Sašo Kraner is a corporate associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Mr. Kraner advises public and private companies, private equity funds, and financial institutions on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on:

  • Acquisitions
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Dispositions
  • Take-private transactions
  • Complex carve-outs
  • Equity investments
  • Co-investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Tender offers

Mr. Kraner also represents public and private companies in connection with corporate governance, securities law compliance, crisis management, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Kraner’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Siemens Healthineers in its US$16.4 billion acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, a global leader in cancer care
  • London Stock Exchange Group in its US$1.1 billion divestiture of BETA+ to Clearlake Capital Group and Motive Partners
  • Paper Excellence in its:
    • US$3 billion acquisition of Domtar Corp., a leading provider of fiber-based products
    • US$2.7 billion acquisition of Resolute Forest Products, a global forest products company
  • Lemonade in its all-stock acquisition of Metromile, a data-science company focused on auto insurance
  • Casper Sleep in its US$300 million take-private by Durational Capital Management
  • Romeo Power in its agreed exchange offer and all-stock merger with Nikola Corporation
  • Astorg Partners in a consortium along with Nordic Capital and Novo Holdings, in connection with the merger of their portfolio company eResearchTechnologies with BioClinica, a technological and scientific leader in clinical imaging, in a deal reported to be valued at US$5.9 billion
  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its:
    • US$684 million sale of Competitive Power Ventures, an electric power generation development and an asset management company, to OPC Energy
    • Acquisition of a 49% stake in an AES Andes renewable energy portfolio in Chile 
  • Leonard Green & Partners in its acquisition of an ownership stake in WellSky Corporation, a provider of healthcare software solutions

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • LLM, Columbia Law School
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • LLB, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law
    cum laude
  • B. Ec., University of Primorska, Faculty of Management

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Slovenian