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.

  • Kindred Healthcare in its announced $4.1 billion acquisition by a consortium, and previously in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Gentiva Health Services.

  • 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

  • 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

Applying the Repatriation Tax to Individuals,” Tax Notes, March 5, 2017.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Our Insights

TCJA Technical Glitches, Minority Investments in Foreign Corps.,” Tax Notes, November 20, 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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