Hector A. Sants

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Hector Sants is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Mr. Sants has a broad corporate practice covering a wide variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, public takeovers, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Sants’ experience includes advising:

  • Viasat on its US$7.3 billion combination with Inmarsat
  • Farfetch on:
    • Its global strategic partnership and joint venture with Alibaba Group and Richemont
    • Its acquisition of certain assets of Opening Ceremony, an American multi-brand retailer
  • The Carlyle Group on its potential US$825 million acquisition of Occidental’s entire onshore portfolio in Colombia 
  • NVIDIA on its US$40 billion acquisition of Arm Limited, the Cambridge-headquartered semiconductor and software design company, from SoftBank. The combination brings together NVIDIA’s leading AI computing platform with Arm’s vast ecosystem to create the premier computing company for the age of AI
  • NRG Energy on its US$3.625 billion acquisition of Direct Energy, a North American subsidiary of Centrica plc
  • GlaxoSmithKline on: 
    • The formation of a new world-leading consumer healthcare joint venue with Pfizer*       
    • Its three-part interconditional Vaccines, Oncology, and Consumer Healthcare joint venture with Novartis*     
  • Shire on: 
    • Its US$32 billion acquisition of Baxalta*
    • Its US$5.9 billion acquisition of Dyax*
  • John Wood Group on its £2.2 billion recommended all-share offer Amec Foster Wheeler*
  • Shawbrook Group on its IPO and subsequent £868 million takeover offer from Marlin Bidco*
  • Pollen Street Capital on its merger with Marshall Wace Eaglewood*  
  • Fortress Investment Group on the sale of Florida East Coast Railways to Grupo Mexico*
  • Talisman Energy on both its North Sea joint venture with Addax/China Sinopec, as well as its US$8.3 billion takeover by Repsol*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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