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Evan Rosen

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Diverse practice spanning M&A, joint ventures, spinoffs and governance. Represents private equity sponsors and portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses.

Evan is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity teams. His practice encompasses M&A, joint ventures and collaborations, restructurings, spinoffs, and corporate governance matters on behalf of both strategic clients and financial buyers.

On the private equity side, Evan represents sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.

In 2021, Evan was one of five lawyers recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in Private Equity. In 2019, Evan was profiled as a “Rising Star” by The Deal as one of the most promising new M&A lawyers. He is a member of the editorial board of The M&A Lawyer.

His pro bono practice includes advising SeaChange Capital Partners, a merchant bank serving the nonprofit sector, on high-impact investments helping low-income New Yorkers.

Experience highlights

Selected Corporate Representations
  • Galaxy Digital on various transactions, including its:
    • proposed $1.2 billion acquisition of BitGo
    • domestication to the United States and U.S. listing
    • acquisition of Vision Hill Group
  • Comcast on various transactions, including its:
    • proposal to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox
    • “put/call” agreement with The Walt Disney Company regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership interest in Hulu
    • $40 billion successful contested acquisition of Sky
  • Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble’s founder, on the:
    • acquisition by Blackstone of a majority stake in MagicLab
    • $2.5 billion IPO of Bumble
  • FlightAware on its sale to Collins Aerospace
  • Figure Technolgies on its merger with Homebridge Financial Services
  • IHS Markit on various transactions, including its agreement with CME Group to combine their post-trade services into a 50/50 joint venture
  • Truist on various transactions, including its:
    • $2 billion acquisition of Service Finance from ECN Capital Corp
    • sale of BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital to TCF National Bank
  • Payoneer on its $3.3 billion combination with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp., a SPAC
  • First Interstate BancSystem on its $2 billion merger with Great Western Bancorp
  • SouthState on its $542 million merger with Atlantic Capital Bancshares
  • Temenos on its $559 million acquisition of Kony from Insight Venture Partners and others
  • HRG on its $10 billion combination with Spectrum Brands
  • HSN on its $2.6 billion sale to Liberty Interactive
  • Nutrisystem on its $1.4 billion acquisition by Tivity Health
Selected Private Equity Representations
  • BDT Capital Partners on various transactions, including its acquisitions of:
    • Culligan International
    • Balcan Plastics
    • Covertech Fabricating
    • Nelmar Security Packaging
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division (PIA) on its:
    • $2.2 billion preferred financing for Bass Pro Shops' acquisition of Cabela's
    • sale of Suja Juice to Paine Schwartz Partners
    • acquisition (through its Boyd Corporation portfolio company) of GM Nameplate
  • Tailwind Capital Partners on its acquisitions and investments in:
    • Diversified
    • Technical Innovation
    • Sensory Technologies
    • HB Communications
  • Metalmark Capital on its acquisitions and dispositions of:
    • Kissner Milling Company
    • Worldstrides
    • US Salt
    • BSC Holdings
    • Central Salt
    • Ni America
  • Lightyear Capital on various transactions, including its acquisition of Lighthouse Technologies
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Credentials

Recognition

Law360 – “Rising Star: Private Equity,” 2021

The Deal – “Rising Star,” 2019

Education
J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • Emmett E. Eagan Award
  • Helen L. DeRoy Memorial Award
  • cum laude
  • Executive Editor, Michigan Law Review
B.A., Finance, Emory University, Goizueta Business School
  • with distinction
Professional history
  • Partner, 2019-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2011-2019
  • Bank of America, 2006-2008
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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