Rachel Shapiro is an associate in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Ms. Shapiro participates in the representation of public and private companies, including private equity funds, in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. She also participates in advising clients regarding general corporate matters, including reporting requirements, corporate governance issues, integration matters and other strategic considerations.
Ms. Shapiro has been part of the teams advising:
- Avolon Holdings Limited (a portfolio company of Cinven Partners, CVC Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital Partners) in its $7.6 billion sale to Bohai Leasing Co., Ltd. (n/k/a Bohai Financial Investment Holding Co., Ltd.)
- Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Brookfield Property Partners LP (BPY) in BPY's $14.4 billion acquisition of the approximately 66% of common stock that it did not already own of GGP Inc. (f/k/a General Growth Properties Inc.)
- Centerbridge Partners in its $1.2 billion acquisition of IPC Systems, Inc.
- DIRECTV in its $67.1 billion sale to AT&T
- Elementis Global LLC in its $360 million acquisition of SummitReheis (f/k/a Summit Research Labs)
- Eli Lilly and Company in its $5.4 billion acquisition of the animal health business of Novartis AG
- Eli Lilly and Company in the $1.7 billion initial public offering of its subsidiary Elanco Animal Health Incorporated
- General Electric Company in its strategic plan to sell most of GE Capital’s assets
- GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. in its acquisition of the global commercial semiconductor technology business of International Business Machines Corporation, including intellectual property, technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics
- Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital) in its pending combination with Federal Street Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Thomas H. Lee Partners, in a new holding company named Agiliti, Inc. having an initial enterprise value of approximately $1.74 billion
Ms. Shapiro received her J.D., cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review, and her B.A., with distinction, from Amherst College.