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Harold Birnbaum

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Harold Birnbaum

Partner
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 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
  • A.P. Moller – Maersk’s broad strategic relationship with IBM for conducting global trade using blockchain technology
  • Advanced Drainage Systems’ $1.1 billion acquisition of Infiltrator Water Technologies and other transactions
  • Emerson’s acquisition of General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms Business
  • Smith & Nephew’s:
    • $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 the Power Solutions business of Johnson Controls International
  • Atairos’:
    • $580 million take private of Ocean Outdoor
    • Investments in 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 acquisitions of Sun World International and Safety Technology Holding
    • Tailwind Capital’s acquisition of Ventiv Technology
    • Lightyear Capital’s sales of Therapy Brands, RidgeWorth Investments and Clarion Partners
    • Crestview Partners’s:
      • Sale of Symbion and Munder Capital
      • Acquisition of Victory Capital
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    Insights

    Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A 2020
    Education
    J.D., Harvard Law School
    • magna cum laude
    B.A., Russian Literature, Harvard University
    • summa cum laude
    Professional history
    • Partner, 2016-present
    • Associate, 2008-2016
    Qualifications and admissions
    • State of New York
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