Ziyad H. Aziz

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8656
F 212 728 9656
zazizwillkie.com

Ziyad H. Aziz is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Ziyad's practice includes mergers and acquisitions (both public and private companies), private equity/venture capital transactions and general corporate matters. Ziyad's private equity experience includes representing financial sponsors in early stage and growth equity investments, as well as portfolio company representation.

Ziyad H. Aziz is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Ziyad's practice includes mergers and acquisitions (both public and private companies), private equity/venture capital transactions and general corporate matters. Ziyad's private equity experience includes representing financial sponsors in early stage and growth equity investments, as well as portfolio company representation.

Selected Significant Matters

Ziyad has advised on the following significant matters:

  • Virgin Pulse and its controlling owner, Insight Venture Partners, in the sale of Virgin Pulse to Marlin Equity Partners

  • Bonduelle in its acquisition of Ready Pac Foods

  • Valtech Cardio in its acquisition by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation for up to $690 million

  • Centerbridge Partners in its acquisition of Superior Vision Corporation from Nautic Partners

  • Valtech Cardio in its proposed acquisition by HeartWare International for $875 million

  • Appriss in its acquisition of The Retail Equation

  • Insight Venture Partners in its control investment in Virgin Pulse

  • Radian Group in its $810 million sale of Radian Asset Assurance to Assured Guaranty

  • Helm Financial and its controlling owner, k1 Ventures, in the sale of Helm Financial to Wells Fargo

  • Sony Corporation of America in its $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing with a consortium of acquirors

  • Illumina in its defense against Roche's unsolicited cash tender offer and proxy contest 

  • Allstate in its $1 billion acquisition of Esurance from White Mountains Group

  • MetLife in its $16.2 billion acquisition of the ALICO division of AIG and certain subsequent divestitures of ALICO businesses

  • Alimentation Couche-Tard in its unsolicited cash tender offer for Casey's General Stores

* Ziyad advised on some of these matters at his prior firm.