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Andrew W. Ment

Andrew W. Ment

Covington & Burling LLP

New York, NY, USA


Andrew Ment’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.  Mr. Ment’s M&A experience includes public and private acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buy-outs, “going private” transactions and joint ventures.  Mr. Ment also practices in the area of corporate finance, where his experience includes syndicated lending, royalty sales & financings, registered offerings, and private placements.

Representative Matters

  • Forest Laboratories, Inc. in its up to $1.4 billion acquisition of Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., its $1.2 billion acquisition of Clinical Data, Inc. and its $357 million acquisition of the U.S. patents and other US and Canadian intellectual property related to Bystolic®.
  • eScreen, Inc. in its sale to Alere, Inc. for $270 million upfront and up to $70 million in contingent payments.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in its acquisition of Amira Pharmaceuticals for $325 million upfront and up to $150 million in contingent payments.
  • Procter & Gamble in the $3.1 billion sale of its pharmaceuticals business to Warner-Chilcott.
  • Snow Phipps Group in its acquisition of Service Champ, Inc. and in its acquisition of Acentia (formerly ITSolutions) and multiple follow-on acquisitions by the Acentia portfolio company.
  • Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. in its $2.3 billion merger into Evraz Group S.A.
  • Abbott Laboratories in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Kerr-McGee Corporation in its $18 billion merger into Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

Previous Experience
Economic Consulting Services Inc., Staff Economist (1993-1995)

Honors and Rankings
Legal 500 US, Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A (2013-2014)

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