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Mayer Brown

71 SOUTH WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, IL 60606, USA
Tel:
Work +1 312 782 0600
Fax:
Fax +1 312 701 7711
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Web:
www.mayerbrown.com

Marc Sperber

Tel:
Work +1 312 701 7444
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Corporate & Securities.

Position

Marc Sperber is a transactional attorney and corporate advisor whose practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Marc represents buyers, sellers and financial intermediaries in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financings, tender and exchange offers, shareholder arrangements and a variety of other transactions involving US, foreign and multinational corporations and other public and private entities. He also represents companies in connection with corporate governance, defensive measures (including shareholders' rights plans) and other matters. In addition, Marc is a Firm Practice Leader for our worldwide Corporate & Securities practice, leads the Firm’s Chemical industry group and is a member of the Firm’s Energy industry group.

Education

University of Rochester, BA, 1986 cum laude Dean's List. Law Georgetown University, JD, 1992 Dean's List. The Tax Lawyer.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Mayer Brown takes on a considerable volume of large-cap domestic and cross-border M&A. The firm has an especially strong presence in Chicago, but also has key M&A practitioners in New York, Houston and elsewhere. Life sciences, financial institutions, energy, technology and gaming are among its most active industries. Recent work includes advising CIBC on its $3.8bn cash and stock acquisition of PrivateBancorp and its subsidiary The PrivateBank, a middle-market commercial bank with $17.7bn in assets, and representing TransCanada in the $2.2bn sale of its power business assets in the northeast of the US. It also advised The Hartford Financial Services Group on its $1.45bn acquisition of Aetna’s US group life and disability business. Other clients include Ally Financial, AT&T, Caesars Entertainment, Cargill, Caterpillar, Dow, ExxonMobil, Macquarie, Wells Fargo and Yum! Brands. William Kucera and Jodi Simala are chairs of the M&A practice, which also includes Frederick Thomas and Marc Sperber. Andrew Noreuil is another frequent adviser on large-cap M&A transactions, as are New York-based David Alberts and Philip Brandes. Attorneys are Chicago based unless stated otherwise.

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