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.)
- Cannae Holdings, Inc. in its creation of an external management structure and entry into a management services agreement with Trasimene Capital Management, LLC
- 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
- Eli Lilly and Company in its $8.2 billion exchange of its approximately 82% remaining interest in Elanco Animal Health Incorporated for Lilly common shares held by its shareholders
- 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
- Irving Place Capital Management and Agiliti Holdco, Inc. (f/k/a Universal Hospital Services, Inc.) in Agliti’s combination with Federal Street Acquisition Corp. (FSAC), a SPAC sponsored by Thomas H. Lee Partners, in a new holding company formed by FSAC named Agiliti Health, Inc., having an implied enterprise value of approximately $1.74 billion
- Willis Towers Watson PLC in its $1.3 billion acquisition of TRANZACT
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.