Sanjana Rao


Sanjana Rao
Sanjana Rao is an Executive Compensation & Benefits associate in Weil’s Tax Department and is based in New York. Sanjana participates in the representation of Firm clients with respect to the executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA issues in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, initial public offerings, restructurings and other strategic transactions.

Sanjana has been part of the teams advising on, among others, the following matters:

  • Sanofi SA in its acquisition of Provention Bio Inc. for $2.9 billion
  • AltC Corp., a SPAC sponsored by Churchill Capital in its $850 million business combination with Oklo Inc.
  • John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in its approximately $200 million sale of Wiley University Services to Academic Partnerships (a portfolio company of Vistria Group)
  • Advent International in the sale of Certinia Inc. (f/k/a, Inc.)
  • ChampionX Corporation in its pending sale to SLB
  • PSG in its investment in Packback Inc.
  • Clayton Dubilier & Rice in the merger of its portfolio company Cynosure with Lutronic Corporation
  • PSG and its portfolio company Vertical Knowledge L.L.C. in its sale to Babel Street, Inc. (a portfolio company of Veritas Capital Fund Management, L.L.C.)
  • Nexa Equity and its portfolio companies, including acquisition of Storewise
  • Snow Phipps Group (n/k/a TruArc Partners) and its portfolio companies, including acquisition of Trademark Cosmetics, Inc.
  • Trive Capital, together with Crux Capital Ltd, in their recapitalization of HTeaO
  • MarketAxess Holdings Inc. in its acquisition of Pragma Securities, LLC and Pragma Financial Services, LLC
  • Ilegal Mezcal in its sale to Bacardi International Limited
  • GS Amp TopCo LLC (a portfolio company of Genstar Capital) in its acquisition of NEL Frequency Controls, Inc.
  • ICG Strategic Equity in its acquisition of an indirect interest in Datavant Group

Prior to joining Weil, Sanjana practiced in the tax department of a large law firm. Sanjana received her LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University as a Gerald L. Wallace Scholar, and her LL.B. from National Law University, Jodhpur (India) as an Aditya Birla Scholar. She was a member of the senior editorial board of the Trade, Law & Development journal at National Law University, Jodhpur and received honors as the highest ranked student in the Trade Law specialization.

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