Sam Bagot’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions.

He has extensive experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and other corporate transactions (including joint ventures and corporate restructurings). Sam also has extensive experience in cross-border international transactions, emerging markets transactions, and the natural resources sector, as well as capital markets transactions.

Sam joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2011.

Notable Experience

  • ArcelorMittal in connection with a potential transaction in relation to its mining assets in Liberia.

  • Lafarge and Holcim including in relation to a multijurisdictional sale process to satisfy conditions attached to the proposed merger by the European Competition authorities.

  • Ryanair and Air Lingus including in relation to a multijurisdictional sale process to satisfy conditions attached to the proposed merger by the European competition authorities.

  • Kazakhtelecom JSC in an agreement to sell 49 percent of its shares in GSM Kazakhstan LLP, operating under the brand Kcell, to TeliaSonera AB for $1.5 billion.

  • Loxam in its announced recommended cash offer for the entire share capital of Lavendon Group plc.

  • Hygiena in its acquisition of DuPont Nutrition & Health’s global food safety diagnostic business.

  • TPG in its public takeover of Prezzo PLC, in its acquisition of Victoria Plum Limited and M.F.I. Direct Limited, in its $900 million acquisition of Mey İçki Sanayi ve Ticaret, a Turkish spirits manufacturer, and in its subsequent £1.3 billion sale to Diageo plc, and in its acquisition of British fashion retailer Republic.

  • Vale in its $1.6 billion acquisition of holding interests in a potash project in Argentina and the Corumbá iron ore mine in Brazil from Rio Tinto.

  • The Coca-Cola Company on the combination of the businesses of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke to form a new Western European bottler to be called Coca-Cola European Partners, creating the world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products.

  • BHP Copper Inc., an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, in the $650 million sale of its Pinto Valley copper mining operations and the San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company to Capstone Mining Corp.

  • African Minerals in a $350 million Reg S convertible bond issuance to finance Phase I of its Tonkolili iron ore project and a $417.7 million loan used to refinance its existing senior debt.

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  • Frequent speaker on a variety of legal topics, including at Lexis Nexis conferences and training programs.