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Jack Bodner
Jack S. Bodner
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Jack Bodner is a partner in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions group. He has more than 20 years of experience in advising acquirors, targets, investors, boards of directors, special committees, and investment banks in domestic and cross-border negotiated and unsolicited mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Mr. Bodner’s practice also includes counseling clients on corporate and governance related matters, including compliance and disclosure issues, shareholder rights plans and proxy contests, and other defense and takeover measures. Mr. Bodner received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from New York University.

  • Oplink Communications, a publicly listed manufacturer and seller of optical components, in its $445 million sale to Koch Industries.
  • Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) in its acquisition of Mobile Defense, Inc., a technology company focused on mobile device diagnostics and data processing for user assistance and predictive forecasting.
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions(NYSE: BR) in its acquisition of technology assets of INVeSHARE to develop blockchain applications for Broadridge’s proxy business.
  • Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) in its acquisition of MaintenanceNet, a company providing a cloud-based software platform that uses data analytics and automation to manage and scale attach and renewals of recurring customer contracts.
  • Lightbridge Communications, one-of-the world’s largest independent global providers of network engineering services to the telecommunications industry, in its $240 million sale to Tech Mahindra Ltd.
  • The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS)
    • in its $5.3 billion acquisition of Fox Family Worldwide, Inc.
    • in its acquisition of India's UTV Software Communications Limited.
    • in its acquisition of assets of The Jim Henson Company, Inc. (Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House).
  • Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN)
    • in its up to $450 million acquisition of Verinata Health, Inc.
    • in its acquisition of NextBio.
    • in its creation of a joint venture with Warburg Pincus and Sutter Hill Ventures focused on accelerating consumer adoption of genomics
  • Astellas Pharma, a publicly listed Japanese pharmaceutical company, in its $384 million acquisition of publicly listed Ocata Therapeutics, a biotechnology company specializing in the development of stem cell-based treatments in regenerative medicine.
  • Autogrill S.p.A. (AGL.MI) in the spin-off and sale of the U.S. airport retail concession business from HMSHost Corporation to World Duty Free Group.
  • King Pharmaceuticals, a publicly listed specialty pharmaceuticals company, in its $3.6 billion merger with Pfizer.
  • Financial Federal Corporation, a publicly listed financial services company, in its $738 merger with People’s United Financial, Inc.
  • OptiSolar Inc. in the $400 million sale of its project development business to First Solar, Inc.
  • Lottomatica S.p.A. in its $4.8 billion acquisition of GTECH Holdings Corporation, a publicly listed lottery and gaming technology company.
  • Financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Interactive Data Corporation in its $3.4 billion acquisition by investment funds managed by Silver Lake Partners and Warburg Pincus.
  • Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association in connection with the NCAA’s acquisition of the NIT.
  • Burns, Philp & Company in the $1.35 billion sale of its yeast and bakery ingredient lines and Tone Brothers herbs and spices line to Associated British Food.
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Covansys Corporation in connection with Fidelity Information Services Inc.’s $356 million acquisition of an interest in Covansys.
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of inc. in its $513 million sale to Barnes & Noble, Inc.
  • Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) in its unsolicited $3.5 billion acquisition of Centerpulse AG and InCentive AG.
  • Legal 500 US, Energy: Renewable/Alternative (2016); M&A: Commercial Deals and Contracts (2016); M&A: Large Deals (2012-2014); Energy: Regulatory (2014)
  • New York Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions (2009-2014)