Experience

    • Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services in its buyout of Harsco Corporation’s 26% interest in Brand, a leading single-source provider of specialized industrial services to the worldwide energy and infrastructure sectors.
    • Allergan in its $639 million acquisition of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotechnology company.
    • Evercore Group as financial advisor to EMC Corporation in its $67 billion sale to Dell.
    • American Coastal Insurance Company and its parent, RDX Holding Corp., in its merger with United Insurance Holdings Corp.
    • Hertz in the spinoff of its equipment rental business as an independent public company.
    • Nestlé Skin Health in its acquisition of Guthy Renker’s worldwide Proactiv business, the world’s leading non-prescription acne brand.
    • Evercore Group as financial advisor to DuPont in its $130 billion merger with The Dow Chemical Company.
    • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
    • Discovery Communications in its $195 million investment in Lions Gate Entertainment.
    • Activision Blizzard in its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital Entertainment.
    • J.C. Flowers and Ascensus in the sale of Ascensus to Genstar Capital and Aquiline Capital Partners.
    • Lannett Inc. in its acquisition for $1.23 billion in cash, plus additional contingent consideration, of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. specialty generic pharmaceuticals subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB.
    • Providence Equity Partners and SRA in the merger of SRA with the government services unit of CSC, creating the largest pure-play IT services provider serving the U.S. government sector.
    • Alliance Laundry Systems, an Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan portfolio company, in the sale of majority interest to BDT Capital Partners.
    • Exor S.p.A. as insurance M&A counsel in its contested $6.9 billion acquisition of PartnerRe, a Bermuda-based reinsurance company.
    • Roofing Supply Group, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its $1.1 billion sale to Beacon Roofing Supply.
    • Univar in its $885 million initial public offering and concurrent private placement of $350 million of shares to Temasek and the additional purchase of 5 million shares of Univar common stock from selling stockholders by Temasek.
    • AXA in its agreement with SulAmérica S.A. to acquire 100% of its Large Industrial and Commercial risks insurance business in Brazil.
    • J.C. Flowers in its acquisition of AmeriLife Group.
    • Actavis in the sale of its branded respiratory business in the U.S. and Canada to AstraZeneca for $600 million, and an additional payment of $100 million in connection with certain other agreements.
    • Catlin Group Limited in its sale to XL Group plc. for approximately £2.79 billion. The combined business is expected to have a leading presence in the global specialty insurance and reinsurance markets.
    • Toyota in its collaboration with Air Liquide to develop and supply 12 state-of-the-art hydrogen stations in five states in the northeast in connection with Toyota's rollout of new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Mirai.
    • Prudential Financial in its acquisition of a 40 percent interest in Administradora de Fondos de Pensiones Habitat S.A., a leading provider of retirement services in Chile, for a total purchase price of approximately $550 million.
    • Actavis in its acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Durata Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for patients with infectious diseases and acute illnesses, for $675 million plus contingent value rights.
    • Nestlé in its $1.4 billion acquisition of the aesthetic dermatology business of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, in connection with Valeant’s pending $53 billion unsolicited offer for Allergan.
    • Forest Laboratories in its acquisition of Aptalis, a privately-held U.S.-based specialty Gastrointestinal and Cystic Fibrosis company, for $2.9 billion in cash from TPG.
    • Goldman Sachs and Global Atlantic in the separation of Goldman Sachs’ insurance and reinsurance businesses from Goldman Sachs.
    • AXA in its acquisition of 51% of Mercantil Colpatria’s insurance operations in Colombia for COP 672 billion.
    • Tower Group in tax matters relating to its investment in Canopius Group.
    • Crump Group in the sale of its life insurance and property casualty insurance divisions to BB&T.
    • Highland Capital Management in its sale of Communications Corporation of America and White Knight Broadcasting to Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Mission Broadcasting.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty Images.
    • Mitsui & Co. Ltd. in a variety of financing transactions.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of Roofing Supply Group, a distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials.
    • AmBev in its acquisition of Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana.
    • Mitsui in its $6.75 billion bridge loan to Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (“CODELCO”) to finance CODELCO’s potential acquisition of up to a 49% interest in Anglo American Sur S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Anglo American plc, and in its agreement with CODELCO to provide Mitsui the right to settle a portion of the bridge loan with an indirect 50% interest in the Anglo Sur equity acquired by CODELCO.
    • Prudential Financial in its sale of Afore XXI, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican private pension manager, to Banorte.
    • Providence Equity Partners in its $1.9 billion going private acquisition of SRA International, a provider of technology and strategic consulting services.
    • General Electric in the repurchase of Vivendi’s stock of NBC Universal for $5.8 billion along with advice to NBC Universal on certain corporate matters related to the formation of the NBC Universal - Comcast joint venture valued at $37.5 billion.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a 42.5% stake in Univar, a global distributor of commodity and specialty chemicals, in a sponsored recapitalization transaction valuing Univar at $4.2 billion.
    • Pernod Ricard in its €5.6 billion acquisition of the Vin & Sprit Group, makers of Absolut vodka, from the Kingdom of Sweden.
    • Prudential Financial in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Japan-based AIG Star Life Insurance and AIG Edison Life Insurance from American International Group.
    • Sithe Global Power in a strategic partnership with subsidiaries of Chubu Electric Power Company, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation including the sale of an aggregate 50% interest in Goreway station, an 875MW combined cycle power generating facility located near Toronto.
    • Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, a leading transdermal patch manufacturer listed on the Tokyo stock exchange, in its $428 million acquisition of NASDAQ-listed Noven Pharmaceuticals via an all-cash tender offer.
    • Culligan in the sale of its vended water business owned and operated by Culligan Store Solutions, LLC, to Primo Water Corporation.
    • Tower Group in its acquisition of Specialty Underwriters’ Alliance.
    • Pernod Ricard in its $575 million sale of the Wild Turkey business to Gruppo Campari.
    • The special committee of Tower Group’s board of directors in Tower’s $530 million acquisition of CastlePoint Holdings.
    • Providence Equity Partners and its portfolio company U.S. Investigations Services in USIS’ merger with HireRight.
    • EDO Corporation in its $1.7 billion acquisition by ITT Corporation.
    • Domtar in its $6 billion combination with Weyerhaeuser's fine paper business in a "reverse Morris Trust" transaction; at the time of the transaction, the new Domtar became the largest manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, The Carlyle Group and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, in their $15 billion acquisition of Hertz from Ford.
    • Pernod Ricard in its $2.43 billion sale of Dunkin’ Brands, which includes Baskin Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts and Togo’s Eatery, to a consortium consisting of Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
    • CBS in its formation of The CW, a new television network.
    • Verizon Communications in its acquisition of MCI, a transaction with an equity value of $8.5 billion.
    • NBC and General Electric in their acquisition of Vivendi Universal Entertainment, resulting in the formation of NBC Universal, a $45 billion entertainment company.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $610 million acquisition and financing of Culligan International and its $300 million sale of Jafra Cosmetics International.
    • Mitsui on a wide variety of U.S. and international M&A matters.

Education

  • New York University, 1990, LL.M.
  • University of Chicago Law School, 1983, J.D.
  • Princeton University, 1979, A.B.

Languages

  • English
  • German