Brandon Nesfield


Brandon Nesfield
Brandon Nesfield is an associate in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Brandon participates in the representation of public and private companies in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Brandon’s experience also includes counsel of public companies in respect of shareholder activism, takeover defense and other corporate governance matters, as well as representation of large and middle market private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a wide variety of corporate transactions.


Public M&A and Public Company

  • The Home Depot, Inc. in its pending $18.25 billion acquisition of SRS Distribution Inc.
  • Cedar Fair in its $8 billion merger of equals with Six Flags
  • Polestar in its $20 billion combination with Gores Guggenheim Inc., a SPAC
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb in several transactions, including its:
    • $90 billion acquisition of Celgene
    • $13.4 billion divestiture of Celgene’s OTEZLA® program to Amgen
    • $13.1 billion acquisition of MyoKardia
  • Eli Lilly in several transactions, including its:
    • acquisition of Protomer Technologies for a potential transaction value of over $1.0 billion
    • divestiture of BAQSIMI to Amphastar Pharmaceuticals for up to $1.075 billion
  • McDonald’s Corp. in its sale of Dynamic Yield to Mastercard
  • Global life sciences conglomerate in its $21.4 billion acquisition of the biopharma business of General Electric
  • Infineon Technologies AG in its $10.1 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor
  • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Taubman Centers, Inc. in Taubman’s $9.8 billion merger and joint venture with Simon Property Group
  • Pioneer, a SPAC, in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Acorns
  • Travelport Worldwide Limited in its $4.4 billion sale to Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp.
  • WellCare Health Plans in its $17.3 billion acquisition by Centene Corporation
  • PetSmart in the issuance of $1.2 billion of senior first notes and $1.15 billion of senior notes
  • Corning Inc. in DuPont’s $725 million sale of its stake in the Hemlock Semiconductor joint venture to Corning and its trichlorosilane business to Hemlock Semiconductor
  • Galaxy in its acquisition of the Helios bitcoin mining facility and its related operations from Argo Blockchain
  • The financial advisor to Occidental Petroleum Corp. in its pending approximately $12 billion acquisition of CrownRock LP
  • Akzo Nobel in its successful defense of an unsolicited $29 billion takeover attempt by PPG Industries and activism led by Elliott Management
  • KVH Industries in connection with its cooperation agreement with Vintage Capital Management regarding the composition of the KVH Industries board of directors

Private M&A and Private Equity

  • Ember Infrastructure in its acquisition of H2O Innovation
  • GLP in its $18.7 billion sale of its U.S. logistics business to Blackstone
  • Blackstone in its $11 billion syndicated acquisition of Ultimate Software Group
  • Stone Point Capital in its $6 billion acquisition of CoreLogic
  • Sycamore Partners in its $6.9 billion acquisition of Staples
  • Warburg Pincus in several transactions, including its:
    • sale of Service Logic to Leonard Green & Partners
    • sale of RS Energy Group to Enverus
    • growth investment in SPINS
  • L Catterton in several transactions, including its:
    • sale of CorePower Yoga to TSG Consumer Partners
    • sale of a significant minority stake in Ideal Image to TPG Growth
  • Trilantic Capital Partners in its acquisition of SouthFit Holdings, a Planet Fitness franchisee group

Corporate Restructurings, Recapitalizations and Investments

  • iHeartMedia in connection with corporate and credit arrangements related to its $16.1 billion Chapter 11 restructuring
  • Technicolor in corporate aspects of its Chapter 15 proceeding to raise €420 million in new financing and refinance Technicolor’s existing $477.8 million and €977 million of funded debt
  • Partners Group in connection with the acquisition financing to support its acquisition of EyeCare Partners
  • iQor and its affiliates in several transactions, including in connection with:
    • corporate and financing matters in the sale of its logistics and product services assets to an affiliate of Staple Street Capital
    • amendments to $880 million of first and second lien credit facilities to support the acquisition of certain assets
  • Leading plus-size women’s fashion retailer in a $260 million senior secured term loan facility to support corporate refinancing
  • Leading private equity investment firm with over $21 billion equity capital under management, in connection with secondary sales of fund interests

Brandon was named to the “Top 40 Under 40” 2023 for corporate/M&A by The National Black Lawyers.

Prior to joining Weil, Brandon was an associate at another international law firm.

Brandon received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from Duke University.

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Weil.

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