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Patrick S. Brown

Patrick S. Brown

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Patrick Brown is a partner in the Firm’s General Practice Group. His broad-based practice covers public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions; public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings (representing both issuers and underwriters); and general corporate, corporate governance and securities advice to numerous clients. He represents clients in diverse industries including financial institutions, technology, alternative investment management, real estate, healthcare and more. Recent transactions include:

M&A/Private Equity Transactions

  • Castle Creek Capital as lead investor in the recapitalization of Intermountain Community Bancorp, the holding company of Panhandle State Bank
  • Chiron Corporation in its acquisition by Novartis AG; its acquisitions of PowderJect Pharmaceuticals plc, Matrix Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Pathogenesis Corporation; and its disposition of its diagnostics business to Bayer A.G.
  • Colony Capital in its acquisition of a 24.9% stake in First Republic Bank from Bank of America, N.A.
  • HCP, Inc. in its acquisition of CNL Retirement Properties, Inc.
  • Hilton Hotels in its acquisition by funds managed by Blackstone
  • SK hynix Inc. in its acquisition of Link-A-Media Devices Corporation; its joint development agreement with Toshiba Corp; its strategic alliance with ProMOS Technologies Inc.; its joint venture with STMicroelectronics N.V.; and its disposition of its logic semiconductor business to Citigroup Venture Capital
  • j2 Global, Inc. in its acquisitions of Ziff-Davis, Inc. and Protus IP Solutions, Inc.
  • Lightyear Capital in its acquisition of Paradigm Acquisition Corp. from Sterling Partners
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation in its acquisition of Vintage Petroleum Corporation
  • PacWest Bancorp in its pending merger with CapitalSource and its acquisitions of Marquette Equipment Finance LLC, Business Finance Capital Corp., Community Bancorp Inc. and Foothill Independent Bancorp
  • Numerous financial advisors in a variety of public M&A matters

Capital Markets Transactions

  • Multiple debt offerings by AT&T Inc.
  • Multiple debt and preferred stock offerings by City National
  • Initial public offering of $252 million by ClubCorp Holdings, Inc.
  • Initial public offering of $450 million by Dole Food Company, Inc. together with a $300 million offering of mandatory exchangeable securities by a trust established by Dole’s principal stockholder
  • Multiple convertible and senior debt offerings by Fidelity National Financial
  • j2 Global, Inc. in connection with its $250 million 144A senior notes offering
  • Mattel, Inc. in connection with multiple debt offerings
  • Multiple debt offerings by Northrop Grumman
  • Initial public offering of $380 million by Oaktree Capital Management
  • OFS Capital Corp. in connection with its $100 million initial public offering
  • Initial public offering of $320 million by PennyMac Mortgage Invest. Trust and multiple subsequent equity and debt offerings
  • Initial public offering of $175 million by Terreno Realty Corp. and multiple subsequent common and preferred equity offerings
  • Initial public offering of $142 million by Tilly’s, Inc.
  • Zions Bancorporation in connection with multiple common and preferred equity, warrants and senior and subordinated debt offerings
  • Various other debt, equity and hybrid security financings, including offerings involving Chiron Corporation, Franklin Resources, Inc., HCP, Inc., Mission Energy Holding Company (a subsidiary of Edison International), The PMI Group, Inc., Safeco Corporation and Sunstone Hotel Investors

Recent Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America – recognized in Securities Law (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • California Super Lawyers – recognized in M&A and Securities & Corporate Finance (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • The Legal 500 - United States – recognized in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Offerings (2012, 2013)

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