Whistler Partners is pleased to announce the placement of Gabriel (Gaby) Valdes as a partner in Sidley's Global M&A and Private Equity practice. Gaby is based in Miami, as Sidley continues to firm up its Miami presence.
Gaby was previously a corporate partner in the Private Equity practice at McDermott Will & Emery. His practice "focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, and other corporate transactions involving primarily private equity sponsors, fundless sponsors, family offices, and other private companies." He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law.
In a statement released by the firm, Yvette Ostolaza, Sidley's management committee chair, said “We’re excited to have Gaby, a native Miamian who is bilingual, join us as we grow our presence in Miami,” said , in a statement. “Beyond being an exceptional lawyer, Gaby’s local ties will be a great fit with our culture and he will be a leader in the recruitment and development of younger talent.”
The placement was led by Taylor Miller, Managing Director at Whistler, who stated that he was "incredibly happy to congratulate Gaby on his new role. Gaby is one of the most entrepreneurial and tenacious attorneys I’ve ever worked with, and I know that he’ll build something great at Sidley. Miami is shaking up to be the next big tech and PE scene, and I have no doubt that Gaby and Sidley’s rapidly growing Miami-based team are going to be the attorneys shaping that."
To learn more about the move, read Sidley's statement HERE.