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H. Oliver Smith


H. Oliver Smith

Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

Wide-ranging M&A and private equity practice encompassing domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructuring transactions.

Oliver is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. His wide-ranging practice encompasses domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructuring transactions.

Oliver regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses.

Law360 named Oliver an “M&A MVP of the Year” in 2018.

Experience highlights

  • ExxonMobil’s
    • $59.5 billion acquisition of Pioneer
    • $4.9 billion acquisition of Denbury
  • IHS Markit’s:
    • $44 billion merger with S&P Global
    • $13 billion merger of equals between IHS and Markit
    • $1.9 billion acquisition of Ipreo
    • $1.2 billion sale of Oil Price Information Services
    • sales of its Jane’s and Base Chemicals business
  • Truist Financial’s:
    • $2 billion acquisition of Service Finance Co.
    • $1.95 billion sale of a stake in Truist Insurance to Stone Point Capital
    • $1 billion sale of its equipment finance businesses
  • Williams Companies’:
    • $10.5 billion acquisition of the outstanding public common units of Williams Partners LP
    • $1.5 billion acquisition of Mountain West natural gas transmission and storage business
    • $1.1 billion sale of Williams Partners LP’s Four Corners Area business
    • $950 million acquisition of the Haynesville gathering and processing assets of
      Trace Midstream
    • $485 million sale of its 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services
    • $423 million acquisition of NorTex Midstream Holdings
    • acquisition of the remaining interest in Caiman Energy II JV
  • TPG’s:
    • acquisitions of Convey Health Solutions, Centrify, Thycotic and Thomson Reuters’ Elite business
    • pending acquisition of Forcepoint’s Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure business
  • Francisco Partners and TPG’s pending $6.5 billion acquisition of New Relic
  • Sterling Equities and the New York Mets on the sale of the Mets to Steven A. Cohen
  • Aetna’s:
    • $77 billion sale to CVS Health
    • Terminated $37 billion acquisition of Humana and related divestitures to Molina
    • $7.3 billion acquisition of Coventry Health Care
    • Acquisitions of Bswift, Prodigy Health Group, Payflex Systems, Medicity and InterGlobal Group and its disposition of Missouri Care
  • Uniti Group’s acquisitions of Southern Light, Hunt Telecom, PEG Bandwidth, Tower Cloud and Summit Wireless Infrastructure
  • PwC’s:
    • sales of Global Mobility Tax and Immigration Services and of its public sector government consulting practice
    • formation of its Global Enterprise Tax Solutions Group comprised of the former GE Tax Group
    • acquisition of Booz & Company
  • Nutrisystem’s $1.3 billion acquisition by Tivity Health
  • Services Group of America’s $1.8 billion sale of its five operating companies to US Foods
  • Noble Group’s dispositions of its Global Oil Liquids, Noble America Gas & Power and Noble Americas Energy Solutions businesses
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Law360 – “M&A MVP of the Year,” 2018

Chambers USA – Corporate/M&A, New York

IFLR1000 – M&A, United States

J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • with high honors
  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal
M.B.A., Emory University, Goizueta Business School
  • with honors
B.A., Political Science, Williams College
Professional history
  • Partner, 2012-present
  • Associate, 2004-2012
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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