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Richard A. Pollack

Richard A. Pollack

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

London, EC4A 1AN, GBR


Richard Pollack is Managing Partner of the Firm’s London Office and is co-head of The Firm’s Private Equity Group. Mr. Pollack has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries, as well as in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities on behalf of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. He was previously co-head of the Firm’s General Practice Group, from January 2006 to February 2012. Until his recent move to London, Mr. Pollack was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn.

Mr. Pollack’s M&A assignments include representing:
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its investment in Asurion and subsequent increases in its ownership of Asurion, its entry into and subsequent termination of its MerchCap Solutions joint venture, its joint patent licensing program for digital television and computer display monitor with Technicolor S.A. and Sony Corporation and several other pending transactions
  • Rhône Capital and its affiliated investment funds in connection with its acquisition of Zodiac Pool Holding SA, its acquisition of a 45% stake in Garda World and a further 29% stake of the parent company – becoming the majority shareholder of the parent company, its acquisition of CSM NV’s bakery supplies business, its acquisition of Ranpak Holdings Inc., its acquisition of GK Holdings Inc., its acquisition jointly with Goldman Sachs of Neovia Logistics, its acquisition and subsequent sale of Rexair Holdings, Inc., its acquisition of the Carbon Black business of Evonik Industries AG, its acquisition and subsequent sale of Arizona Chemical, its acquisition and recapitalizations of Quiksilver, their acquisition and subsequent sale of LWB, their acquisition and subsequent sale of Rexair, its acquisition and subsequent sale of Fraikin, its acquisition and subsequent sale of an interest in Coty and its acquisition and subsequent sale of Terphane, as well as Generali’s acquisition of an interest in Rhône, the formation of an asset management and joint venture with Generali, and the formation of most of Rhône’s various private equity funds
  • Reservoir Capital in connection with restructuring and sale of an interest in Intrepid; various funds affiliated with Reservoir Capital in the restructuring of C-12, the acquisition by Reservoir of an interest in C-12 from Sequoia Capital, the making of a capital commitment by Reservoir to C-12; on the formation of a new platform company focused on acquiring mobile home/manufactured housing parks; the establishment of a platform, managed by Echo Minerals, that will invest in oil and gas mineral interests and in several other pending transactions
  • BP plc in its agreement with Bridas Corporation to form a new integrated energy company, Pan American Energy Group, by combining their interests in the oil and gas producer Pan American Energy and the refiner and marketer Axion in a cash-free transaction
  • York Capital Management in connection with Credit Suisse’s acquisition of a minority interest in York

Richard A. Pollack is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Understanding Dual-Track Disposal Processes - Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Wednesday, February 07, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Understanding Dual-Track Disposal Processes - Understanding Dual-Track Disposal Processes, Wednesday, February 07, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Understanding Dual-Track Disposal Processes - Understanding Dual-Track Disposal Processes, Wednesday, February 07, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Seventeenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Friday, February 09, 2018, London
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