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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 other general corporate counseling, including in response to shareholder activism.

Sarkis has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions. From 2013 to 2017, Chambers USA recognized him as among the best lawyers in the country for Corporate/M&A and he was highlighted by clients for “always offering a practical approach to solving problems, and has excellent domain experience” and Chambers Global mentioned his “nuanced and practical” advice. He was also recognized in the 2009-2010 and 2013-2017 editions of The Legal 500 U.S.

Sarkis is a member of the board of trustees 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

  • 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.
  • Corning Inc. in the unwinding of its 73-year-old Dow Corning joint venture with Dow Chemical Co. in exchange for $4.8 billion in cash and other businesses in a substantially tax-free transaction
  • Talen Energy and its Board in its evaluation, initial rejection and subsequent negotiation of the initial $11 per share unsolicited acquisition proposal from 35% stockholder Riverstone Holdings, as well as consideration of other strategic alternatives, in a process that resulted in the $5.2 billion sale of Talen to Riverstone at a substantially increased price of $14 per share
  • Accenture in fourteen transactions since 2013
  • IGATE Corporation in its $4.0 billion sale to Capgemini S.A.
  • Infineon Technologies AG in its $3.0 billion acquisition of International Rectifier Corporation
  • WellCare Health Plans in its $800 million acquisition of Universal American Corp.
  • Vista Equity Partners in six transactions since 2013
Sarkis Jebejian is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2016
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2016) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2016, Friday, October 14, 2016
Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2017) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, October 05, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, October 05, 2018, New York, NY
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