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Matthew M. Friestedt

Partner

Matthew M. Friestedt

Partner
New York +1-212-558-3370+1-212-558-3370 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Matt Friestedt leads the Firm’s executive compensation M&A practice. He is experienced in handling all matters involving the compensation of senior executives, including employment, change in control, equity compensation and severance arrangements. He has worked on over $500 billion of M&A transactions since 2015 (including over 50 deals worth more than $1 billion) and has worked on over $1 trillion of M&A transactions during the last 12 years. He also regularly advises on governance issues.



SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

Major Recent M&A Transactions
  • Alibaba in its $2 billion investment in Lazada
  • Amazon.com in its $14 billion acquisition of Whole Foods
  • AT&T in its $109 billion acquisition of Time Warner
  • Bayer in its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto
  • Bright House in its $10 billion sale to Charter
  • Cablevision in its $18 billion sale to Altice
  • Columbia Pipeline in its $13 billion sale to TransCanada
  • Concho in its $10 billion acquisition of RSP Permian
  • CVS in its $13 billion acquisition of Omnicare
  • Dyax in its $6 billion sale to Shire
  • Enbridge in its $43 billion acquisition of Spectra
  • Fiserv in its $22 billion acquisition of First Data
  • GGP in its $28 billion sale to Brookfield
  • Harris in its $35 billion merger of equals with L3 to form L3Harris Technologies
  • Kite Pharma in its $12 billion sale to Gilead Sciences
  • Kraft in its $55 billion merger with Heinz
  • Stemcentrx in its $10 billion sale to AbbVie
  • Synageva in its $8 billion sale to Alexion
  • Syntel in its $4 billion sale to Atos
  • Teva in its $40 billion acquisition of Allergan Generics
  • UnitedHealth in its $13 billion acquisition of Catamaran
Selected Other M&A Transactions
  • AbbVie in its withdrawn $55 billion acquisition of Shire
  • AIG in its $15 billion sale of Alico to MetLife
  • Amgen in its $10 billion acquisition of Onyx 
  • Ares, CPPIB, OTPP and Rhone in multiple LBOs
  • AT&T in its $67 billion acquisition of DIRECTV
  • BHP Billiton in its $15 billion acquisition of Petrohawk
  • Bucyrus in its $9 billion sale to Caterpillar
  • Fiat in its acquisition of Chrysler out of bankruptcy
  • Goldman Sachs in its $6 billion acquisition of SLK 
  • Hilton Hotels in its $26 billion LBO by Blackstone
  • ICE in its $8 billion acquisition of the NYSE
  • Idenix in its $4 billion sale to Merck
  • ING in its $9 billion sale of ING Direct to Capital One
  • Management of HCA in their $33 billion LBO
  • Medco in its $29 billion sale to Express Scripts
  • Perrigo in its $9 billion acquisition of Elan
  • Pharmasset in its $11 billion sale to Gilead Sciences
  • Priceline.com in its acquisitions of Kayak and OpenTable
  • Silver Lake in the $9 billion sale of Skype to Microsoft
  • TXU in its $45 billion LBO by KKR and TPG
  • ZF in its $13 billion acquisition of TRW 
Recognitions
Mr. Friestedt has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2011 to 2019.