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Oliver J. Board

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New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0703

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Oliver J. Board is counsel in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He focuses his practice on mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. Oliver regularly advises on a wide variety of matters, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, domestic and international transactions, spin-offs and carve-outs, joint ventures and private equity transactions. His experience includes advising public companies on activist defense, proxy contests and other corporate governance matters.


Oliver’s representations include advising:

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals in its $39 billion sale to AstraZeneca
  • Celgene in its $89.5 billion sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cengage Learning in its merger of equals with McGraw-Hill Education
  • Convergys in its $2.8 billion sale to SYNNEX
  • Danone S.A. in its $12.5 billion acquisition of The WhiteWave Foods Company
  • Edgewell Personal Care in its $122.5 million sale of its infant and pet care business to Le Holding Angelcare
  • eNett in its sale to WEX, from parent company Travelport
  • FMC in its acquisition of DuPont’s Crop Protection business in exchange for FMC’s Health and Nutrition business and $1.2 billion in cash
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management in the merger of Goldman Sachs BDC and Goldman Sachs Middle Market Lending
  • Kansas City Southern in its proposed $29 billion sale to Canadian Pacific
  • Kellogg in its $1.3 billion sale of its cookies, fruit and fruit-flavored snacks, pie crusts and ice cream cones businesses to Ferrero International S.A.
  • Medivation in its $14.6 billion sale to Pfizer
  • SEAKR Engineering in its pending sale to Raytheon Technologies
  • Translate Bio in its $3.2 billion sale to Sanofi
  • Whole Foods Market in its $13.7 billion sale to
  • WH Smith plc in its $198 million acquisition of InMotion Entertainment Holdings
  • XO Group in its $933 million merger with WeddingWire

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