Sean M. Ewen

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8867
F 212 728 9827
sewenwillkie.com

Sean M. Ewen is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, public offerings and general corporate and securities law.  He also advises clients on SEC compliance issues and corporate governance matters.

Sean M. Ewen is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, public offerings and general corporate and securities law.  He also advises clients on SEC compliance issues and corporate governance matters.

Selected Significant Matters

Sean has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in its series of three multi-tranche, multi-market offerings of senior notes aggregating $20.4 billion to finance its pending acquisition of Actavis Generics, the worldwide generic pharmaceutical business of Allergan plc.;
  • Certain shareholders of cryotherapy company Galil Medical in its sale to BTG;
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors for Arbor Realty Trust in connection with Arbor Realty Trust’s pending acquisition of Arbor Commercial Mortgage’s agency platform;
  • BB&T Corporation in its acquisition of Swett & Crawford from Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford for $500 million in cash;
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals in its $6.75 billion aggregate stock offerings supporting its pending acquisition of Actavis Generics;
  • Vatera Healthcare Partners in the consortium acquisition of a controlling stake in Alvogen;
  • First Reserve in the approximately $267 million sale of its stake in Enstar, the owner and manager of diversified insurance companies, to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board;
  • Mueller Industries, Inc. and Atlas Holdings LLC in the acquisition of Tecumseh Products;
  • Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc. in the acquisition of Great Lakes Copper Ltd.;
  • BB&T Insurance Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of BB&T Corporation, in its deal to significantly increase its partnership interest in AmRisc, LP and in BB&T Corporation’s related deal to sell American Coastal Insurance Company to certain members of the AmRisc management team;
  • BofA Merrill Lynch as financial advisor to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pike Corporation in the sale of the company;
  • The Wright Insurance Group in connection with its sale to Brown & Brown;
  • Torus Insurance Holdings Limited in connection with its sale to Enstar Group Limited;
  • Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. in connection with its sale to AstraZeneca;
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in connection with its repurchase of shares from the Icahn Group;
  • Kenneth Cole in his merger agreement to take Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. private;
  • Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG in connection with its proposed merger with Transatlantic Holdings, Inc.;
  • WRM America in its acquisitions of RMI Consulting and Fidelity National Financial’s flood insurance business;
  • Ventas, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Cogdell Spencer Inc.;
  • MLM Information Services and Warburg Pincus in connection with Warburg Pincus’ sale of MLM to the parent company of Corporation Service Company;
  • Wall Street Systems in connection with its sale to ION Trading;
  • ev3 Inc. in its acquisition by Covidien plc;
  • Cablevision independent directors in connection with the spin-off of the Madison Square Garden business;
  • Polypore International, Inc. in connection with its initial public offering, secondary offerings of common stock and Rule 144A debt offering;
  • RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in connection with its debt and preference share offerings;
  • Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG in connection with its initial public offering and debt offerings, and its re-domestication to Switzerland.