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*Bradley S. King


*Bradley S. King

Palo Alto +1-650-461-5600+1-650-461-5600 +1-650-461-5700+1-650-461-5700
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Brad King is a partner based in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Palo Alto office and is a member of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice focuses on U.S. and cross-border M&A transactions across a broad range of industries, including life sciences, digital & technology, industrials, consumer & retail, and real estate. Brad also regularly advises on corporate governance and shareholder activism matters.


Life Sciences
  • Blackstone in Precision Medicine Group’s major investment and recapitalization
  • Concordia Healthcare in its $1.2 billion acquisition of the commercial assets of Covis
  • LabCorp in its $6.1 billion acquisition of Covance
  • SeaGen (formerly Seattle Genetics) in its $614 million acquisition of Cascadian Therapeutics
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in its $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan Generics
  • Valeant in its $15.8 billion acquisition of Salix
  • Verily Life Sciences in:
    • a transaction whereby Swiss Re exchanged its investment in Granular Insurance for an equity stake in Verily; and
    • its $1 billion investment round led by parent company Alphabet
Digital & Technology
  • Ares Management in its acquisition of a majority interest in Kuecker Pulse Integration
  • AT&T in its $1.875 billion acquisition of Nextel Mexico 
  • DigitalBridge (formerly Colony Capital) in its:
    • acquisition of Wafra’s 31.5% ownership in DigitalBridge’s investment management subsidiary for $800 million; and
    • agreement to acquire AMP Capital’s global infrastructure equity investment management business (comprising four investment funds with $5.5 billion in fee-earning assets under management) for $328 million
  • Harris Corporation in its $35 billion merger with L3 Technologies to form L3Harris Technologies
  • DS Smith in its $585 million sale of the Plastics division to Olympus Partners
  • Enbridge in its $43 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy
  • Garrett Motion in its stalking horse purchase agreement with KPS Capital Partners to buy its business for $2.6 billion prior to filing for bankruptcy protection
  • Standard Industries in its:
    • $7 billion acquisition of W. R. Grace & Co.; and
    • acquisition of FT Synthetics
Consumer & Retail
  • Ares and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in their acquisition of a majority interest in TricorBraun
  • Kraft Foods Group in its $55 billion merger with H.J. Heinz Company to create The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Pineland Farms in its sale to Bob Evans Foods​
Real Estate
  • Cadillac Fairview in its exchange of interests in five shopping centers for an 11% interest in The Macerich Company
  • Cole Real Estate Investments in its listing on the New York Stock Exchange and its $250 million self tender
  • Forest City Realty Trust in its:
    • $11.4 billion acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management
    • reorganization into a REIT;
    • agreement to declassify its common stock; and
    • settlement with Starboard Value and Scopia Capital
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV in its acquisition of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III