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Leonard Kreynin


Leonard Kreynin

Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

Focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, restructurings, spinoffs, corporate governance and related matters.

Leonard is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. His practice focuses on M&A, private equity transactions, joint ventures, restructurings, spinoffs, corporate governance and related matters.

Private equity clients Leonard has advised on multiple transactions include Brookfield, I Squared, Metalmark, Tailwind, Avista and various Morgan Stanley funds. Corporate clients he has advised on multiple transactions include SS&C, Cboe, BATS, Syngenta, Citigroup, Shire, Comcast, Honeywell, Hyosung, Gillette, Qwest Communications and Shell.


Experience highlights

  • SS&C in multiple acquisitions including Advent Software, Citigroup’s Alternative Investor Services business, Primatics Financial, Conifer Financial Services, DST Systems, Intralinks, IBM's Algorithmics business, Vidado, Innovest and Blue Prism
  • Brookfield Business Partners in its acquisitions of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions Business (Clarios), Nielsen Holdings, CDK Global and DexKo Global
  • Clarios in various transactions
  • Cboe in its acquisition of BIDS Trading
  • An investor group in its acquisition of Trading Technologies
  • Syngenta in a number of transactions, including its defense of an unsolicited bid by Monsanto, technology exchange and joint venture with DuPont, and acquisition of Golden Harvest
  • Gain Capital in a number of acquisitions including its merger with StoneX, dispositions and its successful defense of an unsolicited acquisition proposal
  • LIV Capital Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, on its combination with AgileThought
  • Tuatara Capital Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, on its pending combination with springbig
  • CNOOC in its acquisition of Nexen, which was the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese company
  • Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Quicksilver Resources in connection with a potential “going private” transaction proposed by its Chairman and CEO
  • Health Medical Associates in its recapitalization
  • A lead investor in the acquisition of Kinder Morgan by an investor group
  • Gillette in its acquisition by Procter & Gamble
  • Qwest Communications in its hostile bids for US WEST and Frontier and its merger with US WEST
  • Echlin in its successful defense against a hostile bid by SPX and its merger with Dana
  • Shell Oil in its joint ventures with Texaco and Saudi Aramco
  • Quicksilver Resources in the disposition of Quicksilver Gas Services, a natural gas exploration and processing company, to First Reserve
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IFLR1000 – M&A and Private Equity, United States

J.D., Columbia Law School
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Columbia Law Review
M.A., Columbia University
B.A., Columbia University
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Law Clerk, Hon. Laurence H. Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1990-1991
Professional history
  • Partner, 1999-present
  • Associate, 1991-1999
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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