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Schulte Roth & Zabel expands M&A practice

Law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ) has appointed Jeremy R Saks as special counsel in the firm’s New York office.

He will focus his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and corporate governance.
Saks, who joins the firm from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, has experience representing clients in connection with a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, tender offers, spin-offs, carve-outs, PIPEs, preferred stock and warrant offerings, dividends and dividend recaps. He has also advised private equity clients in their ongoing relationships with portfolio companies from acquisition through exit, and he has counselled both public and private companies on general corporate governance matters and best practices.
SRZ partners Stuart D Freedman and Marc Weingarten serve as co-chairs of the firm’s business transactions group.
“We are pleased to have Jeremy join our group. He brings a wealth of knowledge, having worked on a wide range of deals while navigating complex regulatory issues,” says Freedman, who is currently leading a cross-disciplinary team of SRZ attorneys in advising Albertsons and an investor group led by Cerberus Capital Management in the USD9 billion acquisition of Safeway, the largest leveraged buyout since the 2008 financial crisis.
Other high-profile M&A matters handled by the firm include its representation of: Marlin Equity Partners in its USD891 million acquisition of Tellabs; Aeroflex Holding Corp. in its sale to Cobham plc for USD1.46 billion; Liberty Hall Capital Partners in its acquisitions of McCann Aeropsace Machining and Precise Machining & Manufacturing; and The SI Organization and The Veritas Capital Fund IV in the acquisition of QinetiQ Group’s US services division.
“I am excited to join Schulte Roth & Zabel, a firm known for its strength in strategically guiding its clients in high-stakes M&A matters,” says Saks.
Before he began practicing law, Saks served as an aide for former Congressman Richard Gephardt and current Congressman Peter Visclosky.

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