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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

  • IHS Markit on its:
    • $44 billion merger with S&P Global
    • $1.15 billion sale of its OPIS (Oil Price Information Services business)
    • $13 billion merger of equals between IHS and Markit
    • $1.855 billion acquisition of Ipreo
    • divestiture of its Jane's business
    • sale of its Base Chemicals business to NewsCorp
  • Sterling Equities and the New York Mets on the sale of the NY Mets to entities affiliated with Steven A. Cohen
  • TPG Capital on a variety of transactions including its acquisitions of Convey Health Solutions, Centrify and Thycotic
  • Truist Financial Corporation on its:
    • $2 billion acquisition of Service Finance Co.
    • $1 billion sale of its equipment finance business
  • Aetna on its:
    • $77 billion sale to CVS Health
    • Now terminated $37 billion acquisition of Humana and its related divestiture transactions with 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
  • Williams Companies on its:
    • $10.5 billion acquisition of all of the outstanding public common units of Williams Partners L.P
    • $1.125 billion sale of Williams Partners L.P.’s Four Corners Area business in New Mexico and Colorado to Harvest Midstream Company
    • $485 million sale of its 50% interest in Jackalope Gas Gathering Services to an affiliate of Crestwood Equity Partners
  • Uniti Group on various transactions, including its acquisitions of Southern Light, Hunt Telecom, PEG Bandwidth, Tower Cloud and Summit Wireless Infrastructure
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers on the:
    • sale of Global Mobility Tax and Immigration Services to CD&R
    • sale 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 on its $1.3 billion acquisition by Tivity Health
  • Services Group of America on the $1.8 billion sale of its five operating companies collectively known as SGA’s Food Group of Companies to US Foods
  • Noble Group on various transactions, including the:
    • $1.4 billion disposition of its Global Oil Liquids business
    • disposition of Noble America Gas & Power
    • $1.1 billion sale of Noble Americas Energy Solutions
    • formation of Harbor Energy with EIG
  • Signify Health on its $250 million acquisition of Caravan Health
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Law360 – “M&A MVP of the Year," 2018

Chambers USA – Corporate/M&A, New York, Up and Coming

IFLR1000 – M&A, United States

J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • with high honors
  • 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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