Shane J. Safer


Shane Safer
Shane Safer is an associate in Weil’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and is based in New York. Shane participates in the representation of public and private companies in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Shane has been part of the teams advising:

  • Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Trasimene Capital Management, LLC and led by William P. Foley II, in a $9 billion business combination with Paysafe Limited
  • Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its approximately $4.8 billion acquisition of a 61.2% stake in Oaktree Capital Group, LLC
  • Sanofi in its $3.7 billion acquisition of Principia Biopharma Inc.
  • QuickChek Corporation in its $645 million sale to Murphy USA
  • Benefytt Technologies, Inc. in its $625 million take-private by Madison Dearborn Partners
  • GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. in its $430 million sale of a semiconductor fabrication plant for the manufacture of 300mm-size wafers used in the production of integrated circuits to ON Semiconductor Corporation
  • Signet Jewelers Limited in its $328 million acquisitions of R2Net, Inc. and Segoma Imaging Technologies
  • Exide Holdings, Inc. in its $179 million sale of substantially all of its Americas operations to Atlas Holdings LLC, in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings
  • Maines Paper & Food Service Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Lineage Logistics, Inc.
  • CoStar Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Cozy Services, Ltd.
  • Doncasters Group in the restructuring of its $1.6 billion of first and second lien debt and its investment and management loan notes, via an English Scheme of Arrangement and English pre-pack administration which resulted in the reduction of $1.2 billion of liabilities from the operating group’s balance sheet

Shane received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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