Evan Rosen
  1. Partner

Mr. Rosen is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. His diverse and broad-based practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations and other corporate partnering transactions, restructurings, spinoffs, and takeover and corporate governance matters on behalf of both strategic clients and financial buyers. On the private equity side, he regularly represents sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.

Mr. Rosen’s pro bono practice includes advising SeaChange Capital Partners, a New York-based merchant bank serving the nonprofit sector on high-impact investments in nonprofit organizations working with and on behalf of low-income New Yorkers, including through the New York Pooled PRI Fund, the New York Merger and Collaboration Fund, and the Contact Fund.

Work Highlights

  • Comcast on numerous transactions, including its:
    • proposal to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox
    • “put/call” agreement with The Walt Disney Company regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership interest in Hulu
    • £30.6 billion ($40.0 billion) successful contested acquisition of Sky plc

  • Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble’s Founder, on the acquisition by Blackstone of a majority stake in MagicLab
  • Hudson Group on its acquisition of a controlling stake in the assets of OHM Concession Group, an award winning food and beverage concessions operator
  • Temenos on its $559 million acquisition of Kony from Insight Venture Partners and others
  • Roche on its $4.3 billion acquisition of Spark Therapeutics
  • Shire on the $2.4 billion sale of its oncology business to Servier
  • HRG on its $10 billion combination with Spectrum Brands
  • HSN on its $2.6 billion sale to Liberty Interactive
  • Tyson Foods on its $4.2 billion acquisition of AdvancePierre Foods
  • Nutrisystem on its $1.4 billion acquisition by Tivity Health
  • Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division (PIA) and its consortium partners on its $2.2 billion preferred financing for Bass Pro Shops' $5.5 billion acquisition of Cabela's
  • Lightyear Capital, a private equity firm, in a number of transactions, including its acquisition of Lighthouse Technologies
  • Tailwind Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in a number of acquisitions and investments, including Diversified and Technical Innovation
  • Metalmark Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in a number of acquisition and dispositions, including WorldStrides, Kissner Milling Company Limited and Ni America
  • Uniti Group (a publicly traded REIT) on various transactions, including its acquisitions of Tower Cloud and Hunt Telecom
  • Western Refining on its $6.2 billion sale to Tesoro
  • ConAgra on its separation into two independent public companies, the sale of its private label operations to Treehouse Foods and its cooperation agreement with JANA Partners
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals on its $5.2 billion sale to Pfizer
  • Electrolux on its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of GE Appliances
  • Crestview Partners on the investment in KSS by FountainVest Partners
  • Aetna on its $7.3 billion acquisition of Coventry Health Care and its sale of Missouri Care, Aetna's Missouri Medicaid business, to WellCare Health Plans

Of Note

Mr. Rosen is a member of the editorial board of The M&A Lawyer, a leading publication for M&A lawyers.

Professional History

  • Partner, 2019-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2011-2019
  • Bank of America, 2006-2008

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Finance, Emory University, Goizueta Business School, 2006
    • with distinction
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2010
    • cum laude
    • Emmett E. Eagan Award
    • Helen L. DeRoy Memorial Award
    • Executive Editor, Michigan Law Review