Recognized as a “Rising Star in M&A” by IFLR1000 in 2018 and named a winner of M&A Advisor’s “Emerging Leader Award” in 2016, Scott Crofton is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He advises both public and private companies, boards of directors and special committees on noteworthy domestic and cross-border transactions, alliances and joint ventures, and special situations and structures, including a variety of deferred consideration structures.

Mr. Crofton has recently advised on a broad range of complex M&A transactions, including advising Harris Corporation in its $35 billion pending merger of equals with L3 Technologies, The Weir Group in its $1.3 billion acquisition of ESCO, Apple Tree Partners in Syntimmune’s acquisition by Alexion Pharmaceuticals for up to $1.2 billion, Genesis Robotics in its strategic controlling investment from Koch Chemical Technology Group, United Rentals in its $1.3 billion topping bid for Neff and Navistar International in its strategic alliance with TRATON AG (f/k/a Volkswagen Truck & Bus).


Columbia Law School, J.D. 2006
University of Richmond, B.A. 2002


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