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Harold Birnbaum


Harold Birnbaum

Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

Member of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. Advises on a full range of public and private transactions in the United States and around the globe.

Harold is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. He advises U.S. and international corporate and private equity clients on a full range of public and private transactions, both domestic and cross-border. His experience includes mergers, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, collaborations, spinoffs, restructurings, special committee representations and defensive and corporate governance advice.

Experience highlights

Public and Private M&A
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers’:
    • Sale of its Global Mobility Tax and Immigration Services business to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
    • Formation of its Global Enterprise Tax Solutions Group comprised of the former GE Tax Group
    • Acquisition of Booz & Company
  • Ankura Consulting Group’s acquisitions of Lumeri, McLarty Associates, Water Street Partners, c3/consulting and Noragh Analytics
  • Masco’s:
    • $1 billion sale of Masco Cabinetry
    • $725 million sale of Milgard Manufacturing Inc.
  • CSX’s acquisitions of Quality Carriers and Pan Am Railways
  • Maersk’s strategic alliance with IBM for conducting global trade using blockchain technology
  • Advanced Drainage Systems’ $1.1 billion acquisition of Infiltrator Water Technologies
  • Emerson’s acquisition of General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms Business
  • Smith & Nephew’s:
    • Acquisition of CartiHeal
    • $135 million acquisition of Engage Surgical
    • Formation of Bioventus, a joint venture with Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners
  • Coloplast’s acquisition of Nine Continents Medical
  • Aetna’s:
    • $77 billion acquisition by CVS Health and related divestiture transaction with WellCare
    • Terminated $37 billion acquisition of Humana
  • MDLive’s acquisition by Evernorth
  • Availity’s investment by Novo Holdings
  • Signify Health’s acquisition of PatientBlox
  • Tribune Publishing’s acquisition by Alden Global Capital
  • Chosen Foods’ investment by Butterfly Capital
  • Dean Foods’ $433 million acquisition by Dairy Farmers of America of most of its business
  • Reckitt Benckiser’s $17.9 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson Nutrition
Private Equity
  • Brookfield Business Partners’ $13.2 billion acquisition of Clarios
  • Atairos’:
    • Acquisition of LifeLabs Learning
    • $580 million take private of Ocean Outdoor
    • Investments in V Sports, Arcis Golf, Bowlero and Groupon
    • Combination of Learfield and the IMG College business
  • Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division’s:
    • Sale of Hearthside Food Solutions
    • $2.2 billion preferred financing for Bass Pro Shops’ acquisition of Cabela’s
  • Bridgepoint’s
    • Sale of a minority interest in Humanetics
    • Sale of DMC Power
    • Acquisitions of Sun World International and Safety Technology Holding
  • Tailwind Capital’s acquisition of Ventiv Technology and Onix Networking
  • EverVet, a Tailwind portfolio company, on an investment by Freeman Spogli
  • SSI Strategy, an Amulet Capital portfolio company, on its acquisition of NDA Group
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J.D., Harvard Law School
  • magna cum laude
B.A., Russian Literature, Harvard University
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, 2016-present
  • Davis Polk since 2008
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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