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Scott Petepiece

Scott Petepiece

Scott Petepiece is the head of Shearman & Sterling’s New York Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Petepiece regularly represents U.S. and multinational corporations, banks and other financial institutions in acquisitions and sales of public and private companies and in joint ventures, minority investments and consortium transactions. Mr. Petepiece is also actively involved in advising private equity sponsors in transactional matters and in advising corporations, banks and other financial institutions in capital raising and disposition transactions involving private equity sponsors and consortium investors.


Recent Experience Includes Representation of:



  • Fairfax Financial Holdings in connection with various matters, including its proposal to acquire Blackberry Limited and in its acquisition of Hartville Inc.

  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in its acquisition by Bank of America Corporation

  • Helm Corporation in connection with the sale of Helm Bank SA to CorpBanca Colombia, a subsidiary of CorpBanca SA, for cash and shares

  • Nokia Corporation in connection with various corporate and transactional matters including its pending EUR 1.7 billion acquisition from Siemens AG of its 50% stake in the Nokia Siemens Network joint venture

  • IceArizona AcquisitionCo., LLC, an entity through which a consortium of Canadian and US investors completed a leveraged acquisition of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey club from the National Hockey League

  • A consortium of 12 of the largest technology companies in the world, organized by Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation, in connection with the acquisition of Eastman Kodak’s digital imaging patent portfolio

  • The Dow Chemical Company in its $15 billion acquisition of Rohm and Haas Company

  • Goldman Sachs Global Infrastructure Partners I, L.P. in connection with its acquisition of Union Site Management, L.L.C. and in its sale of GC Cell Site Holding LLC to Global Tower Partners, a Macquarie Group portfolio company

  • Citigroup, Inc. in connection with the pending acquisition from Capital One Financial Corporation of $7 billion of credit card receivables and accounts related to Best Buy Co. Inc.'s existing credit card program and the attendant negotiation of a bank program agreement with Best Buy to establish a de novo credit card program

  • WebMD Health Corp. in connection with various corporate and transactional matters, including its tender offer to acquire up to $150 million of its common stock and its director appointment agreement with Carl C. Icahn and certain affiliated entities

  • Pierpont Securities Holdings, a company controlled by General Atlantic and Stone Point Capital, in its acquisition of Cortview Capital Holdings from Warburg Pincus


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