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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

80 PINE STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10005, USA
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London, New York, Washington DC

Helene Banks

Tel:
Work 212.701.3439
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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Position

Helene advises publicly-held and private companies in significant corporate and securities matters, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. She has represented sellers, acquirers, targets and financial institutions in M&A transactions, spin-offs, joint ventures, public offerings, private placements, bank financing and all aspects of corporate finance. Helene has extensive experience practicing in the food, beverage, entertainment, media, healthcare and insurance industries, among others. Her breadth of experience gives her a unique ability to spot and solve issues and understand all aspects of complicated transactions.

Education

Baruch College, B.B.A., 1985, summa cum laude
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1988, Fordham Law Review, Articles Editor


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is widely respected for its advice to US and international buyers, sellers, financing sources and investors on middle-market M&A and other strategic transactions; the firm also assists with M&A-related financings, including leveraged loans and high-yield debt across a variety of industries, and regularly utilizes attorneys from its antitrust, environmental, executive compensation and employee benefits, IP, real estate and tax practices. High-profile clients include 1-800-Flowers, Arch Capital Group and Trans World Entertainment. Kimberly Petillo-Décossard led advice to publicly traded Canadian company Tembec, its board and its special committee in Tembec’s sale to Rayonier Advanced Materials, a publicly traded US company. Other representative work included advising 1-800-Flowers on the sale of Fannie May Confections Brands to Ferrero International; and assisting The Empire District Electric Company with its sale to a US subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities. The team has also acted for a high-profile, global asset manager in the acquisition of a majority stake in an asset management company in Brazil and it advises Ireland's ICON, a global provider of drug development solutions and services, as general outside counsel. Chair of the firm William Hartnett acts for public and private companies and commercial and investment banking firms in a broad range of domestic and cross-border M&A; and Helene Banks has extensive experience practicing in the food, beverage, entertainment, media, healthcare and insurance industries. Other highly rated partners include John Schuster, Susanna Suh, Michael Sherman and John Papachristos; Ross Sturman is a key senior associate. All named advisers are based in New York.

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