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Brian C. Lavin

Tel: +1-212-373-3650
Fax: +1-212-492-0650

New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0650

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Brian C. Lavin is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. He regularly advises in the negotiation and structuring of mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including public and private companies, private equity funds, financial institutions and other entities.


Brian's recent transactions include representing:

  • ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • Berlin Packaging, LLC, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital, in its separate acquisitions of Bruni Glass, Diablo Valley Packaging and Vivid Packaging; and in the recapitalization of Berlin led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Oak Hill
  • Boat Rocker Media in its acquisition of Matador Content
  • Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a portfolio company of Silver Lake Partners, in its sale to EQT
  • Cigna in its acquisition of Brighter Inc.
  • Crestview Partners in its investment with other institutional investors in Cumulus's Media Inc. as part of Cumulus' acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation; and in its investment in Camping World/Good Sam Enterprises
  • Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. in its acquisition of Sepracor
  • The Discovery Channel in its 50/50 joint venture with Hasbro to launch The Hub
  • DS Services Holdings in its sale to Cott Corporation from Crestview Partners
  • Emdeon in its sale to Blackstone
  • FirstLight, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners, in its acquisition by Antin Infrastructure Partners
  • Firth Rixson in its sale to Alcoa from Oak Hill Capital Partners and other shareholders
  • The Getty family in its buyout of The Carlyle Group’s interests in Getty Images Inc.
  • Imagine! Print Solutions, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Midnight Oil Agency
  • Major League Baseball in its sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in numerous transactions including its acquisition of Berlin Packaging from Investcorp; its acquisition of FirstLight Fiber from Riverside Partners; its investment in VetCor Group Holdings Corp.; its acquisition of Safe Fleet Holdings, LLC from The Sterling Group; and its sale of Wave Broadband
  • Restaurant Brands International in its acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Shred-it International, a portfolio company of Birch Hill Equity Partners, in its merger with Cintas Corporation's document destruction business
  • Time Warner Cable in its merger with Charter Communications
  • Universal American Corp. in its acquisition of APS Healthcare
  • Viawest in its sale to Shaw Communications from Oak Hill Capital Partners along with other shareholders; and the subsequent sale of ViaWest by Shaw Communications to Peak10
  • Vice Media in connection with various private placements and its joint venture with A&E Networks to launch VICELAND
  • WaveDivision Capital and Searchlight Capital Partners in their pending acquisition of Frontier Communications’ Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana operations
  • WME IMG (now Endeavor) in connection with the merger of Learfield with IMG College, a subsidiary of Endeavor; its strategic partnership with, and sale of a minority interest to, Silver Lake Partners; the formation of a new China-based subsidiary; investments in WME IMG by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, GIC and SoftBank Group; and in its acquisitions of Ultimate Fighting Championship, Fusion Marketing and IMG LIVE

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