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Shanu Bajaj


Advises U.S. and international clients on a broad range of public and private M&A matters.

Shanu advises U.S. and international clients on a broad range of public and private M&A matters, corporate governance and shareholder activism. Her experience includes investments, joint ventures, carve-outs, spinoffs and other significant transactions. She also represents private equity firms on a full range of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of investments, leveraged buyouts and minority investments.

Shanu was recognized as a “Rising Star” at the 2023 IFLR Americas Awards.


Experience highlights

  • ExxonMobil on:
    • $59.5 billion acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources
    • $4.9 billion acquisition of Denbury
  • UBS’s acquisition of Credit Suisse
  • IHS Markit on:
    • $44 billion merger with S&P Global
    • sale of OPIS business to News Corp
    • sale of Base Chemicals business to News Corp
  • Gilead Sciences $21 billion acquisition of Immunomedics
  • Brookfield on:
    • Evergreen- and Brookfield-led consortium $16 billion acquisition of Nielsen
    • $3.4 billion acquisition of DexKo Global
  • Rentokil Initial $6.7 billion acquisition of Terminix Global Holdings
  • Emerson acquisition of control of Aspen Technology in $11 billion transaction
  • Bertelsmann on:
    • $2.175 billion acquisition of Simon & Schuster
    • Series of transactions pursuant to which Bertelsmann acquired 100% ownership of Penguin Random House from its JV partner Pearson plc
  • Mobile Mini $6.6 billion merger of equals with Willscot
  • Hexion Holdings acquisition by American Securities
  • Ferrara Candy acquisition of Jelly Belly Candy
  • Sun Pharmaceutical acquisition of Concert Pharmaceuticals
  • TPG Capital acquisition of Thycotic
  • Charles River on its acquisition of HemaCare
  • Taboola $800 million acquisition of Connexity
  • Williams on multiple transactions, including its $423 million acquisition of NorTex Midstream Holdings
  • Fogo de Chao on its sale to Rhone
  • PharMerica on its sale to KKR and Walgreens
  • Founders of Schmidt’s Naturals on sale to Unilever
  • Lightyear Capital on the sale of RidgeWorth Investments
  • Metalmark Capital on sale of WorldStrides   
  • XTO Energy on:
    • cash tender offer for Hugoton Royalty Trust
    • acquisition of royalty interest from Hugoton Royalty Trust
  • California Resources emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Tenrgys emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy
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IFLR Americas Awards – “Rising Star,” 2023

J.D., Columbia Law School
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Business Editor, Columbia Journal of Asian Law
B.A., Economics, Fordham University
  • summa cum laude
  • Dean's List
Professional history
  • Partner, 2023-present
  • Counsel, 2022-2023
  • Davis Polk since 2015
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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