Nathan D. Sawyer

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8255
F 212 728 8111
nsawyerwillkie.com

Nathan D. Sawyer is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Nathan focuses on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, public companies and their boards of directors (including special committees) and financial advisors in a wide variety of strategic transactions, including in connection with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions (including carve-outs and spin-outs), exchange offers, tender offers, proxy contests, joint ventures, growth equity and venture capital investments, PIPEs and restructuring transactions. In addition, Nathan provides advice on general corporate and securities matters.

Nathan D. Sawyer is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department. Nathan focuses on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, public companies and their boards of directors (including special committees) and financial advisors in a wide variety of strategic transactions, including in connection with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions (including carve-outs and spin-outs), exchange offers, tender offers, proxy contests, joint ventures, growth equity and venture capital investments, PIPEs and restructuring transactions. In addition, Nathan provides advice on general corporate and securities matters.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Insight Partners in its acquisition with Stone Point Capital of real estate data firm CoreLogic for approximately $6 billion
  • KPS Capital Partners in connection with various acquisitions and divestitures, including its acquisitions of C&D Technologies, Trojan Battery Company and Howden, and related portfolio company matters
  • Kohlberg & Company in connection with various acquisitions and divestitures, including its acquisitions of Parts Authority and SpecialtyCare and its divestitures of Troon Golf and Sabre Industries, and related portfolio company matters
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in connection with various acquisitions, investments and divestitures, including its divestiture of Vantage Oncology
  • D1 Capital Partners in connection with more than a dozen venture capital investments as well as its acquisition of Collectors Universe
  • Hexcel Corporation in its acquisition of ARC Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of custom radio frequency and electromagnetic interference and microwave-absorbing composite materials for military, aerospace and industrial applications
  • An ad hoc group of pre- and post-petition secured noteholders in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Toys “R” Us, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries
  • The special committee of independent directors of Perry Ellis International, a NASDAQ-listed apparel company, in the acquisition of Perry Ellis by a private company owned by founder George Feldenkreis and his family in a transaction valued at $437 million
  • Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., a NYSE-listed company, in its approximately $2.4 billion sale to an affiliate of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Michael Kors Holdings Limited in its $1.35 billion acquisition of luxury footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo PLC
  • Tricon Capital Group Inc., a TSX-listed company, in its approximately $1.4 billion acquisition of Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust
  • Performance Sports Group Ltd. in connection with its sale of substantially all of its assets under Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code to an acquisition vehicle co-owned by affiliates of Sagard Holdings Inc. and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
  • Apollo Global Management, LLC in its approximately $2.2 billion acquisition of Diamond Resorts
  • Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation in connection with its sales of substantially all of its assets under Section 363 of the US Bankruptcy Code
  • General Electric Capital Corp in its sale of its Transportation Finance business in the US and Canada to the BMO Financial Group
  • Pall Corporation, a NYSE-listed company, in its acquisition by Danaher Corporation for approximately $13.8 billion
  • McGraw Hill Financial on the sale of its McGraw Hill Construction division to Symphony Technology Group in a transaction valued at $320 million
  • Zillow, Inc. in its approximately $3.5 billion acquisition of Trulia, Inc.
  • SunGard Data Systems Inc. in its split-off of its Availability Services Business and its sale of its Higher Education businesses to affiliates of Hellman & Friedman
  • Lafarge Cementos SAU, a subsidiary of Lafarge S.A., on its sale to Cementos Argos S.A. of a 53.5% interest in Lafarge Cementos S.A. de C.V. for a purchase price of approximately $306 million
  • Citigroup, Inc. in connection with various credit card portfolio-related matters, including its early renewal and long-term extension of its credit card services agreement with Macy’s, Inc., the acquisition from Capital One Financial Corporation of $7 billion of credit card receivables and accounts related to Best Buy Co. Inc.'s existing credit card program and the related negotiation of a bank program agreement with Best Buy
  • Service Corporation International in connection with its approximately $1.4 billion acquisition of Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
  • BAML Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in various transactions
  • Datapipe Holding Company, Inc. in connection with a significant equity investment from funds affiliated with ABRY Partners, LLC
  • The Aditya Birla Group in its approximately $850 million acquisition of Columbian Chemicals Co., the world's third-largest manufacturer of carbon black and a portfolio company of One Equity Partners
  • Gambro AB in its approximately $2.63 billion sale of CaridianBCT Holding Corp., a major U.S. blood transfusion technology firm, to Terumo Corporation

 

*Nathan advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie.