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Jim Woolery

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Co-Head of North America M&A, Investment Banking Division
New York, NY, USA

Jim Woolery is Co-Head of JPMorgan’s Mergers & Acquisitions group in North America. Mr. Woolery has been involved with some of the most important M&A transactions in recent history, including a range of friendly, hostile, activist-defense, and corporate governance reviews takenup by public company boards. From 1994 to 2010, Mr. Woolery was a Senior Partner and Chairman of Business Development at Cravath, Swaine& Moore.

Notable recent transaction include:
  • AT&T on its proposed acquisition of TMobilefrom Deutsche Telekom
  • The Board of Massey Energy in the Company’s proposed acquisition by Alpha Natural Coal
  • The Special Committee of J.Crewin its proposed acquisition by TPG and Leonard Green & Partners
  • Air Products in its public tender offer and proxy fight for Airgas
  • Universal Health in its deal for Psychiatric Solutions
  • Affiliated Computer Services in its acquisition by Xerox
  • The Board of Directors of National City in the company’s acquisition by PNC
  • TXU in the largest LBO in history, completed by KKR and TPG
  • Manor Care in its LBO by The Carlyle Group
  • The Container Store in its deal with Leonard Green & Partners
  • Michaels Stores in its LBO by Bain and Blackstone
  • Crown Castle in its merger with Global Signal
  • IBM in the sale of its PC business to Lenovo
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers n the sale of its consulting business to IBM
  • Sumitomo and the Bishop Estate in the IPO of Goldman Sachs
  • UNUM in its merger with Provident
  • CBS in its merger with Viacom

Mr. Woolery has been nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading M&A advisors, including by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Dallas Morning News.

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