Adam M. Turteltaub

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099

Adam M. Turteltaub is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, where he focuses on advising public and private companies and private equity firms in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority and strategic investments, restructurings, take-over defense, shareholder activism and corporate governance matters.

Chambers USA (2016) ranks Adam as a leading practitioner in the area of Corporate/M&A law. 

In March 2011, Adam was one of five attorneys nationwide to be profiled by Law360 as a "Rising Star" in the area of Corporate Finance.

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Highlights

Adam M. Turteltaub is a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department, where he focuses on advising public and private companies and private equity firms in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority and strategic investments, restructurings, take-over defense, shareholder activism and corporate governance matters.

Chambers USA (2016) ranks Adam as a leading practitioner in the area of Corporate/M&A law. 

Selected Significant Matters

Adam has represented:

  • Bridge Growth Partners, LLC in its acquisition of Finalsite, a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for U.S. and international schools.
  • Aralez Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian rights to cardiovascular drug Zontivity from Merck
  • Colony Capital, Inc. in its $17 billion merger of equals with NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. to create Colony NorthStar, Inc., with $58 billion of assets under management
  • FIS in its acquisition of SunGard in a deal valued at $9.1 billion
  • Lagardère Travel Retail in its $530 million acquisition of Paradies
  • Colony Financial, Inc. in its $1.6 billion acquisition of Cobalt Capital Partners and its highly diversified portfolio of 256 primarily light industrial assets
  • Bridge Growth Partners, LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in Solace Systems, a leading provider of infrastructure messaging technology
  • Bridge Growth Partners, LLC in its acquisition of CRGT, a leading provider of custom software and data analytics to federal agencies, from an affiliate of Veritas Capital, and Bridge Growth Partners and CRGT in GRGT’s subsequent merger with Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.
  • Tornier N.V., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of joint replacement devices, in its $3.3 billion merger with Wright Medical Group, Inc.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in its $2.6 billion acquisition by Endo International plc
  • Dolce Vita Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition by Steve Madden
  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Springleaf Holdings, Inc. in connection with the company’s sale of its interests in approximately $7.2 billion of non-core real estate assets and related servicing
  • Colony Financial, Inc. as one of the equity investors in the $9 billion acquisition of Safeway, Inc. by AB Acquisition LLC
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in its approximately $203.5 million repurchase of all of the Icahn Group’s stock in the company
  • Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd in its sale to Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd
  • Liberty Resources LLC in its $660 million oil and gas asset sale to Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp.
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in its acquisition of Actient Holdings LLC for a total enterprise value of up to $657 million
  • Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. in its acquisitions of the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. video game franchise and "Evolve" (working title) video game title from THQ Inc., and in its $250 million offering of convertible senior notes
  • Kenneth Cole in his merger agreement to take Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. private
  • AlixPartners LLP founder Jay Alix in CVC Capital Partners’ recapitalization of the global business advisory firm
  • Riverstone Holdings, as part of a  private equity consortium, in the $7.15 billion leveraged buyout of  El Paso Corporation's oil and gas exploration and production units
  • C&D Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition by an affiliate of Angelo, Gordon & Co.
  • Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $430 million acquisition by Merck
  • Zurich Financial Services Group in its $1.67 billion deal to acquire a 51 percent stake in the Central and South American insurance operations of Banco Santander SA
  • J.Crew Group, Inc. Chairman and CEO Millard Drexler as part of the buying group in the $3 billion acquisition of J.Crew
  • ev3 Inc. in its $2.6 billion acquisition by Covidien plc
  • Sepracor, Inc. in its $2.6 billion acquisition by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. in its $220 million and $138 million offerings of convertible senior notes and in the sale of its Jack of All Games distribution business to SYNNEX Corporation
  • Genii Capital in its affiliate PHC Acquisitions, LLC’s stalking horse bid for Polaroid Holding Company
  • MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company in its terminated $4.7 billion agreement to acquire Constellation Energy
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Centerbridge Partners LP in their terminated $8.9 billion agreement to acquire Penn National Gaming, Inc. and their subsequent purchase of $1.25 billion of preferred stock of Penn National
  • Resorts International Holdings, LLC. in its $675 million sale of Resorts East Chicago to Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
  • Farmers Group, Inc. in its $712 million acquisition of auto insurer Bristol West Holdings Inc.
  • Colony Capital in its acquisition (with Messers. Fertitta) of Station Casinos, Inc. in a deal valued at approximately $9 billion, including debt
  • AlixPartners LLC and its founder in the sale of a majority stake to Hellman & Friedman LLC as part of a recapitalization
  • Institutional Shareholders Services, Inc. in its acquisition by Risk Metrics Group, Inc.
  • Cadmus Communication Corporation in its acquisition by Cenveno, Inc.
  • Colony Capital in its acquisition (with Kingdom Hotels International) of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. in a deal valued at $5.5 billion, including debt and the combination with the Raffles hotel portfolio
  • Colony Capital in its acquisition of the Raffles hotel business for approximately $1 billion
  • Colony Capital in its acquisition of six casino hotels in multiple transactions from Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and Kerzner International Ltd.
  • Telefonos de Mexico S.A. de C.V. in its acquisitions of AT&T Latin America Corp. and Embratel S.A.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Adam is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he previously served on the Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Committee.