practical and informed perspective on the guidance he provides his emerging company client base.
Jay was born in South Korea and is native in Korean, and is fluent in Japanese.