Kevin Rinker is Co-Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He is also Co-Chair of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Group and a leader ...
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- Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition of TARIS, a biotechnology company specializing in the development of a novel drug delivery technology for the treatment of cancer.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $205 million acquisition of Cynosure from Hologic.
- HCA Healthcare in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Mission Health, a nonprofit North Carolina health system.
- Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition of Zarbee's Naturals, a leader in naturally-based healthcare products.
- The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of MedRisk, a leading provider of tech-enabled services to payors, TPAs and providers in the workers’ compensation space.
- Envision Healthcare in its $15 billion merger with AMSURG, creating one of the largest U.S. providers of specialty physicians and hospital-related services.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Impact Fitness, a franchisee of Planet Fitness and formerly a Bain Capital portfolio company.
- Johnson & Johnson in its global co-development and commercialization agreement with Theravance Biopharma, relating to various compounds being developed for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
- NJRetina in its sale of a 60% stake to Quad-C Management.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the acquisition of Carestream Dental, an industry-leading provider of dental digital product lines and services, from Carestream Health/Onex.
- Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition from AstraZeneca of the global rights outside of the U.S. to Rhinocort Aqua, a line of nasal sprays used to treat allergies.
- Nestlé in its $1.4 billion acquisition of the aesthetic dermatology business of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Manna Pro, a leading producer of nutritional supplements and other animal products, from The Carlyle Group.
- Johnson & Johnson in its purchase of an exclusive option to acquire Bird Rock Bio, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative immuno-inflammatory regulators that can be used in the treatment of liver disease.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in the formation of Agilon Health, a new healthcare technology and services platform, through the acquisition and merging of Primary Provider Management and Cyber-Pro Systems.
- AssuraMed in its $2 billion sale to Cardinal Health.
- Johnson & Johnson in the sale to SK Capital Partners of its global narcotics business, one of the world's leading producers of opiates.
- Envision Healthcare in its $620 million acquisition of Rural/Metro Corporation, the second largest provider of ambulatory services in the U.S.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, a leading global manufacturer of medical products.
- Nestlé Skin Health in its $1 billion acquisition of Guthy Renker’s worldwide Proactiv business, the world’s leading non-prescription acne brand.
- Johnson & Johnson in the sale of its worldwide intimate health business to Reckitt Benckiser, a UK-based consumer goods company.
- PharMEDium, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company and the leading national provider of outsourced compounded sterile preparations to acute care hospitals in the United States, in its $2.6 billion sale to AmerisourceBergen.
- Nestlé in its agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals to restructure certain North American licensing arrangements in connection with Valeant's $2.6 billion acquisition of Galderma's long-time partner Medicis Pharmaceutical.
- 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.
- Galderma in various licensing and development arrangements, including its agreement with NovaBay Pharmaceuticals to develop and commercialize NovaBay's novel Aganocide drugs for major dermatological conditions, and its agreement with ZARS Pharma relating to the worldwide promotion and distribution of a topical anesthetic cream, Pliaglis.
- Johnson & Johnson in its acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in Vania Expansion, S.N.C. and Laboratoires Polive S.N.C. from Georgia-Pacific Corporation.
- Galderma as the stalking horse in a Section 363 sale by Graceway Pharmaceuticals.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
- American Express in its acquisition of Resy, a leading digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.
- Warner Music Group in its $765 million acquisition from Universal Music Group of Parlophone Label Group, a record label famous for signing the Beatles in the early ‘60s and later representing artists ranging from David Bowie to Queen to Coldplay.
- Providence Equity Partners in its acquisition from General Motors and Ford of a majority stake in OEConnection, the established market leader in cloud-based technology solutions that facilitate the efficient location, sale, distribution and dynamic pricing of automotive parts.
- Dell in its proposed, and later terminated, $1.5 billion acquisition of 3PAR, a global data-storage provider.
- 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.
- The Dolan family in its $22 billion effort to take Cablevision private.
- LivingSocial in its acquisition of Ticket Monster, the leading social commerce website in South Korea.
- Viewdle, a facial recognition technology provider, in its sale to Motorola Mobility, a division of Google.
- General Electric and NBC in their acquisition of Vivendi Universal Entertainment and formation of NBC Universal, a $43 billion broadcast, cable, studio, film and diversified entertainment company owned 20% by Vivendi and 80% by General Electric.
- NBC Universal in its $3.4 billion purchase of common and preferred interests of Vivendi Universal Entertainment LLP from IAC/InterActiveCorp., resulting in VUE being wholly owned by NBC.
- Providence Equity Partners and Altegrity in the $520 million sale of Explore Information Services, a provider of database insurance technologies and e-government applications, to NYSE-listed Solera Holdings.
- Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its $900 million acquisition, together with Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners, of Worldspan from Travel Transaction Processing, a business owned by Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines and American Airlines.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of CoAdvantage, a leading Professional Employer Organization, and later sale to Aquiline Capital.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Creative Circle, one of North America’s largest independent staffing firms specializing in advertising, creative and marketing talent, and later sale to NYSE-listed On Assignment for a mix of stock and cash consideration.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of EmployBridge, a provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services, and later sale to Select Staffing, an Anchorage Capital backed competitor.
- Providence Equity Partners in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Altegrity (formerly known as US Investigations Services), a leading provider of information, security and risk management services.
- Providence Equity Partners and Altegrity in the acquisition of HireRight, a NASDAQ-listed company that provides employee screening and other information services.
- Altegrity, a global, diversified risk and information services company, together with its operating businesses Kroll, HireRight and USIS, in their pre-negotiated Chapter 11 proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, in which they successfully restructured more than $1.8 billion in funded indebtedness.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BrandSafway in the over $6 billion sale of BrandSafway to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and CD&R Fund X.
- Access Industries, as part of a consortium with Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings, in its $7.2 billion acquisition of the oil and gas exploration and production assets of El Paso, which were sold in connection with Kinder Morgan's $38 billion acquisition of El Paso.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services in the merger of Brand Energy and Safway Group, forming the leading global industrial service business with over $5 billion in revenue.
- 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.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of up to a 49% stake in NYSE-listed CHC Group, the world's largest commercial helicopter operator with an enterprise value of $1.9 billion.
- Morgan Stanley and Greenhill Partners, as financial advisors to International Flavors and Fragrances, in its $45 billion Reverse Morris Trust merger with DuPont de Nemours.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $2.5 billion acquisition of HD Supply’s Waterworks Division, the largest distributor of waterworks products in the U.S.
- Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Electrical Components International, the world’s leading manufacturer of wire harnesses, control boxes and value-added assembly services, from KPS Capital Partners.
- Cerberus Capital Management in its acquisition of Cyanco International, the largest global producer of sodium cyanide.
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.5 billion acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Wilsonart International Holdings, the decorative surfaces unit of Illinois Tool Works.
- Cornell Capital as a lead investor in the $2.05 billion acquisition of Talcott Resolution, The Hartford’s run-off life and annuity businesses.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Access Cash, a Canadian independent service organization that manages the country’s second largest network of automated teller machines.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its sale of Learning Care Group, a leading provider of early education and child care services, to American Securities.
- Georgetown University Law Center, 1999, J.D.
- Tufts University, 1994, B.A.