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Jeannette E. Bander


Jeannette E. Bander

New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Recognized as a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers, Jeannette Bander is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s New York office and is a member of the Firm’s General Practice Group. Her practice focuses on a variety of executive compensation and corporate governance matters arising in private equity and public company mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. She also advises a number of clients, including public and private companies and senior executives, with respect to governance, compliance and compensation matters. Ms. Bander serves on the board of Unity Preparatory Charter School of Brooklyn.

Selected Representations

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Alibaba in its $2 billion investment in Lazada
  • Amgen in its $10.5 billion acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals
  • Ascribe Capital as an investor in Fuse Media in connection with the acquisition of a majority, controlling interest in Fuse by a management group headed by Fuse’s CEO
  • AT&T in its $108.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner
  • Cablevision in its $18 billion sale to Altice
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in its $60 billion 50/50 merger with Peugeot, creating Stellantis
  • Fiat Chrysler and Magneti Marelli in the $6.5 billion sale of the Magneti Marelli automotive components business to KKR portfolio company CK Holdings Co., a holding company of Calsonic Kansei Corporation
  • GGP in its $28 billion acquisition by Brookfield Property Partners
  • Juniper Networks in its acquisition of Apstra, $450 million acquisition of 128 Technology and $405 million acquisition of Mist Systems
  • Motivate, the operator of CitiBikes and the largest bikeshare operator in North America, in its acquisition by Lyft
  • MSG Networks in its spin-off of The Madison Square Garden Company, now known as Madison Square Garden Sports
  • NorthStar Realty Europe in its $860 million acquisition by AXA Investment Managers
  • Opus Bank in its $1 billion acquisition by Pacific Premier Bancorp
  • PowerA in its acquisition by ACCO Brands for total consideration of $395 million
  • Rhône Group in its $3.96 billion sale of its equity interest in Garda World Security (GardaWorld) to GardaWorld’s Founder, Chairman & CEO Stephan Crétier, funds advised by BC Partners and others
  • Stemcentrx in its $9.8 billion sale to AbbVie
  • Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company, in its joint venture with Santen Pharmaceutical Co., $1 billion investment round, led by Silver Lake and including Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other global investment management firms and $800 million investment by Temasek
  • Vornado Realty Trust in its spinoff of Urban Edge Properties

Governance & Restructuring
  • Eastman Kodak Company in connection with its bankruptcy proceeding, including approval of contested incentive arrangements
  • A variety of private equity leveraged buyouts, governance and compensation matters
  • Executives, boards and companies in connection with senior executive appointments and transitions or other governance matters, including AMC Networks, Cablevision, Cheniere Energy, Columbia Banking System, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Madison Square Garden Sports and Wells Fargo
  • “Prevalence of Section 280G Gross Ups in Recent M&A Deals” in the February 2018 issue of The M&A Lawyer (co-author)