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Bradley C. Faris

Chicago | New York
  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
 
 

Bradley Faris is global Co-chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Faris has a broad mergers and acquisitions practice, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, friendly and unsolicited tender offers, going-private transactions, takeover defense counseling and advising independent directors in conflict of interest transactions. Mr. Faris has represented public and private companies such as Koch Industries, Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, A.O. Smith Corporation and Accuride Corporation, as well as private equity firms such as GTCR and Silverfleet Capital. Mr. Faris also has represented financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions transactions, including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank.

Mr. Faris regularly speaks and writes on mergers and acquisitions-related topics, including new developments in public company mergers and acquisitions and takeover defense. Recent publications by Mr. Faris include “The Resurgent Rights Plan: Recent Poison Pill Developments and Trends” and “Special Negotiating Committees: If, When, Who and How—A Guide for the General Counsel.”

Mr. Faris is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.

Mr. Faris' experience includes representation of:

  • LogMeIn in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of the GoTo business of Citrix Systems, a provider of collaborative communication solutions for small businesses, via a Reverse Morris Trust transaction (2017)
  • Emerson Electric Company in the US$1.2 billion sale of its Leroy-Somer motor business to Nidec Corp. (2017)
  • FMC Technologies in its US$13 billion merger of equals with Technip, a France-based designer and developer of offshore oil and gas processing facilities, via the EU cross-border merger regime (2016)   
  • Sirona Dental Systems in its US$8 billion merger of equals with DENTSPLY International to create a leading manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies (2016)
  • Illinois Tool Works in its US$450 million acquisition of the Engineered Fasteners and Components business (EF&C) of ZF TRW, an automotive OEM and components supplier (2016)
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Textura Corporation in Oracle’s US$663 million acquisition of Textura, a provider of collaborating software solutions for the construction industry (2016)    
  • Columbus McKinnon Corporation in its US$191.6 million acquisition of Magnetek, a manufacturer of digital power and motion control systems (2015)
  • Globe Specialty Metals in its US$3.1 billion merger with Grupo FerroAtlantica to create a leading international silicon and specialty metals producer (2015)
  • Delphi Automotive in the US$727 million sale of its global thermal systems business to MAHLE (2015)
  • Nord Anglia Education in its US$534 million acquisition of six schools in North America, Europe and China from Meritas (2015)
  • Koch Industries in its US$445 million acquisition of Oplink Communications, a leading provider of optical communication components, intelligent modules and subsystems (2014)
  • GTCR, in its US$446 million acquisition of Vocus, a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software (2014)
  • Illinois Tool Works in the US$3.2 billion sale of its industrial packaging segment to The Carlyle Group (2014)
  • Koch Industries in its US$7.2 billion acquisition of Molex Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of electronic components (2013)
  • The Pritzker Organization in connection with its US$1 billion acquisition of TMS International, a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills (2013)
  • Georgia-Pacific in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of Buckeye Technologies (2013)
  • Koch Industries in its preferred equity financing of the Weiss family’s US$878 million acquisition of American Greetings Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of greeting cards (2013)
  • GTCR in its equity financing for Zayo Group's US$2.2 billion acquisition of AboveNet (2012)
  • TransUnion in its US$3 billion leveraged buyout by affiliates of Advent International and GS Capital Partners (2012)
  • Transcend Services in its US$300 million sale to Nuance Communications (2012)
  • GTCR in its US$267 million acquisition by tender offer of Global Traffic Network, a leading provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations outside the United States (2011)
  • GTCR in its US$828 million acquisition by tender offer of Protection One, a leading national provider of electronic security services (2010)
  • The Special Committee of the board of directors of the Chicago Board of Trade in connection with its US$12 billion merger with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (including the intervening unsolicited offer from the International Commodities Exchange) (2007)
  • Koch Industries in its US$22 billion acquisition of Georgia-Pacific (2005)

 

 
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