Charles W. Allen’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and corporate governance matters.

Charles is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice, primarily advising on small business and nonprofit matters and on veterans benefit cases, in addition to other matters.

Charles joined the firm in 2013 and became a partner in 2022.

Notable Experiences

  • General Mills in its pending $610 million sale of its Helper and Suddenly Salad businesses to Eagle Family Foods and its $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products.

  • Wag! in its pending $350 million business combination agreement with CHW Acquisition Corporation.

  • Brookfield in its $5.8 billion acquisition of Scientific Games’ lottery business.

  • Post Holdings in its announced distribution of its interest in BellRing Brands.

  • dMY III in its merger with IonQ to become the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing company.

  • Warburg Pincus in numerous matters, including its strategic investment in GA Foods, $400 million investment in WEX, and acquisitions of CityMD, Guardsmark, Infinite Electronics, and Universal Services of America.

  • Voya Financial in the sale of the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors.

  • Altaris in its acquisition of a 51% stake in Solesis from Michelin.

  • Tech Data in its $6 billion sale to funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.

  • Schibsted, the majority shareholder of Adevinta, in Adevinta’s $9.2 billion acquisition of eBay Classifieds.

  • ESL Investments in its $5.2 billion acquisition of Sears Holdings.

  • Allied Universal, a Warburg Pincus and Wendel portfolio company, in several matters, including its $1 billion acquisition of U.S. Security Associates and sale of an equity stake to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

  • Tupy in its €210 million acquisition of Teksid from Fiat Chrysler.

  • Cohu in its acquisition of Xcerra.

  • Songa Offshore SE in its $3.4 billion combination with Transocean.

  • McCormick & Company in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Reckitt Benckiser Group’s food business.

  • Alphabet in multiple investment rounds in Verily Life Sciences by investors, including Temasek and Silver Lake.

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Selected Activities

  • Executive Editor, Harvard International Law Journal, Harvard Law School

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