Meyer Fedida’s practice focuses on U.S. federal tax matters, with a particular emphasis on cross-border tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and joint-venture arrangements.

In 2015, Meyer was recognized by Private Funds Management as one of the “30 Under 40” most influential lawyers for private funds. Meyer is a member of the New York Private Investment Funds Tax Forum.

Meyer joined the firm in 2003. He was previously resident in the London office.

Notable Experience

M&A

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

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

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

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

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

    • RCN Telecom Services in its $2.36 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband;
    • 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 investment in Uber.

  • 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.

  • Kindred Healthcare in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Gentiva Health Services.

  • 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

  • TPG in connection with the formation and operation of various investment funds, including TPG Asia VII, TPG Growth III and TPG Partners VII.

  • Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and The Carlyle Group in connection with various investment fund projects.

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

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

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Publications

Co-author, “TCJA Technical Glitches, Minority Investments in Foreign Corps.,” Tax Notes, November 20, 2017.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Our Insights, November 8, 2017.

Principal author, “Report on the Partnership Audit Rules of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015,” New York State Bar Association Tax Section, May 2016.


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