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Louis Goldberg

Louis Goldberg

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Goldberg is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He advises major industrial and financial services companies on their most significant public or private mergers and acquisitions transactions and board level matters. His practice also encompasses a full spectrum of corporate, strategic, defensive and crisis assignments ranging from advising on activist situations and unsolicited bids, special committee assignments,board investigations and governance advice, to spinoffs, private equity investments and representing consortia in FinTech and other sectors.

Work Highlights

Mr. Goldberg’s client representations include AgroAmerica, Amdocs, Citigroup, ExxonMobil, Heineken, IHS Markit, Morgan Stanley and Syngenta AG. 

Deal Highlights

  • Markit on its all-share merger of equals with IHS valued at more than $13 billion
  • Syngenta in its:
    • $43 billion pending acquisition by ChemChina in the largest transaction by a Chinese company outside China
    • successful defense against an unsolicited bid by Monsanto
  • Citigroup on a series of strategic transactions, including its:
    • $4.25 billion sale of OneMain to Springleaf through a dual-track M&A and IPO process
    • $306 billion loss protection guarantee program with the U.S. government
    • $52 billion capital realignment and its exit from its TARP U.S. government financial assistance
  • CVS in its:
    • Contested acquisitions of Caremark and Longs Drugs
    • Acquisition of the Medicare Part D business of Universal American
    • Acquisitions of Eckerd and Albertson's
  • Exxon in its acquisitions of Mobil and XTO Energy
  • J.P. Morgan in its merger with Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Morgan Stanley on its:
    • Sale of its Global Oil Commodities business
    • Sale of TransMontaigne
    • $1.5 billion disposition of its Van Kampen investment management business
    • FrontPoint spinoff
  • ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup on their investment in Digital Asset Holdings, a technology startup company led by former JPMorgan Chase executive Blythe Masters, in a funding round exceeding $50 million with 10 other leading international financial institutions
  • Extensive experience in transactions involving forming, buying, selling or divesting “alternatives” asset managers, including several recent transactions in response to the Volcker Rule

Recognition

Mr. Goldberg is recognized as a leader in the legal industry:

He is consistently recognized as a leading M&A lawyer in various industry publications:

  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers USA
  • IFLR1000
  • Expert Guide to Banking, Finance and Transactional Law (Mergers and Acquisitions)

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Partner, 1997-present
  • Associate, 1989-1997
Louis Goldberg is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Art of Deal Structuring - Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Thursday, March 09, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Art of Deal Structuring - The Art of Deal Structuring, Thursday, March 09, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The Art of Deal Structuring - The Art of Deal Structuring, Thursday, March 09, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Art of Deal Structuring - The Art of Deal Structuring, Thursday, March 09, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Doing Deals 2017: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Boston, MA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Nashville, TN
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Doing Deals 2018: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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