Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Benet J. O’Reilly’s practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and restructuring transactions. He has significant experience across a broad array of industries, including technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and health care. He also has experience in cross-border transactions and securities offerings.
Benet joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2008.
Areas of experience: Banking and Financial Institutions; Consumer Products and Retail; Corporate Governance; Information Technology; Manufacturing and Industrial Services Mergers; Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; Pharmaceuticals; Biotechnology Private Equity; Telecommunications; United States
Technology and Telecommunications Experience
— Google in its acquisition of Jibe Mobile.
— Brightstar and its founder in SoftBank’s $1.26 billion acquisition of a 57 percent interest in Brightstar.
— Stanley Black & Decker in its acquisition of AeroScout.
— SMSC in its sale to Microchip Technologies and prior acquisition of BridgeCo.
— CVCI in its acquisition of Ness Technologies.
— Hewlett-Packard in its acquisitions of 3PAR, 3Com, EDS, Opsware, Neoware, Knightsbridge Solutions and Peregrine Systems.
— VeriSign in the sale of its authentication business to Symantec.
— TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in their acquisition of Alltel Corporation and subsequent sale of Alltel to Verizon Wireless.
— PeopleSoft in responding to Oracle’s unsolicited tender offer and in the negotiation of PeopleSoft’s acquisition at a price 65 percent above Oracle’s initial bid.
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Experience
— GlaxoSmithKline in its acquisitions of Human Genome Sciences, Stiefel Laboratories, Reliant Pharmaceuticals and Genelabs and investments in Theravance.
— Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor in Quest’s acquisition of Celera.
— RxHub in its merger with SureScripts.
Private Equity and Other Select Experience
— TRAC Intermodal, a portfolio company of Fortress Investment Group, in the sale of its domestic chassis fleet to Direct ChassisLink Inc.
— Vale in its announced $2.5 billion sale of its fertilizer business to The Mosaic Company.
— International Flavors & Fragrances in its acquisition of David Michael.
— Asahi Kasei in its acquisition of Polypore.
— Barclays PLC in the sale of its NYSE-designated market maker business to GTS Securities.
— Genting Hong Kong in its acquisitions of Crystal Cruises from NYK and Norwegian Cruise Line’s $3 billion acquisition of Prestige Cruises.
— TPG Capital in its investment in Creative Artists Agency.
— OneWest Bank in its $3.4 billion sale to CIT Group.
— Suntory in its $16 billion acquisition of Beam;
— Booz & Company in its combination with PwC.
— Newcastle Investment Corp. in its acquisition certain print and digital publishing assets from Halifax Media Group and Local Media Group from News Corp., as part of the prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring of GateHouse Media, Inc.
— Altana in its acquisition of the rheology additives business of Rockwood Holdings Inc.
— CVCI in its investment in and recapitalization of SourceHOV.
— The Coca-Cola Company in the restructuring of its joint venture with Nestlé in the tea beverage business and its acquisition of bottling operations in Vietnam and Cambodia from Coca-Cola Sabco.
— Lafarge in the sale of cement plants and related assets to Eagle Materials and Cementos Argos.
— ACON Investments and TPG Capital in their acquisition of a refinery and related downstream assets from Marathon Oil to form Northern Tier Energy
— Bank of America in its $1 billion sale of the long-term asset management business of Columbia Management to Ameriprise Financial
— thinkorswim Group in its cash/stock merger with TD Ameritrade
— The Home Depot in various acquisitions, including of Hughes Supply and White Cap Construction Supply.