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Our M&A lawyers are among the most experienced and effective in the world. We represent many of the world's largest publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as leading private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors on their most important merger, acquisitions and takeover transactions.

Representative Engagements

  • Agrium in its:
    • $36 billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan; and
    • $5 billion unsolicited bid to acquire CF Industries
  • Air Methods in its $2.5 billion sale to affiliates of American Securities
  • Alere in its $5.8 billion sale to Abbott Laboratories
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management in their:
    • $1.55 billion investment in Athene Holding;
    • $2.7 billion acquisition of Shutterfly;
    • $4.3 billion acquisition of Rackspace;
    • $2.2 billion acquisition of Diamond Resorts International;
    • $1.6 billion acquisition of Outerwall;
    • $2.4 billion acquisition of McGraw-Hill Education;
    • $7.15 billion acquisition, along with Riverstone Holdings and other investors, of El Paso Corp.’s oil and natural gas exploration and production assets;
    • acquisition of ADT and ADTs merger with Protection 1, a portfolio company of Apollo, for an aggregate transaction value of approximately $15 billion; and
    • acquisition of Endemol and in connection with Endemols joint venture with 21st Century Foxs Shine Group
  • Aptiv in its $4 billion autonomous driving joint venture with Hyundai Motor Group
  • ARIAD Pharmaceuticals in its approximately $5.2 billion sale to Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
  • Automatic Data Processing in the $5 billion spin-off of its deal services business into a separate publicly traded company (CDK Global, Inc.)
  • The independent directors of Avon Products in its $3.7 billion sale to Natura & Co.
  • Baytex Energy in its Cdn$1.8 billion acquisition of Aurora Oil & Gas
  • Biogen in the $5 billion spin-off of its global hemophilia business into a separate publicly traded company (Bioverativ Inc.)
  • Bioverativ in its $11.6 billion sale to Sanofi
  • The Carlyle Group in the $2.4 billion sale of its 80 percent interest in kbroCo., Taiwan’s largest cable TV operator, to Wealth Media
  • The special committee of the board of directors of CBS in its merger with Viacom to form a combined media company with an initial enterprise value of more than $40 billion
  • Chesapeake Lodging Trust in its $2.7 billion sale to Park Hotels & Resorts
  • Chevron in its:
    • proposed $13 billion acquisition of Noble Energy; and
    • proposed $50 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum
  • Citigroup in the sale of three significant businesses of Nikko Cordial for approximately $10.8 billion
  • CSRA in its $9.6 billion sale to General Dynamics
  • Dainippon Sumitomo in its $2.6 billion acquisition of Sepracor
  • EarthLink Holdings in its $1.1 billion merger with Windstream Holdings
  • Elanco Animal Health in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business
  • Emdeon Business Services in its $3 billion sale to Blackstone Group
  • Encana in its:
    • $7.7 billion acquisition of Newfield Exploration Company;
    • $7.1 billion acquisition of Athlon Energy, the largest announced purchase of a U.S. crude and natural gas producer by a Canadian company to date; and
    • successful $2.7 billion tender offer for Tom Brown
  • Ericsson as part of an investor group, in its $4.5 billion acquisition of Nortel’s patent portfolio
  • eviCore Healthcare, a portfolio company of General Atlantic, in its $3.6 billion sale to Express Scripts Holding
  • EXOR in its successful unsolicited $6.9 billion bid to acquire PartnerRe
  • Firth Rixson, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners, in its $2.85 billion sale to Alcoa
  • GENCO Distribution System in its $1.38 billion sale to FedEx
  • General Atlantic in its:
    • as lead investor in a consortium, in its proposed acquisition of 58.com, a China-based online classifieds marketplace, for an enterprise value of $8.7 billion;
    • $1.65 billion acquisition, along with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., of TASC from Northrop Grumman;
    • €1.02 billion acquisition, along with Warburg Pincus, of a 50 percent stake in Santander Asset Management;
    • $1.86 billion acquisition, as part of a consortium co-led by General Atlantic and Colony Capital, of First Republic Bank; and
    • $1.3 billion sale, along with KKR, of TASC to Engility Holdings
  • General Electric in the $21.4 billion sale of its biopharma business to Danaher
  • GE Capital Aviation Services in the sale of its $3.6 billion PK AirFinance business to Apollo Global Management and Athene Holding
  • General Motors in its proposed $2 billion strategic partnership with Nikola
  • Grupo Salinas in its $2.5 billion sale of Iusacell’s wireless properties—including licenses, network assets, retail stores and approximately 8.6 million subscribers—to AT&T
  • The independent directors of Harris Corporation in its $37 billion merger of equals with L3 Technologies
  • HP in its $1.05 billion acquisition of Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business
  • IBM in its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat to form the world’s largest hybrid cloud provider
  • ILG in its approximately $4.7 billion sale to Marriott Vacations Worldwide
  • JACK Entertainment, an urban gaming company owned by Dan Gilbert, in a series of transactions aggregating more than $2.5 billion in value, including the $1 billion sale of Greektown Casino-Hotel to Penn National Gaming
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and Director of DreamWorks Animation, in DreamWorks’ $3.8 billion sale to Comcast
  • Kate Spade & Co. in its $2.4 billion sale to Coach
  • The Kraft Heinz Company in its:
    • pending $3.2 billion sale of its natural, grated, cultured and specialty cheese businesses to Groupe Lactalis; and
    • proposed $143 billion acquisition of Unilever
  • L3Harris Technologies in the $1 billion sale of its airport security and automation business to Leidos Holdings
  • The Lightstone Group in the $2.3 billion leveraged partnership disposition of Prime Outlets Acquisition Company to Simon Property Group
  • Major League Baseball in the $2.15 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management
  • Maple Group Acquisition Corp., a consortium of Canadian pension funds and banks, in its successful unsolicited Cdn$3.8 billion bid to acquire TMX Group, the public parent of the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • The Medicines Company in its $9.7 billion sale to Novartis
  • Mitel Networks in its $2 billion sale to an investor group led by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners
  • Mosaic Acquisition Corp. in its merger with Vivint Smart Home to form a publicly traded company with an initial enterprise value of approximately $4.2 billion
  • National General Holdings in its $4 billion sale to The Allstate Corporation
  • Nexen in its $15.1 billion sale to China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC)
  • NorthStar Realty Finance in its $4 billion acquisition of the outstanding shares of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in its:
    • $1.48 billion sale of its controlling interest in The Hillman Companies to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors; and
    • $1.1 billion sale of Duane Reade to Walgreens
  • Oaktree Capital Management as part of a consortium that included Apollo Global Management and Crestview Partners, in its $2.6 billion sale of a minority stake in Charter Communications to Liberty Media
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Pattern Energy Group in its $6.1 billion sale to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Pilgrim’s Pride in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Moy Park from JBS
  • Platform Specialty Products in its $2.3 billion acquisition by way of a U.K. scheme of arrangement of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Alent
  • Qualcomm in its:
    • successful defense against a $142 billion hostile takeover offer from Broadcom; and
    • proposed $47 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors
  • Reckitt Benckiser in its successful unsolicited $1.4 billion bid to acquire Schiff Nutrition International
  • RSC Holdings in its $4.2 billion sale to United Rentals
  • Sandler Capital Management in connection with the $2 billion sale of Xplornet Communications, a Canada-based broadband service provider and portfolio company of Sandler, to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
  • SAP America in its $8.3 billion acquisition of Concur Technologies
  • Shanghai Shendi Group in connection with the development of the first theme park in mainland China as part of a $5.5 billion joint venture with Walt Disney
  • Simon Property Group in its proposed $3.6 billion acquisition of Taubman Centers
  • Spectrum Brands Holdings in the $1.25 billion sale of its global auto care business to Energizer Holdings
  • Taylor Morrison in its:
    • $2.4 billion acquisition of William Lyon Homes; and
    • $1 billion acquisition of AV Homes
  • Teladoc Health in its proposed $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo Health
  • Time Warner Cable in its:
    • multi-billion dollar spin-off from Time Warner Inc.;
    • $78.7 billion merger with Charter Communications; and
    • proposed $45.2 billion merger with Comcast
  • TPG Capital and Oaktree Capital Management in their $1.2 billion acquisition of Taylor Wimpeys North American home building business
  • Trane Technologies in the $15 billion Reverse Morris Trust spin-off and merger of its industrial business with Gardner Denver Holdings
  • Trine Acquisition, led by Leo Hindery, Jr. and global credit investment firm HPS Investment Partners, in its combination with Desktop Metal and will become a publicly listed company with an estimated post-transaction equity value of up to $2.5 billion
  • Universal American in the $1.25 billion sale of its Medicare Part D business to CVS Caremark
  • Warner Music Group in its $3.3 billion sale to Access Industries
  • William Morris Endeavor (now Endeavor) in its $2.4 billion acquisition, along with Silver Lake Partners, of IMG Worldwide
  • WME IMG (now Endeavor) in its acquisition of Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • The board of directors of Xerox in the spin-off of its $6.7 billion services business into a separate publicly traded company (Conduent Inc.)
  • Yamana Gold in its Cdn$3.9 billion acquisition, along with Agnico Eagle Mines, of Osisko Mining
  • The Yokohama Rubber Co. in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Alliance Tire Group from KKR

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