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Brian Wolfe

Mr. Wolfe is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related matters. His experience includes a wide variety of U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Work Highlights

Recent Transactions
  • First Data in its now terminated prepaid gift card joint venture agreement with FleetCor

  • Lightyear Capital in its acquisition of Datalot

  • HRG Group in its proposed divestiture of Front Street Re

  • MHR Fund Management in its sale of shares of Lionsgate and Lionsgate’s acquisition of Starz

  • Uniti in its acquisition of Southern Light

  • Technip in its combination with FMC Technologies to form TechnipFMC plc
  • Loews Corporation in its acquisition of Consolidated Container Company from Bain Capital Private Equity
  • NBCUniversal in its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
  • Smith & Nephew in the divestiture of its Gynecology business to Medtronic
  • Roche in its strategic collaboration with Foundation Medicine and its acquisitions of IQuum and Constitution Medical Investors 
  • Shire in its acquisitions of ViroPharma, Bikam Pharmaceuticals and Lotus Tissue Repair
  • AstraZeneca in its acquisitions of ZS Pharma and Omthera Pharmaceuticals
  • MasterCard in its acquisitions of Applied Predictive Technologies and the Payment Gateway Business of TNS
  • An affiliate of Goldman Sachs on the sale of Sigma Electric to Argand Partners
  • An affiliate of Goldman Sachs and investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital in connection with their acquisition of Neovia Logistics
  • TE Connectivity in its acquisitions of Measurement Specialties and the SEACON Group

Professional History

  • Partner, 2015-present
  • Associate, 2008-2015
  • Law Clerk, Hon. John G. Koeltl, U.S. District Court, S.D. New York, 2007-2008


  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    P: +1 212 450 4140
    F: +1 212 701 5140

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., History, Emory University, 2004
    • with highest honors
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2007
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review