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ProfessionalsReuven P. Garrett

Reuven  P. Garrett

Tel: +1-212-373-3767
Fax: +1-212-492-0767

Tel: +1-212-373-3767
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0767

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Partner in the Tax Department, Reuven Garrett regularly advises clients on a broad range of tax matters, including private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, financing arrangements and capital markets transactions. His practice also includes advising on the formation and operation of credit, infrastructure and hedge funds and their investments, sponsor upper-tier arrangements, and advising on asset manager M&A transactions. Reuven has advised clients on an array of complex cross-border transactions, spin-offs, tax-free reorganizations and bankruptcy and restructuring matters.


Reuven’s recent private equity transactions include representing:

  • Apollo Global Management and affiliated funds in numerous high-profile transactions, including in:
    • the $8.1 billion take-private acquisition of Univar Solutions
    • the $5 billion acquisition of Yahoo and its subsequent 30-year exclusive commercial agreement with Taboola
    • its structured equity investment in Intermodal Tank Transport
    • an $824 million portfolio financing arrangement with NextEra Energy Partners
  • Brookfield Asset Management:
    • in its $775 million acquisition of Cyxtera in connection with its chapter 11 case
    • in its acquisition of a significant minority stake in Primary Wave’s music royalties and management business, as part of a new strategic partnership valued at over $2 billion, and its additional $1.7 billion capital funding commitment
    • and Simon Property Group in their acquisition of the operating business of J.C. Penney Company, in connection with J.C. Penney’s chapter 11 case
  • General Atlantic in:
    • its acquisition of Actis
    • the $420 million initial public offering of HireRight
    • its acquisition of for an enterprise value of $8.7 billion
    • its $1.5 billion take-private acquisition of Arco Platform
  • Oak Hill Capital:
    • in its investment in American Veterinary Group
    • in its take-private acquisition of Otelco and establishment of the Future Fiber telecom platform
    • in MetroNet’s inaugural securitization and numerous lending, topco and warehouse facilities, backed by MetroNet’s fiber network and infrastructure assets and customer receivables in mature neighborhoods
  • Searchlight Capital Partners, alongside Rêv Worldwide, in their $1 billion acquisition of the consumer business of Netspend

Reuven’s other recent experience includes representing:

  • Checkers Drive-In Restaurants in a recapitalization with its lenders which reduced its long-term funded debt from approximately $300 million to $75 million. Checkers also received an additional $25 million in new debt financing commitments to fund the company's store remodeling program and other growth initiatives
  • Foresight Energy in its prearranged chapter 11 case that reduced over $1 billion of its funded indebtedness
  • Pioneer Energy Services in its prepackaged chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas 
  • Trane Technologies in the $15 billion Reverse Morris Trust spin-off and merger of its industrial business with Gardner Denver Holdings

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