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Stephen A. Infante

Partner
Stephen Infante

Stephen Infante’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He also practices in the areas of corporate governance, securities, and finance. His experience includes public and private acquisitions and divestitures, “going private” transactions, recapitalizations, and other leveraged transactions, minority investments, cross-border transactions and joint ventures, as well as representation of financial advisors in M&A transactions.

  • AstraZeneca in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Ardea Biosciences; and its acquisition of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s interests in the companies’ diabetes alliance for initial consideration of $2.7 billion and up to $1.4 billion in regulatory, launch, and sales-related payments.
  • MedImmune, AstraZeneca's biologics arm, in the formation and spin-out of Viela Bio, an inflammation and autoimmunity focused biotechnology company, in the sale of U.S. rights to Synagis and the right to participate in U.S. profits and losses for MEDI8897 to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) for upfront consideration of $1.5 billion plus further contingent payments, and in its acquisition of Amplimmune for $225 million upfront and additional potential milestone payments.
  • Sorbaro family and Mavis Discount Tire, one of the largest U.S. independent tire retailers, in the sale of a significant minority interest in Mavis to ONCAP Management Partners, and have represented Mavis in numerous add-on acquisitions.
  • Mavis Discount Tire in its merger with Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company, to create one of the largest U.S. automotive service platforms.
  • ONCAP in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Tecta, the nation's premier commercial roofing contractor, and in its acquisition of AutoSource Motors, the largest U.S. branded title vehicle retailer.
  • Ascension Health, the largest U.S. non-profit health system, in its investment in R1 RCM Inc. (f/k/a Accretive Health), and in connection with an investment by TowerBrook Capital Partners in Ascension's TriMedx healthcare technology management services business.
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Aurora Organic Dairy, in its acquisition and subsequent sale of The GSI Group, in its acquisition and subsequent sale of Cedar Creek Lumber, in its acquisition and subsequent sale of GrayWolf Industrial (f/k/a The Horn Companies), in its acquisition of Peacock Engineering Company, in its investment in Universal Technical Institute, in its sale of American Tire Distributors, and in its formation and subsequent sale of Blacksmith Brands.
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. in its $5.8 billion merger with Targa Resource Partners L.P.
  • SK Holdings in its acquisition of a significant minority interest in Eureka Midstream.
  • Actelion Ltd. in its acquisition of Ceptaris Therapeutics for $250 million upfront and additional potential payments based on net product sales and achieving milestones.    
  • Resource Capital Corp. in the sale of its Northport Capital finance business to a partnership of CVC Credit and Coller Capital.
  • Octavian Advisors and Octavian Global Partners in connection with TPG Special Situations Partners acquiring a significant stake in, and taking over management of, the Octavian investment funds.
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Atlas Energy, L.P. in its acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets from its former parent, Atlas Energy, Inc., in connection with Chevron's purchase of Atlas Energy, Inc.
  • SandRidge Energy in its $1.6 billion acquisition of Arena Resources, in its $1.275 billion acquisition of Dynamic Offshore Resources and in its defense of a proxy contest initiated by TPG Axon.
  • Joy Global in its $1.1 billion acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies from Rowen Companies and the subsequent sale of LeTourneau's drilling systems business to Cameron International.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim in its acquisition of certain animal health products being divested in connection with the Pfizer-Wyeth merger.
  • Medarex in its $2.4 billion merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • Kerr-McGee in its $18 billion merger with Anadarko Petroleum, in its defense and settlement of a proxy contest initiated by Carl C. Icahn and JANA Partners, in a $4 billion “Dutch” auction self tender offer and related spin-off of its chemicals business, and in its $3.4 billion acquisition of Westport Resources and related $650 million senior notes offering.
  • Special Committee of Independent Directors of Charlotte Russe on its $380 million acquisition by Advent International and its successful defense of a proxy contest initiated by KarpReilly LLC.
  • JLG Industries in its $3.2 billion merger with Oshkosh Truck Corporation.
  • Resource Capital in the restructuring of its investment in Leaf Commercial Capital undertaken in connection with an investment in Leaf by EOS Partners, L.P. and its affiliates.
  • Abbott Laboratories in its $3.7 billion acquisition of KOS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Paramount Acquisition Corp., a healthcare-focused special purpose acquisition company, in its acquisition of ChemRx, an institutional pharmacy.
  • Biotechnology company, Encysive Pharmaceuticals, in its exploration of strategic alternatives, which resulted in the sale of the company to Pfizer.
  • Intercel AG, an Austrian biotechnology company, in its acquisition of Iomai Inc., a publicly-traded vaccine developer.
  • Computer Associates in its acquisitions of PestPatrol, Sterling Software, Platinum Technology, Legent, ASK, and Cheyenne Software, as well as the divestiture of its ACCPAC International division to The Sage Group.
  • IAC in its acquisition of Precision Response Corporation, the merger of Ticketmaster Online and CitySearch, and the acquisition of a number of cable networks.
  • RL Childrenswear in its sale to Polo Ralph Lauren.
  • Aetna US Healthcare in the sale of its Human Affairs International behavioral healthcare services division to Magellan Health Services.
  • Wella AG in its acquisition of Johnson Products, Toni & Tina Cosmetics, and Yardley of London.
  • Physician Support Systems in the acquisition of companies providing billing services for physicians, physicians groups, and hospitals and in its sale to National Data Corporation.
  • Vivendi Universal Entertainment in the sale of its Newsworld International cable television network to an investment group led by former Vice President Al Gore.
  • Legal 500 US, M&A: Large Deals (2013-2014)