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Stuart Cable

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Stuart Cable represents as outside general counsel public and private companies involved in the life sciences and technology sector. Mr. Cable also represents private equity and venture sources investing in such companies and investment banks serving such industries. He currently serves as Goodwin Procter’s chair of M&A/Corporate Finance for its Technology and Life Sciences business practices. He previously served as chair of the firm's Corporate Department, as chair of its Hiring Committee, as chair of its Incubator, and as a member of its Executive and Allocations Committees.


J.D., 1979 Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) M.B.A., 1976 Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth A.B., 1975 Dartmouth College (magna cum laude)

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‚Äėexceptionally knowledgeable group‚Äô at Goodwin¬†is variously lauded as ‚Äėa dominant player in technology transactions‚Äô, ‚Äėa leader in the REITs space‚Äô and also ‚Äėstrong in life sciences‚Äô. The firm‚Äôs issuer-side practice had a banner year, which included several flagship IPOs, and also continued to attract high-profile mandates from managers. Among the names to note, California capital markets chair Richard Kline¬†is ‚Äėa¬†powerful force in technology deals‚Äô. Kline, who splits his time between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, paired up with Boston-based James Barri¬†(‚Äėamong the best in the business‚Äô) to advise Guidewire on its $200m offering of common stock and concurrent $360m offering of convertible senior notes. In a headline IPO, a Boston-based team co-led by Stuart Cable, Arthur McGivern¬†and Sarah Ashfaq¬†assisted Rubius Therapeutics with its $277.3m upsized IPO. On the manager side, Boston-based Robert Puopolo¬†and New York-based Seo Salimi¬†advised the underwriters on Arvinas‚Äô $120m IPO.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

The team at Goodwin has particular expertise in acting for special committees. Stuart Cable and Mark Opper advised the independent transaction committee of the board of Sprint on its merger with T-Mobile, and Cable and Lisa Haddad also advised a special committee of the board of Foundation Medicine on the company's merger with Roche. Joseph Johnson and Andrew Goodman and Gilbert Menna in New York acted for Lasalle Hotel Properties, which was sold to Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in a hostile deal following involvement from activist investors. Other key contacts include John Egan and Michael Minahan. Named lawyers are based in Boston unless otherwise noted.

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M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Within: Leading lawyers

Stuart Cable - Goodwin

Within: M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Goodwin has extensive experience advising buyers and sellers on high-value and high-profile corporate and M&A transactions, and the practice has sector expertise in technology, life sciences, REITs and financial institutions, as well as private equity buyouts; it also handles hostile M&A deals. Significant clients are AMAG Pharmaceuticals, AppNexus, Fresenius Medical Care North America, Centerview Partners and Brookfield Properties. Stuart Cable, who currently serves as the chair of the M&A and corporate finance practices for the technology and life sciences business units, is 'a truly outstanding expert in navigating complex deals through the various gates and is able to balance sometimes quixotic legal requirements with practical solutions'; and John Egan III acted for AppNexus, a global internet technology company, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by American multinational conglomerate AT&T. Other significant highlights included the team advising the independent transaction committee of the board of directors of Sprint on its merger with wireless network operator T-Mobile US; and acting for sports uniform retailer Varsity Brands Holding on its sale to Bain Capital Private Equity. Lisa Haddad, who is particularly focused on public company M&A, corporate and securities expert John Haggerty and Deborah Birnbach, whose clients include healthcare, life sciences, technology and financial services companies, jointly chair the firm’s public M&A and corporate governance practice. Also highly rated are joint REITs and real estate M&A chair Gil Menna, David Cappillo, Michael Patrone and Jared Fine; Scott Joachim was hired for the Silicon Valley and New York offices from Fenwick & West LLP. Named advisers are in Boston unless otherwise stated.

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