Sachin Kohli

Biography

Sachin Kohli
Sachin Kohli is a partner in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Sachin has experience in all aspects of representing public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with acquisitions and divestitures. He is also involved in providing counsel regarding general corporate matters, including reporting requirements, corporate governance issues, defensive measures and other strategic considerations.

Experience:

  • The Dow Chemical Company in its $130 billion all-stock merger of equals with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
  • Kinder Morgan in its $76 billion acquisition of all the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Kinder Morgan Management and El Paso Pipeline Partners
  • DIRECTV in its $67.1 billion sale to AT&T
  • Dow in its approximately $40 billion spin-off from DowDuPont Inc. as part of DowDuPont's separation into three independent, publicly traded companies, one each for its agriculture, materials science and specialty products businesses
  • Kinder Morgan in its $38 billion acquisition of El Paso Corporation
  • DIRECTV in its $28.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Liberty Entertainment
  • MGM Resorts International in its $17.2 billion sale of MGM Growth Properties LLC to VICI Properties Inc.
  • Intel Corporation in its $16.7 billion acquisition of Altera Corporation
  • JAB Holding Company, as leader of an investment group, in that group's $13.9 billion take-private of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
  • Sanofi in its $11.6 billion acquisition of Bioverativ Inc.
  • 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
  • Health Management Associates in its $7.6 billion sale to Community Health Systems
  • Apergy Corporation (n/k/a ChampionX Corporation) in a Reverse Morris Trust acquisition of ChampionX (f/k/a Nalco Champion) from Ecolab Inc. creating an entity with a combined $7.4 billion enterprise value
  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Bilcar FT, LP and Trasimene Capital FT, LP., in its $7.3 billion combination with Alight Solutions LLC
  • Morgan Stanley, as financial advisor to WillScot Corporation, in WillScot's approximately $6.6 billion merger of equals with Mobile Mini, Inc.
  • Legg Mason, Inc. in its $6.5 billion sale to Franklin Templeton Investments
  • athenahealth, Inc. in its evaluation of an unsolicited takeover bid by Elliott Management Corporation and its subsequent $5.7 billion sale to Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital (an affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation) and planned combination with Virence Health
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. in its $5 billion acquisition of Copano Energy LLC
  • inVentiv Health, Inc. in its $4.6 billion merger with INC Research Holdings, Inc. creating Syneos Health, Inc.
  • Lincare Holdings Inc. in its $4.6 billion acquisition by Linde Group
  • Media General Inc. in its $4.6 billion sale to Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.
  • MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) in the formation of a joint venture between MGM Growth Properties LLC and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust to acquire the Las Vegas real estate assets of the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay for $4.6 billion and to lease back these assets to subsidiaries of MGM Resorts
  • MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) in its $4.25 billion sale of the Bellagio to a joint venture MGM Resorts formed with Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and its leaseback of the Bellagio
  • Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, as financial advisors to XL Group plc, in XL Group’s $4.1 billion acquisition of Catlin Group Limited
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) and inVentiv Health, Inc. (n/k/a Syneos Health, Inc.) in THL’s sale of a 50% interest in inVentiv to Advent International, valuing inVentiv at $3.8 billion
  • Sanofi in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Principia Biopharma Inc.
  • NBC Universal, together with Blackstone and Bain Capital LLC, in its $3.5 billion acquisition of The Weather Channel, LLC
  • Special Committee of McMoRan Exploration in the $3.4 billion sale of the company as part of three-way merger with Freeport-McMoRan and Plains Exploration & Production Company – a deal with total transaction value of approximately $20 billion
  • Belmond Ltd. in its $3.2 billion sale to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
  • Fidelity National Financial, Inc. in its $2.9 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services Inc. (n/k/a Black Knight, Inc.)
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, as a member of a consortium that also includes BC Partners and Beamer Investment (GIC) and that is the sponsor of GFL Environmental Holdings Inc., in GFL's $2.8 billion merger with Waste Industries, Inc.
  • Front Yard Residential Corporation in its $2.5 billion take-private by a partnership formed by Pretium Partners and Ares Management
  • MGM Resorts International in its $2.1 billion acquisition of the 50% stake it did not already own in CityCenter and its $3.9 billion sale and leaseback of the Aria Resort and Vdara Hotel real estate at CityCenter
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in the sale of its stake in Cole-Parmer Instrument Company (C-P) (n/k/a Antylia Scientific) to GTCR in connection with a $2.1 billion recapitalization of C-P led by GTCR in which Golden Gate Capital and C-P management retained minority stakes
  • Nexeo Solutions, Inc. in its $2 billion sale to Univar Inc.
  • A major financial institution, as financial advisor to Gentiva Health Services, Inc., in Gentiva's $1.8 billion sale to Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
  • Black Knight, Inc. in its acquisition of Optimal Blue LLC, in a transaction that implied an enterprise value of $1.8 billion and subsequently a Special Committee of Black Knight in the $1.2 billion acquisition of all of the equity interests Black Knight did not already own in Optimal Blue
  • MGM Resorts International in its $1.625 billion acquisition of the operations of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Verizon Communications in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Terremark Worldwide Inc.
  • MGM Resorts International in its $1.175 billion sale of the real property of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey to MGM Growth Properties LLC
  • MGM Resorts International in its pending $1.075 billion sale of the operations of The Mirage Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip to Hard Rock International
  • MGM Resorts International in its formation of MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP) and on the corporate aspects of MGP’s $1.05 billion initial public offering
  • Whirlpool Corporation in its $1 billion modified Dutch auction tender offer for its common stock
  • Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. in its $960 million acquisition of Antares Pharma, Inc.
  • Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (a subsidiary of Univar Inc.) in its $640 million sale of Nexeo Solutions Plastics to One Rock Capital Partners
  • Sanofi in its up to $470 million acquisition of Tidal Therapeutics, Inc.
  • MGM Resorts International in its pending $450 million sale of the operations of Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi to CNE (a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses)
  • Arca Contal in the establishment of a Central and South American beverage bottling joint venture with Ecuador Bottling Company
  • Fidelity National Financial (FNF) in its redemption of all tracking stock shares of Fidelity National Financial Ventures in exchange for shares of common stock of Cannae Holdings, Inc., following which Cannae became an independent, publicly traded company, and FNF ceased to have a tracking stock structure
  • Goldman Sachs in its acquisition of PSAV, Inc. (f/k/a Presentation Services)
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of Flynn Restaurant Group LP
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of Plano Molding Company and in Plano’s acquisition of Synergy Outdoors LLC
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its acquisition of a majority stake in Vantage Elevator Solutions
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in its minority investment in CSC ServiceWorks Holdings, Inc.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan 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
  • PSAV, Inc., Goldman Sachs and Olympus Partners (PSAV’s sponsors) in the sale of PSAV to Blackstone

Sachin is recognized as a “Rising Star” for M&A in the U.S. by IFLR1000. He was named a 2017 “Rising Star” for M&A by Law360 and named among The M&A Advisor’s 2017 “Emerging Leaders.” He was also named a “Rising Star” for M&A by Super Lawyers 2013-2017. Sachin previously served on the Corporations Law Committee of the New York City Bar.

Sachin received his J.D./M.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University at Buffalo, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Law Review.

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