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Sarkis Jebejian

Sarkis Jebejian

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

New York, NY, USA


Sarkis Jebejian is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s New York office and focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, governance and shareholder activism. Sarkis’s clients include Accenture, Bain Capital, Infineon Technologies, Lazard, Moelis & Co., Nexstar Media, Spectrum Brands, Vista Equity Partners and WellCare Health Plans.

Sarkis has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions. From 2013 to 2018, Chambers USA recognized him as among the best lawyers in the country for Corporate/M&A and he was highlighted by clients for being “very responsive and thoughtful,” while Chambers Global mentioned he is “always offering a practical approach to solving problems, and has excellent domain experience.” He was chosen by Law360 as a 2017 MVP for being “at the forefront of some of the biggest transactions in the past year.” He was also recognized in the 2009-2010 and 2013-2018 editions of The Legal 500 U.S.

Sarkis is a member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary of Carnegie Hall, which is dedicated to presenting extraordinary music to the widest possible audience with performances, educational programs and the cultivation of new artists.

Representative Matters

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Spectrum Brands in connection with the $10 billion merger of Spectrum Brands and HRG Group
  • WellCare Health Plans in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Meridian Health Plans
  • Equity One in its $15.6 billion stock-for-stock merger with Regency Centers Corporation, creating the preeminent shopping center REIT in the U.S.
  • Nexstar Broadcasting Group in connection with its $4.6 billion acquisition of Media General, ending a six-month public takeover battle during which Nexstar jumped Media General’s previously announced transaction with Meredith Corp.
  • Strayer Education in its $1.9 billion merger of equals with Capella Education Company, creating a national leader in education innovation
  • Accenture in fifteen transactions since 2013
  • Talen Energy in its evaluation and rejection of an unsolicited $11 per share proposal from 35% shareholder Riverstone Holdings in a process that resulted in the $5.2 billion sale of Talen at a substantially increased price of $14 per share
  • Vista Equity Partners in seven transactions since 2013
Sarkis Jebejian is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2017) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
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, Boston, MA
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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