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Anca Mihaela Paraian

Special Counsel

Anca Mihaela Paraian

Special Counsel
New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
[email protected]

Anca Paraian is a special counsel in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Ms. Paraian has a broad corporate and transactional practice spanning multiple industries, including energy, real estate, healthcare and life sciences, financial services and consumer and retail. 

In addition to representing purchasers, sellers and financial advisers in public and private domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, Ms. Paraian advises clients on joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs and other transactions involving special structures. She has also represented issuers and underwriters in public and private capital raising transactions. 


Transactions in which Ms. Paraian has been involved include representations of: 
  • Amgen in connection with its $13.4 billion acquisition of certain assets and liabilities associated with the worldwide rights to OTEZLA® from Celgene Corporation, required to be divested in connection with the acquisition of Celgene by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Amgen in connection with its recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Nuevolution AB (publ), a Swedish small molecule drug discovery platform biotech company
  • BHP in its $10.8 billion sale of its entire interests in the Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Permian and Fayetteville Onshore US oil and gas assets to BP America, a wholly owned subsidiary of BP, and MMGJ Hugoton III, a company owned by Merit Energy
  • TerraForm Global in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management and a related settlement of claims with parent SunEdison
  • CPPIB in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Parkway
  • Orix USA Corporation in connection with the formation of a new private equity investment fund and the acquisition of the fund’s first portfolio company
  • Sprout Pharmaceuticals in its $1 billion acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
  • Vornado Realty Trust in the spin-off to its stockholders of its shopping center business, Urban Edge Properties
  • Lazard as financial adviser to Coca-Cola Enterprises in its combination with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke to form Coca-Cola European Partners
  • CVS Caremark Corporation in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Coram
  • Rhône Capital LLC in forming a consortium with Goldman Sachs to acquire service provider Neovia Logistics
  • Rhône Capital LLC in its sale of Rexair Holdings to Jarden Corporation
  • AXA in the sale of its private equity business, AXA Private Equity, to a consortium consisting of AXA PE management and employees and other institutional co-investors
  • Cablevision Systems Corporation in its $1.6 billion sale of Bresnan Broadband Holdings to Charter Communications
  • LNR Property and its ownership group, comprising affiliates of Aozora, Cerberus, iStar Financial, Oaktree and Vornado, in the $1.05 billion sale of LNR Property to Starwood