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Ropes & Gray LLP

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Jane Goldstein

Ropes & Gray LLP


Jane is co-head of the firm's mergers & acquisitions group as well as the technology, media & telecommunications group. Jane is also head of the firm’s retail & consumer brand practice group, maintaining an office in both New York and Boston. She advises a wide range of public and private companies and their boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, securities regulation and general legal matters, and frequently represents investment banking firms serving in a financial advisory role. Jane has extensive experience counseling U.S. companies in the retail and consumer products industry. Some of her clients include Keurig Green Mountain, Oscar de la Renta Ltd., General Catalyst, Castanea Partners and Joseph Altuzarra. Jane is also the chair of the firm's Women's Forum and a member of the Diversity Committee.

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

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

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

Ropes & Gray LLP has a fine record in big-ticket M&A, most notably in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. The firm further expanded its senior ranks in San Francisco and Silicon Valley with the hire of Matthew Jacobson, a former King & Spalding LLP  partner who specializes in life sciences and technology. This follows the recruitment of Paul Scrivano in 2017, who subsequently became the firm's global head of M&A. Now with true credibility on both the East and West coasts, and a solid presence in Chicago, the firm has a substantial offering in the M&A and private equity spheres. The firm represented Heartland Dental, in connection with KKR's acquisition of a majority interest in the company from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other existing shareholders. Co-head of M&A for North America, Jane Goldstein, splits her time between Boston and New York. Fellow co-head Carl Marcellino is a prominent name in New York, while Boston's Chris Comeau has an outstanding record in life sciences deals. New York's John Sorkin has notable big-ticket transactional experience, especially when representing financial advisers; he advised Perella Weinberg Partners as financial adviser to Becton, Dickinson and Company on its $24bn acquisition of CR Bard and represented Deutsche Bank as financial adviser to Broadcom in its $18.9bn acquisition of CA Technologies. Paul Kinsella continues to be recognized for pharmaceutical and life sciences transactions.

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Shareholder activism

Within: Shareholder activism

At Ropes & Gray LLP, Jane Goldstein and Jeffrey Katz in Boston advised the special committee of the board of DavidsTea on a proxy contest, in which the company's 46% owner aimed to replace the board. Turning to work for activists, Katz advised HG Vora on its investment in LaSalle Properties, gaining an increase from $30 to $37.8 a share on a bid for the company by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology transactions

Within: Technology transactions

Ropes & Gray LLP is instructed by telecoms companies, financial institutions and private equity groups, a recent example of which included advising TPG Capital in its stock acquisition of internet operating systems provider Wind River Systems, involving the negotiation and drafting of IP transition services, licensing and collaboration agreements. In addition, the team acted for semiconductor manufacturer M/A-Com Technology Solutions Holding in a licensing and joint venture arrangement with STMicroelectronics for the development of certain telecoms technology. The practice group is jointly headed by Jane D. Goldstein, who divides her time between New York and Boston, Edward G. Black in Boston and Silicon Valley-based Andrew N. Thomases. Also recommended are Matthew Jacobson, who joined the team from King & Spalding LLP and divides his time between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and recently promoted partner Regina Sam Penti, who divides time between Boston and London.

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