Jackie Cohen is a partner in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Jackie regularly represents public and private companies in connection with complex cross-border transactions.
Additionally, Jackie advises on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, disclosure issues and integration matters as well as defensive measures and takeover tactics.
- Avista Public Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by Avista Acquisition LP II (an affiliate of Avista Capital Holdings), in its pending $850 million business combination with OmniAb, Inc.
- Skillsoft Corporation in its $525 million acquisition of Codecademy
- EO Charging in its proposed $675 million business combination with First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp., a SPAC sponsored by First Reserve Corporation
- Wejo Limited in its $1.1 billion business combination with Virtuoso Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Virtuoso Sponsor LLC
- Marquee Raine Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Raine Group LLC and Marquee Sports Holdings SPAC I, LLC, in its $1.2 billion business combination with Enjoy Technology, Inc.
- Magellan Health, Inc. in its $2.2 billion merger with Centene Corporation
- Cardtronics plc in its $2.5 billion sale to NCR Corporation
- Software Luxembourg Holding S.A. in its $1.3 billion merger with and into Churchill Capital Corp II, a SPAC sponsored by the Churchill Capital Group
- Fortress Value Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Fortress Investment Group, in its acquisition of Secure Natural Resources and MP Materials in a stock-for-stock transaction that valued the combined company at $1.5 billion
- Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC sponsored by Mudrick Capital, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hycroft Mining Corporation, with an initial enterprise value of approximately $537 million
- QuickChek Corporation in its $645 million sale to Murphy USA
- Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. in its $325 million sale to SPARC Group LLC
- Total S.A. in its $4 billion acquisition of all of the oil and natural gas assets, liabilities, businesses and operations of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in Mozambique and South Africa
- Campbell Soup Company in its $2.2 billion sale of Campbell International, Inc. and its $300 million sale of Kelsen Group A/S
- GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. in its up to $740 million sale of Avera Semiconductor LLC and its $430 million sale of a semiconductor fabrication plant to ON Semiconductor Corporation
- Willis Towers Watson PLC in its $1.3 billion acquisition of TRANZACT
- Atos S.E. in its $3.57 billion acquisition of Syntel, Inc.
- Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. in its acquisition of Organogenesis Inc. and its proposed merger with Envigo International Holdings, Inc.
- Doncasters Group Limited in its $440 million sale of Nelson Fasteners Systems
- General Electric Company in its $2.6 billion sale of GE Industrial Solutions
- Discovery, Inc. in its joint venture with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand led by Chip and Joanna Gaines, in the formation of the Magnolia Network
- Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, together with Apollo Global Management, in the acquisition of a controlling interest in CareerBuilder, LLC
- York Capital Management, Valinor Management and Halcyon Capital Management, principal equity owners of NextDecade, LLC, in the $1 billion reverse merger of NextDecade with SPAC Harmony Merger Corp.
- HNA Group Co. Ltd. in its $6.5 billion acquisition of a 25% stake in Hilton Inc., Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. and Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (collectively, f/k/a Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.) from affiliates of Blackstone
- The Kroger Company in its strategic partnership with, and investment in, Lucky’s Market
- IHS Inc. in its $13 billion merger of equals with Markit Limited
- General Electric Company and Synchrony Financial in connection with the separation and initial public offering of Synchrony Financial (GE Capital’s North American retail finance business) and in GE’s $20.4 billion offer to exchange Synchrony common stock for GE common stock, completing the separation of Synchrony from GE
- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its approximately $855 million acquisition of GrafTech International Ltd.
- Atos S.E. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of the information technology outsourcing business of Xerox Corporation
- Sanofi in connection with its $20.1 billion acquisition of U.S. biotechnology firm Genzyme Corp.
- NBC Universal and parent General Electric in GE’s $37.25 billion joint venture with Comcast for ownership of NBC Universal and Comcast’s cable channels and regional sports networks and, thereafter, GE in the $18.1 billion sale of its remaining 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal and related real estate to Comcast
- DIRECTV in its $28.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Liberty Entertainment
Jackie is recognized as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in New York by Chambers USA, where clients note “she is fantastic to work with and a true partner from a business perspective.” Jackie is also recognized as a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for M&A in the U.S. by IFLR1000 and a “Next Generation Partner” for M&A by Legal 500 US, where clients note she is “‘the dealmaker’ ‘calm and discreet but energetic and pragmatic.’” She is also recommended for Media and Entertainment: Transactional by Legal 500 US. Jackie is recognized as an expert in Corporate/M&A by Expert Guides’ “Women in Business Law.” She was shortlisted as “M&A Lawyer of the Year” for Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards for 2022. Jackie was selected as one of The M&A Advisor’s 2012 “40 Under 40” honorees, an award that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 for their accomplishments and expertise in the M&A field. Jackie is a member of the Board of Directors of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rye Free Reading Room.