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King & Spalding LLP

1180 PEACHTREE STREET, ATLANTA, GA 30309, USA
Tel:
Work +1 404 572 4600
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Fax +1 404 572 5100
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www.kslaw.com

William Calvin Smith III

Tel:
Work +1 404 572 4600
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King & Spalding LLP

Position

Cal Smith is a partner in King & Spalding’s Corporate Practice. Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic corporate transactions for public companies. His practice also consists of a broad range of corporate matters, including securities matters and corporate finance transactions. He also regularly advises clients regarding corporate governance and SEC reporting and disclosure matters.

Education

J.D., Emory University B.A., Wake Forest University.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

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

King & Spalding LLP's experience includes acquisitions and divestitures of public and private companies, joint ventures and going-private transactions, and it advises investment bankers on facilitating deals. Other areas of strength are anti-takeover strategies, solicited and unsolicited acquisition offers, and tender offers and proxy contests. The firm also has a significant private equity practice as well as sector expertise in energy and infrastructure, real estate, healthcare and life sciences, business services, and technology and telecoms. Active key clients are Energizer, Transocean, Roper Technologies, Brookfield Infrastructure Group and The Coca-Cola Company. The team acted for Energizer in its proposed acquisition of the global battery and portable lighting business of Spectrum Brands; and advised Roper Technologies on the agreement to divest its transmission electron microscope business to multinational biotechnology product development company, Thermo Fisher Scientific. In other matters, the team assisted Brookfield Infrastructure Group with its acquisition from AT&T of 32 internet data centers in 12 countries. James Woolery in New York leads the firm’s M&A and corporate governance practices; key Atlanta names are global corporate practice leader Raymond Baltz Jr, William Calvin Smith III, Rahul Patel, Russell Richards and Keith Townsend. Judy O’Brien and Laura Bushnell are notable Silicon Valley contacts. Significant growth includes Jonathan Melmed joining the New York office as co-chair of the global private equity practice from Morrison & Foerster LLP, while Washington DC-based Alan Noskow and Brian Ashin, formerly of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, were hired in the corporate, finance and investments practice group.

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