Leah Sauter advises public and strategic companies on mergers, acquisitions, and other high-stakes transactions.

Ms. Sauter represents public and private companies and their boards, as well as private equity firms in a range of corporate and M&A matters, including:

  • Carveouts
  • Acquisitions
  • Spin-offs and Reverse Morris Trust transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations

She also routinely provides clients with ongoing advice on securities laws, corporate governance, and stock exchange requirements.

Ms. Sauter draws on extensive experience with complex cross-border transactions and provides guidance based on a keen understanding of market practice. She has particular experience working with clients in the technology and telecommunications industries.

Ms. Sauter’s experience includes representing:

Public and Strategic Companies

  • London Stock Exchange Group in its pending US$1.1 billion divestiture of BETA+ to Clearlake Capital Group and Motive Partners
  • L’Oréal in its acquisition of Youth to the People, a California-based skincare company
  • CSC in its approximately US$6 billion spin-off of CSRA and special dividend and the approximately US$2.3 billion merger of CSRA and SRA International
  • DXC Technology Company in numerous transactions, including:
    • The divestiture of its US State and Local Health and Human Services business to Veritas Capital for US$5 billion
    • The divestiture of its healthcare provider software business to Dedalus Group for US$525 million
    • The US$4.4 billion spin-off and subsequent three-way merger of its US government IT services business with Veritas Capital-owned Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions that resulted in the formation of NYSE-listed Perspecta Inc.
    • The US$14 billion Reverse Morris Trust transaction involving Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's global enterprise services segment and Computer Sciences Corporation that resulted in the formation of DXC
  • Harry’s in its proposed US$1.37 billion merger with Edgewell Personal Care
  • Inovalon, a leading provider of cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare, in its US$7.3 billion take-private sale to an equity consortium led by Nordic Capital
  • Ribbon Communications in its acquisition of ECI Telecom Group, an Israel-based global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to service providers, critical industries, and data center operators
  • Siemens Healthineers AG in its US$16.4 billion acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
  • T-Mobile in its agreement with DISH to divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses and Sprint’s 800 MHz spectrum assets for approximately US$5 billion
  • Thomson Reuters Corporation in:
    • The acquisition of Integration Point, a provider of global trade management software
    • The divestiture of its Intellectual Property & Science segment to Onex and Baring for US$3.55 billion

Private Equity

  • Ardian in its acquisition of a 50% stake in Angus Chemical Company, a manufacturer and distributor of nitroalkane based chemicals
  • Astorg Partners in:
    • The divestiture by portfolio company Clario of its Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Services Solutions (DSS) division to Stanley Capital Partners
    • The acquisition of Corsearch, a provider of a suite of end-to end brand risk and performance solutions including trademark research, online brand protection, and anti-piracy, from Audax Private Equity
    • Its investment in eResearchTechnology, a leading clinical trial technology and data company in a deal reported to be valued at US$3.8 billion
    • The acquisition of Anaqua, a provider of intellectual property asset management software and maintenance services, from Insight Venture Partners

*Certain matters above were handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2013
  • BA, Willamette University, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English