Meyer Fedida’s practice focuses on U.S. federal tax matters, with a particular emphasis on complex M&A transactions and joint ventures, private equity fund formation, and cross-border tax planning.

Meyer joined the firm in 2003 and became partner in 2015. He was previously resident in the London office.

Notable Experience

Corporate M&A

  • National Amusements (the Redstone family holding company) with respect to its investments in CBS and Viacom, including the $30.5 billion merger of CBS and Viacom.

  • General Motors in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiaries and European financial operations to PSA Group.

  • Kindred Healthcare in its $4.1 billion sale to a consortium comprising TPG, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, and Humana, and in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Gentiva Health Services.

  • LATAM Airlines in its $1.9 billion strategic partnership with Delta.

  • BNP Paribas in its novel transaction in relation to Deutsche Bank’s global prime brokerage and electronic equities businesses, and in its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Delta One hedge derivatives book.

  • Donatella Versace, GiVi Holding, and Jonathan Akeroyd in the $2.13 billion sale of Versace to Michael Kors.

  • Thales in its €4.8 billion tender offer for Gemalto and its related divestment of its General Purpose Hardware Security Module business to Entrust.

  • Lafarge in its €40 billion merger of equals with Holcim to create LafargeHolcim.

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

  • BHP Billiton in the demerger of South 32 (initial capitalization of $9.1 billion).

  • Cohu in its acquisition of Xcerra.

  • Safran in the sale of its identity and security activities (Safran I&S) for €2.425 billion.

  • Amundi in its €3.5 billion acquisition of Pioneer Investments from UniCredit.

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

  • Evraz Group S.A. in its $4 billion acquisition of IPSCO Inc. and simultaneous divestiture of certain of the purchased assets.

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Private Equity M&A

  • TPG (and its portfolio companies) in connection with various transactions including:

    • TPG in its $1.3 billion sale of United Family Healthcare.
    • RCN Telecom Services in its $2.36 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband;
    • Cushman & Wakefield in its IPO and pre-IPO restructuring and previously DTZ in the $2 billion acquisition of Cushman & Wakefield, and TPG, PAG, and OTPP in the $1.2 billion acquisition of DTZ from UGL and of Cassidy Turley;
    • Envision Pharmaceutical Holdings (a national, full-service pharmacy benefit management company) in its $2 billion sale to Rite Aid (and TPG in its prior acquisition of Envision Pharmaceutical Holdings); and
    • TPG in its investments in Uber.

  • Carlyle Global Partners in several transactions.

  • Groupe Marc de Lacharrière (the family holding company of Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière) in its investment resulting in a 5% stake in private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

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Private Equity Fund Formation

  • TPG in connection with the formation and operation of private equity, social impact, and other specialty funds, including TPG Partners VIII, TPG Growth IV, The Rise Fund I and II, and TPG Asia VII.

  • Blackstone and Blackstone Alternative Asset Management in connection with various investment funds, including Blackstone Life Sciences Fund V.

  • The Carlyle Group in connection with various investment fund projects.

  • Regular advisor to various large limited partners in their private equity investments.

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Selected Activities

Member, Tax Section Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association; Co-Chair Committee on Partnerships

Member, New York Private Investment Funds Tax Forum

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