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Lee Hochbaum

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Advises strategic clients on a variety of matters. Represents private equity sponsors and private funds on a full range of transactions. Active in SPAC mergers.

Lee is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Investment Management practices. Lee advises U.S. and international strategic clients on a wide variety of complex matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and corporate governance matters.

He also represents private equity sponsors and private funds on a full range of transactions and matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, fund formation and portfolio company matters.

Lee is active in mergers involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and co-heads our SPAC practice.

Experience highlights

Public Company Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Charles Schwab on its $26 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade
  • General Electric on the $11.1 billion combination of GE Transportation and Wabtec
  • Markit on its $13 billion merger of equals with IHS
  • Emera on its $10.4 billion acquisition of TECO Energy
  • Tyson Foods on its contested $8.5 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands
  • Warner Chilcott on its $5 billion sale to Actavis
  • Comcast on its proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable and related transactions with Charter Communications
  • Heinz on its $28 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital
Private Equity and Fund Formation
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division on various transactions, including its acquisitions of K&N Engineering and Genesis Capital
  • Cornell Capital on private fund formation matters and various transactions
  • Tailwind Capital on private fund formation matters and various transactions
SPAC Transactions
  • Roivant on its $7.3 billion combination with Montes Archimedes Acquisition Corp.
  • Lucid Motors on its $24 billion combination with Churchill Capital Corp IV
  • MoneyLion on its $2.4 billion combination with Fusion Acquisition
  • VG Acquisition Corp on its $3.6 billion combination with 23andMe
  • Payoneer on its $3.3 billion combination with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp.
  • PLAYSTUDIOS on its $1.1 billion business combination with Acies Acquisition Corp.
  • Taboola on its $2.6 billion combination with ION Acquisition 1
  • Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. on its $1.5 billion combination with WMH Holdings
  • One Madison Corporation on its $1.1 billion combination with Ranpak
Financial Institutions and Services
  • Charles Schwab on its $26 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade
  • CenterState Bank Corporation on its $6 billion merger of equals with South State Corporation
  • Bats Global Markets on its $3.4 billion acquisition by CBOE Holdings
  • Citigroup on its sale of OneMain to Springleaf
  • Dai-ichi Life on its investment in and strategic alliance with Janus Capital Group
Israel Mergers & Acquisitions
  • ECI Telecom Group on its merger with Ribbon Communications
  • Taboola on its proposed merger with Outbrain and combination with ION Acquisition Corp.
  • Attunity on its $560 million acquisition by Qlik
  • NICE Systems on its $940 million acquisition of inContact
  • ADAMA on the acquisition of Bonide Products
  • Mediamind on its $500 million acquisition by DG FastChannel
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Credentials

Recognition
Law360 – “Rising Star: Mergers & Acquisitions,” 2020
Education
J.D., Harvard Law School
  • magna cum laude
  • Senior Editor, Harvard Law Review
B.A., Political Science, Columbia University
  • cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, 2016-present
  • Associate, 2008-2016
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