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Richard M. Casavechia

Richard M. Casavechia

Barclays Investment Bank
Managing Director & Head of M&A Structuring
New York, NY, USA


Richard Casavechia is Managing Director and Head of M&A Structuring at Barclays. Mr. Casavechia regularly advises on all types of complex acquisition and disposition strategies, including taxable and tax-free mergers; spin-offs, split-offs, carve-outs and spin / merge transactions; REIT conversions and spin-offs; tax-efficient IPOs; joint ventures and partnerships; tax-efficient share repurchases; structured transactions to hedge (or dispose of) appreciated assets without triggering tax; and cross-border M&A and financing transactions.

Mr. Casavechia is particularly active in the area of corporate separations and cross-border transactions, most recently advising on Tenneco’s acquisition of Federal-Mogul, KAR Auction Services spin-off of Insurance Auto Auctions, Aptiv’s spin-off of Delphi Technologies, NXP’s acquisition by Qualcomm, Supervalu’s sale of its Save-A-Lot business, Agrium’s combination with Potash, Mattress Firm’s sale to Steinhoff, Hertz’s spin-off of its equipment rental business, Change Healthcare’s combination with McKesson’s Technology Solutions business, HCP’s spin-off of Quality Care Properties, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller, and The Dow Chemical Company’s separation and merger of its Chlorine Business with Olin Corporation.

Prior to joining Barclays in 2014, Richard was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, primarily responsible for the M&A Structuring practice where he advised on numerous complex and innovative tax-driven transactions, including Rayonier's spin-off of Rayonier Advanced Materials, Windstream's spin-off and REIT conversion, and Penn National Gaming's spin-off of its real estate into Gaming & Leisure Properties. He also advised on Pfizer's tax-free IPO and split-off of Zoetis, Dean Foods' tax-free IPO and spin-off of WhiteWave, Time Warner's spin-off of AOL, J .M. Smucker's acquisition of Folgers from Procter & Gamble, Simon Property Group’s spin-off of Washington Prime Group, Ralcorp's acquisition of Post cereals from Kraft, and Mediacom Communications' redemption of Morris Communications in a cash-rich split-off. Mr. Casavechia was a member of the firm's Fairness Opinion Committee, and also helped coordinate transaction structuring activities for the Global Equities and Equity Derivative businesses.

Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2006, Mr. Casavechia was Global Head of M&A Tax Advisory for JP Morgan (1997-2006) and also worked as a tax attorney, most recently for Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Before entering private practice, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Casavechia earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Wesleyan University.

Richard M. Casavechia is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Variations on the Spin-off - Spin-offs 2018, Monday, February 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Variations on the Spin-off - Variations on the Spin-off, Monday, February 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Variations on the Spin-off - Variations on the Spin-off, Monday, February 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Variations on the Spin-off - Variations on the Spin-off, Monday, February 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Spin-offs 2018, Monday, February 19, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018, Chicago, IL
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Boston, MA
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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