Devon Bodoh

Partner Washington, D.C.

Biography

Devon Bodoh
Devon Bodoh* is a partner in Weil’s Tax Department and is based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Bodoh is the head of the Firm’s international and cross-border Tax practice and a member of the Tax Department’s leadership team.

Mr. Bodoh advises clients on cross-border mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, other divisive strategies, restructurings, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy workouts, the use of net operating losses, foreign tax credits, and other tax attributes, and consolidated return matters.

Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Bodoh was the leader of KPMG’s Global Complex Transactions group. He was also the Principal-in-Charge of the Washington National Tax International M&A Group, and a member of KPMG’s global leadership group for International Tax and Deal Advisory (M&A) Tax.  He also was Principal-in-Charge of KPMG’s Latin America Markets Tax practice.  Prior to joining KPMG in 2010, he was a partner at another major law firm.

Mr. Bodoh is recognized as an expert in Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax and as a “Bankruptcy Tax Specialist” by Turnarounds & Workouts magazine. He is also recommended for International Tax by Legal 500 US.

Mr. Bodoh frequently speaks on related subjects for groups including the Practicising Law Institute, International Fiscal Association, DC Bar, Tax Executives Institute, the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fundaçao Brasileira de Contabilidade and the Latin Lawyer. He has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, and formerly was a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the University of Detroit School of Law.

Representative Experience**

  • Willis Towers Watson PLC in its pending $80 billion combination with Aon PLC and in its $1.3 billion acquisition of TRANZACT.
  • SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) in its agreement to provide $6.5 billion in debt and equity financing to WeWork, to make a $3 billion tender offer to holders of WeWork shares, other than SBG and its affiliates, and in connection with revisions to the WeWork governance structure.
  • Churchill Capital Corp III, a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital Group, in its $5.7 billion merger with MultiPlan, Inc. that has an enterprise value based on the transaction of approximately $11 billion.
  • Froneri International Limited (a joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners) in its $4 billion acquisition of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc.
  • Sanofi in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Synthorx, Inc.             
  • SiriusXM in its acquisitions of Simplecast, Stitcher and of a minority stake in SoundCloud Ltd.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (a portfolio company of Brookfield Business Partners) in its acquisition of the North American Civil Nuclear Systems and Services Business.
  • CPP Investments as a member of a consortium led by EQT in that consortium's $2.7 billion acquisition of Waystar, Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) in the formation of Trivium Packaging, through a combination of OTPP's portfolio company, Exal Corporation, with the Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business of Ardagh Group and BroadStreet Partners, Inc. in recapitalization transactions involving a new equity investment by affiliates of Century Equity Partners and a $100 million second lien debt and equity investment by affiliates of Penfund Partners.
  • H&R Block, Inc. in its $405 million acquisition of Wave Financial Inc.
  • SGS SA in its $335 million sale of Petroleum Service Corporation to Aurora Capital Partners.
  • SpeedCast International Limited, and its affiliates, in their chapter 11 cases.
  • National Energy & Gas Transmission, Inc. (f/k/a/ PG&E National Energy Group, Inc.) in their chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Fiera Infrastructure in its investment in Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc. and in, together with APG Group, the acquisition of the equity interests not already owned by Fiera in Conterra Ultra Broadband Holdings, Inc.
  • Unidentified co-investors in, together with First Infrastructure Capital Advisors, the acquisition of WhiteWater Midstream, LLC, including, notably, WhiteWater's 60% stake in Agua Blanca from Denham Capital and Ridgemont Equity, and the acquisition of an additional 20% stake in Agua Blanca from WPX Energy.
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Trasimene Capital FT, LP II, in its $1.5 billion initial public offering of 146.7 million units comprised of one share of common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant, together with a $150 million forward purchase agreement with Cannae Holdings, Inc. for private placement of 15 million units to occur concurrently with closing of the initial business combination.
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Bilcar FT, LP and Trasimene Capital FT, LP., in its $1 billion initial public offering of 103.5 million units comprised of one share of common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant, together with forward purchase agreements aggregating $300 million for private placements of 30 million units with affiliates of Cannae Holdings, Inc. and of Thomas H. Lee Partners to occur concurrently with closing of the initial business combination.
  • Trebia Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by affiliates of Trasimene Capital Management and Bridgeport Partners organized to acquire target businesses in the financial services, technology, software, data, analytics, services and related industries, in its $518 million initial public offering, together with a $75 million forward purchase agreement with an affiliate of Cannae Holdings, Inc.
  • General Electric in its $9.5 billion acquisition of Amersham plc.
  • General Electric in its $5 billion sale of GE Americom Communications to Societe Europeene des Satellites (SES).
  • KKR Credit, as main creditor to Abengoa SA, in the restructuring of Abengoa SA.
  • PG&E in their $9 billion California Utility chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Burger King in its acquisition of Tim Hortons and formation of Restaurant Brands International.
  • Restaurant Brands International in its acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Chicken.
  • Mosaic corporation in its acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes and its significant Canadian assets.
  • The Walt Disney Company in its $6.4 billion acquisition of Pixar.
  • The Walt Disney Company in its $5.2 billion acquisition of Fox Family.
  • The Walt Disney Company in its $3.8 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
  • The Walt Disney Company in its $2.7 billion spin-off of ABC Radio and subsequent merger with Citadel Broadcasting Corporation.
  • The Walt Disney Company in its acquisition of Muppets.
  • Ackerley Group in its $800 million sale to Clear Channel Worldwide.
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in its acquisition of Imperial Parking Corp.

*Admitted to the D.C. and Michigan Bars only; not admitted in Florida

**Includes matters handled prior to joining Weil.

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