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Marta P. Kelly

Tel: +1-212-373-3625
Fax: +1-212-492-0625

Tel: +1-212-373-3625
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0625

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As counsel in the M&A Group of the Corporate Department, Marta Kelly specializes in antitrust counseling in a transactional context. Marta provides clear and efficient guidance on competition and merger notification compliance and has extensive experience preparing competition filings and obtaining competition approvals in the U.S. and worldwide. She also counsels clients on general compliance with antitrust laws, negotiation of contractual terms relating to antitrust risk allocation and efforts, integration planning, and gun-jumping.

Marta also evaluates the competitive effects of proposed transactions, advocates before the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and negotiates and coordinates responses to requests for additional information.

Marta represents multinational corporate clients, venture capital firms, private equity firms, and hedge funds on complex investments and transactions in industries including automotive, construction, energy, franchising, fintech and financial services, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing, media & entertainment, mining, pharma, real estate, retail and consumer goods, shipping and last-mile transportation, spirits, tech, telecom and transportation.

Marta was Associate Editor of the St. John's Law Review.


Some of Marta’s recent experience includes:

  • Adjust GmbH in its approximately $1 billion sale to AppLovin Corporation.
  • Aptiv plc in its $4 billion autonomous driving joint venture with Hyundai Motor Group.
  • Berlin Packaging LLC, a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners, in connection with a recapitalization of the company including a $500 million investment from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as well as a significant investment from Oak Hill.
  • Bioverativ Inc. in its $11.6 billion acquisition by Sanofi.
  • Broadview Industries in its $840 million acquisition of Formica Group from Fletcher Building.
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its $4.3 billion joint acquisition, with KKR, of USI Insurance Services, from Onex Corporation and its affiliates.
  • C&D Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company of KPS Capital Partners, LP, in its acquisition of Trojan Battery Company, LLC from Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC and other shareholders.
  • Chassis Brakes International Group, a portfolio company of KPS Capital, in its sale to Hitachi Automotive Systems.
  • CSRA in its $9.7 billion acquisition by General Dynamics.
  • EXOR in the $2.04 billion sale of its portfolio company Cushman & Wakefield Group, Inc. to a consortium of private equity investors led by TPG Capital and TPG portfolio company, DTZ Commercial Real Estate Services.
  • General Atlantic and General Information Services, a portfolio company of General Atlantic, in GIS’s acquisition of HireRight.
  • The Getty family in its buyout of The Carlyle Group’s interests in Getty Images Inc.
  • ILG in its approximately $4.6 billion sale to Marriott Vacations Worldwide.
  • Inspire Brands, Inc., an affiliate of Roark Capital Group, in its $11.3 billion acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins.
  • Kate Spade & Company in its $2.4 billion acquisition by Coach, Inc.
  • Kohlberg & Company, LLC in its acquisition of:
    • a majority stake in PCI Pharma Services from Partners Group alongside Mubadala Investment Company; and
    • Interstate Hotels & Resorts from Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang International Hotels.
  • KPS Capital Partners, LP in its:
    • $1.8 billion acquisition of Howden from Colfax Corporation;
    • acquisition of DexKo Global Inc. and its affiliates; and
    • acquisition of TaylorMade Golf Company from adidas AG.
  • The Kraft Heinz Company in the pending $3.2 billion sale of its natural, grated, cultured and specialty cheese businesses to Groupe Lactalis.
  • Mitel Networks Corporation in:
    • the acquisition of its mobile division by the parent company of Xura, Inc. for
      $350 million in cash, a $35 million promissory note and an equity interest in Sierra Private Investments, which upon closing will become the parent company of the mobile division and Xura; and
    • its $560 million acquisition of Mavenir Systems, Inc.
  • Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. in its approximately $2.4 billion acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • PMHC II, Inc., the parent company of Prince International Corporation and a portfolio company of funds affiliated with Palladium Equity Partners, LLC, in its $193 million acquisition of the Erachem Manganese Chemicals business of ERAMET Group.
  • Score Media & Gaming, Inc. in its $2 billion sale to Penn National Gaming, Inc.
  • Spectrum Brands Holdings in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Armored AutoGroup Parent, Inc., consisting primarily of the Armor All and STP brands, as well as several other lines of products in the automotive care and accessories business, from Avista Capital Partners.
  • TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. in its acquisition of J.Jill from Arcapita and Golden Gate Capital.
  • Virtu Financial, Inc. in its approximately $1.4 billion acquisition of KCG Holdings, Inc. and in the related $750 million investment in Virtu by North Island, GIC, Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Temasek.
  • WME IMG, LLC (n/k/a Endeavor), a global entertainment and media agency, in:
    • the merger of Learfield with IMG College, a subsidiary of WME IMG. Silver Lake, a strategic partner and long-term investor in WME IMG, acquired a minority stake in the combined business through a new capital deployment; and
    • its acquisition of Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  • The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Alliance Tire Group, a portfolio company of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

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