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David C. Ingles

David C. Ingles

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA

David Ingles serves as co-head of Skadden’s Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Ingles has a diverse corporate practice representing clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate finance transactions and general corporate matters involving financial institutions. He has advised public and private financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, joint ventures, spin-offs, equity and debt offerings, and other complex corporate transactions. Mr. Ingles also regularly advises private equity firms and others seeking to invest in financial institutions.

Mr. Ingles has represented clients in a wide variety of financial institutions M&A and corporate financing transactions, including:

  • Springleaf Holdings, Inc. in its $4.25 billion acquisition of OneMain Financial, Inc.;
  • Deutsche Bank AG in its $1.7 billion sale of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a hotel and casino, to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, L.P.;
  • investment funds affiliated with WL Ross & Co. LLC and the other selling shareholders in the $233 million initial public offering of Class A common stock of Talmer Bancorp, Inc.;
  • BNP Paribas in the sale of its oil and gas reserve-based lending business in the U.S. and Canada to Wells Fargo;
  • The Blackstone Group in its:
    • acquisition of Lendmark Financial Services Inc., a consumer lending business, from BB&T Corporation, a financial holding company; and
    • $277 million acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Exeter Finance;
  • WL Ross & Co. LLC and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. as lead investors in a $177 million equity capital raise by Cascade Bancorp;
  • WL Ross & Co. LLC in connection with numerous transactions, including:
    • a $50 million equity investment in Amalgamated Bank;
    • as lead investor in a $100 million equity capital raise by Sun Bancorp, Inc.; and
    • as lead investor in a $200 million common equity private placement by First Michigan Bancorp, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the banking operations of CF Bancorp from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as receiver;
  • a consortium consisting of WL Ross & Co. LLC, The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Centerbridge Capital Partners, other investors and a management team led by John Kanas, in their $900 million acquisition of the banking operations of BankUnited, FSB in an auction by the FDIC, as receiver. This deal was named “Private Equity Deal of the Year” 2009 by International Financial Law Review;
  • Ford Financial Fund, L.P. in its $500 million acquisition of a 91 percent equity stake in Pacific Capital Bancorp;
  • American Express Company in the $1.1 billion sale of its global private banking and correspondent banking businesses to Standard Chartered PLC;
  • The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. in its $1.2 billion merger with JPMorgan Chase & Co.;
  • PNBK Holdings LLC, an entity controlled by Mr. Michael Carrazza, in connection with its acquisition of a controlling stake in Patriot National Bancorp, Inc.;
  • The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, Bermuda’s largest independent bank, in:
    • a $550 million equity investment by funds affiliated with The Carlyle Group, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and other institutional investors; and
    • its exempt offering of $200 million of noncumulative perpetual limited voting preference shares, which were guaranteed by the government of Bermuda;
  • Lone Star Funds in its $1.5 billion acquisition of the home lending business of CIT Group Inc.;
  • Employers Holdings, Inc. in its conversion from a mutual insurance holding company to a stock corporation and its related $523 million initial public offering, and its $194 million acquisition of AmCOMP Incorporated;
  • Refco Inc. and its subsidiaries in the $323 million sale of Refco’s global regulated futures brokerage business to Man Financial, Inc. in a bankruptcy auction;
  • Cendant Corporation in the spin-off of its mortgage and fleet management subsidiary, PHH Corporation, and the formation of PHH Home Loans, LLC, its mortgage services joint venture with PHH Mortgage Corporation;
  • North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. in numerous transactions, including its $726 million acquisition of The Trust Company of New Jersey; its $1.9 billion unsolicited exchange offer to acquire Dime Bancorp, Inc. and related proxy contest and takeover litigation; its $570 million acquisition of JSB Financial, Inc.; and its $352 million acquisition of Reliance Bancorp; and
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in connection with its provision of $1 billion of first-loss credit protection and up to an additional $1.1 billion of second-loss credit protection to certain affiliates of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in connection with Goldman’s establishment of certain lending operations.

Mr. Ingles regularly represents major investment banking firms as financial advisors on financial institutions M&A transactions. He also advises clients in connection with public disclosure and reporting, corporate governance and compliance matters, takeover preparedness and various other general corporate matters.

Bar Admissions

New York


J.D., New York University School of Law, 1993

B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans, 1988 (cum laude)


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