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ProfessionalsRachael G. Coffey

Rachael G. Coffey

Tel: +1-212-373-3982
Fax: +1-646-390-6576

New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-646-390-6576

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A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Rachael G. Coffey focuses her practice on advising public and private companies as well as private equity clients on a broad range of M&A transactions, activist defense and other significant corporate matters. Rachael’s extensive experience also includes representing boards of directors and special committees in contested situations.


Rachael’s representative matters include advising:

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Barnes & Noble in the activist campaign by Sandell Asset Management and in its sale to an affiliate of Elliott Management
  • BHP Billiton in the activist campaign by Elliott Management
  • Cameron International in its sale to Schlumberger
  • Chevron in its proposed acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum
  • CSRA in its sale to General Dynamics
  • Focus Brands, a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, in its acquisition of Jamba Juice
  • Honeywell International in the spin-off of its Turbochargers business into Garrett Motion
  • Inspire Brands, a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, in its acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins
  • The special committee of the Invitation Homes board of directors in its merger of equals with Starwood Waypoint Homes
  • JACK Entertainment in the sale of Greektown Casino-Hotel to Penn National Gaming and VICI Properties; the sale of JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino to VICI Properties; the sale of JACK Cincinnati Casino to Hard Rock International; and the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs
  • Kraft Heinz in the pending sale of its natural, grated, cultured and specialty cheese businesses to Groupe Lactalis
  • Midstates Petroleum in its proposed merger with SandRidge Energy
  • Nuance Communications in its sale to Microsoft
  • Oakwood Homes in its sale to Clayton Properties Group
  • The special committee of the Perry Ellis International board of directors in its sale to company founder and director George Feldenkreis
  • Perspecta in its sale to Peraton and Veritas Capital
  • Rocket Companies (the parent company of Quicken Loans) in its initial public offering
  • Smith & Nephew in its acquisition of Osiris Therapeutics
  • Trane Technologies in the Reverse Morris Trust spin-off and merger of its industrial business with Gardner Denver Holdings
  • Virtu Financial in its acquisition of KCG Holdings and in a related investment in Virtu made by North Island, GIC, PSP Investments and Temasek
  • Xerox in its separation into two independent publicly traded companies 

The Deal has recognized Rachael as one of its “Top Women in Dealmaking” (2021) and profiled her as a “Rising Star” (2020) among M&A lawyers.

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