Kimberly Spoerri’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and corporate governance matters.

Kim joined the firm in 2008 and became partner in 2017.

Notable Experience

  • GiVi Holding (the Versace Family holding company of Gianni Versace S.p.A.) and Donatella Versace in the $2.13 billion sale of Versace to Michael Kors Holdings.

  • Honeywell in its spin-offs of Resideo Technologies and Garrett Motion.

  • Henry Schein in its Reverse Morris Trust transaction in which Henry Schein spun-off its Animal Health business and merged it with Vets First Choice to form Covetrus, a new publicly traded company.

  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in its $5.2 billion acquisition of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals.

  • Merck & Co. in its joint venture with Sanofi Pasteur for the exploitation of hexavalent vaccine Vaxelis.

  • Google in a variety of transactions, including its acquisitions of cwist, Orbitera, Waze, and Motorola Mobility.

  • American Express in a number of co-branded credit card arrangements, including its small business co-branded credit card agreement with Amazon and its co-branded credit card agreement with Marriott.

  • CJ CheilJedang in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Schwan’s Co.

  • Couche-Tard in its acquisition of Holiday Stationstores.

  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of Electronic Funds Source and the subsequent sale of EFS to WEX.

  • Allergan in its proposed $160 billion merger with Pfizer.

  • Goldman Sachs, as financial advisor, in various transactions.

  • The Raine Group and Temasek in an investment in SoundCloud.

  • American Tower in its $5 billion acquisition of over 11,000 wireless communications towers from Verizon.

  • Genting Hong Kong as a shareholder of Norwegian Cruise Line in NCL’s $3 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises International.

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

  • Lenovo in its $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business.

  • Pluspetrol Resources Corp. in its acquisition of Apco Oil and Gas International and in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Harvest Natural Resources.

  • BHP Copper, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, in the sale of its Pinto Valley copper mining operations and the San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company to Capstone Mining.

  • The Home Depot in its acquisition of BlackLocus and Redbeacon.

  • Conversus Capital in the $1.4 billion sale of its portfolio of third-party private equity fund interests to HarbourVest Partners.

  • GlaxoSmithKline in its unsolicited tender offer to acquire Human Genome Sciences and the resulting negotiated acquisition for $3.6 billion, and its $2.9 billion acquisition of Steifel Laboratories.

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Selected Activities

Senior Executive Editor, Law Review, New York University School of Law