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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, financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors on their most important mergers, acquisitions and takeover transactions.

Representative Engagements

  • 3G Capital in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Hunter Douglas
  • Advance, a founder and major shareholder of Discovery, in the $150 billion Reverse Morris Trust transaction that will combine AT&T’s WarnerMedia business with Discovery
  • Agrium in its $36 billion merger of equals with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
  • 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
  • Apollo Global Management in its $11 billion merger with Athene
  • Funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management in their:
    • $5 billion acquisition of Verizon Media;
    • $1.55 billion investment in Athene; and
    • $2.7 billion acquisition of Shutterfly
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and its portfolio company Diamond Resorts International, alongside their co-investors, in the $1.4 billion sale of Diamond Resorts to Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Aptiv in its:
    • pending $4.3 billion acquisition of Wind River from TPG Capital; and
    • $4 billion autonomous driving joint venture with Hyundai Motor Group
  • ARIAD Pharmaceuticals in its approximately $5.2 billion sale to Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
  • The independent directors of Avon Products in its $3.7 billion sale to Natura & Co.
  • 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
  • Bowlero Corp in its $2.6 billion business combination with Isos Acquisition Corporation, to form a publicly listed company
  • Carrier Global Corporation in the $3.1 billion sale of its Chubb fire and security business to APi Group Corporation
  • 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
  • Cenovus Energy in its C$23.6 billion ($18 billion) combination with Husky Energy
  • Chesapeake Lodging Trust in its $2.7 billion sale to Park Hotels & Resorts
  • Chevron in its:
    • $3.15 billion acquisition of Renewable Energy Group;
    • $13 billion acquisition of Noble Energy; and
    • proposed $50 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum
  • Continental Grain Company in its joint venture with Cargill to acquire Sanderson Farms for a total equity value of $4.53 billion
  • CSRA in its $9.6 billion sale to General Dynamics
  • Elanco Animal Health in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer’s animal health business
  • Encana (now known as Ovintiv) in its $7.7 billion acquisition of Newfield Exploration Company
  • eviCore Healthcare, a portfolio company of General Atlantic, in its $3.6 billion sale to Express Scripts Holding
  • General Atlantic, as lead investor in a consortium, in its acquisition of 58.com, for an enterprise value of $8.7 billion
  • General Electric in the:
    • more than $30 billion combination of its jet leasing unit, GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), with AerCap Holdings;
    • $21.4 billion sale of its biopharma business to Danaher; and 
    • reorganization through spin-offs into separate publicly traded aviation, healthcare and energy companies
  • GE Capital Aviation Services in the sale of its $3.6 billion PK AirFinance business to Apollo Global Management and Athene Holding
  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its $15 billion acquisition (together with KKR) of CyrusOne
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • 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
  • Inspire Brands, an affiliate of Roark Capital Group, in its $11.3 billion acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins
  • 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:
    • $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
  • Lehigh Hanson, the U.S. affiliate of HeidelbergCement, in the $2.3 billion sale of its U.S. West region business to Martin Marietta Materials
  • The Medicines Company in its $9.7 billion sale to Novartis
  • Merck & Co. in its $11.5 billion acquisition of Acceleron Pharma
  • MGM in its $8.45 billion sale to Amazon
  • 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
  • North Mountain Merger Corp. in its business combination with Corcentric to form a publicly traded company with a pro-forma enterprise value of $1.2 billion
  • Nuance Communications in its $19.7 billion sale to Microsoft 
  • Oak Hill Advisors in its $4.2 billion sale to T. Rowe Price Group
  • 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)
  • Perspecta in its $7.1 billion sale to Peraton and Veritas Capital
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Pilgrim’s Pride in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Moy Park from JBS
  • PRA Health Sciences in its approximately $12 billion sale to ICON
  • Pretium Resources in its C$3.5 billion sale to Newcrest Mining Limited
  • QTS Realty Trust in its approximately $10 billion take-private acquisition by Blackstone
  • Qualcomm:
    • alongside SSW Partners, in its $4.5 billion topping bid for Veoneer. As part of the transaction, Veoneer terminated its prior agreement with Magna International;
    • in its successful defense against a $142 billion hostile takeover offer from Broadcom; and
    • in its proposed $47 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors
  • Restaurant Brands International in its $1 billion acquisition of Firehouse Restaurant Group 
  • Sandler Capital Management in connection with the $2 billion sale of Xplornet Communications, a portfolio company of Sandler, to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
  • Score Media & Gaming in its $2 billion sale to Penn National Gaming
  • Simon Property Group in its approximately $9 billion acquisition of Taubman Centers
  • Spectrum Brands Holdings in the $1.25 billion sale of its global auto care business to Energizer Holdings
  • SVF Investment Corp. 3, sponsored by an affiliate of SoftBank Investment Advisers, in its merger with Symbotic to form a publicly traded company with a pro-forma equity value of $5.5 billion
  • Taylor Morrison in its:
    • $2.4 billion acquisition of William Lyon Homes; and
    • $1 billion acquisition of AV Homes
  • Teladoc Health in its $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo Health
  • Trane Technologies in the $15 billion Reverse Morris Trust spin-off and merger of its industrial business with Gardner Denver Holdings
  • Translate Bio in its $3.2 billion sale to Sanofi
  • 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
  • Univision Holdings in its $4.8 billion combination with the content and media assets of Grupo Televisa, S.A.B
  • The Yokohama Rubber Co. in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Alliance Tire Group from KKR

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