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Ron Cami
Partner

Mr. Cami is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in Northern California and New York. He leads the firm’s private equity practice and is one of the firm’s leaders of its west coast practice. He has regularly acted for a number of private equity and corporate clients, including acting as the general counsel for TPG from 2010 through 2015, and he has extensive experience in the full range of M&A transactions, all aspects of private equity transactions, joint ventures, partnerships, shareholder activism and corporate governance issues. He also represents clients in general corporate and securities law matters.

Ron is a visiting professor at Berkeley School of Law where he teaches classes on the law of M&A transactions, and he is a member of the New Director Program sponsored by Spencer Stuart where he helps guide training for new public company directors.

Work Highlights

Recent Transactions
  • KKR on its $18 billion joint venture and related transactions with FS Investments to combine their business development company (BDC) businesses 
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in connection with its acquisitionof IFM Therapeutics for an excess of $1 billion (including potential milestone payments)
  • Warburg Pincus in connection with a joint venture transaction of $360 million to acquire stake in Tata Technologies
  • Temasek in connection with its $132 million investment in Intapp
  • TriNet in connection with a $440 million purchase of TriNet shares by Atairos Capital from General Atlantic
  • China Investment Corporation in connection with a consortium of investors purchasing Interpark Holdings LLC for $1.85 billion
  • TangoMe, Inc. in connection with recapitalization of the company
TPG Highlights

From 2010 through 2015, Ron was the general counsel of TPG Global LLC, a multi-asset, alternative investment firm with over $70 billion of assets under management. At TPG, he was responsible for all legal and enterprise risk matters related to TPG, including investing and exit transactions, fundraising and investor relations, global regulatory compliance, internal partnership arrangements, and litigation and other disputes. 

  • Organization of umbrella entities under TPG Global and sales of stakes of TPG to several sovereign and other investors and the development of new platforms beyond private equity, including credit, real estate and public trading platforms
  • Key Completed Investments: Airbnb, Chindex, Chobani, Cirque du Soleil, Creative Artists Agency, Envision Pharmaceutical, Eze Software, Healthscope, J.Crew, Par Pharmaceutical, RentPath, Taylor Morrison, Uber, Vishal Mega Mart
  • Key Completed Dispositions: Aptalis Pharmaceutical, Burger King, China Grand Automotive Services, Grohe, IMS Health, Lenta, Nieman Marcus, Ontex, Par Pharmaceutical, Schiff Nutrition International
  • Completed Fundraisings: TPG VII ($10B); TPG Asia VI ($3B); TPG Growth II ($2B); TPG Growth III ($3B); TPG Opportunities Partners II ($2B); TPG Opportunities Partners III ($3.5B); TPG Specialty Lending (BDC) ($2B); TICP (CLO) ($4B); TPG Public Equity Partners ($500M)

Recognition

  • Director Roundtable: Distinguished General Counsel Recognition, 2014
  • The American Lawyer – "Dealmaker of the Week." (Mead Johnson splitoff)

Of Note

  • Visiting Professor, Berkeley Law School, teaching “Complex M&A Transactions”
  • Visiting Professor, Rutgers Law School, teaching “Complex M&A Transactions,” pre-2010
  • A founder and current trustee, The American University, Kosovo
  • Trustee, Albanian American Development Foundation
  • Trustee, San Francisco University High School
  • Member, Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, Blount International, Inc., 2011-2015

Professional History

  • Partner, Northern California and New York, Davis Polk since 2016
  • Partner and General Counsel, TPG Global, 2010-2015
  • Partner, 2001-2010; Hiring Partner, 2003-2006, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy, U.S. District Court, S.D. New York, 1993-1994

Contact

  • 1600 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park, CA
    94025
    P: +1 650 752 2008
    F: +1 650 752 3608
  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY10017
    P: +1 212 450 3349
    F: +1 212 701 6349

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of New York

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 1993