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Benjamin Goodchild

Tel: +1-212-373-3647
Fax: +1-212-492-0647

Tel: +1-212-373-3647
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0647

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Benjamin Goodchild is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice focuses on public and private company acquisitions, as well as corporate governance both within the US and internationally. His practice includes counseling clients on mergers, joint ventures, stock purchases, asset acquisitions and divestitures across a variety of industries, including TMT, healthcare, consumer goods and information technology.


Ben’s M&A experience includes a broad range of industries. Notable representations have included:


  • AB InBev in its agreement to produce Teavana Tea for Starbucks
  • Broadcom in its sale and cross licensing of its Internet of Things business to Synaptics
  • Brown Brothers Harriman as a significant shareholder in connection with the going-public of Westrock Coffee at a $1.1 billion valuation
  • CyrusOne in its strategic partnership with GDS Holdings
  • DraftKings Inc. in its $1.56 billion acquisition of Golden Nugget Online Gaming
  • Gildan Activewear in its acquisition of American Apparel
  • HelloFresh in its acquisition of Factor75
  • Indeed in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Glassdoor
  • Jim Ratcliffe in his acquisition of 25% of Manchester United Football Club
  • Kering on its acquisition of Maui Jim
  • Legacy Development Corporation on the long term lease of the London Olympic Stadium to West Ham Football Club
  • Rhône Capital in its acquisition of a controlling interest in GardaWorld at a $3.3 billion valuation
  • Tiffany & Co. in its approximately €14.7 billion sale to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  • Verifone in its acquisition of Zivelo
  • World Wrestling Entertainment in its agreement with Endeavor Group Holdings to merge WWE with UFC to form a new publicly listed company, with an enterprise value of $21.4 billion


  • Bank of N.T. Butterfield in its acquisition of two asset management businesses
  • Blackstone Credit on its divestiture of mortgage servicing rights and related platform
  • Goldman Sachs in its £3.5 billion sale of student housing assets in the UK
  • Goldman Sachs on its exit from the Bangalore Four Season Properties
  • GSO on its investment into Fidelity Guarantee and Life in connection with its going public transaction at a $1.84 billion valuation


  • AbbVie in its acquisition of Landos Biopharma
  • Albireo in its up to $1.3 billion sale to Ipsen
  • Amedisys in its $3.3 billion combination with Optum
  • Anika Therapeutics in acquisitions of Arthrosurface and Parcus Medical
  • The Glick Family Office in connection with its investment in Sonida Senior Living
  • GSK in its $2 billion acquisition of BELLUS Health
  • Inhibrx in the $2.2 billion sale of INBRX-101 to Sanofi and the related spin-off of Inhibrx's non-INBRX-101 business
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation in its acquisition of ACell
  • Masimo in its proxy contest against Politan Capital Management
  • Merck KGaA in its approximately €5.8 billion acquisition of Versum
  • Thimble Point Acquisition Corporation in its business combination with Pear Therapeutics
  • UnitedHealth Group in its $13.8 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare and related divestiture, its acquisition of MCNA and its acquisition Healthplex


  • Endeavor Energy Resources in its $26 billion merger with Diamondback Energy
  • The Government of South Africa in respect of its RFPs for independent power production
  • A group of investors in respect of a multibillion dollar claim under an investment treaty
  • Kinross Gold in respect of the expansion of its Tasiast Gold mine
  • Macquarie and Barclays in connection with the acquisition of various offshore transmission assets
  • Pilot Travel Centers in the acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway of 100% of the company, through the acquisition of the outstanding 20% minority position
  • Zim Integrated Shipping Services on the restructuring of its bank, shipbuilder and capital markets financings, which was the largest restructuring in Israeli history

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