Max A. Wade’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, stockholder activism, corporate governance matters, and ongoing reporting obligations.

Max joined the firm in 2016.

Notable Experience

  • National Amusements (the Redstone family holding company) in its investment in ViacomCBS, including the $30.5 billion merger to create ViacomCBS.

  • Sony in its $3.7 billion tender offer to acquire the outstanding shares of Sony Financial Holdings not already held by Sony, its $250 million minority investment in Epic Games, and ongoing disclosure and governance matters, including its defense against an activism campaign led by Third Point.

  • Warburg Pincus in the sale of Allied Universal equity to CDPQ and investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus at a valuation of more than $7 billion.

  • Allied Universal (a Warburg Pincus portfolio company) in its recommended offer to acquire G4S plc for approximately $5 billion, topping a hostile competing bid from GardaWorld, and its acquisition of SOS Security.

  • CityMD (a Warburg Pincus portfolio company) in its acquisition of Summit Medical Group.

  • JUUL in a $12.8 billion investment by Altria and a $1.25 billion preferred and common offering.

  • BlueMountain Capital in its proxy contest at PG&E.

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