Benet J. O’Reilly’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and restructuring transactions.

He has significant experience across a broad array of industries, including TMT; pharmaceuticals and health care; and industrials. He also has experience in cross-border transactions and securities offerings.

Benet joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2008.

Notable Experience

Pharmaceuticals and Health Care Experience

  • Kindred Healthcare in its $4.1 billion sale to a consortium led by TPG Capital, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe and Humana, and previously in Kindred’s acquisitions of Gentiva and RehabCare and its sale of 24 non-strategic nursing centers.

  • GlaxoSmithKline in its acquisitions of Human Genome Sciences, Stiefel Laboratories, Reliant Pharmaceuticals and Genelabs and its investments in Theravance.

  • Viking Global Investors in its equity investments in Adaptive Biotech and Moderna.

  • RxHub in its merger with SureScripts.

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Consumer Experience

  • Viking Global Investors in its acquisition of Birchbox and equity investments in Credit Karma.

  • Suntory in its $16 billion acquisition of Beam.

  • The Coca-Cola Company in the restructuring of its joint venture with Nestlé in the tea beverage business and its acquisition of bottling operations in Vietnam and Cambodia from Coca-Cola Sabco.

  • Genting Hong Kong in its acquisitions of Crystal Cruises from NYK and Norwegian Cruise Line’s $3 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises.

  • The Home Depot in various acquisitions, including of Hughes Supply and White Cap Construction Supply.

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Chemicals and Industrial Experience

  • International Flavors & Fragrances in its acquisitions of Frutarom, PowderPure and David Michael.

  • Vale in its announced $2.5 billion sale of its fertilizer business to The Mosaic Company.

  • Asahi Kasei in its $2.2 billion acquisition of the energy storage business of Polypore. 

  • Altana in its acquisition of the rheology additives business of Rockwood Holdings Inc.

  • Lafarge in the sale of cement plants and related assets to Eagle Materials and Cementos Argos.

  • ACON Investments and TPG Capital in their acquisition of a refinery and related downstream assets from Marathon Oil to form Northern Tier Energy.

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications Experience

  • Google in its acquisition of Jibe Mobile.

  • Agilent Technologies in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Dako A/S from EQT.

  • Brightstar and its founder in SoftBank’s $1.26 billion acquisition of a 57 percent interest in Brightstar.

  • Stanley Black & Decker in its acquisition of AeroScout.

  • SMSC in its sale to Microchip Technologies and prior acquisition of BridgeCo.

  • Newcastle Investment Corp. in its acquisition of certain print and digital publishing assets from Halifax Media Group and Local Media Group from News Corp., as part of the prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring of GateHouse Media, Inc.

  • CVCI in its acquisition of Ness Technologies and investment in and recapitalization of SourceHOV.

  • Hewlett-Packard in its acquisitions of 3PAR, 3Com, EDS, Opsware, Neoware, Knightsbridge Solutions and Peregrine Systems.

  • VeriSign in the sale of its authentication business to Symantec.

  • TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in their acquisition of Alltel Corporation and subsequent sale of Alltel to Verizon Wireless.

  • PeopleSoft in responding to Oracle’s unsolicited tender offer and in the negotiation of PeopleSoft’s acquisition at a price 65 percent above Oracle’s initial bid.

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Financial Services Experience

  • Viking Global Investors in its equity investments in Credit Suisse.

  • Barclays PLC in the sale of its NYSE-designated market maker business to GTS Securities.

  • OneWest Bank in its $3.4 billion sale to CIT Group.

  • Bank of America in its $1 billion sale of the long-term asset management business of Columbia Management to Ameriprise Financial.

  • thinkorswim Group in its cash/stock merger with TD Ameritrade.

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Private Equity and Other Select Experience

  • Generation Asset Management in its investment in bike-share operator Motivate. 

  • TRAC Intermodal (a portfolio company of Fortress Investment Group) in the sale of its domestic chassis fleet to Direct ChassisLink Inc.

  • TPG Capital in its investment in Creative Artists Agency.

  • Booz & Company in its combination with PwC.

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