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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions


Co-Head of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice, specializing in M&A and corporate and governance advice for corporations and private equity firms. Represented SiriusXM in numerous matters, including its acquisition of Pandora; Mars across a variety of transactions, including its strategic partnership with KIND; Change Healthcare in its pending sale to UnitedHeath Group; TransUnion in multiple acquisitions, including its acquisition of Neustar, BMC in its all-stock merger with Builders FirstSource; Blackstone in its advisory business spin-off; Vodafone in sale of its Verizon Wireless investment to Verizon; Wyeth in its sale to Pfizer.


Cornell Law School (J.D., 1999; Order of the Coif), University of Virginia (B.S., 1993).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

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Eric Swedenburg – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP


Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s team of ‘first-rate M&A practitioners‘ has a long-established reputation for expertise across a broad variety of corporate transactions including joint ventures, negotiated and unsolicited mergers and takeovers, minority investments and buyouts. Kathryn King Sudol is also an expert in respect of LBOs, going-private transactions, securities law and strategic investments, serving as practice co-head alongside Eric Swedenburg, who complements his transactional prowess with shareholder activism, corporate governance and general corporate knowhow. Lee Meyerson fronts the firm’s financial institutions practice, handling a plethora of sector-specific deals, while Alan Klein is significantly well-versed in fintech, technology and healthcare-related transactions. Mario Ponce is another integral name to the practice, leveraging three decades worth of experience. Referenced lawyers are based in New York.